Wednesday 13 January 2010 04:30


• CHAOS WITHIN THE RANKS OF CIA DISINFORMATION OPERATIVES: Since this report was posted, the CIA lie factory’s obfuscation specialists have got themselves into an even worse mess than was evident prior to this posting. We have demonstrated what was always known, namely that these professional liars and disinformation artists are associates of the criminalised Intelligence Power. The CIA’s Public Sorcerer has failed to answer any of our probing questions, let alone reveal his/their identity(ies), thereby indicating that we must have hit more than one verruca.

And silly people are busily rewriting history, starting with the DC meeting in June 2002 which the Editor attended, where 30 portfolios of the Fed FINs were handed out, the place was pre-packed with operatives who all suddenly wanted to attend, and where Vanity Fair picked up a copy of the documents in question. On top of this, WICKED PEDIA, a controlled outlet which rewrites truth to suit the requirements of the Langley Lie Factory, has fouled a segment on this Editor, which he did not append himself, stating that what the Editor publishes is all false. That’s right: a publisher who has been in business for 40 years peddles deception. In the commercial world, which few of these nutcases inhabit, if you mess up, your business fails. Evidently some of these people have a frail grasp of reality. The good news, however is that our email traffic is laden with kind messages and good wishes, which the Editor greatly appreciates but unfortunately cannot answer individually.

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President Obama Establishes Interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force: THE US JUSTICE DEPARTMENT’S PRESS RELEASE

Some people seem to encounter continued difficulty distinguishing between the message and the messenger. That is a familiar problem. Beyond that, some people read carelessly: they appear not to read carefully constructed sentences properly.

For instance, when we state that ‘it was reported to us at 5.30 pm UK time on a stated date that X, Y, Z occurred on such and such a date’, the statement is correct: what we are saying is that the matter in question WAS REPORTED TO US.

The same applies to headline statements in parentheses. When parentheses appear at the beginning and end of a headline, it means that this information is AS REPORTED.

Another problem some people appear to have is that they are impatient for instant corroboration of statements addressing intelligence issues which are by their nature hard to quantify. Since we are having to deal with highly sensitive banking and intelligence information (which, by definition, is supposed to be confidential and can ONLY be confirmed if we find out about it, never divulged by intelligence sources), bits and pieces of such data are typically leaked or obtained in a haphazard manner – the information stream is non-linear, i.e. it is chaotic.

This means that it is always possible that information AS REPORTED TO US was incomplete or slightly off-message for some reason or other – which does NOT invalidate the prior statement that the information was reported to us, which was what we stated. If we state that a matter was reported to us, that statement is by definition accurate.

It now appears that computers and computer data, or just computer data, were seized on the orders of INTERPOL from a prominent US law firm, because as a direct consequence of that development (our earlier report on which has not elicited any corporate response, doubtless because of a fear of stirring the choppy waters up further), and because we publicised the LINE-ITEM PAYMENT due to Michael C. Cottrell, B.A., M.S., as has been mandated by the World Court, the Bank for International Settlements and the British Monarchical Power – prevailing ongoing criminal deceptions, monetary diversion operations, scams and other ongoing abominations appear to have been stopped in their tracks on Monday 11th January 2010.

Instantaneous mass distribution of the $3.87 trillion CMKM/CMKX Court Case via our website caused further consternation inside the Beltway – as it had been thought possible to bury the case quietly somehow in the California Court, by means of the usual dishonest judicial manoeuvring.

There is something else you need to know, which should be clear by now (after all, we have been spelling this out for a very long time). It is this. The referenced LINE-ITEM payment represents the necessary payment to trigger the transparent, fully taxable on-balance sheet US Dollar Refunding Operation mandated by the cited authorities.

This is ANATHEMA to the criminalised US Intelligence Power and all its accomplices, including the nasty piece or pieces of work calling himself or themselves Casper, hereinafter the CIA’s Public Sorcerer: because it spells curtains for the corrupted US Intelligence Power’s free-wheeling scamming and Fraudulent Finance operations both domestically and therefore to a considerable extent around the world. The stolen sovereign trillions must be disgorged.

No more Dubais and grandiose desert Towers of Babel can be built with the leveraged proceeds of hypothecation scams derived originally from the principal stolen from US and foreign Ponzi victims. The criminal intent had been to create a duplicate Manhattan in a tax-free zone thousands of miles from the US mainland, from where the Fraudulent Finance could proliferate to infinity.

That scenario is sinking into the sand, like the Burj Khalifa, which has already sunk, we understand, by 2.4 inches since it was erected.

Too bad, Richard B. Cheney. Too bad, you cynical, decayed Bushcrooks. Too bad, William Jefferson Rockefeller-Clinton and your duplicitous higher-level CIA wife, Jezebel. Your wicked game is over and your dirty bluff has been called. What is scandalous is that you and your criminal associates are still at large. You should all be behind bars in the GULAG, along with all your implicated financial enterprise colleagues – given the endless crimes that you have committed against your fellow countrymen and women, and the human lives you have wrecked. You swine.

Certain irrevocable steps were taken on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th January which we will now report on an ‘as reported to us’ basis [SEE ABOVE]. Bear in mind that, as indicated in the foregoing segment, the new information divulged here is presented AS REPORTED TO THIS SERVICE.

Message to people who have nothing better to do than to nit-pick at these reports: Have regard to the precise structure of the following sentences, and resist the knee-jerk temptation, please, to rush around trying to disprove what we say: if we hadn’t been told what we state, we wouldn’t be HELPING YOU at continuing risk to ourselves, by publishing the information:

• At about 8:30 pm on Monday 11th January 2010 it was reported to us that a number of further brutal horizontalisations and ‘disappearances’ had occurred throughout the preceding weekend. It had also separately been reported to us earlier that evening by an intermediary with Chicago-linked connections that such liquidations had in fact been taking placed for the past three weeks or so (as essentially reported earlier by this service).

• At about 8:40 pm on Monday 11th January 2010 it was reported to us that a certain US financial party known to have been involved in certain dubious transactions involving the US Treasury seemed ‘very nervous’, in contrast to his normal behaviour. A day later, the same party was again described to us as appearing to be ‘very nervous’.

• At 4:30 pm UK time on Tuesday 12th January 2010, it was reported to us that on the preceding day ‘there was trouble in Paris, at Paribas’ (where the Bush Crime Family’s associates controlled some 3,000 accounts in the past).

• At 4:30 pm UK time on Tuesday 12th January 2010, it was reported to us that the Chinese Lien Holders and the British Monarchical Power Lien Holder foreclosed on the US Treasury, which implies also the Federal Reserve (as the two are joined at the hip through TARP and TALF). We were told that whereas the Lien was ‘attached’ on or around 6th December 2009, actual foreclosure took place on Monday 11th January.

• At about 9:15 pm UK time on Tuesday 12th January 2010, it was reported to us that the Federal Reserve ‘made a profit’ of between $45 billion and $49 billion which is being transferred to the US Treasury. The figures may be much larger. The transfer reflects the ongoing audits performed by the previously mentioned ‘men in suits’ at the Fed.

• At about 9:20 pm UK time on Tuesday 12th January 2010, it was reported to us by sources that computer media concerning the financial Settlements, containing banking codes and relevant data, were removed from the previously mentioned law firm on INTERPOL’s instructions, either at the weekend, or on Monday.

• At 10:45 pm on Tuesday 12th January 2010 it was reported to us on the basis of intelligence information sourced from Europe that certain irrevocable measures were taken in Europe at 9:00 am London time which we are not permitted to report, requiring the Settlements transfers to be completed as mandated and required, as of Friday 15th January 2010.

