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by Mike Mendoza
Friday, Jun. 08, 2007 at 3:56 PM
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U.S. LAWMAKERS FLOCK TO TROPICS AS MONTEGO BAY [JAMAICA] TRUMPS ABRAMOFF
PAID OUT OF THE STANFORD OFFSHORE BANK IN ANTIGUA - MONEY LAUNDERING AND TAX AVOIDANCE - THE MILLIONAIRE MAKING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF US DOLLARS OUT OF FLEECING THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE!
By Michael Forsythe and Alison Fitzgerald
Jan. 20, 2007 (Bloomberg) -- A week before political Party leaders proposed to ban privately funded congressional travel, Representative Gregory Meeks and three other Democrats boarded a jet in Washington for JAMAICA's Montego Bay. The jet's owner: R. Allen STANFORD who owns Stanford Financial Group, operator of an ANTIGUA-based offshore bank.
Nine other lawmakers -- three Democrats and six Republicans, including Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi --spent last week on Hawaii's Kona Coast, guests of an airport executives' group. [Paid for by STANFORD of ANTIGUA]
That the trips took place even as Party leaders were moving to prohibit them shows the crucial role that travel plays in providing companies and interest groups with ACCESS TO LAWMAKERS. In the last 5 (five) years, more than 60 percent of the current members of Congress have accepted PRIVATELY FUNDED January trips.
The bipartisan appeal of the junkets -- Democrats took 49.6 percent of them -- may make it hard to curb this perquisite of power. "There is a real opportunity to end this, but there will be a lot of resistance,'' said Fred Wertheimer, who heads Democracy 21, a Washington group seeking limits on corporate- funded congressional travel. "Members of Congress like these perks.''
On Jan. 17, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, an Illinois Republican, proposed a ban on private travel, a reaction to the Scotland golf vacations and Super Bowl trips set up by lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Abramoff has pleaded guilty to TRYING TO CORRUPT LAWMAKERS AND THEIR AIDES, including through the use of junkets.
The day after Hastert's proposal, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, also offered a private- travel ban.
Privately financed trips often allow members of Congress to LIVE BEYOND THEIR 5,000 annual SALARIES, with trips on luxury jets and stays at top hotels. These include the Ritz-Carlton in Montego Bay, Jamaica, where Democratic Representatives George Butterfield of North Carolina, Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio, Albert Wynn of Maryland and Meeks of New York stayed Jan. 11-15.
Wynn said that while "clearly travel has been abused'' by some lawmakers, if all privately financed trips are eliminated, members of Congress will either have to fly at taxpayers' expense or important regions such as the Caribbean won't get the attention they deserve.
"It's impossible to understand what's going on without traveling,'' Wynn said. Said Butterfield: ``It allows me to gain first-hand knowledge about the problems of the world. And because Jamaica is so close by, their problems could easily become our problems.'' Tubbs Jones's spokeswoman didn't respond to messages left at her office and on her cell phone.
Meeks represents at least 50,000 people of Jamaican descent in his congressional district, which includes portions of Queens, New York, and found this year's trip "very important to the constituent base,'' spokeswoman Candace Sandy said.
Lott, the former Senate majority leader, was aware of the "frenzy'' over travel, yet took the Hawaii trip anyway because of his interest in the airline industry as chairman of an aviation subcommittee, spokeswoman Susan Irby said. Lott joined in a panel at the event, which was sponsored by the Alexandria, Virginia-based American Association of Airport Executives.
Republican Senator Craig Thomas of Wyoming used his own campaign funds to pay for the Hawaii trip, spokesman Cameron Hardy said. "This is the first year he was able to attend, and due to the number of Wyoming constituents attending, he felt it was important to go,'' Hardy said.
The Hawaii trip included a golf tournament as well as the panel on aviation issues and a session where congressional staff discussed Washington politics, according to the airline association's Web site. An association spokeswoman didn't respond to two phone calls and an e-mail.
