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Old 23-09-2017, 04:14 PM   #21
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This is sort of an intermediary post; the next one will bring some shocking stuff.

In 2002, Ekim Alptekin was a Senior Fellow for the NGO Humanity In Action (HIA).
In 2003-2004, Ekim Alptekin worked as a counsellor to the Dutch-Turk Fatma Koser Kaya, who was a member of the Dutch Parliament for the D66-party. Koser Kaya chairs HIA in the Netherlands. Fatma Koser Kaya is also an Armenian genocide denier.
Marietje Schaake, who co-founded Inovo BV, is in the Euro Parliament for D66, and together with Alptekin is a member of the George Soros funded European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), which is chaired by Mabel (the widow of Prince Friso of the Netherlands). Schaake also took part in HIA.

Humanity In Action is a partner of Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International that are both funded by George Soros. George Soros’ Open Society Foundations also finances Humanity In Action.
In 2005, George Soros supported the AKP of Recep Tayyip Erdogan with the words:
The AKP is more honest than administrations which preceded it, there is very little corruption. I believe they deserve support.
The following picture shows on the left George Soros and Mabel Wisse Smit, and on the right Erdogan (and Basbakan?), in 2003 in Davos.

Also see the following mail, which shows that co-founders of the Nowruz Commission, Nasser (Kazeminy) and Bijan Kian, expected to meet Minister Ildirim on 21 December 2011, and also arranged a meeting with Ertugal Gurler of Calik Holding: https://www.wikileaks.org/berats-box/emailid/50704

Emails in the Wikileaks archives show that Erdogan’s son-in-law, the current Turkish Minister for Energy Berat Albayrak, was involved with the same Powertrans that got an effective monopoly on importing ISIS-oil because of Turkish laws prohibiting this: https://wikileaks.org/berats-box/article
Albayrak was also the CEO of the Calik Holding from 2007 to 2013.

When I searched the Wikileaks archive with “Bijan Kian Nasser”, I should find the December 2011 mail, but it’s blocked from the Wikileaks search results…

There is no Wikipedia page on Bijan Kian, but I found a list of the companies he worked for.
Kian was schooled at the legendary Oxford University.
Kian was a manager at Great American Savings Bank and is Director of Z Advanced Computing, Inc.
He was also Vice President of Shearson Lehman/American Express: https://www.bloomberg.com/research/s...apId=253063615

The Shearson Lehman link is interesting.
There is a link between Shearson Lehman and the CEO of Blackstone (that financed the Cadre of Jared Kushner with George Soros), Stephen A. Schwarzman.
Schwarzman is chairman of the business advisory council of President Trump. See the following picture, from left to right Schwarzman, Trump and Mary Barra (CEO of General Motors) in the White House.
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Old 26-09-2017, 04:15 PM   #22
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From 1987 – 1993, when Bijan Kian was Vice President of Shearson Lehman/American Express, one Felix H. Sater worked there as a stock trader.
Felix Sater and his associate Tefvik Arif with their Bayrock Corporation have been partners in crime with the Trump Organization.
In 2007, Bayrock founded the Dutch front KazBay BV, which was in turn owned by the “Dutch” Bayrock BV (of Bayrock Group LLC of Sater, Arif and Trump) and the Swiss Helvetic Capital SA. KazBay was used to launder millions of dollars. It was the Bracewell & Giuliani LLP law firm of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s cybersecurity adviser, which set-up the KazBay construction: https://zembla.bnnvara.nl/data/files/2033471528.pdf

The wife of Viktor Khrapunov was the owner of Helvetic Capital SA. Former Kazakh minister Khrapunov has been accused by the Kazakh government of embezzlement of hundreds of millions of tax money.
In 2005, Donald Trump owned 18% of Trump SoHo; Bayrock owned the rest of it. In 2013, the Khrapunov family used shell companies to buy 3 apartments in Trump SoHo for $3.1 million.

After it became public knowledge that Felix Sater had been involved in a variety of criminal activity, including money laundering, Donald Trump exploited this situation by demanding more money; see the mail of Sater of 28 January 2008: https://zembla.bnnvara.nl/data/files/3444027513.pdf

The Iceland investment fund FL-Group is a strategic partner of Bayrock. FL was funded by Russian investors close to Vladimir Putin. FL and Bayrock planned to commit tax fraud for $250 million.
The agreement between Bayrock and FL was signed by none other than Donald Trump:

The previous is from the Dutch Zembla: https://zembla.bnnvara.nl/nieuws/the...p-the-russians
(archived here: http://archive.is/FJOlS)

Felix Sater was born in the Soviet Union in 1966, and immigrated with his family to the USA when he was 8 years. At 24 he was a successful Wall Street broker, at 27 he lost his job (at Lehman) after cutting somebody up in a bar, who needed 110 stitches, and at 32 he was accused of conspiring with the Mafia to launder money.