• At 10:50 pm on Tuesday 12th January 2010 it was reported to us that the so-called ‘Connecticut Trustee’, Sigué, was sequestered, having again been caught lying and deceiving. Other Bush Sr.-linked payee parties (Trustees) are thought also to have been sequestered but we have been unable to obtain further information.

• At 10:52 pm on Tuesday 12th January 2010 it was reported to us that the consequences of non-compliance with completion and closure of the Settlements payments by the end of this week may be dramatic. We have been advised what the consequences may be but we choose at this juncture to refrain from revealing what we have been told. It’s too sensitive.

• At 1:05 am UK time on Wednesday 13th January 2010, it was reported to us that at 6:37 pm EST, the NBC Brian Williams Show had reported an earthquake measuring 7:0 on the Richter Scale at Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This location serves as a main junction box to undersea transmission cables from the United States mainly to Latin America and African destinations, although some cables go through Port-au-Prince to Europe, we understand.

This was an operation put together under criminal President Clinton, after CIA-instigated instability had resulted in the departure of the Haitian ruler du jour, enabling ‘peacemaker’ Jimmy Carter to be parachuted in to ‘patch things up’ – under cover of which operation the transmission cables and junction box system was installed for Latin American money transfers. It has long been reported to us, and we have publicised this information in our journal The Latin American Times, that Haiti is a key staging point for drug shipments, and represents an operation ‘handled’ by Al Gore.

• Florida-based sources informed us in the early morning of Wednesday 13th January 2010 that earthquakes have not, in their long experience, previously been reported from Haiti. Furthermore, such a strong earthquake would have been felt and registered in the United States itself. The initial impression following this report was that an induced earthquake centred on Port-au-Prince might have been intended to disrupt mandated Settlements payments this week. While discussing this matter with the Florida parties, the Editor’s line was disconnected.

•On further consideration, however, US sources advised the Editor at about 1:15 am UK time on Wednesday 13th January 2010 that it was rather more likely that if this was an induced ‘earthquake incident’, its purpose would have been to PREVENT the stealing and diversion of the Settlement transfers to corrupt recipient central banks and institutions in Latin America (and Africa, such as the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe). In other words, the ‘incident’ was aimed at ensuring that the monies were not stolen and diverted while in transit through Haiti (which is what has been happening, and why this god-forsaken location was set up for the purpose).

• A US TV News programme aired on the evening of Tuesday 12th January 2010 suddenly revealed the existence of an airport having very long runways in Illinois called Mid America Airport located close to Scott Air Force Base, operative since 1997 (Clinton) which, to this day, receives precisely one flight a week – from Colombia. Maintaining this airport costs the local county $7.0 million per annum. Quite why the existence of this airport that handles just one flight a week – from drug-trafficking Colombia – was suddenly revealed at this juncture, was not yet clear to us as this report was being finalised. But we and others felt sure that the timing and substance of this exposure could not have been ‘accidental’.

If what we publish were irrelevant, beside the point, unadulterated drivel or all of the above, responses would be non-existent. But if what we publish is to the point, cuts to the quick, and exposes lies, deception and hypocrisy – and possibly massive ongoing fraud: see below – we need not be surprised if responses are vituperative, explosive, out of control – and highly revealing.

We can dismiss the nutcase on mixed drinks and speed who invents 90% of what he vomits – and imagines, in his fever, that the Editor cites verses from Scripture from time to time because the verses contain secret codes. We imagine that, given the CIA’s years of indoctrinating people in New Age delusions, stupid inventions like that may be thought to ‘have traction’ at the lowest intellectual levels. However according to multiple responses conveyed to us, unfettered mirth commingled with contempt appears to be the flavour ju jour in the face of the relevant mental defective’s latest spate of intemperate outbursts.

It is manifestly the case that one can easily measure the extent to which verrucas and warts have been trodden on and flattened, by the screams of agony emitted by their owners. Take the equally intemperate and incoherent rants of the cowardly anonymous CIA deceiver and sorcerer calling himself Casper – the name of Cheney’s home town in Wyoming, and also traditionally of one of the three ‘wise men’ (Magi, sorcerers) who laid down their gifts at the feet of Jesus Christ at His birth – thereby proclaiming that divination, sorcery, magick and all Works of Darkness defer to the Lord and cannot escape His constraints and framework.

Now let’s see what this CIA-underworld sorcerer has been saying on a suitably compliant website in response to our straightforward recently published observations. Apart from his routine excoriation of this Editor without a cause, here’s what he’s been telling you:

• He’s a former securities broker-dealer.

• The securities regulations do not apply to him.

By making these assertions, the sorcerer has condemned himself and may also have inadvertently exposed another massive fraud linked to the George Bush Center for Intelligence (and Terrorism), Langley. Specifically:

(1): The securities regulations and the relevant legal position have been displayed and listed at the foot of these reports for several years. The relevant securities regulations based in part on the US Securities Acts of 1933 and 1934, apply to EVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES.

See Legal Notes below.

(2): ‘The securities regulations don’t apply to me/us’. That’s what Madoff used to tell officials from the Securities and Exchange Commission when they scoured his offices for evidence of fraud: see the S.E.C.’s interview with Madoff at the Metropolitan Correctional Center conducted on 17th June 2009: Appendix One below. Madoff is currently serving 150 years at the pleasure of Uncle Sam for having operated a gigantic Ponzi operation whereby the principal investments of his victims were routinely STOLEN.

OK: WHY don’t the US securities regulations apply to Casper and the unfortunate Ponzi ‘packages’ victims/participants? Does he imagine that, for some reason, the anti-terrorism provisions of Patriot Acts I and II somehow do not apply to him?

(3): We wonder whether Casper-sorcerer’s outbreaks of uncontrolled vituperation against the Editor of this service, suggest that he may actually himself be engaged in Ponzi-style Fraudulent Finance operations and/or other variants of securities fraud?

(4): We further wonder whether his reluctance to identify himself might indeed be associated with (3) above. Otherwise, what is he hiding and hiding from?

No doubt he will be able to inform everyone whether or not these questions have merit. If he has nothing to hide in this connection, he will presumably finally reveal his own identity and discard his cowardly cloak of anonymity once and for all, so that any troubling doubts on these matters, such as those identified here, can be laid to rest. Let’s see what he does (they do).

You will recall that one of this sorcerer’s favourite refrains is that Christopher Story knows nothing about ‘our business’. In the first place, the sorcerer has no way of knowing what this Editor knows, unless he has been clandestinely rifling through our files.

Secondly, as the whole world knows, we have published several detailed analyses, with charts, prepared by Michael C. Cottrell, acknowledged to be one of the United States’ most talented and proficient securities experts – studies that have been featured in International Currency Review, a financial journal that the Editor has published since 1970 and which is to be found lodged with central banks, institutions, official agencies, in libraries and generally all over the world. After 40 years of such publishing, it stands to reason that this Editor would hardly, professionally, release such material – both on this website and in the journal – if it were not of the highest intellectual and technical standard: which is the case, as our subscribers recognise.

Thirdly, it is not the case that we know ‘nothing’ about ‘his business’. On the contrary, we appear to know a little too much for the sorcerer’s comfort. Specifically:

• As we have pointed out, all these Ponzi schemes form part of the immense criminal intelligence operation to ‘take down’ the United States which we exposed in our report dated 9th January 2010, codenamed ‘OPERATION STILLPOINT’. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

• Therefore, in contributing to any of these Ponzi schemes (however labelled, whether they are called ‘humanitarian’, to make the underlying fraud look ‘acceptable’ for basic marketing purposes, or whatever), the contributors (investors) were aiding and abetting OPERATION STILLPOINT – a criminal subversion offensive directed from WITHIN THE CRIMINALISED U.S. STRUCTURES to ‘take down’ the United States: the dialectical parallel/‘opposite’ of the ‘takedown’ of the USSR.