During the last five years, at least 337 of the 533 current members of Congress took privately financed trips in January, the most popular month to get away, according to PoliticalMoneyLine, a Washington-based company that tracks campaign finance.
For companies such as Houston-based and ANTIGUA-based STANFORD FINANCIAL, the trips help cement relationships with lawmakers.
Stanford, which manages at least US,000,000,000 (seventeen thousand Million US dollars), is a principal backer of the INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL, a Washington-based group that sponsored the Jamaica trip. The council works with the Organization of American States, bringing together businessmen, government officials and politicians. R. Allen STANFORD, 55, Stanford Financial's owner, based in ANTIGUA in the CARIBBEAN [in order to totally avoid US Taxation] is the 2006 recipient of the council's "Excellence in Leadership'' award. [For total avoiding US Taxation!]
All four Democrats who went on the trip belong to the House Caribbean Caucus [the Golfing Fraternity], a bipartisan group of lawmakers who work to better understand U.S.-Caribbean relations. Previous trips by the Council have included Republicans such as Bob Ney of Ohio, the caucus co-chairman, and Pete Sessions of Texas.
Ney and Meeks sit on the Financial Services Committee, which is responsible for overseeing companies such as Stanford Financial and drafting laws affecting OFFSHORE BANKS such as its ANTIGUAN subsidiary, Stanford International Bank Ltd. [This is a blatant Coflict of Interest (Private Interest - Public Duty)!]
Sessions's biggest campaign donors for the 2004 elections were employees of Stanford Financial, Federal Election Commission records show. He was asked to join the Caribbean Caucus by Allen STANFORD, said Guy Harrison, Sessions's chief of staff.
"Mr. Stanford is very focused on making sure the Caribbean is noticed within the U.S. foreign policy structure,'' said Harrison. He said Stanford never asked Sessions for anything else. [Just TOTAL Avoidance from ALL US taxation!]
Stanford Financial donated the use of its aircraft to the Inter-American Economic Council, which was permitted under House ethics rules, the company said.
"Stanford has had nothing to do with the establishment, administration or operations of the INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCILl,'' the company said in a statement. "Stanford has never lobbied any of the members who traveled on our aircraft.''
Some members of the caucus have taken actions that may have helped STANFORD FINANCIAL, such as opposing rules restricting aid to OFFSHORE TAX HAVENS. Ney praised Allen Stanford in the Congressional Record on Sept. 15, 2005. "I join with the residents of the entire 18th Congressional district of Ohio in honoring and congratulating Allen R. Stanford for his outstanding achievements,'' [helping me to avoid paying tax by parking it offshore] Ney said.
Ney spokesman Brian Walsh said the lawmaker's words were "perfectly logical'' because Ney, the Caribbean Caucus co- chairman, was praising Stanford for his award from the council. Ney received at least ,000 from Stanford employees in 2004, ranking third among members of Congress in Stanford donations for that election behind Sessions and Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama, according to FEC records.
The Caribbean trips sponsored by the council leave lawmakers with leisure time. A trip last year didn't have any mandatory events scheduled after 11 a.m., other than lunches and dinners, and included a stay at ANTIGUA's Carlisle Bay Hotel, [owned by STANFORD] where rooms in January can go for 0 a night, according to its Web site.
This year's event was busier, and included a tour of real-estate and road projects, as well as the site of a 2007 cricket tournament, and meetings with U.S. embassy and Jamaican officials, including the prime minister.
To contact the reporters on this story: Mike Forsythe in Washington firstname.lastname@example.org Alison Fitzgerald in Washington at email@example.com .
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DeLAY, BURNS, LINKED TO ABRAMOFF, SEE GIFTS SURGE (Update1)
By Michael Forsythe
March 3 2007 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. lawmakers who've been linked to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff have at least one consolation: Their campaign coffers have never been as full. [TAX AVOIDANCE IS THE SECRET!]
