Finanzkriminalität / Financial Crime

A “classic” case of Death Economy that caused direct death of a Journalist.

All this corruption is going on over decades – it is almost in every country and the “very obvious” and drastic cases can often been seen abroad – but they happen in every country.

No wonder people get angry and vote for radical changes (positive or negative).

Common people’s incomes are double and tripple taxed without the possibility of tax avoidance like the multi nationals and the banks that help them with the crime.

Money laundering is particularly severe – because the money could come from any illegal source – including drug dealing and human slave trafficking, in short: straight from the mafia.

‘This morning, the Maltese judiciary upheld criminal investigations into suspicions of money laundering, including against the Maltese Finance Minister Edward Scicluna.

Keith Schembri, the former chef de Cabinet to Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, was released last night from prison.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Schembri
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Schembri

https://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/court_and_police/90418/schembri_awarded_damages_over_blunder_that_sparked_panama_falsification_report

Involvement in the Caruana Galizia murder investigation

Prominent Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech was arrested on 20 November 2019 in connection with the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder.

Schembri resigned his government post on 26 November 2019, and was subsequently arrested by the police for questioning.[18][19]

Schembri was later released by police. [20]

Yorgen Fenech, in his court statement, accused Schembri of being the masterming behind the Caruana Galizia murder.[21]

Schembri is also accused to have tried to influence Fenech in order to frame Chris Cardona as responsible for the murder of Caruana Galizia.[22]

(source: Wikipedia)

Yorgen Fenech (born 23 November 1981 in Pietà)[citation needed] is a Maltese businessman whose main interests are casinos and hotels in Malta.[1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphne_Caruana_Galizia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphne_Caruana_Galizia

The opposition of Finance Minister Edward Scicluna, the “self-suspended” Minister Chris Cardona and the former Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi against the investigation was rejected.

The three (former) ministers will have to face an official investigation for their involvement in hospital privatization.

On the basis of a Initiative in the EU the conference of presidents of the European Parliament decided yesterday to send an urgent special mission to examine the rule of law in Malta after the recent revelation on the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Parliament will also discuss the recent unveiling in Malta at the December plenary session.

“A Eurozone finance minister under suspicion of money laundering is unbearable.

Our common currency is already suffering from serious reputational damage due to a long series of money laundering scandals.

In this Situation, a Eurozone finance minister under suspicion of money laundering would be another blow.

Edward Scicluna should take his responsibility and resign.

The release of Schembri demonstrates the importance of the European Parliament’s urgent Mission in Malta.

The decision of the police to release him, raises questions about the independence of the Maltese judiciary.

Almost every day new questions arise about the independence of the judiciary and about serious allegations of

corruption at the highest level.

The priority of Parliament’s Mission must be to investigate all possible links with the prime minister, who has protected and defended these ministers for so long. Malta must adhere to the rule of law and European values, so that there can be justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia and her family.”

let me start by saying: Thanks! To Edward Snowden and all investigative journalists that took the risk to help him.

Thanks to all involved.

comment:

Before-Snowden – people using the internet – could not imagine that governments was looking over their sholder 24-7 and recording every button they press.

Now Snowden has delivered the proof on the encrypted laptops he gave out to several Journalists – many of them too afraid to touch the material.

Without Snowden – the thought – that all our communications is recorded – maybe even FOREVER – and analyzed to build as he said “perfect histories” of people – of course – in order to track and hunt dissidents like the Nazis did with the Jews.

It also shows how corrupt and rotten to the core many of the so called democratic institutions – the beacon of civilization – the USA and other Western Nations – have become.

They are (largely digital finance) dictatorships with democratic painting.

Snowdens “left and right converge to authoritarianism” seems to give proof to that.

Shocking shocking shocking – what comes after democracy? More dictatorship?

Does not sound like a step forward to me.

As you can see with Assange now in held in prison and treated and probably tortured like a “terrorist” without ever planting a bomb shows the plot – label anyone against “the system” a terrorist – human rights do not apply to terrorists.

“Would US-gov (John Kerry (Skull and Bones 1966)) have grounded my passport in Ecuador – the CIA would have it much easier to catch me – but they grounded me in Moscow, Russia.