Furthermore, THE SAME CRIMINAL CADRES WERE INVOLVED, including Mikhail Gorbachëv – a partner of George H. W. Bush Sr., Dr Joseph Ackermann (CEO of Deutsche Bank), and Helmut Kohl in Deutsche AG, Switzerland, formerly Barrington Investment Group.

• For instance, we know for a fact that the OMEGA programs were/are linked to the US CIA criminal operative and ‘former’ MK-ULTRA chieftain, Richard B. Cheney, one of the very nastiest and most cynical of all the official perpetrators of scams against the American people and the United States.

An investor should not only have regard to the Prudent Man Rule at all times, but should do his due diligence so that he is aware of the use to which the funds will be put (‘use of funds’).


• An investor who, wittingly or unwittingly (because of having been deceived or bamboozled) allows his or her funds to be applied for a criminal use such as that intended under OPERATION STILLPOINT becomes, by definition, a co-conspirator in the criminal activities of the operation. Since such contributed funds were channeled inter alia into the actual revolutionary financing of terrorism (al-Qaeda), these people have all wittingly or unwittingly (overwhelmingly unwittingly) allowed their contributed funds to be used for the criminal financing of terrorism.

• On 11th January 2010, Michael C. Cottrell’s corporate telephone rang off the hook, following the posting of our report dated 10th January. Mr Cottrell had to inform a number of shocked callers (including OMEGA participants) that they themselves have been contributing to the financing of terrorism. This was never their intention but, as indicated, ignorance of the law is no excuse.

• FACT: As stated in the preceding report, the criminal mind entices its targets into a compromised position whereby the target is converted into a co-conspirator. This is STANDARD PROCEDURE.

That way, the criminal mind believes not only that it will be ‘protected’ because the entrapped participant cannot escape, but also that the fraud being perpetrated is ‘foolproof’ (until everything starts to unravel – as is happening now).

• The Casper-sorcerer’s CIA-inspired, convoluted ‘packages’ agitprop operation has served the key purpose of providing cover for the perpetrators of the underlying scams, while at the same time falsely appearing to be serving the interests of the Ponzi victims/participants by disguising from them the reality that they are de facto co-conspirators, while also seeking to ‘keep their spirits up’ by giving them false hope that eventually their payouts will occur.

• On at least one occasion, the sorcerer has suggested that the packages ‘may have been lost’. Sources repeatedly inform us that such ‘packages’ as really did exist were in fact ransacked and their contents were stolen (monetised). We have checked this assertion repeatedly with different sources, and that is what we are told every time. In which case, it would appear that the sorcerer MUST know this, which begs the further question:

• If the Casper-sorcerer knows what we ourselves know from multiple sources, WHY is this anonymous coward withholding such information from ‘his’ readers – and further, WHY has the website platform that has been used for this agitation and propaganda for a prolonged period of time not done its own due diligence to find out the answers to such questions?

Could it be that the website platform is itself involved in any fraudulent securities or other scamming operation that the unnamed Casper-sorcerer, who has stated that he is a former securities broker-dealer, may be involved in?

The US securities regulations exist in order to protect the rights and funds of investors. Casper-sorcerer, a former securities broker-dealer by his very own admission, says that the securities regulations do not apply to him and therefore to the Ponzi victims (‘package’ victims) whom he purports to be assisting.

In making these claims, Casper-sorcerer appears already to be engaged in deception and fraud, because the regulations DO APPLY to him and to the participants; and by systematically informing them that the reverse is the case, he is deceiving and lying to them – for which crime alone (the deliberate dissemination of false investment information) he should be investigated, arrested and prosecuted: see the CHANGE OF POLICY at the US Department of Justice, applicable to all officials INCLUDING INTELLIGENCE SECTOR OPERATIVES that we reported on 28th December 2009 which reflected inter alia the Executive Order promulgated by President Obama on 17th November 2009, shown below as Appendix Two; please see also the accompanying US Department of Justice Press Release: Appendix Three.

So, is Casper-sorcerer by any chance using his blatherings on the cooperative New Age website as a front to cover up massive ongoing financial fraud, and has he just exposed himself by yielding to the temptation to libel, insult and excoriate the Editor of this service without a cause, when the much more sensible course that he should have adopted would have been to shut up?

Who is this apparent ‘singular’ criminal, Neil Bush?

In order to free themselves from the danger of prospectively being treated as co-conspirators (which on the one hand seems less likely now that the worst US criminal finance cadres are being exposed and on the run, but seems at the same time paradoxically MORE likely given the CHANGE OF POLICY at the Department of Justice), US Ponzi victims who have not done so or who are not covered by prior Court decisions may need to take a leaf out of the CMKM/CMKX book and to SUE the perpetrators of the Ponzi scams in question.

The moment victims do this, they position themselves quite clearly, in the eyes of the law, as victims and not perpetrators. However, judging by the reaction of some scamming victims who spoke to Mr Cottrell on 11th 2009 January following our last report, not all (or perhaps relatively few) have understood or realise the implications of the fix they could be in if they are not protected by Court-recognised victim standing. Because in that case, there is always a latent danger that they could ultimately be classed as perpetrators.

The Farm Program victims obtained Court relief, but their payout was then stolen again, so they were fleeced twice. The other Ponzi victims have likewise been fleeced twice, in that the content of their packages was, we are informed, monetised a long time ago.

Individual victims can regularise their status as victims by making a complaint to the Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing that they made a payment or payments to a given party that sold them the so-called investment program (‘humanitarian’, ‘Freedom’, OMEGA (CIA), or whatever), and – disregarding the ILLEGAL confidentiality document that they were made to sign (which may have kept them from reporting the theft to date) – revealing full details of the payment and the official or private sector fraudsters concerned, and which entities, whether European, US Treasury, US State Department, Federal Reserve, JP Morgan Chase, or whatever, signed the contracts, whether signed in a ‘tax-free zone’ or not, and pointing out that their money has been stolen.

Anyone who pays money to a party by way of an investment contract in the United States is subject to the US securities regulations [see below], as is the party selling the program contract, contrary to false assurances that ‘the regs. don’t apply to us’ (e.g. because the contracts were signed in a ‘tax-free zone’ and are covered by a confidentiality document); and this applies whether it was an agency of the US Government itself selling the package or a private sector enterprise, scamster or institution. Confidentiality agreements are anathema, should never be signed, indicate fraud, are illegal, and are null and void in a Court of Law, and in the US securities sector.

No doubt the individual Ponzi scheme victims’ affairs could also be regularised by means of a further series of class actions, or perhaps via one class action embracing all individuals and groups concerned. But the foregoing approach (reporting the matter to the S.E.C., which would unravel the Ponzi nexus much more extensively), might be preferable.

Certainly, these US Ponzi victims may need to ensure the elimination of all doubt as to their true status as victims in the prospective eyes of the law. If the scam was perpetrated by an arm of the Government, that is nothing to be frightened of – especially now that the Department of Justice must investigate and prosecute ALL financial criminality, INCLUDING scams perpetrated by US intelligence sector operatives who thought they were protected by the notorious crooks’ charter known as the National Security Act of 1947 et seq. That is no longer the case, if it ever was.

The CMKM/CMKX plaintiffs identified in Case Number CV10-00031 JVS MLGx filed on 8th January 2010 in the United States District Court, Central District of California, and displayed immediately on being filed, on this website [press ARCHIVE], can never be branded as co-conspirators and perpetrators (which may never have been the case: but this statement is factual anyway).

