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  • Hunter Biden Called His Father And Chinese Business Partner ‘Office Mates’ In September 2017 Email

    12/13/2020 11:08:29 AM PST · by gandalftb · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/11/20 | ANDREW KERR AND CHUCK ROSS
    Hunter Biden sent an email to the manager of his Washington, D.C. office building in September 2017 asking her to make keys for his “office mates” Joe Biden and Gongwen Dong, who he said was the “emissary” for the chairman of the Chinese energy conglomerate CEFC. Hunter Biden also requested that a sign be made for his office stating “The Biden Foundation” and “Hudson West (CEFC US).” In his email to Browning, Hunter Biden provided the personal cell phone numbers for his father and uncle, and suggested that Browning’s associate call them “if she insists.” Starting on the day CEFC...
  • Honest Nation or Banana Republic? A Role Model at the Crossroads

    10/29/2020 7:49:10 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 29, AD 2020 | John F Di Leo
    The United States proudly stands in its place as a “City on a Hill” – a beacon of honesty and fairness, for others all over the globe to emulate. This isn’t new. It dates back to the nation’s earliest days, when our Founding Fathers railed against the corrupt deals that were core to the British system of empire. Some of the colonies were deals between a king and a governing family, like the Penns of Pennsylvania. Both purchases and sales here in the colonies had to be managed by politically connected merchants in London known as factors. Whole industries were...
  • Hunter Biden Sought To Avoid Registering As Foreign Agent In Chinese Business Venture, Text Message Shows

    10/24/2020 9:44:41 PM PDT · by rfp1234 · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 24, 2020 | Chuck Ross
    Hunter Biden wanted to avoid registering as a foreign agent as part of a deal with a Chinese energy company, according to text messages obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. In a message to Tony Bobulinski on May 1, 2017, Hunter Biden also proposed creating a U.S.-based shell company so that the joint venture could bid on contracts with the U.S. government. A day after sending the message, Hunter Biden set up a meeting with his father, Joe Biden, and Bobulinski in Los Angeles. He claims that Joe Biden is referenced as an equity shareholder in early documents for...
  • The Biden Crime Family: From Embarrassment to Extortion

    10/19/2020 8:58:54 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 22 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 19, 2020 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    Many politicians have an embarrassment or two in their families. In my lifetime, Jimmy Carter’s brother Billy was the most famous example. Billy Carter ran a dingy, dreadful gas station (Amoco was constantly trying to find a way to force him to clean it up) and upon his brother’s election, he marketed a cheap beer – Billy Beer! - to capitalize on his proximity to fame and fortune. But it wasn't illegal. It was pretty embarrassing for Jimmy, sure, but it didn’t reflect badly on the president in the eyes of the law. There’s no law against being the brother...
  • JPMorgan Chase Paying $264 Million to Settle FCPA Charges (From 2016 - Be ready when Bidens get nailed)

    02/02/2020 1:29:09 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 15 replies
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | Press Release
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2016-241 Washington D.C., Nov. 17, 2016 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay more than $130 million to settle SEC charges that it won business from clients and corruptly influenced government officials in the Asia-Pacific region by giving jobs and internships to their relatives and friends in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). JPMorgan also is expected to pay $72 million to the Justice Department and $61.9 million to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors for a total of more than $264 million in sanctions...
  • Ericsson Agrees to Pay Over $1 Billion to Resolve FCPA Case

    12/07/2019 12:12:14 PM PST · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    justice.gov ^ | December 6, 2019 | DOJ
    Ericsson Subsidiary Pleads Guilty to FCPA Violations Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Ericsson or the Company), a multinational telecommunications company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, has agreed to pay total penalties of more than $1 billion to resolve the government’s investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) arising out of the Company’s scheme to make and improperly record tens of millions of dollars in improper payments around the world.  This includes a criminal penalty of over $520 million and approximately $540 million to be paid to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in a related matter.  An Ericsson...
  • Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski Delivers Remarks at the American Conference Institute

    12/04/2019 9:41:25 AM PST · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 12/4/19 | Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski
    Full Title: Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski Delivers Remarks at the American Conference Institute’s 36th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act National Harbor, MD ~ Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Good morning, and thank you, Rachel for that kind introduction. It is an honor and privilege to address this year’s ACI Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Although there are many excellent legal conferences throughout the year, this one always stands out because of the quality of the speakers and the deep substantive focus on foreign bribery investigations and prosecutions. I am...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ICIG Michael Atkinson Altered Whistleblower Forms to Allow for CIA Leaker – His Wife Just

    11/29/2019 4:37:53 PM PST · by bitt · 60 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 11/29/2019 | Joe Hoft
    Another day, another Deep State participant outed. ICIG Michael Atkinson altered the whistleblower form to allow for second-hand information, which allowed suspected Schiff whistleblower Eric Ciaramella to present a bogus accusation on the President. Atkinson also oversaw the FBI lovers who altered the FISA warrant. This will soon be reported in the DOJ IG’s FISA Abuse report. Today we point out that Atkinson’s wife is connected to Fusion GPS. What a mess! Last weekend we learned from another leak to the Washington Post, that an individual in Obama’s FBI altered documents that provided support for a FISA Warrant obtained to...
  • Innospec Agent Pleads Guilty to Bribing Iraqi Officials and Paying Kickbacks Under the Oil...

    06/25/2010 4:28:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Innospec Agent Pleads Guilty to Bribing Iraqi Officials and Paying Kickbacks Under the Oil for Food Program WASHINGTON—Canadian/Lebanese dual national Ousama M. Naaman pleaded guilty today to participating in an eight-year conspiracy to defraud the United Nations Oil for Food Program (OFFP) and to bribe Iraqi government officials in connection with the sale of a chemical additive used in the refining of leaded fuel, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division. Naaman, 61, of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, was originally indicted on Aug. 7, 2008, in U.S. District...
  • U.S. Cracks Down on Corporate Bribes (overseas)

    05/26/2009 5:06:55 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies · 396+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 26, 2009 | Dionne Searcey
    The Justice Department is increasing its prosecutions of alleged acts of foreign bribery by U.S. corporations, forcing them to take costly steps to defend against scrutiny. The crackdown under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, or FCPA -- a post-Watergate law largely dormant for decades -- now extends across five continents and penetrates entire industries, including energy and medical devices. Among the companies currently under Justice Department review: Sun Microsystems Inc. and Royal Dutch Shell PLC, according to the companies' disclosures. At least 120 companies are under investigation, according to Mark Mendelsohn, a deputy chief in the Justice Department division overseeing...
  • Oil firms' Africa dealings probed

    05/23/2004 4:47:39 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 4 replies · 272+ views
    UPI via The Washington Times ^ | May 23, 2K4 | UPI
    <p>Los Angeles, , May. 22 (UPI) -- A grand jury and congressional investigators are probing real estate purchases by U.S. oil companies that may have constituted bribes to an African dictator.</p> <p>The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday the two separate investigations involve high-priced land purchases made by the oil companies through a holding company beleived controlled by the president of Equatorial Guinea.</p>