In 1993, after being locked up in prison for the “bar fight”, Sater, Gennady “Gene” Klotsman, Salvatore Lauria and partners gained control of White Rock Partners (later named State Street Capital Markets). They would gain control of large blocks of stock in 4 companies through offshore accounts. Through an illegal “pump and dump” scheme, they would inflate the value of the shares through under-the-table payoffs to brokers and swindled investors out of $40 million.
In 1998, Sater and Klotsman pleaded guilty for this fraud, and Sater became an informant for the police.
Sater was also involved in a plan to buy anti-aircraft missiles on the black market in either Russia or Afghanistan for the CIA.

Since 2003, Sater and Arif - Bayrock – are co-conspirators with Donald Trump.
Trump and Sater have been repeatedly seen together. Sater even had a business card of the Trump Organization in which he’s labelled “senior advisor to Donald Trump”: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/17/nyregion/17trump.html

In 2007, Donald Trump celebrated the launch of Trump SoHo with partners Tevfik Arif (centre) and Felix Sater (right).

Trump said that most of his dealings with Bayrock had been with Tevfik Arif.
Tefvik Arif was born in Kazakhstan, but is now a Turkish citizen. The Arif family controls Doyen. Doyen Sports employs international superstars like David Beckham, Usain Bolt and Neymar.
Refik Arif, Tefviks brother, partnered with Sitki Ayan in a deal involving a gas pipeline from Iran to Europe. Part of the pipeline would go through Turkmenistan, in which Calik Holding was involved, where Erdogan’s son-in-law Berat Albayrak was CEO until 2013. Sitki Ayan is a childhood friend of President Erdogan, and is so close that he calls the president by his first name in public and occasionally joins him on official trips abroad.
The gas was paid for in gold to circumvent that Iran was blocked by international sanctions, with over ten billion dollars in revenue. President Erdogan and his son Bilal were caught on tape in conversations in which they appeared to discuss the bribes to be received with Sitki Ayan.

In 2012, Ali Demirhan, stalwart of President Erdogan's AKP Party, became Doyen's new legal advisor. Demirhan is described as a “close friend and partner” of the Arifs.
Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, ex- wife of Prince “Randy Andy” Andrew became embroiled in a scandal involving children. The Turkish Ministry of Justice even issued an international arrest warrant. Ferguson turned for help to her Turkish friends in London, Arif “Arif” Efendi, son of Tevfik Arif, and Demirhan. Doyen drafted an apology letter addressed to Erdogan explaining the misunderstanding. The charges against Ferguson were subsequently dropped: https://theblacksea.eu/index.php?idT...&recType=story

See Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Arif “Arif” Efendi in Yalta, Ukraine.

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Default Tevfik Arif – child abuse

There are a lot of stories on the internet about Felix Sater, which portray Tevfik “Skip” Arif (born Tofic Arifov) as some sort of bit player. It looks like Arif is too big for jail, and effectively above the law, while Sater is nothing more than a gopher for the big shots.
There are some stories in French about the money laundering Doyen Group, and in Turkish about the Arif family, but by far the best (or only) site in English I’ve found on Arif himself is the Blacksea site.
This post is about the child trafficking charges against Tevfik Arif. I’ll also present some information on another paedophile sex ring to which Donald Trump was connected, Jeffrey Epstein, and the involvement of Robert Mueller in the “Franklin cover-up”...

First some more on the child trafficking charges against Tevfik Arif in Turkey in 2010 (Arif has been a resident of New York City since the 1990s).
On 28 September 2010, Arif was arrested by the Turkish police for running a prostitution ring onboard a luxury yacht. The 9 young women between 18 and 23 from Russia on board were suspected of being prostitutes.
The yacht had been rented by the Kazakh-based billionaire and Belgian citizen Alexander Mashkevitch, the president of metal and mining Eurasian National Resources Corporation (ENRC) and a member of the World Jewish Congress. Mashkevitch was also a strategic partner with Bayrock, and a friend of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Among the other guests on board were Mashkevitch’s colleagues at ENRC, Patokh Chodiev and Alijan Ibragimov (together called the “Kazakh trio”, although they’re not Kazakhs). It was also reported that Telman Ismailov, a Kazakh-American businessman and senior aide to the Kazakh prime minister, was on board.

The Turkish newspaper Vatan, reported that Kanat Saudabayev, secretary of state in Kazakhstan, was also on the yacht, which was quickly denied. Saudabayev has been a friend of Kazakh President Nazarbayev since 1968, and is a former Ambassador to Turkey, the UK and the USA. Saudabayev was a close associate of Mashkevitch, and according to Wikileaks cables had used Mashkevitch's homes in Almaty and Astana, Kazakhstan, to host visiting American dignitaries.