Given the unprecedented allegations that 2.25 trillion phantom shares in CMKM/CMKX were illegally traded from within the Securities and Exchange Commission itself, the plaintiffs are demanding monetary compensation of $3.87 trillion, and settlement of this amount has to be made within 21 days of service. We understand from the lawyer concerned that service will occur during the week beginning 18th January; so settlement will need to be effected some time in February.

As the S.E.C. can hardly contest this case, it is thought that the CMKX/CMKM victims may be paid out by or on that date.

[Remember: We merely REPORT. We do not and are NOT ALLOWED to tender advice. Everyone is responsible for the bed they are lying in, and legal advice must necessarily be sought].

Separately, whereas the notorious vituperative FBI scamster who accuses the Editor of using verses of Scripture to mask intelligence codes, and suggests that this Editor is an operative engaged nefarious activities, can be disregarded because he’s being laughed at and ignored except by a few gullible people, we take exception to two further responses to our last report:

• First, while kind and complimentary observations were made by the source in question, to say that this Editor is ‘tainted’ by the fact that he is a Brit, is quite ridiculous. In what manner is one ‘tainted’ by one’s nationality? That otherwise generous web ‘blogger’ may not be aware that the Editor has visited the United States approximately 130 times since 1977, and can therefore fairly claim to be among the best informed British observers of the great nation, the United States of America, which he knows well and loves.

• A web report published on 12th January and promoted inter alia on another US website by Benjamin Fulford from Japan gratuitously brackets this Editor with notorious website abusers of both fact and the English language, and then adds: ‘As for me, I am a spokesperson for the Black Dragon Society’ – which, ‘folks’, in case you didn’t know, are JAPANESE ASSASSINS.

This careless comment could therefore rightly be interpreted as another death threat: if aimed at the Editor of this service, it would be his 34th threat since the start of this research in 2002, and his 11th threat of death. The same source completely misreads the central import of the LINE-ITEM PAYMENT issue exposed in our report dated 10th January; but when someone is engaged in issuing threats, one imagines that it is hardly their highest priority to reflect the truth.


This interview was published verbatim, after we had obtained the prior written permission of the Office of the Inspector General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in our financial journal Economic Intelligence Review, Volume 12, Numbers 5 & 6, Fourth Quarter 2009, on pages 15-20.

At approximately 3:00 pm on June 17, 2009, Inspector General H. David Kotz and Deputy Inspector General Noelle Frangipane interviewed Bernard L. Madoff at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, 150 Park Row, New York, NY. Madoff was accompanied by his attorney, Ira Lee Sorkin of the firm of Dickstein Shapiro, LLP, as well as an associate from that firm, Nicole DeBello.

The interview began with IG Kotz advising Madoff of the general nature of the OIG investigation, and advising that we were investigating interactions the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had with Mr Madoff and his firm, Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLP (BLM), going back to 1992. At that point, Sorkin advised Madoff that his only obligation was to tell the truth during the interview. The interview began with Madoff stating that the prosecutor and trustee in the criminal case “misunderstood“ things he said during the proffer, and as a result, there is a lot of misinformation being circulated about this scandal.

However, he added, “I’m not saying I’m not guilty”.

Madoff recalled that with respect to the 2006 OCIE exam, “two young fellows”, (Lamore and Ostrow) came in “under the guise of doing a routine exam”. He said that during that time period, sweeps were being done of hedge funds that focused on front-running, and that was why he believed that Ostrow and Lamore were at BLM. Madoff recalled that they were there for two months, and that they “spent 90% of their time looking through emails”. He opined that this is “routine for the SEC now, they feel that’s the way they find things”.

Mr Madoff stated that Ostrow and Lamore looked through bank reconciliations, expense accounts, and checks. He stated that he didn’t understand what they were looking for. He said that he had “tons of capital”, and so he “didn’t understand why they were looking at that stuff”.

Madoff stated that Ostrow was “so cryptic” and that he spent a “huge amount of time looking at invoices for expenses”. Madoff stated that he didn’t know what Ostrow was looking for, because he was looking at cancelled checks and phone bills.

He stated that he surmised that Ostrow was looking for wrongdoing pertaining to something that was going on in the industry at that time, namely, people paying independent contractors.

Mr Madoff also stated that during the 2006 exam, Ostrow in particular kept asking for computer runs. He stated that they taxed his computer programmer in that they “kept asking her to do different runs” and to reformat the material. Madoff stated that Ostrow and Lamore asked him: “Do you do a retail business?” to which he replied: No. He stated, however, that: “At this time (2006), I was trying to conceal”. He also told them, “I don’t manage money”.

Madoff stated that “Everything the SEC did prior to 2006 was a waste of time”.

When asked whether he was the one who told NYRO staff about the DC exam just prior to this, he stated, “Yes“, confirming that NYRO didn’t know DC had done an exam. He said that the SEC NYRO staff insisted it was a routine exam, and that “we haven’t been here in ten years”.

To which Madoff replied, “You were just here”. (Referring to DC OCIE staff).

Madoff recounted a conversation with Ostrow:
WO: “So tell me about this article”. (Ostrow referring to the MarHedge article, leaning back with his hands behind his head “like Lieutenant Colombo”.)
BM: “What about it?“ (Madoff stated that Ostrow was “acting as if I didn’t do this business”).
BM: “Lori Richards has a whole file I sent her with this info. They have it”.
WO: “Well, it’s a big organization; we don’t talk to each other”. Madoff stated that he thought Ostrow was pretending that he had not been aware of the other ongoing examination, but Ostrow was acting “as if the left hand didn’t know what the right hand was doing”.

Madoff stated that he “really got annoyed“ with Ostrow for repeatedly asking BLM to generate computer runs. Madoff stated that during this exam, they “never looked at front-running”. He stated that two months after they left, he received a letter citing him for “two ridiculous violations”, which they were wrong about; the violations they cited were incorrect.

He went on to state that when BLM submitted their response to the SEC letter and copied it to FINRA, FINRA responded like, “What the heck? Are you nuts with this nitpicking?“ Mr Madoff stated: “After two months, they found 2-3 nitpicky things, and they were wrong about those things”.

Madoff stated that he did not provide false documents to the OCIE examiners, except the client statements. He stated that he did not provide or make false records for the SEC. He added that they “never asked for DTC records“ or other records that needed to be prepared.

He stated that Ostrow and Lamore “never really got into books and records as related to stock records or DTC records”. Mr Madoff stated that “they never even looked at my stock records” or did a “box count”. He said he was “astonished” that they didn’t ask for DTC records, and stated that only a regulator could get those records from DTC, and the SEC would “have to go to DTC”. He added that the DTC does not have separate accounts for each customer, but rather, provides a global report, but stated that if they went to DTC, they would’ve seen his market-making position, and that it “would’ve been easy for them to see” the Ponzi scheme.

Madoff stated that the SEC could’ve gone to counterparties, and if they had, they “would’ve seen it”, adding, “they didn’t do any of that”. He stated that “it’s the only thing to do”, and clarified: “If you’re looking at a Ponzi scheme, it’s the first thing you do”.

Mr Madoff recalled that two years before Ostrow and Lamore came to examine BLM, he received a phone call from Lori Richards, which he characterized as an inquiry for a hedge fund sweep. He stated that while in the lobby of his building, his personal cell phone rang:

LR: “Bemie, its Lori”.
BM: “Hi Lori”.
LR: “I need you to help me out.
Can you tell me about your hedge funds?”.
BM: “I don’t have a hedge fund”.
LR: “I didn’t think so”.
BM: “I execute trades for hedge funds”.

