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originally posted by: MountainLaurel
Wow...I'm going to have to read this all again, lot's to digest ! Great research, I'll be keeping an eye on this thread.
He went undercover in Cyprus and Istanbul to catch Russian and Ukrainian cybercriminals around 2005. After the FBI set him up with a fake name and background, Sater posed as a money launderer to help nab the suspects for washing funds stolen from US financial institutions.
"On information and belief, at the wedding or shortly thereafter, Sater became aware of Ablyazov's multibillion-dollar scheme to defraud BTA."
A slew of new connections have emerged between the Clintons and companies that used offshore accounts set up by the Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca. Some of the names found in the Panama Papers, which were reviewed by McClatchy Newspapers, have been tied to the Clintons in other scandals...
They include Canadian mining magnate Frank Giustra, who was a major focus of last year’s expose, “Clinton Cash.” A company started by Marc Rich, the international fugitive who was pardoned by Bill Clinton, is also included among the 11.5 million Panama Papers trove. As are two firms tied to Ng Lap Seng, the Chinese billionaire implicated in a major donor scandal involving the Clintons and the Democratic National Committee.
A Russian businessman who was reportedly involved in setting up Clinton’s trip with Giustra is also linked to companies named in the Mossack Fonseca records. Sergei Kurzin is tied to several oil companies listed in the papers, according to McClatchy. The mysterious financier — who reportedly pledged $1 million to the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative and gave at least $50,000 directly to the Clinton Foundation — has several connections to players in the Clinton world. Besides dealings with Giustra, he also helped Marc Rich develop business relationships in Russia.
Sergei Kurzin, another UrAsia shareholder in the uranium deal, worked closely with [Marc] Rich in the 1990s, looking for opportunities in the former Soviet Union when it opened to mining and oil investment. Kurzin has given the Clinton Foundation between $50,000 and $100,000, and appears in the Panama Papers as the director and chairman of several oil companies. In a 2009 interview, Kurzin told Forbes he gave the Clinton-Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative Foundation, which works to eliminate poverty in areas of the developing world affected by mining, "a check for a million dollars."
Gabrielle Fialkoff was Hillary Clinton's campaign manager in her first Senate campaign and finance director for Clinton's 2000 campaign, which was managed by Fialkoff's longtime friend, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Fialkoff currently serves as di Blasio's senior adviser and director of NYC's Office of Strategic Partnerships. After serving as Haskell's president and chief operating officer, she chaired de Blasio's inauguration and led New York's unsuccessful bid to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016. Fialkoff, her brother Brett, and her late father Frank were all listed in leaker Panama Papers documents as shareholders of UPAC Holdings Ltd, a British Virgin Islands offshore company incorporated in June 2012 and registered in Beijing. Brett Fialkoff, Haskell's COO, told McClatchy: he didn't know why his family would be in the documents, someone opened an account in their names, he set up the company to export accessories from China to the United States.[..
He declined to provide details about his compliance with U.S. tax laws, saying "There is no money ... we're not like Vladimir Putin, trying to hide our money." The most recent Mossack Fonseca information—December 2015—shows the company, registered in the British Virgin Islands remains active. Brett Failkoff acknowledged the company is still "legally alive" but said it does not and has never conducted any business. Fialkoff has been a regular donor to Democratic candidates, including Clinton, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, and has donated between $250 and $1,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
Dan Gertler (born December 1973) is an Israeli billionaire businessman in natural resources and the founder and President of the DGI (Dan Gertler International) Group of Companies. He has diamond and copper mining interests in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and has invested in iron ore, gold, cobalt, oil, agriculture, and banking. As of 2015 his fortune was estimated at $1.26 billion by Forbes. Gertler's deals have been under scrutiny by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank since 2012. He has been described as controversial. The Panama papers revealed deals carried out through Mossack Fonseca shell companies, among his many offshore companies. Effective 21 December 2017, US President Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13818 implementing the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and listed Gertler in the Annex, resulting in the blocking of his assets under U.S. jurisdiction as a result of these sanctions.