A former employee of Alexander Mashkevitch said that:
Mashkevitch and Bazhaev were sometimes talking everyday to each other. (…)
Chodiev and Ibragimov don't like to work with him, but Mashkevitch is still in business with him.
Bazhaev is close to none other than Vladimir Putin. Last year he was entertained at the Kremlin, where he presented a $46 million project for a sports and music centre in Bethlehem in the Occupied Territories. Putin spoke the following words to Bazhaev at this occasion:
I congratulate you on this project. I think that people in Palestine will enjoy it and remember those who actually carried out the project.
See Musa Bazhaev and Putin.

Tevfik Arif was charged with trafficking girls as young as 15 for sex from modelling agencies in Russia, which he denied.
In early 2010, the police was informed that Musa Celik and Gunduz Akdeniz were involved in providing underage prostitutes to rich clients. Gunduz was called “The Uncle”, Tevfik was “The Boss, and the girls were called “models”.
The Uncle” would call Celik to supply teenagers from Russia (particularly, girls of 16 and younger).
On 20 February 2010, Musa Celik asks Olga via SMS for women from Eastern Europe. Olga asks “Do you want all models for sex?”, to which Celik replies “Olga, client wants sex”.

On 4 March 2010, Akdeniz asks Celik about a girl called Vasilisa “the one who is 15” and asks if her friends will also come to Turkey. The next day, Akdeniz tells him that “The Boss, demands more photos of better looking girls”.
On 12 March, Akdeniz tells Celik that the price is raised from $1,000 to $1,500 for girls of 16 or younger.
On 15 March, the cops stop a black 2005 Mercedes Vito on the suburbs of Belek. Tevfik Arif’s driver, Kemal Tokay, is transporting foreign girls, including the 15 year-old Vasilisa and 16 year-old German Stefania. Vasilisa and her friend later released a statement that they were not prostitutes.
On 16 March, at the Rixos Premium Hotel the girls walk through the corridors without checking in. The receptionist demands information; Celik answers they are guests of Gunduz. During this time, Tevfik Arif stays at the hotel.

After Gunduz informs Arif that he’s being watched by the police, they only hire and transport women over 18, which is still human trafficking according to Turkish law.
In the trial, Tevfik and his gang are charged with trafficking girls under 18 to Turkey for prostitution. Tevfik and Akdeniz deny all accusations, but Celik admits:
In March of 2010 I brought in very young girls. They were 16 or 17. I brought them in at Tevfik Arif’s request. To be precise, Gunduz Akdeniz phoned me with that request.
On 11 April 2011, the court acquits Tevfik Arif, but Musa Celik, Gunduz Akdeniz and 2 others, are sentenced to 2 years in prison for “mediation in prostitution, finding a place and inducing to prostitution”: https://theblacksea.eu/index.php?idT...&recType=story
(archived here: http://archive.is/QLNLU)

This is the third time that I hear about a close associate of Donald Trump that sexually abused underage girls (beside Tevfik Arif, John Casablancas and Jeffrey Epstein).
Jeffrey Epstein was a friend of both Donald Trump and the Clintons, and a member of the Mar-a-Lago, where he and Ghislaine Maxwell even recruited the underage Virginia Robert for their paedophile sex ring.
After a yearlong investigation that started in 2005, 20 girls testified they were sexually abused between the ages of 14 and 17 by Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein served a total of 13 months in prison: he was out on “work release” up to 16 hours a day for 6 days a week, so only in for the nights. Part of the deal was that his powerful “friends”, including Prince Andrew that was even flown to visit Epstein in Donald Trump’s private jet, that abused children, got off the hook.
The sweet deal was made with Alex Acosta (these days Trump’s Secretary of Labour): https://forum.davidicke.com/showpost...postcount=2809

The following picture shows Nat Rothschild, the son of Baron Jacob Rothschild who dated Ivanka Trump before she got engaged with Jared Kushner, Nefer Suvio, Nick Rhodes and Ghislaine Maxwell at The Royal Albert Hall in July 2013.

I had already learned that Robert Mueller is connected to the same Brian McCauley, who received $28,000 for “Consultancy” of the Inovo BV half a million paid to the Flynn Intel Group, but recently I’ve learned that Mueller has also been involved in the “Franklin cover-up”.
In the 1980s a huge amount of children were sexually abused by a group that went all the way to Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr. Larry King (not the TV-host) was used for a scapegoat: https://forum.davidicke.com/showpost...6&postcount=12

Here’s the report compiled by the late FBI-agent Ted L. Gunderson, who sent letters to law enforcement agencies, knowing in advance that the scandal would be covered up: http://media1.7x.cz/files/media1:50f...ers+Report.pdf

Here’s Robert Mueller’s reply to the 11 March 1992 letter by Gunderson, with the conclusion that there is “no evidence of misconduct by FBI personnel that would justify your charge of obstruction of justice”.

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Here’s some more on Tevfik Arif (based on a long story from the Blacksea site)...
Tevfik Arif (Tofic Arifov) moved to Turkey in 1993, and shortly after emigrated to the US with wife and children.

Musa Bazhaev, head of Alliance Group in Russia, was also on the Savarona boat with the prostitutes in September 2010…
Bazhaev inherited Alliance Group in 2000, after the death of his brother Zia (son-in-law of Nazarbayev). Bazhaev tried to get Mashkevich to join a possible oil deal between Alliance Group and CapFox Congo, owned by Khulubuse Zuma, nephew of Jacob Zuma (the South African president).
See from left to right: Bazhaev, Alexander Mashkevich, and Tevfik Arif.

Patokh Chodiev has said that the “Kazakh trio” (Chodiev, Mashkevich and Alijan Ibragimov) first met the London based billionaires, David and Simon Reuben, in the spring of 1992.
Tevfik was recruited by the Trans World Group because of his good connections in Kazakhstan. Tevfik’s younger brother, Refik Arif, was senior manager at the Kazakh Ministry of Industry from 1991 to 1999.
Trans World was started around 1991 by the Reubens and Uzbekistan-born Israeli oligarchs, Lev and Michael Cherney. It was the successor to Trans Commodities, an import/export business of the Ukrainian Semyon “Sam” Kislin, who employed the Cherneys in the late 1980s.

Sam Kislin, who emigrated from the Soviet Union to the USA in the early 1970s, is part of the Solntsevskaya Russian (Yaponchik) mafia group based in New York of Vyacheslav Ivankov (according to FBI reports). Ivankov, who once owned a condo in Trump Tower, was the right hand man of Semion Mogilevich, who was considered one of the most powerful crime bosses in the Soviet Union. Ivankov was assassinated in Moscow in 2009.
The “Kazakh trio” and the Reubens set up a network of offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), including KazChrome. It is alleged that the Reubens and Cherneys hired contract killers to murder their competition in the aluminium sector.

I can remember the Reuben brothers, who own the Millbank tower, from where the video of the see-through car that reportedly smashed pedestrians on Westminster Bridge on 22 March was made.
Millbank tower is home to the Henry Jackson Society (think tank), whose members include MP’s, former heads of British intelligence agencies, CFR, Homeland security, Israel, NATO, and former CIA-director James Woolsey...
The Reuben brothers have contributed to a campaign of Boris Johnson (who was in the Bullingdon club with Nat Rothschild and David Cameron).

Rixos owns 20 hotels across the world, mostly in Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Russia and UAE, with an annual revenue of around half a billion euro. Sembol is one of Turkey’s leading construction companies; its turnover is estimated at nearly $1.5 billion, mostly through public contracts in Kazakhstan, and also building 4 Rixos hotels. Secret documents disclosed by Football Leaks show that by a hidden arrangement Tevfik Arif owns a majority share in Rixos and Sembol.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) decrees that a new committee will decide on investments, which includes Tevfik, Fettah Tamince, Mutlu Simayli, and Eugene Jaffe of Salford Capital Partners. Salford is a London based investment firm that was reputedly owned by the deceased oligarchs Badri Patarkatsishvili (from Georgia) and Boris Berezovsky (from Russia). In 2010 and 2011, the Arifs provided Berezovsky – under his alias “Platon Elenin” - with 2 unsecured loans totalling 6.5 million GBP (around 8 million Euros).
In the mid-2000s, Felix Sater became a senior advisor to Rixos and Sembol, a position he still holds.
On the Rixos board is the Ukrainian Igor Gumenyuk, an associate of Rinat Akhmetov, owner of the Shaktar Donetsk soccer team.

Bayrock Capital was housed in the Trump Towers in New York. Tevfik appointed Burak Yeneroglu as president of Bayrock. Yeneroglu lives in a mansion opposite Tevfik in Miami. Yeneroglu raised $652,000 for Obama's re-election campaign.
The Sapir Organization, owned by Georgian property developer Sapir Tamir, partnered with Bayrock. Sapir and Sam Kislin were guests at the weddings of Tevfik’s children - along with the Kazakh trio, Musa Bazhaev, the Reuben brothers, Telman Ismailov, and Leonid Bilunov (reportedly a Russian mobster operating from Monaco).

In March 2012, Ali Demirhan introduced Doyen Capital's vice president, Tevfik Eren to Sadik Albayrak (father of Berat Albayrak) Murat Ulgen (CEO of Besiktas), and Ali Agaoglu (a real estate magnate close to Erdogan). Agaoglu has been accused of bribing Bilal Erdogan, by donating millions to his education foundation Turgev.

There was also an obvious fraud involving Doyen Natural Resources (DNR) based in Panama, Efendi Arif's Lomisa Trust and Kamelot Enerji (Doyen’s Turkish coal company) – all 3 Arif companies.
DNR bought coal for around $180 per tonne, and then traded it to Kamelot for ten dollars more. Kamelot’s financial records for 2014 and 2015 show millions in losses, while continuing to buy and sell coal. DNR's Credit Suisse statements show millions being paid into the family’s trusts, including the Carlyle Trust, based in the BVI that owns the London mansion.
The profits should have been taxed in Britain or Turkey, but DNR was quickly liquidated, when the money had disappeared.
In 2012, Gubre Gida Kimya (GGK, also part of the Doyen Group) purchased Kamelot Enerji for $12.1 million: https://theblacksea.eu/index.php?idT...&recType=story
(archived here: http://archive.fo/nzDL3)

Starting in August 2014, DNR began gifting money to Lomisa. A letter shows that DNR “gifted an additional amount of USD $41,100,000.00 (forty one million one hundred thousand US dollars)” to Lomisa Trust, which brings "the total amount gifted to the Trust to $”.
The mentioned Eristavi Limited is a Guernsey-based company owned by the Lomisa Trust.
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Real estate is of course used to launder money, but professional team sports – like soccer – can do this much faster.
This can be done especially fast when transfer prices for players are inflated. At this moment even millions of Euros are paid for “average” players.

In 2008, the hedge fund Doyen Group of the Arif family began “investing” in professional football. Doyen Sports Investments Limited, of the Doyen Group, is very active in financing Third-Party Ownership (TPO) of contracts for soccer players.
Nélio Freire Lucas founded Doyen Sports in 2011, and describes this process as "Third Party Investment". As opposed to TPO, which has recently been banned by the FIFA.
From 2011 to 2016, Doyen invested €170 million in association football.
Doyen Sports lends money to professional football clubs for transfers. The club has 3 years to repay its debt, if they can’t they are forced to resell the players. Doyen gets a percentage of the transfer. In this way Doyen (and affiliated funds and club owners) can keep on inflating the prices indefinitely (controlling both the selling and the buying club)…

Doyen Group's financial division, Doyen Capital LLP, is based in London. Doyen Capital has the same address as Doyen Group and is headed by Nélio Lucas, Simon Oliveira, and Matthew Kay.
Doyen Capital LLP is the origin of funding for Doyen Sports and Doyen Sports Investments Limited, which has 4 shareholders: Malik Ali; Claudio Tonolla (Swiss investor, residing in Malta); Nelio Lucas and Ali Lüftü Ethem Kadirgan.
The main investors of the Doyen Group remain anonymous, except for three people:
- Fettah Tamince, a relative of Turkish President Erdogan, who owns Star Media Group and the hotel chain Rixos (together with Tevfik Arif);
- Erick Thohir, an Indonesian billionaire who bought Inter Milan;
- Tevfik Arif.

Nélio Lucas owns 20% of the Doyen Group subsidiary Doyen Natural Resources through shell corporations in tax havens.
The nucleus of shareholders at Doyen Group are, Tevfik Arif and 3 of his sons: Refik (Doyen Capital LLP and Doyen Global Limited); Efendi (Doyen Capital Services Limited) and Kemal (Doyen Capital).
Benington Group Assets also holds 80% of the shares of Doyen Sports Investments Limited.

Doyen Sports reportedly paid €10.8 million in secret commissions for the transfer of various players (including the French Kondogbia and Mangala and the Colombian Radamel Falcao), using shell companies. According to Football Leaks, the companies Rixos, Denos and PMCI, are used: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doyen_Group
(archived here: http://archive.fo/LVvLV)

The Blacksea site (again) has an interesting story on the transfer of Kondogbia.
Sevilla only wished to sell the Frenchman for 20 million Euros, and Fifa rules prohibit investment funds from influencing transfers.
In August 2013, Nelio Lucas arranged a party in Miami, involving prostitutes, to convince Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, to buy Kondogbia for 20 million Euros. The location was the Arif residence on Fisher Island, a short distance from Miami Beach.
The transfer to Real didn’t work out, and it was Monaco that paid the 20 million for Kondogbia.
Lucas texted to Arif “Great deal for us”, Arif replied: “Congrats bro!!!!!!!”.

The transfer gave Doyen Sport a net profit of 7.8 million Euros, a return of 524% on its initial “investment” in only one year (that’s money laundering the fast way…).
One year after the transfers, Lucas used the Denos limited shell company, registered in Ras al-Khaimah (part of the United Arab Emirates). On 17 July 2014, Doyen Sports paid 1.3 million Euro to Denos, 785,865 Euro for the transfer of Kondogbia and 533,190 Euro for Falcao. The Football Leaks documents don’t reveal to whom the money ultimately went.

In December 2014, Italian football agent Gianluca Fiorini filed a complaint, in which he accused Doyen Sports of committing “grave abuse” in Kondogbia’s transfer to Monaco because it controlled both the player’s agent and the agent for then Monaco manager Claudio Ranieri.
Fiorini said Spanish agent Juan Manuel Lopez (who was Kondogbia’s agent) had “invested” in Doyen Sports, just like his Italian colleague Giuseppe Bozzo, who was Ranieri’s agent. Lopez is one of Nelio Lucas’s professional collaborators, and Bozzo has been appointed by Nelio Lucas as the exclusive representative for Doyen Sports in Italy.
Fifa also suspected that a secret payment of 500,000 Euro was made during Kondogbia’s transfer from French club Lens to Sevilla in 2012.
At the beginning of 2016, the Fifa sentenced Sevilla to a formal warning and a fine of 55,000 Swiss francs. Sevilla appealed the sentence: https://theblacksea.eu/index.php?idT...&recType=story
(archived here: http://archive.fo/Ej9CI)

Here is Donald Trump with Tevfik and Efendi Arif.
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The stories that I found so far from the Blacksea site were interesting; but I have found even better stuff (maybe in a next post...). For anybody that wants to check it out for themselves, better be quick, it could disappear without a trace: https://theblacksea.eu/?idT=88&idC=88

Today I walked into a bookstore, searching for something interesting.
A 400 page biography about Donald Trump caught my eye, written by the award winning Marc Fisher and Michael Kranish of The Washington Post.
In this relatively thick book, nothing is mentioned about Tofik Arifov (a.k.a. Tevfik Arif). The Bayrock Group is mentioned on a single page in the book. It mentions that Felix Sater had been in jail, and that Trump has denied remembering Sater, and that’s about the whole story. That’s the state of journalism in 2017…

Since 2013, the The Washington Post is owned by one of the richest men in the world, Jeff Bezos, who is best known as the founder, CEO and biggest shareholder of Amazon.com.
An interesting story is that Amazon made a $600 million deal with the CIA: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/18/bu...eff-bezos.html
After Hillary Clinton lost the Presidential election, John Podesta joined the Washington Post as a columnist….

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Doyen Sports reportedly paid €10.8 million in secret commissions for the transfer of various players (including the French Kondogbia and Mangala and the Colombian Radamel Falcao), using shell companies. According to Football Leaks, the companies Rixos, Denos and PMCI, are used: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doyen_Group
(archived here: http://archive.fo/LVvLV)
For some reason the “independent” Wikipedia has deleted interesting information…
I think that this is the most interesting of the archived versions of this page, with quoted below the part that has been deleted: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php...ldid=768855025

According to Bloomberg News as of 2015, the main investors of the Doyen Group remained anonymous, except for three people:
• Fettah Tamince, a relative of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; runs and owns the Turkish hotel chain Rixos and Star Media Group;
• Tevfik Arif, Turkish Kazakh owner of the Bayrock Group,[15][16] a New York-based real estate developer and partner of Fettah Tamince and Donald Trump.[17]
• Erick Thohir, an Indonesian billionaire who bought Inter Milan
Four members of the Arif family form the nucleus of shareholders at Doyen Group: Tevfik Arif and three of his sons: Refik (Doyen Capital LLP and Doyen Global Limited); Efendi (Doyen Capital Services Limited) and Kemal (Doyen Capital; 2011–2013);[1]
The Arif family made a fortune through the privatization of a chemical plant in Kazakhstan during the collapse of the USSR before financing the investment fund "Doyen Sports" to the tune of €75 million and hiding this money in dozens of offshore companies in "tax havens such as Panama, Isle of Man, the Netherlands, Malta or the British Virgin Islands".[6] The Doyen Group has always kept the source of its funds secret; According to the newspaper L'Équipe (based on information from the "Football Leaks"), this could be motivated by "fiscal reasons" but also by the origin of the family fortune of the "Arif clan" built from the ruins of the former USSR by "appropriating mines and factories at low prices, with the support of corrupt politicians and organized crime (...) protectors apparently so dangerous that they can ruin The Arif family with a finger snap." It is this sulphurous silver (€300 million siphoned in a Kazakh chemical factory) that financed Doyen Sports. €75 million paid by Refik Arif, which affects interest but does not appear anywhere, hidden behind an offshore shell driven by a nominee, a nephew Arif"[6] who specifies that Bloomberg had identified in 2013 one of the shareholders of the Doyen group, Turkish naturalized Kazakh businessman Tevfik Arif.