Mr Madoff recollected the call lasting about 15 minutes, and stated that John McCarthy may have been on the call, but could not remember for sure. He remembered Richards telling him that he’d probably get a call from McCarthy and that they may need more information from him.

Shortly thereafter, Madoff received a phone call from McCarthy, during which McCarthy told him, “You’ll get a letter after the first of the year”.

Madoff stated that when he got the letter, it was readily apparent to him that they were focused on front-running and thought it was part of a sweep that the SEC was doing on front-running. He then recalled the letter was seeking the names of hedge funds he did business with, a description of his split-strike conversion strategy, copies of “maybe” two years of statements from large hedge funds, and his P&L trading profit in those securities.

Madoff said it was “amazing to me“ that he didn’t get caught during the SEC Enforcement investigation, because they specifically asked him: “Are these securities at DTC?” They further pressed: “What is your account number”. He replied: “646”. Madoff stated that it was “obvious they thought that something was amiss”. He went on to say that when they asked for the DTC account number: “I thought it was the end game, over. Monday morning they’ll call DTC and this will be over… and it never happened”.

Madoff stated that when nothing happened, he thought: “After all this, I got away lucky”. But he said he thought it was just “a matter of time”, saying “that was the nightmare I lived with”.

When Enforcement did not follow up with DTC, “I was astonished”. Madoff stated that the Enforcement investigators “asked all the right questions, but it was still focused on front-running”.

He said that the investigators dismissed the allegation of a Ponzi as “inconceivable to them”.

He noted that the SEC never asked him about his accounting firm. He stated, “I used a small accounting firm, but I also used KPMG in London and they were terrible”. Madoff stated that he got the impression through all the exams and investigations that “it never entered the SEC’s mind that it was a Ponzi scheme”.

He noted that there was a DTC Terminal in the cage, but: “They never went in to the cage”.

When questioned as to why he didn’t bring an attorney to the testimony that he gave in the Enforcement investigation, Madoff stated: “I didn’t think I needed one”. He added: “I had good answers for everything. Everything made perfect sense”. He said he did not come to the testimony without an attorney because he was trying to fool the SEC into thinking he had nothing to hide. He also denied that he ever changed course during his testimony. He said, “No, that’s not what I said. Options are not part of the model, that’s what I said”.

When questioned as to whether he was concerned about Mr Frank DiPascali giving testimony, Madoff answered: “No, he didn’t know anything was wrong, either”. Madoff further stated that he was surprised that the Enforcement investigators never asked for options contracts. He stated that he only had a master contract, and also that: “You can’t replicate options records”. When we asked him if he had options contracts ready in case • the SEC asked for it, he answered: “No”. Madoff stated he “was relieved“ when he got the letter from Enforcement indicating the case was over.

He was relieved all he had to do was register.

Madoff stated that the widely-reported telephone call with Fairfield Greenwich related to an argument that was continuing between BLM and the SEC as to whether BLM had to register as an IA [Investment Adviser]. Madoff stated that the problem was with the Fairfield Greenwich marketing prospectus’s mention of Madoff. He said: “I told my clients I’m not an investment adviser. I wasn’t giving investment advice”.

Madoff stated that this was the crux of his argument with the SEC, that “I’m not giving advice, I’m employing a strategy”. Madoff went on to state that the reason he said what he did during the telephone call with Fairfield Greenwich is that he was trying to impart this view of his rôle, and added: “Look, these guys aren’t rocket scientists. That’s the problem”.

When questioned, did he ever steer exams towards front-running, he answered:

“No. I didn’t have to”. Madoff stated that he didn’t have to tell examiners his rôle in the industry, because they already knew.

Madoff stated that the investigators didn’t ask him questions regarding the Ponzi because “everybody dismissed this aspect”. He didn’t believe from the examinations that there was any focus on a possible Ponzi scheme.

Madoff stated that there were two points at which he thought “the jig was up”:

(1): During the on-site OCIE examination, because he thought it was routine for the SEC to check with an independent third party.

(2): Right after his testimony given during the SEC Enforcement investigation when they asked him “what’s your DTC account number?”

Madoff noted that it was standard operating procedure for the SEC to give two week’s notice to prepare documents, but said he “never prepared records for SEC investigations or examiners”.

He said the only one at fault is Ostrow, because “that’s his job on-site”.

When asked about whether he was concerned the SEC would do an IA exam after he agreed to register, Madoff responded no; and that in general, he understood IA exams to be less rigorous than BD [Broker-Dealer] exams, noted that the cycle for IA exams was different, and had no reason to think that an IA exam would be any different than a BD exam.

Madoff stated that he was “worried every time” he was examined or investigated by the SEC, and that ‘it was a nightmare for me’, because ‘it was very basic stuff”.

He added: “I wish they’d caught me six years ago, eight years ago…”.

Madoff told us that everything that he had told Lamore, Ostrow, and the Enforcement Investigators and his strategy and the computer model was true. But, he added, that “even with artificial intelligence, you still need to have a gut feel”.

He said, “It’s a combination of technology and trader’s feel, and I was a good trader”.

Madoff noted that there are two schools of thought on how to deal with exams:

(1): Make the examiners crazy, make things difficult for the examiners (in connection with this, Mr Madoff noted that every firm keeps its books and records differently, and that having an examination is “like getting a tax audit; it’s a pain in the ass”).

(2): Cooperate with the examiners, make it easy (which Madoff stated is what “we always did”).

Madoff stated that SEC examiners didn’t always look at the big picture issues; rather, they focused on minutiae. He stated that he didn’t have any suggestions as to how to fix that problem. However, he stated that he believed the problem with SEC examiners is a combination of the “experience they have and the procedure they use”. He said: “It all comes down to budgets, I guess”.

Madoff indicated that it lent to the credibility of his firm that he’d passed examinations by the SEC. He stated that some clients would ask him when he’d last had an exam; he’d give them the date.

[The next segment addresses Madoff’s
responses to named personnel as follows]:

Madoff stated that “he had known Lori for a number of years”. He stated that he sent Lori Richards a copy of his strategy (likely referring to documents he provided to the SEC in 2004).

He stated that he doesn’t know Lori really well, but he’s on a first-name basis with her. He stated that she’s a “tough regulator”. He said she’s ‘not a pals-y wals-y, let’s go for drinks type of person’.

Madoff indicated that Ostrow was an “obnoxious guy”, and noted that Ostrow wore an SEC jacket with the word ‘Enforcement’ emblazoned across the back.

Madoff stated that Ostrow wore this jacket in the BLM offices, as well as while going in and out of the building. Madoff also stated that this jacket ‘caused an uproar’ in the BLM Offices, and that it did not look good to have someone walking through the building with a jacket such as that. Madoff asked Ostrow if he was in the Division of Enforcement with the SEC, which Ostrow indicated he was not. Madoff stated that Ostrow “was very cryptic”.

Madoff stated that Ostrow was “doing things that made no sense to us at all”. He added that Ostrow was a “total asshole” [sic]. He said Ostrow “was an idiot”, citing Ostrow’s repeated requests for computer runs, which would take eight hours to run off.

Madoff stated: “I almost came to blows with him”.

Madoff characterized Ostrow as a “blowhard” who acted aggressively and was not intimidated by Madoff. He fiurther noted that Ostrow “talked tough, but didn’t look at anything”.

Madoff said he thought Lamore understood options.

Madoff stated that Mark Donohue looked at the right things for front-running, but only would have discovered it was a Ponzi scheme if he had gone to DTC.

Madoff stated that communications from Donohue “just dropped off”. He stated that during the examination, he called Donohue:
BM: “Is there something going on here I should know about?“
MD: “No, we’re just trying to understand the business. Sunlight is the best disinfectant”.