Republican Representatives Tom DeLay of Texas, Bob Ney of Ohio, Richard Pombo and John Doolittle of California and Senator Conrad Burns of Montana saw their fund-raising totals surge in the past year compared with previous elections, according to the latest campaign filings. All five lawmakers have been tied to Abramoff by media reports, their political opponents and, in Ney's case, the Justice Department.
While Democrats are seeking to tarnish Republicans for their links to Abramoff during this election year, campaign-finance experts say the flow of funds suggests the scandal has had a galvanizing effect on backers of the targeted incumbents. The scandal has also drawn challengers in the primary and general elections, which brings in more money from supporters, they say.
"Scandals often activate the party faithful on both sides of the aisle, especially those who perceive government investigations to have a partisan motivation,'' said David Primo, a political science professor at the University of Rochester in New York. "Members of Congress who are scandal-ridden often face competitive races, and these battles bring in the cash.''
Abramoff, 47, pleaded guilty on Jan. 3 to conspiracy to corrupt public officials and is cooperating with investigators.
Most members of Congress and their challengers are taking in more money than in past years, the Federal Election Commission reported this week. Congressional candidates collected 0 million in 2005, 20 percent more than in 2003, the FEC said.
Some of the lawmakers whose names are tied to the Abramoff scandal have far outpaced that increase. DeLay, 58, who was forced to step down as House majority leader last September after being indicted on unrelated charges of campaign-finance abuse in Texas [WHERE STANFORD HAS A BRANCH OF HIS US BANK - Headquartered in ANTIGUA], raised .1 million in 2005 -- almost three times the amount he collected in 2003.
DeLay faces three challengers in next week's Republican primary for his suburban Houston district and, if he survives that test, will likely face former Democratic Representative Nick Lampson in his bid for a 12th term in the November election. Lampson raised .6 million last year. In 2004, DeLay was re- elected with 55 percent of the vote.
DeLay's fund-raising momentum hasn't stopped this year: He brought in large contributions from supporters even after his Jan. 7 announcement that he wouldn't seek to regain his House leadership post. In February, the National Association of Home Builders Political Action Committee gave his campaign the maximum ,000, and the American Bankers Association PAC gave his campaign ,500, FEC figures show.
Backing the Industry
Laura Fisher, a spokesperson for the Washington-based bankers' association, said the group made the donation because DeLay has backed the industry in the past. A spokeswoman for the builders' association, also based in Washington, didn't return a phone call seeking comment.
Two former aides of DeLay -- who said in January that he considered Abramoff "a friend'' -- have been implicated in the Justice Department probe. One, Michael Scanlon, a one-time DeLay spokesman who later became Abramoff's business partner, pleaded guilty in November to CONSPIRING TO CORRUPT PUBLIC OFFICIALS.
Shannon Flaherty, a spokeswoman for DeLay, said the Texas Republican's legal battle with Austin-based District Attorney Ronnie Earle, who obtained an indictment against DeLay last year on MONEY-LAUNDERING charges, is energizing supporters.
"It's not at all uncommon for small donations and mail replies to come in with written notes about how upset and angry they are with Ronnie Earle's political prosecution,'' Flaherty said. The campaign has drawn in 5,000 new donors since DeLay was indicted, she said.
80% More for Ney
Ney, 51, a six-term lawmaker, took in almost 80 percent more money in 2005 than in 2003. He faces a challenge from Democrats in the November election after winning 66 percent of the vote in the 2004 election.
Abramoff and Scanlon said they offered Ney a golf trip [ANOTHER GOLF TRIP] and campaign cash in exchange for help on LEGISLATION BENEFITING THEIR CLIENTS, the Justice Department says.
Ney's legal problems didn't stop five executives of Houston- based STANFORD Financial Group from donating ,200 to his campaign committee in the last three months of 2005. In September, Ney inserted a speech into the Congressional Record praising the company's chairman, R. Allen Stanford, for his work in promoting better ties among countries in the Western Hemisphere.