Mossack Fonseca & Co. was a Panamanian law firm and corporate service provider. It was, at one time, the world's fourth largest provider of offshore financial services. From its 1977 foundation until the April 2016 publication of the Panama Papers it remained mostly obscure, even though it sat at the heart of the global offshore industry, and acted for about 300,000 companies. More than half are registered in British tax havens – as well as in the UK. The firm received worldwide media attention in April 2016, when the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published information about its clients' financial dealings in the Panama Papers articles, following the release of an enormous cache of its documents from between 1970 and 2015 leaked to the news media. Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who led the disclosure efforts, was subsequently murdered by a car bomb on October 16, 2017.
On March 14, 2018, the law firm announced that it was shutting down, because of the economic and reputational damage inflicted by the disclosure of its role in global tax evasion by the Panama Papers.
August 2008 - Then FBI Director Robert Mueller was notified of alleged corruption and bribery involving a Uranium One and Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation deal in the state of Wyoming and elsewhere.
January 20, 2009 - Barack Hussein Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States.
January 29, 2009 - Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes the U.S. Secretary of State.
February 3, 2009 Eric Holder becomes U.S. Attorney General
June 4, 2009 - Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) established in 2007, the regulatory body that controls the Russian nuclear arsenal, secures a 17% ownership stake in Uranium One, marking the beginning of an aggressive campaign to control the U.S. uranium market. The head of Roasatom is Sergei KirIyenko, former energy minister and then prime minister of Russia (the latter during the Clinton presidency).
Note: Rosatom also built the Bushehr nuclear reactors in Iran and supplies Iran with uranium.
2009 - Wikileaks Revelations: Diplomatic cables sent to Hillary Clinton in 2009 and during her tenure as Secretary of State confirmed that she knew of Moscow’s nuclear ambitions via Rosatom in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, and knew that Russian military intelligence (GRU) was directly behind these nuclear ambitions.
June 9, 2009 - Kazakhstan government arrests head of Kazatomprom (former Clinton Chappaqua guest Mukhtar Dzhkishev) on charges related to Uranium One deal corruption. The reason? Putin wanted the uranium in Kazakhstan and put pressure on Kazakhstan’s dictator to keep his hands off the uranium. This prompted the arrest Dzhkishev and jeopardized the sale of Kazakhstan’s uranium to Rosatom. The Clinton State Department intervened. Hillary Clinton used her position to threaten to withhold financial aid to Kazakhstan, which resulted in the Rosatom purchase to proceed.
June 12, 2009 - Rod Rosenstein reportedly begins an investigation into bribery and corruption regarding Uranium One and Rosatom deals. It is important and perhaps relevant to note the existence of the FBI informant William Campbell who was “outed” by U.S. intelligence and whose name was provided to the media in November 2017.
The reason for Rosenstein’s involvement is simple and relates to the existence of the government whistleblower (Mr. Campbell).
More importantly, the informant learned from Mikerin (and others) that Russian nuclear officials were trying to penetrate the inner circles of Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.
The FBI had equal concern about Rosatom’s acquisition of Uranium One. An informer named William Douglas Campbell had gotten inside the Russian nuclear giant in 2009 and gathered evidence that Rosatom’s agents in the United States were engaged in a racketeering scheme involving kickbacks, extortion and bribery. Campbell also obtained written evidence that Putin wanted to buy Uranium One as part of a strategy to obtain monopolistic domination of the global uranium markets, including leverage over the U.S.
Campbell also warned that a major in-kind donor to the Clinton Global Initiative was simultaneously working for Rosatom while the decision for U.S. approval was pending before Hillary Clinton’s department. Ultimately, her department and the Obama administration approved the transaction.
The evidence shows the Clintons financially benefited from Russia — personally and inside their charity — at the same time they were involved in U.S. government actions that rewarded Moscow and increased U.S. security risks.