He stated that reconciling records with the DTC was something they “should’ve done in ‘06”. When questioned as to whether the Ponzi scheme would have been uncovered by the SEC if it had gone to DTC, he stated: “Yes. It’s very easy to do”.

He stated that in 2006, it was clear they asked about front-running because there were sweeps of the industry at that time for front-running. But in trying to discover a Ponzi scheme, he stated: “It’s very easy if you want. You must do a third party check. It’s absolutely a must”.

He went on to add that “It’s Accounting 101 to look at DTC, do a box count” if you are looking for a Ponzi scheme. When asked if his accounts were segregated at DTC to see if there was trading, he replied: “Yes, of course”.

Madoff stated that in the very beginning, he was buying stock. However, later on, if the Securities and Exchange Commission asked for DTC records, there would have been no way of duplicating a DTC record.

When asked, “Did you ever have fake DTC records ready in case the SEC asked for them?”

Madoff answered: “No”.

Regarding the 1992 Investigation and Examination of Avellino and Bienes, Madoff stated that the DTC records he provided during the OCIE exam were good. He said: “I returned the money immediately”.

Madoff stated that Dick Walker (who was then head of NYRO) said: “I told the examiners that if Bernie Madoff is handling these accounts, you have no problem”.

Mr Madoff stated that “I had no idea these guys (Avellino and Bienes) had thousands of clients”.
He said the SEC saw that the trades were real in 1992. When asked if the SEC did in later exams what they did in 1992, would they have uncovered the Ponzi scheme?…

Madoff answered: “Absolutely”. He added: “There is no way they can avoid being criticized for not doing that in 2006”. Madoff said that in 1992, the SEC came for the examination and he recalled that John Gentile was the supervisor. Madoff described Gentile as an “Italian guy who was wearing a short sleeve shirt”, and called him a “no bullshit” guy. Mr Madoff stated that Gentile came to BLM and wanted to see the stock record, the DTC records, and the blotters.

Madoff said that Gentile “knew what he was looking at and that was it”. (Madoff also contrasted this experience with Ostrow who “comes in like he’s Colombo”).

Madoff stated that he was the only representative from BLM that dealt with SEC staff because that was the way he “always“ handled the exams. He said: “I always dealt with the exams. My brother handled the market making exams”.

Madoff stated that 2003 was the first time that he could’ve been caught by the SEC.

Madoff said that when the MarHedge and Barrons articles came out, he expected the SEC to come to him, and that he was surprised the SEC didn’t follow up with him. He also mentioned that Erin Arvedlund (“That idiot woman from Barrons“) didn’t know what she was talking about, and that it was obvious she was not familiar with the industry.

Madoff stated that he was “kidding“ when he said he was on the “short list“ to become SEC Chairman. He didn’t remember telling anyone that Cox would be Chairman before he was named.

Madoff stated that when comparing the SEC and NASD (FINRA), “the level of skill of the staff is pretty much the same”. However, he noted that people in the industry are more concerned about an SEC exam than a FINRA exam in general. Madoff denied that he ever acted as a reference for an SEC employee who was seeking a job. He also stated that he never called anyone at the SEC or Congress to influence an examination of his firm.

Madoff stated that the “problem occurred when I made commitments for too much money and then I couldn’t put the strategy to work”.

He stated: “I had a European bank, I was doing forward conversion, they were doing reverse conversion”. He stated that the returns he typically generated, “I thought I was going to be able to do”. He explained that when that didn’t happen, he thought: “Fine, I’ll just generate these trades and then the market will come back and I’11 make it back… and it never happened”. He added: “It was my mistake not to just be out a couple hundred million dollars and get out of it”.

Madoff stated that Mary Shapiro was a “dear friend”, and that she “probably thinks I wish I never knew this guy”. Madoff stated that Shapiro was a Commissioner and signed the order in respect of the 1992 Avellino and Bienes matter.

Madoff stated that he knows Nazareth better than he knows Lori Richards. He said that he knew Nazareth “very well”, and mentioned that she also knew his brother and two sons.

He also indicated that he was Chairman of the Market Structure Committee when she was the head of Market Regulation.

Madoff stated that he knew Levitt at Amex, before he was at the SEC, and stated that he knew Levitt “very well”. Madoff stated that he went to lunch with Levitt once, to complain to Levitt that he “had to do something about Internet stocks”. Madoff stated that Levitt subsequently “went on TV and gave a warning about it”.

Madoff never met Cox.

Madoff stated that he and Donaldson were “sort of like competitors”, and noted that they had “mutual respect for each other”.

Madoff stated that he knows Walter “pretty well”, and characterized her as a “terrific lady”.

Madoff stated that he met Thomsen at SIA meetings, but did not know her well.

Madoff stated he does not know SEC Commissioners Paredes, Aguilar, or Casey. He stated that he knew economists working at the Securities and Exchange Commission, but just as part of working in the industry.

Madoff expressed disdain for Markopolos and the fact that Markopolos has received a lot of press, stating that Mr Markopolos calls himself a “seer”. He called Markopolos a “joke in the industry”. He went on to state that “this was a guy who was just jealous” of his business. He stated that “hedge fund guys are just marketers”.

Madoff denied that he ever dealt with Swanson, and denied knowledge of the romance. He stated that he “found out after the fact”. He said that his brother was afraid to mention it to him. Madoff stated that he “didn’t even know she was going with him until a couple of years afterwards”, and estimated he found out six months before the wedding. He said his brother said to him: “Shana is dating Eric Swanson”.

Madoff replied: “Who?“ Peter said: “He works for Lori Richards”.

Madoff described Eric as a “straight sort of guy”. Madoff stated that the relationship between the two “never gave him any comfort” about being examined by the SEC, and denied ever asking Shana to go get information or otherwise influence an examination.

Madoff stated that Suh and Cheung “acted professional“ and that they were “knowledgeable as much as attorneys can be”.

However, he noted that they were not as knowledgeable as an industry insider.

Madoff noted that he was in the securities industry for 50 years prior to his arrest and that he “wrote a good portion of the rules when it comes to trading”.

Madoff stated: “I’m very proud of the rôle I played in the industry… of course I destroyed that now”.

Madoff stated that he served on the committee as to who should register as Investment Advisers. He said that they were trying to get hedge funds to register, and stated that “nobody wants to register“ because then, they would be subject to prosecution for fraud.

He noted that Investment Advisers (IAs) start as small operations, as opposed to Broker-Dealers (BDs) which are generally formed from large businesses.

He noted that there is a general feeling in the industry that Broker-Dealers have a harder time in exams than Investment Advisers. Mr Madoff stated that he wasn’t concerned about registering because there would be a more thorough IA exam, because there was the understanding that IA exams were easier than BD exams, and also, the IA exam cycle is different. He further stated that he had the understanding that the first IA exam that a newly registered entity got was actually less rigorous than a BD exam.

Madoff said that he took the position that he was not required to be registered as an IA. Madoff stated that when dealing with the SEC, there was “never any hint” that the SEC was looking for signs of a Ponzi scheme or that they were looking at his trading. He stated that this was “primarily because of the reputation I had”. He had not been aware of the specificity of the complaints brought to the SEC’s attention.

Madoff stated that OCIE was looking for front-running, and even if somebody said he was doing a Ponzi scheme, they’d “probably discount this accusation“ because they’d think: “Why would he do a Ponzi scheme?“ He added: “Of course they’d be shocked it’s a Ponzi”. He stated that they would be “astonished”.

Madoff stated that he’d heard that Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and Crédit Suisse wouldn’t do business with him; however, he indicated that David Kamansky (Merrill Lynch’s CEO), Dan Tully (former Chairman and CEO, Merrill Lynch), and the Chairman of Morgan Stanley (he did not name John Mack) were clients of his.

