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87. Israel Discount Bank, Hamilton Bank, and Alan Stanford
When Miami's Hamilton Bank collapsed in 2002 amid allegations of fraud and money-laundering, half of its accounts were taken over by Israel Discount Bank. (The never-entirely-reliable Wayne Madsen claims that Hamilton had been involved in US-Israeli intelligence and money-laundering operations, but I've never been able to confirm that elsewhere.)

In 2004, the New York City branch of Israel Discount Bank was found to have been involved in Brazilian money-laundering -- in the Triple Border region -- amounting to $2.2 billion over 5 years.

Oddly enough, both Hamilton and Israel Discount were represented by Greenberg Traurig, which wound up having to pay the FDIC $7.6 million dollars for having helped Hamilton Bank cover up loan losses related to the Russian debt crisis of 1998. /

Former Greenberg Traurig attorney Carlos E. Loumiet was also charged in that Hamilton Bank case -- and Loumiet has an interesting history of association with Sir Alan Stanford. He was with Greenberg Traurig from 1988 until at least 1999, when he was described in a Washington Post story as Stanford's attorney. ( ) His name also shows up in a story from 2001, when Greenberg Traurig was representing Stanford Financial Group. ( )

Then in 2002 he is described in a campaign donation listing as an executive with the Stanford Financial Group, and since October 2002, he's been with the lobbying firm of Hunton & Williams, where his clients still include Stanford Financial.

