Friday, June 24, 2005

Bush Family Name Comes Up in Spitzer Investigation

Elliot Spitzer is doing good work. If this leads to where it looks like it's going and doesn't get waylaid by Bush's big money lawyers, I guess I'll be gloating. If it leads to Bush Sr., Bush Jr. and Cheney - at the very least (maybe even Jeb and Marvin), I hope they get hauled before court and thrown in Club Fed.

WASHINGTON, DC, June 20, 2005 -- Two criminal investigations based in New York are getting close to exposing a major Bush family and associates' international money laundering operation that has spanned more than a generation and has been used to illegally fund U.S. elections since the Nixon era. According to CIA sources, most Bush family assets are tied up in off-shore accounts that are masked from investigators through the use of pass through companies and secretive interlocking board directorships.

The investigations of the secret Bush money tranches are coming to the fore as New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer focuses in on the scandal involving Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and the inflation of the worth of American Insurance Group (AIG) through shady affiliates, including AIG reinsurer Coral Re of Barbados. Greenberg was the CEO of AIG but was forced to step down amid the Spitzer probe. AIG was founded from Asia Life/CV Starr, a Shanghai-based international import/export and insurance firm founded in 1919 by Cornelius V. Starr, an Office of Strategic Services (OSS) operative in Southeast Asia during World War II. AIG's largest shareholder is Starr International Company (SICO), an off-shore corporation incorporated in Panama with headquarters in Bermuda. Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who prosecuted President Clinton, is the nephew of Cornelius Starr. Greenberg inherited the CEO job and Chairmanship from Starr as well as the $3.5 billion Starr Foundation.

Another probe by Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau is focused on long-time Bush backers Sam and Charles Wyly of Texas and a Bank of America off-shore account in the Isle of Man. According to intelligence sources, that probe is getting very close to an Isle of Man multi-billion dollar account controlled by the Bushes through an off-shore contrivance known as Five Star Trust.



Blogger Peg said...

I certainly hope these investigation is not thwarted in some way be those Powers that Be. I can imagine deadly things happenng to the investigators. Perhaps we should start tracking those doing the work. It could be the difference between life and death. Born and raised in Dallas Texas, I lost 2 friends during the Kennedy assination investigation. The 2 young men were customers of Jack Ruby's strip joint. One of the young men left a wife and 2 young daughters. He was shot in the face by a plainclothes Dallas cop who was no-billed by a Dallas grand jury.

I don't have a life-sized picture of civil rights and sleaze improving do you?

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