He stated that these people did business with him and did not think the returns of 10-12% were unusual. He stated that if you look at his strategy day-to-day, it would tend to be “extremely volatile, however, month-to-month it would show low volatility. He stated he would hold on to a loss until it became viable again, and that the strategy itself was real, “not that exotic”, and “not that unusual”. He noted that he sent Lori Richards a copy of his strategy.

Madoff stated that the SEC focused only on front-running in exams, noting the “returns weren’t that spectacular”. He insisted that “credible people knew it could be done or else they wouldn’t be clients”. He stressed that the strategy made sense, and that stories of 300% returns were “total nonsense”. He stated that “All you have to do is look at the types of people I was doing this for to know it was a credible strategy”.

He added that “They knew that the strategy was doable”, and that they “Knew a lot more than this guy Harry [Markopolos]”.

Madoff noted that the industry is growing incredibly complicated. He gave the example of when his firm put up a credit default swap and didn’t know how to put it on the books. Madoff said he didn’t know, and it wasn’t in [the] manuals, so he called [REDACTED: Personal Privacy].

He said [REDACTED] didn’t know, but conferenced in another industry person, who told him to put it in his London office books.

He said he called Merrill Lynch, Lehman Bros, five firms total, all of which didn’t know. He said the NASD had no clue. Madoff stated that today, lots of trades are done off the books because people don’t know what to do with them.

Madoff stated that the only problem with SEC Headquarters is that he had “too much credibility with them and they dismissed the Ponzi”.

Madoff said: “You can’t have the transparency the regulators want you to have because it’s proprietary and detrimental”.

He stated, “By and large the industry is honest”.

He added: “I got myself in a terrible situation; it’s a nightmare… The thing I feel worst about besides the people losing money is that I set the industry back”.

Madoff noted that he “did work in the industry long before I did anything wrong”. Madoff spoke of the situation: “It’s a tragedy; it’s a nightmare”.

Madoff insisted that his market making business was totally walled off from the financial side. ENDS.


THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 17, 2009:


By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to strengthen the efforts of the Department of Justice, in conjunction with Federal, State, tribal, territorial, and local agencies, to investigate and prosecute significant financial crimes and other violations relating to the current financial crisis and economic recovery efforts, recover the proceeds of such crimes and violations, and ensure just and effective punishment of those who perpetrate financial crimes and violations, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1: Establishment. There is hereby established an interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force (Task Force)led by the Department of Justice.

Section 2: Membership and Operation. The Task Force shall be chaired by the Attorney General and consist of senior-level officials from the following departments, agencies, and offices, selected by the heads of the respective departments, agencies, and offices in consultation with the Attorney General:

The Department of Justice;

The Department of the Treasury;

The Department of Commerce;

The Department of Labor;

The Department of Housing and Urban Development;

The Department of Education;

The Department of Homeland Security;

The Securities and Exchange Commission;

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission;

The Federal Trade Commission;

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation;

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System;

The Federal Housing Finance Agency;

The Office of Thrift Supervision;

(The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency;

The Small Business Administration;

The Federal Bureau of Investigation;

The Social Security Administration;

The Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations;

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network [FINCEN]’

The United States Postal Inspection Service;

The United States Secret Service;

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement;

Relevant Offices of Inspectors General and related Federal entities, including without limitation the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, and the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program; and

Such other Executive Branch departments, agencies, or offices as the President may, from time to time, designate or that the Attorney General may invite.

The Attorney General shall convene and, through the Deputy Attorney General, direct the work of the Task Force in fulfilling all its functions under this order. The Attorney General shall convene the first meeting of the Task Force within 30 days of the date of this order and shall thereafter convene the Task Force at such times as he deems appropriate. At the direction of the Attorney General, the Task Force may establish subgroups consisting exclusively of Task Force members or their designees under this section, including but not limited to a Steering Committee chaired by the Deputy Attorney General, and subcommittees addressing enforcement efforts, training and information sharing, and victims’ rights, as the Attorney General deems appropriate.

Section 3: Mission and Functions. Consistent with the authorities assigned to the Attorney General by law, and other applicable law, the Task Force shall:

(a) Provide advice to the Attorney General for the investigation and prosecution of cases of bank, mortgage, loan, and lending fraud; securities and commodities fraud; retirement plan fraud;
mail and wire fraud; tax crimes; money laundering; False Claims Act violations; unfair competition; discrimination; and other financial crimes and violations (hereinafter financial crimes and violations), when such cases are determined by the Attorney General, for purposes of this
order, to be significant;

(b) Make recommendations to the Attorney General, from time to time, for action to enhance cooperation among Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial authorities responsible for the investigation and prosecution of significant financial crimes and violations; and:

(c) Coordinate law enforcement operations with representatives of State, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement.

Section 4: Coordination with State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Law Enforcement. Consistent with the objectives set out in this order, and to the extent permitted by law, the Attorney General is encouraged to invite the following representatives of State, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement to participate in the Task Force’s subcommittee addressing enforcement efforts in the subcommittee’s performance of the functions set forth in section 3(c) of this order relating to the coordination of Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement operations involving financial crimes and violations:

(a) The National Association of Attorneys General;

(b) The National District Attorneys Association; and

(c) Such other representatives of State, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement as the Attorney General deems appropriate.

Section 5: Outreach: Consistent with the law enforcement objectives set out in this order, the Task Force, in accordance with applicable law, in addition to regular meetings, shall conduct outreach with representatives of financial institutions, corporate entities, non-profit organizations, State, local, tribal, and territorial governments and agencies, and other interested persons to foster greater coordination and participation in the detection and prosecution of financial fraud and financial crimes, and in the enforcement of antitrust and antidiscrimination laws.

Section 6: Administration. The Department of Justice, to the extent permitted by law and subject to the availability of appropriations, shall provide administrative support/funding for the Task Force.

Section 7: General Provisions:
(a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) Authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the head thereof, or the status of that department or agency within the Federal Government; or:

(ii) Functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This Task Force shall replace, and continue the work of, the Corporate Fraud Task Force created by Executive Order 13271 of July 9, 2002. Executive Order 13271 is hereby terminated pursuant to section 6 of that order.

(c) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(d) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

Section 8: Termination: The Task Force shall terminate when directed by the President or, with the approval of the President, by the Attorney General.

THE WHITE HOUSE, November 17, 2009.

President Obama Establishes Interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force:

Press Release issued by the US Department of Justice on 17th November 2009, which called for the establishment of the Task force within 30 days – thus explaining, in part, the timing of the CHANGE OF POLICY at the Justice Department highlighted earlier by this service.

The other crucial factor behind the CHANGE OF POLICY was President Obama’s Executive Order dated 16th December extending de facto diplomatic immunity to INTERPOL and de facto suspending habeas corpus in respect of the necessary operations of INTERPOL given the magnitude of this crisis of corruption perpetrated from within the bowels of the US federal Government itself.

Given what we know about corruption at the highest levels of the US Government and structures, the text below will stick in most readers’ throats. But recall the double-mindedness dimension, the dialectic. On the one hand they are rifling the Treasury, conducting Fraudulent Finance operations, and abusing their public offices; while at the same time, on the other hand, they promulgate ‘sound’ measures to help ‘give Americans peace of mind’ and freedom from fraudsters.

The reality is that they use the public consumption image as cover for their endless criminality.

WASHINGTON: Attorney General Eric Holder, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairwoman Mary Schapiro today announced that President Barack Obama has established by Executive Order an interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force to strengthen efforts to combat financial crime. The Department of Justice will lead the Task Force and the Department of Treasury, HUD and the SEC will serve on the steering committee.