STANFORD employees were Ney's biggest campaign donors in 2005. Ney flew on a Stanford jet in 2003 to a meeting in ANTIGUA, where Stanford's offshore banking business is headquartered.
"Over the last year, Congressman Ney has been unfairly savaged by the national media, and what we are seeing in his campaign's fund-raising success is a backlash by the congressman's many supporters,'' said Ney spokesman Brian Walsh.
Stanford Financial didn't return a phone call seeking comment.
Pombo, 45, who has represented his north-central California district for seven terms, received at least ,750 [NOT THE FULL AMOUNT] in donations from Abramoff, his associates and Indian tribe clients from 2001 to 2004. Pombo raised more than 80 percent more cash in 2005 than in 2003, FEC figures show. He is facing a primary challenge from former Representative Pete McCloskey, who says on his campaign's Web site that he's "embarrassed and shamed'' by Pombo's ties to DeLay and Abramoff.
Pombo's surge in fund-raising stems more from his role as chairman of the House Resources Committee than any attention he's received from any ties to Abramoff, spokesman Brian Kennedy said. Pombo's stance on environmental issues has galvanized his supporters as well as opponents, Kennedy said.
"People who believe in him don't like to see him smeared for baseless, purely partisan purposes,'' Kennedy said.
Doolittle, 55, an eight-term lawmaker who received more donations from Abramoff's clients and associates than all but seven members of Congress, saw his campaign receipts rise 12.5 percent in 2005.
Increased fund-raising "is one of the upsides of adversity,'' said Richard Robinson, a spokesman for Doolittle's campaign.
Burns, 71, Congress's top recipient of cash from Abramoff, his clients and associates, raised .7 million for his campaign last year. That ranked him 14th among Senate incumbents -- two places ahead of Ohio Republican Senator Mike DeWine, who represents a state with more than 11 times the population of Montana and raised .3 million.
"Montana Democrats, funded entirely by East Coast Democrats and the Barbara Streisands of the world, are trying to smear a good man,'' said Jason Klindt, a spokesman for Burns's campaign. "Whenever you're trying to smear a good man, it is the natural inclination of people to help defend him.''
To contact the reporter on this story: Mike Forsythe in Washington firstname.lastname@example.org
THE STANFORD DAILY
TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2006
NOTORIOUS AVOIDER OF US TAX HAS FOUNDED A VAST FINANCIAL EMPIRE BASED ON AVOIDANCE FROM US TAXES
SETTING UP IN ANTIGUA & BARBUDA WHICH IS AN EX BRITISH ISLAND IN THE LEEWARD ISLANDS, CARIBBEAN
MULTI MILLIONAIRE .5M DONOR TRIES TO GARNER RESPECTABILITY FALSELY CLAIMS TIES TO STANFORD UNIVERSITY!
May 23, 2006
By Ryann Blackshere
Large donations are nothing new, but a recent gift made by a businessman [who laughingly avoids US INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE demands - knowing they or the FBI or CIA or Homeland Security are far too stupid to ever catch him, asserting that money laudering through his "launderette" is easy for any US citizen - if any US citizen uses his 'Money Laundering' services - which is why he tends to fund political parties in the US - making thousands of millions of US dollars a year pure profit out of the US government when US citizens are hit harder year on year to pay for an ongoing war, whilst TERRORISTS can park their assets with total ease in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA through the Stanford Offshore Banks] claiming relation to Leland and Jane Stanford [which is false in the extreme - to garner respectability - as he paid the last corrupt prime minister of ANTIGUA, noted for his involvement in drug dealing and corupt practices - who awarded STANFORD with a knighthood] has raised eyebrows within the administration of the highly respected University of Stanford.
UNITED STATES TAX AVOIDER STANFORD who purports to be a Houston businessman, yet is proud to speak of his passport of ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, R. Allen Stanford recently donated US.5 million dollars to restore the home of Leland Stanford Sr. Allen Stanford [falsely] claims in his company magazine to be a relative of the University-founding couple, and that he donated the money to help with the upkeep of the residence of the governor who was “closely related” to his great-great-great-grandfather.