The intersections between the Clintons, the Democrats and Russia carried into 2016, when a major political opposition research project designed to portray GOP rival Donald Trump as compromised by Moscow was launched by Clinton’s presidential campaign and brought to the FBI.
As Hillary Clinton was beginning her job as President Obama’s chief diplomat, federal agents observed as multiple arms of Vladimir Putin’s machine unleashed an influence campaign designed to win access to the new secretary of State, her husband Bill Clinton and members of their inner circle, according to interviews and once-sealed FBI records. Some of the activities FBI agents gathered evidence about in 2009 and 2010 were covert and illegal.
Other activities were perfectly legal and sitting in plain view, such as when a subsidiary of Russia’s state-controlled nuclear energy company hired a Washington firm to lobby the Obama administration. At the time it was hired, the firm was providing hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in pro bono support to Bill Clinton’s global charitable initiative, and it legally helped the Russian company secure federal decisions that led to billions in new U.S. commercial nuclear business, records show.
“There is not one shred of doubt from the evidence that we had that the Russians had set their sights on Hillary Clinton’s circle, because she was the quarterback of the Obama-Russian reset strategy and the assumed successor to Obama as president,” said a source familiar with the FBI’s evidence at the time, speaking only on condition of anonymity, because he was not authorized to speak to the news media.
originally posted by: bally001
a reply to: ucanthandlethetruth
What a saga. I can't help but read over this several times. May I ask what put you onto Sater in the first place?
Stella Bulochnikov Stolper, a television producer and onetime agent for Mariah Carey, says Sater is a former family friend who gained unauthorized access to her computers when he was staying at her home in Calabasas, California, after they reconnected in November 2017, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, New York. Sater, in a telephone interview, disputed the claims.
I don't remember exactly how many times I met President Clinton," Kurzin told me as we sat in the London Mayfair offices of his mining companies, Orsus Metal and Oriel Resources. The 47-year-old mini oligarch, who made a fortune in the mining business, blames age for the occasional memory lapses. "I am getting old," he said.
Kurzin has dual British-Russian citizenship and lives in the picturesque seaside resort of Rye (beloved by American writer Henry James) with his wife, Jennifer, and two sons. The Kurzin family also has a nice piece of property in Italy and excellent connections in Kazakhstan and Russia.
Funds raised privately by Kurzin and Giustra before UrAsia's IPO also went to the sellers of additional shares of an unknown private Kazakh-owned partnership. Two years later, in February 2007, UrAsia Energy was purchased by Uranium One for $3.1 billion.
"Clinton had nothing to do with the project," argues Kurzin, a tall man in an expensive dark navy suit. He became tense and could barely contain his anger when the former president's name came out of my mouth. "You're trying to nail Clinton because his wife became the Secretary of State, but there's nothing about the trip to Kazakhstan that will help you do it. The business I'm in doesn't work this way," he added shaking his head.
Under scrutiny as the 2016 presidential election heated up, the foundation amended six years of tax returns for the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 fiscal years. Changes included reporting previously undisclosed contributions and grants from foreign governments, updating reporting for revenue from speeches, listing related entities and changing the donors reported in the Form 990 Schedule B. The Clinton Health Access Initiative also amended its tax returns on file with the IRS for 2012 and 2013 after errors were identified. Some of the Clinton Foundation’s amendments led to criticism about the revelation that the foundation may have failed to comply with an ethics agreement Hillary Clinton signed with before becoming President Barack Obama’s secretary of state.
Millions of dollars in newly disclosed grants from foreign governments in the amended tax returns under scrutiny for potentially going against an earlier promise and presenting potential conflicts of interest for Hillary Clinton.
After Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State, she pledged that the Clinton Foundation would no longer take money from foreign governments. Starting in 2010, the Foundation had reported on three consecutive IRS tax returns that it received no donations from foreign government sources despite reporting tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments in prior years.
The Clinton Foundation’s newly revealed foreign money included funds from Qatar, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia — raising even more concerns when she became a viable presidential contender in the 2016 election.
For his part, Sater told The Intercept he didn’t play any role in investigations into Trump, before, during, or after the election. “The FBI has never asked me to provide information about the Trump Organization or Donald Trump at any time,” he said. “There was never any connection with me from my case and the Trump investigation other than during interviews with Mueller.” Sater also said he never used his role as a senior advisor to Trump to carry out law enforcement work. Though, he would not say whether he signed an “otherwise illegal activity” — an authorization from the Department of Justice to violate the law in the context of an investigation — which, in some instances, requires review by the director of the FBI. (Mueller was FBI director from 2001 until 2013, when Sater was cooperating with the bureau.)
At Sater’s sentencing in 2009 — 11 years after he first surrendered — then-prosecutor Kaminsky told the judge: “Felix Slater was one of the best cooperators we worked with. There was nothing he wouldn’t do. No task was too big. He was really helpful and was the key to open a hundred different doors that they couldn’t open prior to that time.” Sater had hired two former Eastern District prosecutors to represent him at that hearing, Leslie Caldwell and Kelly Moore. Both had worked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office at the time he became a cooperator. Caldwell, who went on to become an assistant attorney general in the Obama administration, had represented the government in an early appearance in one of the stock fraud cases for which Sater provided information. “I’m hesitant to use the word redemption, but I think it fits Mr. Sater,” Caldwell told the judge at the sentencing. “I think he has redeemed himself.” She explained that Sater had developed such a close relationship with the FBI that he had been traveling freely to Russia as part of his real estate business for 10 years without being required to report those trips to his handlers, as is generally required for informants. Caldwell closed her remarks on Sater’s character with a prediction. She told the judge that Sater is “not going to appear before this court or any other court again in the context of a criminal case.”
In March 2005, Gertler’s DGI (Dan Gertler International) formed a new firm, Global Enterprises Corporate (GEC), in partnership with Benjamin Steinmetz’s Global Resources (BSGR), and with former DRC mines minister, Simon Tuma-Waku, named as a “special adviser”. Steinmetz, also an Israeli citizen, is one of the biggest De Beers sightholders ‒ authorized bulk purchasers of rough diamonds. His name appears in 282 documents in the Panama Papers.
27 October 2009 (over 9 years ago)
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“The parties [have] reached a mutually agreed resolution to this matter,” an attorney for Bulochnikov told the outlet.
Bulochnikov has agreed to “discontinue this action against Mariah Carey with prejudice, with each party to bear its own attorneys’ fees and costs,” according to court documents obtained by The Blast.
At this time, it is not clear whether the deal includes a financial settlement but the lawsuit sought unspecified damages, Page Six said.
Stella Stolper sued her attorney cousin Zarina Burbacki last May and claimed that Burbacki had withheld her money and also bad mouthed her to Mariah. Stolper claimed that Burbacki had been stealing from her cousin and hid around $5 million in funds in a secret bank account which led to her getting fired. According to court papers which were filed in New York on Tuesday, Burbacki denied all the claims and allegations made against her and filed a counter lawsuit.
Veteran communications executive Naomi Bulochnikov-Paul has been named VP, Communications for Freeform. She succeeds in the top communications job at the cable network Jori Arancio who last November was recruited as SVP Communications for sibling ABC and ABC Studios.
Before joining Crackle, Bulochnikov served as director, Corporate Communications & TV Publicity for Current TV, where she led publicity efforts for all West Coast programming; was head of Publicity for television production company Wikked Entertainment, director of Public Relations for Ish Entertainment under Lionsgate and senior publicist at VH1. She began her career in communications in 2005 at MTV Networks.
Lionsgate was formed in 1997 by Frank Giustra and Avi Federgreen with a $16 million investment including another $40 million from other investors which included Keyur Patel and Yorkton Securities' executives such as G. Scott Paterson. Giustra had recently retired as CEO from Yorkton, an investment bank, and Paterson was then president. Giustra then merged Lionsgate with Toronto Stock Exchange listed Beringer Gold Corp. (founded in 1986) to take the company public. Beringer's mining assets were soon sold off.
Also onboard the venture is Naomi Bulochnikov, Stolper’s sister, who has been named head of development for Wikked.
Sater was driving into Manhattan one fall morning when traffic ground to a halt on a ramp to the Queens–Midtown Tunnel. In the distance, he saw smoke rising from lower Manhattan. The 9/11 attacks shook Sater, and his law enforcement and intelligence handlers urged him to find any information he could. Sometimes, he said, he threatened people, but most of the time he used a different approach: “I'm not that big of a guy and I don't carry a gun. Greed is my go-to weapon. I knew how to tap into that emotion. I would convince them that they're going to make a lot of money with me.”
He said he told a former Russian intelligence official that the two of them could run banks together and make $200 million. To the Northern Alliance source who had provided bin Laden’s satellite numbers, Sater said he went one step further, persuading the man that he would become the “Alan Greenspan of Afghanistan” and run the country’s federal reserve after the US invasion. Sater said he set up Delaware LLCs in the US — for the “Bank of Kabul” and the “Bank of Afghanistan.” He registered websites to convince the Northern Alliance source that he was serious about his intentions, going so far, he said, as to print out the corporate registrations, adorn them with ribbons, and use a wax stamp to make them seem more official. He said he mailed the documents, and a satellite phone, to the source. Two former Justice Department officials said Sater took these steps without the FBI’s knowledge or authorization, telling his handlers about it only after the fact.
Q: "And if you did not cooperate, what would be the sentence?
Prison sentence for sure. Of course, I helped to help myself. Of course, I wanted the sentence to be easy. Who wants to go to jail? But I will say: they offered me back in 2000 that there was no time limit. I helped more than 20 charges! I very actively collaborated with the authorities. And even with her husband Hillary Clinton ...
Q: Share, if it is not secret.
I will not go into the details much. But I can tell you that I began the hunt for bin Laden back in 1998. Remember when Clinton launched rocket attacks on bin Laden’s bases, tracking his satellite phone? I brought this data to the American state! And after September 11, work has increased tenfold! I was in the most unpleasant points of the world, with the most dangerous people. Because I am an American citizen and consider myself a patriot of the country. Here some people write bad things about me, although they knew what I was doing. But they didn’t care!
Q: Did you know about your secret service Trump?
I think this was a translation issue, and means to ask did "he know...?"
Knew And very proud.
Q: What are the your functions as a senior adviser to Trump?
So since 2011 I have not been an adviser. I went to another business. He began to engage in treatment technologies for all types of cancer.
Campbell gave the congressional committees documents he said he provided to his FBI handlers in 2010 showing that the Russian and American executives implicated in the Tenex bribery scheme specifically asked him to try to help get the Uranium One deal approved by the Obama administration. “In 2010, officials inside Tenex became interested in helping another Rosatom subsidiary, ARMZ, win Obama administration approval to purchase Uranium One, a Canadian company with massive Kazakh and large U.S. uranium assets,” Campbell said. “Although Tenex and ARMZ are separate subsidiaries, Tenex had its own interest in Uranium One. Tenex would become responsible for finding commercial markets and revenue for those uranium assets once they were mined."
“The emails and documents I intercepted during 2010 made clear that Rosatom’s purchase of Uranium One — for both its Kazakh and American assets — was part of Russia’s geopolitical strategy to gain leverage in global energy markets,” he testified. “I obtained documentary proof that Tenex was helping Rosatom win CFIUS approval, including an October 6, 2010 email … asking me specifically to help overcome opposition to the Uranium One deal.”
Campbell told lawmakers he also gave the FBI “documentary proof that officials in Moscow were obtaining restricted copies of IAEA compliance reports on Iranian nuclear inspections, a discovery that appeared to deeply concern my handlers.”