The Task Force’s leadership, along with representatives from a broad range of federal agencies, regulatory authorities and inspectors general, will work with state and local partners to investigate and prosecute significant financial crimes, ensure just and effective punishment for those who perpetrate financial crimes, address discrimination in the lending and financial markets and recover proceeds for victims.

The Task Force, which replaces the Corporate Fraud Task Force established in 2002, will build upon efforts already underway to combat mortgage, securities and corporate fraud by increasing coordination and fully utilizing the resources and expertise of the government’s law enforcement and regulatory apparatus.

The attorney general will convene the first meeting of the Task Force in the next 30 days.

“This Task Force’s mission is not just to hold accountable those who helped bring about the last financial meltdown, but to prevent another meltdown from happening,” Attorney General Eric Holder said. “We will be relentless in our investigation of corporate and financial wrongdoing, and will not hesitate to bring charges, where appropriate, for criminal misconduct on the part of businesses and business executives.”

“Through the Financial Fraud Task Force, we are making clear that the Obama Administration is going to act aggressively and proactively in a coordinated effort to combat financial fraud,” said Treasury Secretary Geithner. “It’s not enough to prosecute fraud only after it’s become widespread. We can’t to wait for problems to peak before we respond. We’re seeking comprehensive financial reform to create a more stable, safer financial system and stepping up our enforcement strategy. Doing so will help to stop emerging trends in financial fraud before they’re able to cause extensive, system-wide damage to our economy”.

“To give American families the protection and peace-of-mind they need, it’s clear the federal response must be as interconnected and multi-dimensional as the challenges we face,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “No one agency is going to be able to stop financial fraud. This Task force will build upon many of the inter-agency collaborations already underway to protect consumers and restore confidence.”

“Many financial frauds are complicated puzzles that require painstaking efforts to piece together. By formally coordinating our efforts, we will be better able to identify the pieces, assemble the puzzle and put an end to the fraud,” said SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro [Editor: who is named as a Defendant in the $3.87 trillion CMKM/CMKX Complaint filed on 8th January, posted on this website].

The Task Force is composed of senior-level officials from the following departments,
agencies and offices:

The Department of Justice;
The Department of the Treasury;
The Department of Commerce;
The Department of Labor;
The Department of Housing and Urban Development;
The Department of Education;
The Department of Homeland Security;
The Securities and Exchange Commission;
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission;
The Federal Trade Commission;
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation;
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System;
The Federal Housing Finance Agency;
The Office of Thrift Supervision;
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency;
The Small Business Administration;
The Federal Bureau of Investigation;
The Social Security Administration;
The Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations;
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network;
The United States Postal Inspection Service;
The United States Secret Service;
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement;
Relevant Offices of Inspectors General and related Federal entities, including without limitation the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program; and:

Such other executive branch departments, agencies, or offices as the President may, from time to time, designate or that the Attorney General may invite.

In addition, the attorney general will invite representatives of the National Association of Attorneys General, the National District Attorneys Association and other state, local, tribal and territorial representatives to participate in the Task Force through its Enforcement Committee.


LEGAL TUTORIAL: The Steps of Common Fraud:

Step 1: Fraud in the Inducement: “… is intended to and which does cause one to execute an instrument, or make an agreement… The misrepresentation involved does not mislead one as the paper he signs but rather misleads as to the true facts of a situation, and the false impression it causes is a basis of a decision to sign or render a judgment”. Source: Steven H. Gifis, ‘Law Dictionary’, 5th Edition, Happauge: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 2003, s.v.: ‘Fraud’.

Step 2: Fraud in Fact by Deceit (Obfuscation and Denial) and Theft:

• “ACTUAL FRAUD. Deceit. Concealing something or making a false representation with an evil intent [scanter] when it causes injury to another…”. Source: Steven H. Gifis, ‘Law Dictionary’, 5th Edition, Happauge: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 2003, s.v.: ‘Fraud’.

• “THE TORT OF FRAUDULENT DECEIT… The elements of actionable deceit are: A false representation of a material fact made with knowledge of its falsity, or recklessly, or without reasonable grounds for believing its truth, and with intent to induce reliance thereon, on which plaintiff justifiably relies on his injury…”. Source: Steven H. Gifis, ‘Law Dictionary’, 5th Edition, Happauge: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 2003, s.v.: ‘Deceit’.

Step 3: Theft by Deception and Fraudulent Conveyance:


• “FRAUDULENT CONCEALMENT… The hiding or suppression of a material fact or circumstance which the party is legally or morally bound to disclose…”.

• “The test of whether failure to disclose material facts constitutes fraud is the existence of a duty, legal or equitable, arising from the relation of the parties: failure to disclose a material fact with intent to mislead or defraud under such circumstances being equivalent to an actual ‘fraudulent concealment’…”.

• To suspend running of limitations, it means the employment of artifice, planned to prevent inquiry or escape investigation and mislead or hinder acquirement of information disclosing a right of action, and acts relied on must be of an affirmative character and fraudulent…”.

Source: Black, Henry Campbell, M.A., ‘Black’s Law Dictionary’, Revised 4th Edition, St Paul: West Publishing Company, 1968, s.v. ‘Fraudulent Concealment’.


• “FRAUDULENT CONVEYANCE… A conveyance or transfer of property, the object of which is to defraud a creditor, or hinder or delay him, or to put such property beyond his reach…”.

• “Conveyance made with intent to avoid some duty or debt due by or incumbent or person (entity) making transfer…”.

Source: Black, Henry Campbell, M.A., ‘Black’s Law Dictionary’, Revised 4th Edition, St Paul: West Publishing Company, 1968, s.v. ‘Fraudulent Conveyance’.


• NASD Rule 3120, et al.
• NASD Rule 2330, et al
• NASD Conduct Rules 2110 and 3040
• NASD Conduct Rules 2110 and IM-2110-1
• NASD Conduct Rules 2110 and SEC Rule 15c3-1
• NASD Conduct Rules 2110 and 3110
• SEC Rules 17a-3 and 17a-4
• NASD Conduct Rules 2110 and Procedural Rule 8210
• NASD Conduct Rules 2110 and 2330 and IM-2330
• NASD Conduct Rules 2110 and IM-2110-5
• NASD Systems and Programme Rules 6950 through 6957
• 97-13 Bank Secrecy Act, Recordkeeping Rule for funds transfers and transmittals of funds, et al.


• Annunzio-Wylie Anti-Money Laundering Act
• Anti-Drug Abuse Act
• Applicable international money laundering restrictions
• Bank Secrecy Act
• Crimes, General Provisions, Accessory After the Fact [Title 18, USC]
• Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act
• Economic Espionage Act
• Hobbs Act
• Imparting or Conveying False Information [Title 18, USC]
• Maloney Act
• Misprision of Felony [Title 18, USC] (1)
• Money-Laundering Control Act
• Money-Laundering Suppression Act
• Organized Crime Control Act of 1970
• Perpetration of repeated egregious felonies by State and Federal public employees and their Departments and agencies, which are co-responsible with the said employees for ONGOING illegal and criminal actions, to sustain fraudulent operations and crimes in order to cover up criminalist activities and High Crimes and Misdemeanours by present and former holders of high office under the United States
• Provisions pertaining to private business transactions being protected under both private and criminal penalties [H.R. 3723]
• Provisions prohibiting the bribing of foreign officials [F.I.S.A.]
• Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act [R.I.C.O.]
• Securities Act 1933
• Securities Act 1934
• Terrorism Prevention Act
• Treason legislation, especially in time of war.

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