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  - K&R  Solly Mack   Mar-17-09 01:40 PM   #1 
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  - So is Obama and Geithner going to do anything about this?? Doubt it!  demo dutch   Mar-17-09 01:42 PM   #3 
  - Sounds like you're ...  stillcool   Mar-17-09 01:50 PM   #7 
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  - Will Congress?  stillcool   Mar-17-09 02:07 PM   #16 
     - Congress, that's a joke they're as complicit as anyone, and even if Obama would want to do  demo dutch   Mar-17-09 02:15 PM   #18 
        - well then..might as well call it a day..  stillcool   Mar-17-09 02:42 PM   #25 
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     - I think it's way more than..  stillcool   Mar-17-09 02:31 PM   #22 
  - Geithner looks more and more criminal every day.  riderinthestorm   Mar-17-09 01:52 PM   #8 
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  - Between leveymg and Time for Change we don't need the media. n/t  burythehatchet   Mar-17-09 01:46 PM   #5 
  - I'll second that!  dmr   Mar-17-09 06:03 PM   #45 
  - I agree! K & R  Raksha   Mar-18-09 02:42 PM   #89 
  - Try these links about Madoff  Jambalaya   Mar-17-09 07:17 PM   #52 
  - Some intersting info links re: Madoff  Jambalaya   Mar-17-09 07:20 PM   #53 
  - Wonderland..  EJSTES2005   Mar-17-09 09:53 PM   #65 
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  - K&R  pleah   Mar-17-09 01:49 PM   #6 
  - k and r  Mari333   Mar-17-09 01:54 PM   #9 
  - The big banks screwed the people  PM Martin   Mar-17-09 01:55 PM   #10 
  - and the politicians went along with it because they are paid off whores ..nt  Mari333   Mar-17-09 01:56 PM   #11 
  - The big banks screwed themselves.  leveymg   Mar-17-09 02:12 PM   #17 
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  - rec'd and bookmarked for a later read.  mod mom   Mar-17-09 01:59 PM   #13 
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  - K&R  me b zola   Mar-17-09 02:26 PM   #20 
  - Kicked and recommended for a most informative post.  Uncle Joe   Mar-17-09 02:41 PM   #24 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-17-09 02:59 PM   #26 
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  - The Noels' foundation, for one.  Hannah Bell   Mar-17-09 05:04 PM   #36 
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     - i don't doubt it.  Hannah Bell   Mar-17-09 05:18 PM   #42 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-18-09 02:29 PM   #88 
  - This sounds like what Sibel Edmonds has suggested  starroute   Mar-18-09 04:33 PM   #92 
  - Bernard Madoff, the Mafia, and the Friends of Michael Milken  Jambalaya   Mar-17-09 07:36 PM   #54 
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  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-17-09 08:21 PM   #59 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-17-09 08:29 PM   #60 
     - Israel Discount Bank, Hamilton Bank, and Alan Stanford  starroute   Mar-18-09 02:25 PM   #87 
        - Abramoff and Israel Bank  Jambalaya   Mar-18-09 03:20 PM   #90 
  - Great post  malaise   Mar-17-09 03:05 PM   #27 
  - K&R  sixmile   Mar-17-09 04:11 PM   #29 
  - And do not pay your taxes on April 5th  rucognizant   Mar-17-09 05:01 PM   #34 
  - Thank you for the compilation  Demeter   Mar-17-09 04:30 PM   #30 
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  - Either Bernie really didn't like Ruth, or he felt a REALLY strong obligation to  leveymg   Mar-17-09 05:07 PM   #37 
     - He'll be killed if he talks. Markopoulos as much as said it.  Last Stand   Mar-17-09 06:48 PM   #51 
     - Oh, OK. Then it makes sense. He's not doing the usual media circus, because  jazzjunkysue   Mar-17-09 09:44 PM   #64 
     - Arms for Contra type of scheme. ?  C......N......C   Mar-17-09 10:15 PM   #70 
  - misinformation?  rucognizant   Mar-17-09 04:57 PM   #33 
  - Magon de la Villehuchet = AIA = Access International Advisors  Hannah Bell   Mar-17-09 05:10 PM   #38 
  - Can you boil this down for me?  Stephanie   Mar-17-09 05:03 PM   #35 
  - Said it above. One person's money laundering is another's charitable giving.  leveymg   Mar-17-09 05:10 PM   #39 
     - Thanks  Stephanie   Mar-17-09 05:11 PM   #40 
     - Let's review the sources of money for laundering/investing  unc70   Mar-17-09 06:44 PM   #50 
        - Dirty Money  Jambalaya   Mar-17-09 07:56 PM   #56 
        - You forgot 'charities.'  Fire1   Mar-17-09 09:58 PM   #67 
  - Excellent work.  The Stranger   Mar-17-09 05:32 PM   #44 
  - amazing, leveymg  NJCher   Mar-17-09 06:06 PM   #46 
  - WOW! What a great analysis and description of what was going on all these years!!  BrklynLiberal   Mar-17-09 06:09 PM   #47 
  - Thank you leveymg always have the most informative incredible threads..  flyarm   Mar-17-09 06:20 PM   #48 
  - Not that I disagree with any of this.... but,  smiley   Mar-17-09 07:59 PM   #57 
  - Just be careful or it will be exiled to I/P  unc70   Mar-17-09 08:42 PM   #61 
  - Very true.  smiley   Mar-17-09 10:29 PM   #73 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-17-09 08:53 PM   #62 
  - but... but... this is a status quo conspiracy  smiley   Mar-17-09 10:24 PM   #72 
  - Some conspiracies are for real. And sometimes a conspiracy  JDPriestly   Mar-17-09 10:49 PM   #74 
  - Wow  Canuckistanian   Mar-17-09 09:08 PM   #63 
  - Thank you. This is absolutely amazing! Just amazing! I am  Fire1   Mar-17-09 09:56 PM   #66 
  - Trying to follow this is making my pointy little head swim. But thanks for posting it,  bertman   Mar-17-09 10:00 PM   #68 
  - Excellent work  dixiegrrrrl   Mar-17-09 10:03 PM   #69 
  - This much money gets people annihilated.  C......N......C   Mar-17-09 10:18 PM   #71 
  - List of World Trade Center tenants.  Stinger2   Mar-17-09 11:11 PM   #75 
  - Nonsense...  Baby Snooks   Mar-18-09 12:51 AM   #76 
  - Thanks for this post. This is the ONLY OP I have ever printed in  old mark   Mar-18-09 01:08 AM   #77 
  - Who Was Stupid and Who Was Corrupt?  JPZenger   Mar-18-09 08:57 AM   #78 
  - Great informative post, k&r and thanks. n./t  cali   Mar-18-09 08:59 AM   #79 
  - enthusiastic k&r  hiphopnation   Mar-18-09 09:20 AM   #80 
  - Fascinating. Great post  underpants   Mar-18-09 09:28 AM   #81 
  - Wow... nice job.  redqueen   Mar-18-09 09:36 AM   #82 
  - Is forensic accountant the new growth profession?  aquart   Mar-18-09 10:55 AM   #83 
  - And this is not a Ponzi scheme how?  flyinzamboni   Mar-18-09 11:01 AM   #84 
  - Please see the updated version over at DKOS:  leveymg   Mar-18-09 12:20 PM   #86 
     - Thanks  flyinzamboni   Mar-19-09 08:23 AM   #94 
  - Heads. On. Pikes.  Raster   Mar-18-09 12:07 PM   #85 
  - WOW! Thanks!  JackRiddler   Mar-18-09 07:41 PM   #93 
  - another kick  hiphopnation   Mar-19-09 01:29 PM   #95 

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