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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 03:33 PM

Russian Whistleblower Assassinated After Uncovering $200 Billion Dirty-Money Scandal

Source: Daily Beast

LONDON--A crusading Russian official traveled to Estonia in the summer of 2006 to warn the authorities that an unprecedented money-laundering scheme had been established in the tiny Baltic financial sector. The scam he had uncovered would go on to become the biggest dirty-money operation in history: the $200 billion Danske Bank scandal.

Three months after Andrei Kozlov, the first deputy chairman of the Russian Central Bank, tried to raise the alarm, he was dead.

Crooked beneficiaries of the illicit multibillion-dollar scheme to transfer money out of Russia included a member of Vladmir Putin's family and agents from the KGB's successor, the FSB, according to a leaked report drawn up by a bank insider.

According to a diplomatic cable seen by The Daily Beast, U.S. officials briefly investigated Kozlov's trip to try to shut down the money-laundering superhighway through Tallinn soon after his death, but the scale and importance of the dirty-money route was unknown at the time.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/russian-whistleblower-assassinated-after-uncovering-dollar200-billion-dirty-money-scandal



Putin's adversaries wind up dead, often.

It is a wonder that it isn't open season, on whistle blowers; because the feds never do anything about it - anyway!

Just sayin......

....tick tock

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 03:44 PM

1. And tRump models his way of treating people after Putin. Scary.

In other news, it would seem the journalists all over the world are getting whacked.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 03:47 PM

2. Maybe that's the real reason Trump is submissive to Putin. Old fashioned fear of a mobster

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 03:48 PM

3. Concur! - It's not like Donald, can hide.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 05:11 PM

4. Recommended further reading

Red Notice [2015] by Bill Browder



Publisher's write-up:
A real-life political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the Kremlinís corruption.

Bill Browderís journey started on the South Side of Chicago and moved through Stanford Business School to the dog-eat-dog world of hedge fund investing in the 1990s. It continued in Moscow, where Browder made his fortune heading the largest investment fund in Russia after the Soviet Unionís collapse. But when he exposed the corrupt oligarchs who were robbing the companies in which he was investing, Vladimir Putin turned on him and, in 2005, had him expelled from Russia.

In 2007, a group of law enforcement officers raided Browderís offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fundís companies had paid to the Russian government. Browderís attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear.

Browder glimpsed the heart of darkness, and it transformed his life: he embarked on an unrelenting quest for justice in Sergeiís name, exposing the towering cover-up that leads right up to Putin. A financial caper, a crime thriller, and a political crusade, Red Notice is the story of one man taking on overpowering odds to change the world.


This isn't fiction, it's a true-life story of how Bill Browder and Sergei Magnitsky exposed corruption in Putin's Russia. Sadly Magnitsky paid with his life after spending a year in a Russian jail, and finally being beaten to death because he refused to recant his testimony against the perpetrators. This book explains how Browder was able to petition the US Government for sanctions against the Putin regime and the oligarchs who were responsible, under the Magnitsky Act.

I realize this is a different crime from the Andrei Kozlov whistleblower murder, however I think the background info given in Red Notice is current, pertinent and informing. There is no way anyone would think that Vladimir Putin is "a good guy" or "our friend" after reading this book.




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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:05 PM

9. I'm a longtime follower of Browder. Are you familiar with

The Dutch film company - Zembla - documentary on Trump and Russian oligarch money laundering.

http://dai.ly/x5m5efw

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:23 PM

10. No I'm not but I will definitely check this out

Thanks for this!

I just finished reading Browder's book a few days ago and it's all still fresh in my mind.
He does mention the Dutch film production in his book. I learned quite a bit about the "new" Russia recently.
I hope we don't become anything like them.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:48 PM

13. It is a short documentary. Well researched.

Common sense.

There's a part 2 - also - at Zembla.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:52 PM

11. Another good book to read is

"Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin," by Russian journalist/activist Masha Gesson. (2012) She chronicles the rise of Putin from his earliest days to presidernt of Russia. Fascinating, but disturbing, reading.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:54 PM

12. Thanks! I'll look for this

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 05:12 PM

5. If I were Trump, I'd get myself testeed often for Polonium

You never know when his Russian pals might have decided he has outlived his usefulness, and planted a few grams in inconvenient places..........

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Response to DFW (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 05:53 PM

8. Wouldn't that be wonderful karma?

As they say, lay down with dogs...

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 05:44 PM

6. Coincidence takes a lot of planning...

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 05:44 PM

7. May tr$&p become a putin adversary. nt

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:42 PM

14. Obama really screwed up trying to be civil with Putin

This guy is a fucking monster who worked for the KGB. Underestimating Russia is one of the most catastrophic mistakes in US history.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 12:13 AM

15. And the current administration curries favor with this monster???

Instead of taking the leadership in worldwide condemnation?? What have we come to??

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 05:31 AM

16. All while trump claims these murdering dictators

Are all his friends, and fine and nice people. He wants so badly to be like them its really disturbing. HE'll now protect whatever the Prince did to this journalists now. If its proven he knew this was going to be done by approving , or knowingly accepted and did nothing to stop it would make him an accomplice. He'll claim something as an way to make it sound like he cares, but again its all show. Its almost always another act for trump acting like he really cares , when everyone knows he really could care less. If he said what he really wanted to , he would be saying that they probably deserved it just to make people upset, and for shock value.

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