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"Using a powerful computer program known as PRISM, the U.S. government has been downloading vast amounts of communications data and mining it for counterterrorism purposes. But these capabilities began more than three decades ago with the controversial PROMIS software…"
Systematics - since purchased by Alltel - an Arkansas financial and technical firm headed by billionaire Jackson Stephens, has often been reported as the primary developer of Promis for financial intelligence use. Systematics through its various evolutions had been a primary supplier of software used in inter-bank and international money transfers for many years. Attorneys who have been connected to Systematics and Promis include Webster Hubbell, Hillary Clinton and the late Vince Foster.
Pia Farrankopf, the Mummified Woman
On March 5, 2014, Matthew Anderson and Charles Goff walked into the two-car garage and saw the SUV parked there. Goff later told deputies he saw what he thought was a Halloween mask in the backseat and opened the back door.
"It smelled like death," Goff said.
The pair ran from the house and called 911.
Oakland County Sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene and made a stunning discovery: Pia Farrenkopf, dressed in a black jacket, blue shirt and jeans, was slumped in the back of the SUV, her knees behind the driver's seat.
Her body had mummified and was frozen to the backseat. Spider webs coated the inside of the vehicle. More than $500 in cash was found in her pocket.
The key was partially in the ignition. The Jeep still had 21/2 gallons of gas in the tank. About 200 pieces of unopened mail were scattered inside the SUV postmarked from 2005 to 2007. Near her body was an almost empty bottle of wine — with no fingerprints on it. And empty cigarette packs littered the garage floor.
It appears Farrenkopf, who lived alone, died alone in early 2009, said Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard. Deputies checked credit card activity, subpoenaed bank, phone and health records searching for clues and created a timeline of her last known activity to try to narrow down when she died.
One of Pia’s family members did try to call in 2012, to tell of her mother’s death, but no one answered or called back.
Meanwhile, mortgage payments kept being withdrawn automatically from the woman’s bank accounts, which had substantial balances left from Pia’s job at ALLTEL Information Services, where she had once worked as a programmer of bank software.
She attended UMass Boston on and off and also took classes at nearby Bunker Hill Community College in 1985, but didn't graduate from either, school records showed. By the 1990s, she was working for a technology company in Little Rock, Ark., programming banking software for loan applications.
Strack, who had worked with Farrenkopf when the two lived in Little Rock, Arkansas, said she was 'fun to be around' and 'very, very good at her job,' and traveled to Scotland and England and throughout the US for work.
In May 2008, Farrenkopf resigned from her job in Michigan with Fidelity National Information Services — previously known as ALLTEL Information Services — after 23 years with the company. Company officials called her "an exemplary employee" in a statement to the Free Press but didn't elaborate on the circumstances surrounding her departure.
One of her sisters said she heard from coworkers that Farrenkopf got into an argument with a boss and resigned. Pia's friend said she had no direct knowledge of what happened, but heard she tried to retract her resignation and was told no.
Logan told the Free Press she believes her sister was murdered, though she doesn't have proof. She thinks her sister's behavior indicates she was in fear of something or someone. Logan is considering asking a TV show that deals in unsolved mysteries to look into the case further.
"There's got to be something there that somebody missed," she said.
"I just hope people don't give up," she said.
Nov. 2, 2010: Voting records showed Farrenkopf casting a ballot in the gubernatorial election, but investigators said they believe it's an error in the records and she didn't vote.
Authorities say they think the remains belong to Farrenkopf, whom they believe died in 2008. But the mystery turned even murkier Monday.
Voting records show that Farrenkopf voted in Michigan's November 2010 gubernatorial election, the Detroit Free Press reported.
Farrenkopf, who would be 49, registered to vote in 2006 but did not vote until 2010, and that the vote may have been an administrative error, they revealed. Otherwise, the ghastly discovery may have uncovered something politically nefarious.
ENTER Obama's uncle, Cecil Goeldner
For more than 35 years, I've been a "Hired Gun", successfully extracting and separating banks from some of their money. Well, I guess a better way of putting it would be that I've been employeed by some of the finest bank computer software and service providers for the past three and a half decades and have thus managed to eke out a reasonably comfortable existance for myself and family.
Have installed and tested all Systematics software products at dozens of domestic client locations as well as many major international institutions in England, large banks in Puerto Rico, the National Bank of Greece and Riyadh Bank of Saudi Arabia. Developed the source translator system for the international version of Systematics software. Assisted in opening first SI data center in England and consulted with client (American Express) in the conversion to Systematics ATM Card processing for U.S. Military personnel in England and Germany.
In time, Cecil distinguished himself as a pilot and later as an employee of a company called Systematics, now known as Alltel, where he installed some of the first data processing machines/automated banking programs. He worked there for 30 years. He then retired. Throughout his career, he traveled extensively to places such as Greece, England, and Puerto Rico. "I was the first technical person our clients saw. As soon as I acquired a check, I was the one to make new systems operable. The National Bank of Greece was our first client," he recalls. "There was another trip, this one to Saudi Arabia, that he speaks of in detail. No one wanted to go there, but I agreed to," he said. Virginia usually traveled with Cecil.
(Virginia Dunham) Goeldner said she told only a few close friends about her nephew, for fear that someone might do something that would hurt his chances to get elected.
originally posted by: Iamthatbish
I vaguely recall this in the news. You should also look into journalists that wrote about this. I think I remember one going missing.
I agree great research. What prompted your curiosity on this topic? And how did something get removed from the way back machine website?! I thought they kept everything !
originally posted by: randyvs
a reply to: MotherMayEye
I think this speaks volumes to the level of corruption in all
of these venues. Banking, politics and Corporations that achieve
powerful, global, conglomerate status. When someone with enough
savy like the OP can spot willful ignorance and an unwillness to
follow thru as any investigation should have done in this case.
And who knows how many others? It suggests the unprecedented.
Death just a mystery? No cause of death determined OP?
BTW this was very well written.
originally posted by: Rosinitiate
Just wow...great job!
One coincidence I thought seemed obvious that you omitted, maybe on purpose, what if Cecil assumed Pia's identity and perhaps salary knowing full well of Pia's....situation. Isn't politics all about favors? Obama must have done something right, for someone.
originally posted by: Cygnis
a reply to: Rosinitiate
The idea that we have a choice... is the true conspiracy..
What if it is all designed behind closed doors, and it's already decided.
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin