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Re: Diller, Kushner - Bronfman, Israel Discount Bank

Post by Firestarter » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:25 pm

Firestarter wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:24 pm
On 30 April 2020, Geoffrey Berman announced a deferred prosecution agreement against Israel's largest bank Bank Hapoalim, for helping to hide assets in offshore accounts and helping to bribe FIFA officials (the body that controls international soccer).
There is important information missing in the stories on Bank Hapoalim...
I found absolutely no information on the American criminals that used Bank Hapoalim to evade taxes!

Here’s some more information on the bribes to FIFA officials by the Argentine company Full Play Group that won marketing rights for the 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2023 Copa Americas (South America’s soccer championship).
Full Play is controlled by Hugo Jinkis and his son Mariano, who were first indicted in 2015.

From 2010-14, Full Play made at least 53 bribe payments totalling more than $14 million to Louis Bedoya, Jose Luis Chiriboga, Esquivel and Figueredo: https://www.timesofisrael.com/bank-hapo ... x-evasion/


In 2010, Israeli authorities “investigated” a money-laundering case of Bank Hapoalim that involved the Katsyv family. Millions of dollars were transferred through Katsyv-controlled accounts at the bank. According to Israeli prosecutors, Hapoalim bank managers concealed the real beneficiaries of these accounts in violation of anti-money-laundering rules.
The bank blamed Katsyv’s business for these violations, so the bank managers were found not guilty.

Prevezon Holdings Ltd was registered in 2005 and is owned by Denis Katsyv and Martash Investment Holdings Ltd from the British Virgin Islands that is also owned by Denis Katsyv.

On 5 February 2008, Bunicon received $9.4 million from the correspondent account of the Krainiy Sever bank. The next day Bunicon sent $410,000 to Prevezon’s account at the Swiss bank UBS AG.
On 13 February 2008, Elenast received $800,000 from the same account and then transferred more than half that amount to Prevezon.

Katsyv is also in business with Russian oligarch Lev Leviev: https://www.reportingproject.net/proxy/ ... tsky-money
(http://archive.is/44HQS)


For the inevitable Trump links...
Rotem Rosen was the "right hand man" of diamond magnate Chabad-Lubavitcher Lev Leviev.
In December 2007, Zina Sapir, daughter of (the late) Tamir, married Rotem Rosen, in a wedding hosted by Donald Trump at the Mar-a-Lago.
The Sapir Organization (that was founded by Tamir Sapir) partnered with Bayrock and the Trump Organization in the Trump SoHo project.

Lev Leviev also bought Israeli media companies together with Donald Trump’s close friend Ronald Lauder.

And links to Donald’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Firestarter wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:08 pm
In 2015, Kushner’s company purchased the former New York Times Building in Times Square from an entity called Africa-Israel Investments, headed by Russian oligarch Lev Leviev.
Leviev was a business partner of the Russian Prevezon Holdings that was accused of money laundering by the DoJ. Prevezon was represented by Natalia Veselnitskaya and got off with a “slap on the wrist” of $6 million.
Leviev told the New York Times that he was a “true friend” of Vladimir Putin, largely through his work with the Moscow Jewish Museum, the Russian Jewish Congress and his close ties to Russia’s Chief Chabad Rabbi, Berel Lazar.


The following story is quite good... see some excerpts (including Hapoalim, Leviev, Denis Katsyv and Preet Bharara).
Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey primarily because Comey asked for additional resources from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to beef up the FBI's "follow-the-money" investigation of the Trump campaign. The FBI's receipt of data from the Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN) regarding the money laundering involving Trump and Kushner businesses, accounts maintained by the Bank of Cyprus, HSBC, Bank Hapoalim of Israel, and other banks, and the Trump presidential campaign are what lie at the heart of the FBI's investigation of Trump. The FBI is reportedly focused on Trump's associates' financial dealings with banks in Cyprus.
(...)

Bayrock was linked as a partner to another business syndicate, the Sapir Organization, headed by Donald and Ivanka Trump's and Jared Kushner's good friends Rotem Rosen and Israeli citizen Alex Sapir. The Sapir Organization is involved in major hotel projects in New York and around the world, including the Trump Tower in Toronto. Others involved with the Toronto Trump Tower include Uzbek-Israeli diamond tycoon Lev Leviev, accused of trafficking in African "blood diamonds" and Canadian-Russian-Israeli businessman Alexander Shnaider, owner of Talon International Development Inc, and co-owner of Midland Resources Holding Inc. with his partner Ukrainian-Russian billionaire , who is also vice-president of the World Jewish Congress.
(...)

According to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, none other than Preet Bharara, who Trump fired, the Trincher criminal syndicate, known as the "Taiwanchik-Trincher Organization, ran a major illegal sports betting operation in the United States. Bharara's indictment specified the "Taiwanchik-Trincher Organization (the "Organization") was a criminal enterprise with strong ties to Russia and Ukraine. The enterprise operated a high-stakes, illegal sports gambling business out of New York City that catered primarily to Russian oligarchs living in Ukraine and Russia." In other words, the same tower that Donald Trump called home was the center of a major illegal sports betting operation. Given Trump's own ties to gambling casinos and professional sports, there is little wonder why Trump viewed Bharara and Comey as threats.
(...)

A Kushner project to redevelop Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood involves the family of Israel's diamond magnate billionaire family. The Kushner deal involves Raz Steinmetz, whose uncle is Beny Steinmetz, the owner Steinmetz Diamond Group and BSG Resources, the latter under an FBI investigation for violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for bribes paid to officials of the West African Republic of Guinea for mining concessions in that nation. Steinmetz companies also conduct business through a British Virgin Islands shell company called "Rebar LLC."

Ras Steinmetz's brother, Daniel Steinmetz, was involved in business with Jared Kushner through Gaia Investments Corporation of Tel Aviv through an affiliate Gaia JC LLC. After Jared Kushner became a chief adviser to Trump, said to be one of only a few in a Trump "inner circle" that also includes daughter Ivanka Trump, communications specialist Hope Hicks, and Trump "body man" Keith Schiller, the Steinmetz-Kushner firm changed its name to "65 Bay LLC."
(...)

In a case that was vigorously pursued by fired U.S. Attorney Bharara in Manhattan, the U.S. Justice Department, now under Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein, has agreed to a settlement with Moscow businessman Denis Katsyv and his hedge fund firm Prevezon Holdings, Ltd. just three days before scheduled jury selection for the trial. Prevezon and its eleven related companies had been charged with money laundering for a criminal network extending from Russia to Moldova and Latvia to New York and Israel. What was at the heart of the money laundering case? You guessed it. the Red Kosher Nostra. Katsyv's partners included his Russian partner Timofey Krit and Israeli businessman Alexander Litvak.
http://milfuegos.blogspot.com/2017/05/t ... osher.html
(http://archive.is/CjiZz)


Kushner Companies buying real estate in New York for $190 million was made possible because of investments from Israel’s Raz Steinmetz, whose uncle is none other than diamond billionaire Beny Steinmetz.
Since at least 2012, Kushner Cos. and Raz Steinmetz’s investment firm Gaia have been in business including in a number of joint ventures.

A “dubious relationship” between Gaia and Bank Hapoalim, which is also one of Kushner Cos. lenders, has been reported.
Gaia Investment lists Shlomo Meichor and Assi Arev as principals. Meichor was previously chief financial officer of Ampal-American Israel Corp. In 1996, Raz Steinmetz and his father Daniel (Beny’s brother) bought a controlling interest in Ampal-American Israel Corp. from Bank Hapoalim.

In the 1990s Beny and Daniel formed Steinmetz Diamond Group (now Diacor International Ltd.), which is one of about 80 companies that can buy diamonds from De Beers SA.

Beny Steinmetz, who was represented by none other than Trump supporter and Jeffrey Epstein friend Alan M. Dershowitz, has been accused of bribing Guinea (in Africa) government officials with tens of millions of dollars, for his Beny Steinmetz Group Resources (BSGR), to secure iron-ore mining rights.
Beny Steinmetz started a “frivolous and false” lawsuit against none other than George Soros for orchestrating being prosecuted in the US: http://archive.is/O0ldi


Beny Steinmetz is of course also a close business partner of Lubavitcher Dan Gertler, who is plundering the Congo from its natural resources: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1648#p6306
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