Following is an official document by the Turkish prosecutor on the human trafficking case against Tevfik Arif and his gang of paedophiles: https://theblacksea.eu/RES/uploads/f...20docs_ocr.pdf
The most important addition to what is already in this thread about the prostitute scandal (including sexual abuse of underage girls), is that at least one 16-year-old flew to Miami to satisfy the sexual pleasures of some dirty old men:
Erkan Akdeniz: but, as far as I know, the 16 years old girl went to Miami, apparently, it was earlier, no, it's not important, forget it
Erkan Akdeniz: 16 years old already were, she is already 17, and she went to America 4-5 times
Erkan Akdeniz: the 16-year-olds went to Miami earlier, as far as I know, but OK, it doesn't matter, I'm not going to mix anything up

In this thread is information on the “business” connections between the Trump Organization, and the elite of Russia, Turkey and Kazakhstan, going all the way to the top – President Putin, President Erdogan, President Nazarbayev, the Dutch Royal family and George Soros.
For a fuller picture, look at the following site with some connections between Putin’s Russia, Roman Abramovich, Queen Elizabeth and Rothschild: http://www.dzig.de/sites/default/fil...ockefeller.htm
(archived here: http://archive.li/BVRgq)

Now to the main topic for this post – Chabad, an international Hasidic movement with ties to both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
The Chabad-Lubavitch movement was founded in Lithuania in 1775; its total number of members these days is estimated at 10,000 to 100,000.
Roman Abramovich was reportedly the first person to recommend to Yeltsin to choose Putin as his successor.
In 1999, Putin enlisted the oligarchs Lev Leviev and Roman Abramovich, to create the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia under the leadership of Chabad rabbi Berel Lazar. Leviev and Abramovich would become Chabad’s biggest patrons worldwide.

In December 2007, Trump hosted the wedding of Sapir’s daughter, Zina, and Leviev’s right-hand man, Rosen, at Mar-a-Lago. A few months later, Leviev met Trump to discuss potential deals in Moscow. Trump has called Sapir “a great friend”.
In June 2008, Zina Sapir and Rosen held a bris for their newborn son. Trump and Jared Kushner attended the bris.

Kushner married Ivanka Trump and in 2015 bought the old New York Times building on West 43rd Street from Leviev for $295 million.
Ivanka and Jared also formed a close relationship with Abramovich’s wife, Dasha Zhukova.
Ivanka and Jared, attend the worshipping ceremonies at a Chabad synagogue in Washington.

Bayrock-Sapir, (then) led by Soviet émigrés Tevfik Arif, Felix Sater and Tamir Sapir, are all 3 connected to Chabad.
Sater and another Bayrock employee, Daniel Ridloff, who at one time both worked for the Trump Organization, belong to the Port Washington Chabad house. Sater told POLITICO that he sits on the boards of numerous Chabad entities in the US and abroad.
In 2014, the Port Washington Chabad house named Sater its “man of the year”. At the ceremony honouring Sater, the Chabad’s founder, Shalom Paltiel, told that he once received special clearance to accompany Sater in a ceremony at the federal building in Manhattan. There several intelligence agents applauded Sater’s secret work and told him: “stuff that was more fantastic, and more unbelievable, than anything he [Sater] had been telling me”.
See the award ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSpFtCmoD5o

Paltiel is also close to “Putin’s rabbi” Lazar, calling Lazar “my dear friend and mentor”.
I have to admit that some of the stuff surrounding Trump, is almost too fantastic for me to believe…

According to the Times, in late January of this year, Sater met Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to discuss a Ukraine peace deal to end US sanctions on Russia. Cohen then delivered this to Michael Flynn at the White House. Cohen himself is a regular presence at the Midtown Chabad on Fifth Avenue: http://www.politico.com/magazine/sto...d-putin-215007
(archived here: http://archive.li/jd6FZ)

Dasha Zhukova would host Ivanka and Jared Kushner in Russia in 2014 and even attended Trump’s inauguration as their guest in January.
Zhukova is also a friend and business partner of Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife Wendi Deng, one of Ivanka’s closest friends, and a friend of Karlie Kloss, the long-time girlfriend of Jared’s brother, Josh Kushner.
In 2016, Jared and Ivanka Kushner shared a box at the US Open with amongst others Zhukova and Deng: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...atch-Open.html

See the picture at the US Open (clockwise from top left): Michael Kives, Wendi Deng, unknown guest, John Hess, Princess Beatrice, Karlie Kloss, Dasha Zhukova, David Geffen, Michael Hess, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.

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I’ve found a (pretty complete) story on the US lobby firms that have registered with the US Department of Justice as a Turkish agent.

