Tag Archives: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Pam Martens ~ Former SEC Attorney, James Kidney, Proposes A Stock Exchange That Puts The Nation’s Interest First

WallStreetOnParade  April 21 2014

James A Kidney

James A Kidney

Since the launch of the new Michael Lewis book, “Flash Boys,” at the end of March with wall to wall media coverage, including his pronouncement on 60 Minutes that the stock market is rigged against average investors, there has been a whirlwind of damage control.

The FBI announced that an investigation was already in the works, the New York State Attorney General is issuing subpoenas and a civil war (frequently not so civil) has broken out among industry titans staking out their media turf on whether the market is or is not rigged by high frequency traders. Not in dispute is the fact that these high frequency traders have armed themselves with superfast computers, algorithms and artificial intelligence programs, all of which the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ have obligingly allowed – for annual fees running into tens of thousands of dollars – to co-locate next to the exchange’s own computers so the high speed traders can jump in front of the less tech savvy traders and steal pennies from millions of trades each and every day – a loss of billions of dollars to pensions and ordinary investors each year.

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John Soloman ~ FBI Blocked In Corruption Probe Involving Sens. Reid, Lee

WashingtonTimes  March 13 2014

Harry Reid & Mike Lee

Harry Reid & Mike Lee

FBI agents working alongside Utah state prosecutors in a wide-ranging corruption investigation have uncovered accusations of wrongdoing by two of the U.S. Senate’s most prominent figures — Majority Leader Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee — but the Justice Department has thwarted their bid to launch a full federal investigation.

The probe, conducted by one Republican and one Democratic state prosecutor in Utah, has received accusations from an indicted businessman and political donor, interviewed other witnesses and gathered preliminary evidence such as financial records, Congressional Record statements and photographs that corroborate some aspects of the accusations, officials have told The Washington Times and ABC News.

But the Justice Department’s public integrity section — which normally handles corruption cases involving elected figures — rejected FBI agents’ bid to use a federal grand jury and subpoenas to determine whether the accusations are true and whether any federal crimes were committed by state and federal officials.

The information involving Mr. Reid and Mr. Lee is not fully developed but centers on two primary issues:

• Whether both or either politician sought or received money or other benefits from donors and/or fundraisers in connection with doing political favors or taking official actions. Continue reading

Julie Lévesque ~ The Boston Bombing Web Of Lies

GlobalResearch  April 2 2014

In recent developments,  United States Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that “federal authorities will seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev if he is found guilty of the Boston Marathon bombing last April.” Below is a GR’s Julie Levesque’s analysis and selection of GR articles published in the immediate wake of the April 2013 bombings

As with many “terrorism” related events since 9/11, the Boston bombing official narrative proves to be a web of lies as important facts are revealed. It turns out that the FBI has lied about its knowledge of the alleged suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, already being presented as guilty not only in the mainstream press but by the President himself.

According to the suspects’ mother, the FBI had been following them for years:

The FBI originally feigned ignorance over the identity of the two Boston bombing suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, as they appealed to an unwitting public to help them “identify” and “find” the suspects. […]

Russia Today, in an article titled, “‘They were set up, FBI followed them for years’- Tsarnaevs’ mother to RT,” stated of the suspects’ mother:

But her biggest suspicion surrounding the case was the constant FBI surveillance she said her family was subjected to over the years. She is surprised that having been so stringent with the entire family, the FBI had no idea the sons were supposedly planning a terrorist act.

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Richard Lardner ~ The Feds Are On Facebook. And Myspace, Linkedin And Twitter, Too.

GovtSlaves  March 27 2014

U.S. law enforcement agents are following the rest of the Internet world into popular social-networking services, going undercover with false online profiles to communicate with suspects and gather private information, according to an internal Justice Department document that offers a tantalizing glimpse of issues related to privacy and crime-fighting.

Think you know who’s behind that “friend” request? Think again. Your new “friend” just might be the FBI.

The document, obtained in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, makes clear that U.S. agents are already logging on surreptitiously to exchange messages with suspects, identify a target’s friends or relatives and browse private information such as postings, personal photographs and video clips.