So Russia had the unique opportunity to do the right thing by doing nothing”

source: https://www.democracynow.org/2019/9/30/edward_snowden_us_surveillance_corporate_america

The Book: Permanent Record

please DO NOT BUY IT ON AMAZON!

https://www.abebooks.com/9781250237231/Permanent-Record-Edward-Snowden-1250237238/plp

Links:

project: “Stellar Wind” (or “Stellarwind“) violating the US constitution on a daily basis: code name of a warrantless surveillance program begun under the George W. Bush administration‘s President’s Surveillance Program (PSP).[1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_Wind

https://www.democracynow.org/topics/edward_snowden

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Skull_and_Bones_members#1990s_to_present

https://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2016/05/george-w-bush-white-houses-skull-and-bones-files-due-out-222858

… was about to post something funny here… but can not… this matter is too serious.

fire your kindle… fire your nest… fire Alexa… fire Siri… fire Google… fire Microsoft!

FUCKING NOW!

Historian Bregman: “the Rich are not paying their fair share”

“how to prevent a broad social backlash – the answer is simple – stop talking about philanthropy and start talking about taxes avoidance – taxes – taxes – all the rest is bullshit” (for the top 10%)

“The main reason for the particularly high Irish GDP growth rates lies in the fact that in recent years,

attracted in large part by low corporation tax rates,

a number of large multinational corporations have relocated their economic activities,

and more specifically their underlying intellectual property, to Ireland.”

https://www.oecd.org/sdd/na/Irish-GDP-up-in-2015-OECD.pdf

two possibilities: a race to the tax-bottom (in Germany companies pay 40% income tax consumers pay 19% tax on almost all products… where does it end?)

or

social unrest – we all shall become “criminals” claim land and pay no taxes with reference to Ireland and especially Luxembourg – how well this works for them.

Sorry – this is the EU and if this is happening inside the EU and the EU is not doing anything about it – it is corruption – cancer to democracy – people need to build a wall (or block all streets) to/from Brussels and Berlin and Dublin in order to contain the corruption. (anyone inside may chose to leave or starve)

Historian Mr Bregman: “the rich are not paying their fair share”

  • “find it quiet a bewildering experience – 1500 private jets flown in here (to Davos) to speak about how we are wrecking the planet”
  • “i hear people talking the language of participation – justice – equality – transparency – almost no one raises the real issue – tax avoidance and of the rich just not paying their fair share”
  • “i feel like a fire fighter conference and no one is allowed to speak about water
  • “something needs to change here”
  • “10 years ago the World Economic Forum asked the question ‘what must industry do to prevent a broad social backlash‘ – the answer is very simple – stop talking about philanthropy and start talking about taxes – taxes – taxes”
  • billionaire Michael Dell: “name me one country where a top marginal tax rate of 70% has actually worked?”
    • “i am an historian – the answer is: The USA in the 1950s – during Republican President Eisenhower the the top marginal tax rate was 91% for people like Michael Dell – the top estate tax was more than 70% for people like Michael Dell”
    • this is not rocket science – we can talk a long time about all this stupid philanthropy themes – we can invite Bono once more – we got to be talking about taxes – taxes – taxes – all the rest is bullshit

Was Brexit about Tax Avoidance?

(City of London wants to avoid taxes like hell) “the Conservatives (Theresa May Leader of the Conservative Party from 2016 to 2019) were vehemently opposed to Tax Evasion regulations that were being proposed by the EU.

Back in 2015, Britain rejected plans announced by Brussels to combat “industrial-scale tax avoidance by the world’s biggest multinationals”. Britain had built a corporate tax haven for multinationals that included slashing corporation tax from 28% to 20%, new favorable tax regimes for multinationals with offshore financing subsidiaries, and tax breaks for patent-owning companies. As a result, Britain saw a number of large corporations like Aon, Fiat Industrial, and Starbucks’s European operations, set up headquarters in the UK with a small number of staff in order to take advantage of these tax laws.”

https://medium.com/the-jist/was-eu-tax-evasion-regulation-the-reason-for-the-brexit-referendum-980ba88a8077