The Stanford Mansion, located in Sacramento, is considered a state park and not affiliated with the University.
Incidentally, the University denies any relation between Allen Stanford and Leland. Susan Weinstein, the director of business development and University privacy officer, said in an interview with The Daily that she consulted with University Archivist Maggie Campbell about Allen Stanford’s purported relation to the founders.
“I am not aware of any genealogical relationship between Allen Stanford, founder of Stanford Financial and Leland Stanford,” Weinstein — the official guardian of the usage of the University’s name — said. “Of course, this does not mean that there is not a distant relationship — but it does not show up in any of our records.”
Stanford is the founder and chairman of the Stanford Financial Group, an investment group which has made its rapid growth out of TAX AVOIDANCE from US citizens who are keen to avoid the payment of US taxes - both federal and local. Based in Houston, the company’s main business, an offshore bank, was established and later moved to the Caribbean island of ANTIGUA. In addition, Allen Stanford owns Caribbean Sun Airlines as well as several financial management companies in ANTIGUA and BARBUDA.
In 1999, Stanford Financial tried to take over an ANTIGUAN company that REGULATED OFFSHORE BUSINESS on the island, sparking the timid curiosity of U.S. investigators. Secret State Department memos from the time described the move as a “power grab.” Last year, the group acquired Charles Schwab & Co.’s Washington research team, which has since been renamed the STANFORD WASHINGTON RESEARCH GROUP. [All financed out of total TAX AVOIDANCE from US federal and the local tax regime].
Stanford has donated more than million to U.S. political candidates and parties in the last six years, although his contribution to the former governor’s mansion exceeds that amount by half a million dollars.
The gift can be attributed to family ties, reports say.
According to Bloomberg, Stanford Financial’s magazine [a propaganda rag], published in 2001, featured a cover photo of Allen Stanford with his father and then-California Gov. Gray Davis and quotes Allen Stanford as [deceitfully] saying his great-great-great-grandfather was “closely related” to Leland Stanford’s father. A 2004 promotional video [no more than propaganda] showed Allen Stanford saying “I am proud to say that we have been a major financial supporter for the restoration of the Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento, helping to preserve an important piece of California, and Stanford family history.”
The Stanford Financial Group has denied using the Stanford name to promote the company.
R. Allen STANFORD is a very senior FREEMASON.
CHECK OUT: "HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY" video on the Internet.
The Number 13 is highly significant in FREEMASONRY:
1. Stanford Financial Group
2. Stanford International Bank Ltd.
3. Stanford Development Company
4. Stanford Group Company
5. Caribbean Star Airlines
6. Sticky Wicket Restaurant & Lounge
7. Bank of Antigua
8. Stanford Lofts
9. Stanford Fiduciary Investor Services
10. Stanford Trust Company
11. Stanford Capital Markets
12. HERO Antigua
13. [Antigua] Sun Printing & Publishing Ltd.
Sun Printing & Publishing Ltd.
No. 15 Pavilion Drive
P.O. Box W263
St. John's, Antigua
Telephone: (268) 480-5960
Fax: (268) 480-5968
ENSURE THE US AUTHORITIES ARE AWARE OF THE GREATEST TAX AVOIDANCE SCAM IN THE UNITED STATES TODAY.
A PERSONAL BANK
THOSE WHO CONTROL THE MONEY CONTROL THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT!
TERRORISTS AND MONEY LAUNDERERS HAVE EASE OF ACCESS BY PLACING ASSETS IN STANFORD BANKING EMPIRE IN ANTIGUA & BARBUDA [CARIBBEAN] WHICH EASILY ENTERS THE UNITED STATES [NO QUESTIONS ASKED]
AVOID TAX TODAY
AVOID TAX TOMORROW
AVOID TAX FOREVER
ALL R. ALLEN STANFORD
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