Among other purposes: Investigators can check suspects’ alibis by comparing stories told to police with tweets sent at the same time about their whereabouts. Online photos from a suspicious spending spree — people posing with jewelry, guns or fancy cars — can link suspects or their friends to robberies or burglaries.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based civil liberties group, obtained the Justice Department document when it sued the agency and five others in federal court. The 33-page document underscores the importance of social networking sites to U.S. authorities. The foundation said it would publish the document on its Web site on Tuesday.

With agents going undercover, state and local police coordinate their online activities with the Secret Service, FBI and other federal agencies in a strategy known as “deconfliction” to keep out of each other’s way.

“You could really mess up someone’s investigation because you’re investigating the same person and maybe doing things that are counterproductive to what another agency is doing,” said Detective Frank Dannahey of the Rocky Hill, Conn., Police Department, a veteran of dozens of undercover cases.

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From Criminal Counsel To Mafia Moll: Arizona Lawyer Sentenced For Crimes With Gang Leader Husband (and Client)

JonathanTurley  March 27 2014

Carmen Lynn Fischer Garcia

Carmen Lynn Fischer Garcia

Carmen Lynn Fischer Garcia, a Phoenix defense attorney, has pleaded guilty and received a three year prison sentence for crimes that seem to come right out of an episode of “Sons of Anarchy” or “Breaking Bad.” Fischer admitted to helping a gang move money and served as a conduit for passing information between jailed and street members. She admitted to be a “ruca” or female associate to the gang and assisting Angel Garcia from December 2007 to July 2013 in moving money and transmitting messages from prison. She married Garcia in July 2011, though the FBI insisted that Garcia was feigning affection.

Garcia is a leader in the New Mexican Mafia, an Arizona prison gang. The prosecutors targeted four “rucas” in the latest sweep: Rosio Robles Gonzales, Oralia L. Garcia, and Tanya Garcia-Ochoa, of Phoenix, and Rosemary Ann Garcia, of Bisbee. Fischer faced 47 counts, including fraud, money laundering, and using a wire for a drug or organized crime offense.

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Charlotte, NC Mayor And California Senator Busted For Bribery By FBI [Video]

RT  March 27 2014

The FBI arrested the mayor of Charlotte, NC, and charged him with taking over $48,000 in bribes. Mayor Patrick Cannon resigned shortly after his arrest, ending his term after less than six months in office.

Cannon is not the only politician to face corruption charges recently, with California Sen. Leland Yee being accused of soliciting campaign donations from an undercover officer in exchange for an introduction to an arms dealer. RT’s Ameera David examines both of these new corruption cases.

Detailed story here

Catherine Engelbrecht’s Testimony At House Of Representatives Hearing On IRS Targeting [Video]

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Simon Black writes “The IRS scandal caused a massive uproar last year when it was revealed that the agency was deliberately targeting non-profit political groups solely based on their names or political themes.

One of those groups was called True the Vote, a grassroots, non-partisan organization that recruits and trains volunteers to monitor elections.

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Kurt Nimmo ~ FBI’s Primary Mission Is “National Security,” Not Law Enforcement

Infowars.com January 6, 2014

Kel McClanahan, a national security lawyer in Washington, noticed something last month after he filed a Freedom of Information request with the FBI. A fact sheet sent along with a response to his FOIA request contained a revision. It stated that the FBI’s primary mission is no longer law enforcement, but national security.

Judge Napolitano: The FBI creates terror plots.

“I think they’re trying to rebrand,” he told Foreign Policy. “So many good things happen to your agency when you tie it to national security.”

In the past, the FBI portrayed itself as a crime-fighting organization. In fact, since its inception as the Bureau of Investigation in 1908, the FBI has served as a political police force. Movies and cultural lore portray the FBI as dedicated to a fight against the Mafia, bank robbers and kidnappers, but in fact the agency was established as a political section within the Department of Justice. In 1917, Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer created the “Radical Division” and appointed a young J. Edgar Hoover to head it up.

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