Gephardt Group, founded by former House Democratic leader Dick Gephardt was hired by Turkey from February to December of 2016 for $1.7 million (this includes the period of the “coup”).
Gephardt subcontracted: i) the Capitol Counsel for $32,000 each month; ii) Madison Group $20,000 each month; iii) McBee Signal $20,000 each month; iv) Jim Arnold $20,000 each month; v) MediaFix for $9,000 per month.

The Gephardt Group also sub-contracted Capitol Counsel LLC, led by former Republican Congressman Jim McCrery, for $32,000 a month.
The Gephardt Group also sub-contracted Greenberg Traurig LLP, where Rudy Giuliani works, for $40,000 a month.
Greenberg Traurig in turn subcontracted The Daschle Group, founded by former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. The Daschle Group will receive $432,000 in 2017.

Turkey also paid APCO Associates $741,000 in 2016.

Turkey and its embassy hired Amsterdam & Partners LLC for $50,000 each month.
Amsterdam subcontracted Mercury, of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, for $20,000 per month.
For more information on Mercury’s involvement in (covering up) “Russiagate”: https://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=319462

In May 2017, Burson-Marsteller signed a contract with the Turkish Embassy for $1.1 million till the end of the year, shortly before Erdogan’s visit (when Erdogan’s troops beat up some protesters).

The Brookings Institution received multi-year six-figure “gifts” from the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD).

In 2013, the Atlantic Council released a list of “foreign government entities” that have given funds over the previous five years. The list includes Turkish firms.
In 2015, the Atlantic Council received “gifts” from the Turkish government and other sources affiliated with the Turkish government.
The Atlantic Council arranged a forum at the Turkish Ambassador’s residence for Erdogan to pitch luminaries like Madeline Albright, William Cohen, and David Petraeus.

HalkBank, a Turkish state bank, recently hired former Congressman Bob Wexler and Ballard Partners for $375,000 per quarter. Mehmet Hakan Atilla, Halkbank’s deputy general manager, has been charged by the Justice Department for conspiring to evade sanctions on Iran: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b0390a1564def5
(archived here: http://archive.is/xAmap)

Brian Ballard’s firm, Ballard Partners, will be paid $1.5 million from 15 May 2017 to 14 May 2018.
Brian Ballard is a long-time lobbyist for Donald Trump, and raised $16 million for Trump’s presidential campaign. Trump called him after purchasing Mar-a-Largo in 1985, and paid Ballard at least $460,000 from 2013 to 2015 for lobbying work.
This year Burson-Marsteller was hired by Turkey. From 2012 to 2015, it was lobbying for the Alliance for Shared Values, a group tied Erdogan’s partner in crime, Fethullah Gulen: https://armenianweekly.com/2017/06/2...-and-pr-firms/

In November 2015, Turkish prime minister for the AKP, Ahmet Davutoglu, also hired Burson-Marsteller: https://euobserver.com/foreign/131009

On 4 August, a couple of weeks after the “coup”, Turkey hired global public relations firm APCO Worldwide to perform “crisis communications” to spin the “coup” into something that increases Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s power.
APCO Worldwide will provide:
media relations, crisis communications, third party outreach, and social media strategy and development within the United States all in furtherance of promoting positive relations between the Republic of Turkey and the United States
Gephardt Government Affairs, has worked for Turkey since 2008: http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbyi...r-coup-attempt

For more information on the July 2016 “coup” that was staged in Turkey: https://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=319407
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Default Solntsevskaya, Birshtein, Mogilevich, Shnaider, YBM

I’m afraid I’m having some troubles distinguishing between Turkeygate, Kazakhgate, Ukrainegate and Russiagate...

In 1994–96, under the infamous “loans-for-shares” program, Russia privatised 150 state-owned companies for just $12 billion.
The principal beneficiaries of this cartelisation, were just 25 or so oligarchs with the right insider connections. The needed money to buy the companies was mostly loaned from the Russian state, who in turn had loaned it from the World Bank, IMF, and the Clinton Administration (USAID).
Many banks, private bankers, hedge funds, law firms, accounting firms, leading oil companies (like ExxonMobil and BP), as well as needy borrowers, like the Trump Organization, effectively looted the post-Soviet spoils.

In 2005, according to a Wikileaks cable, Patokh Chodiev (referred to as “Fatokh Shodiyev”) attended the birthday party of reputed Uzbek mob boss Salim Abduvaliyeva and presented him with a $10,000 “gift”.
Wikileaks cables from November 2010, describe a close relationship between “the Kazakh Trio” and the Nazarbayev kleptocracy.
Chodiev and Alexander Mashkevich were also partners in crime with the Russian-Canadian businessman, Boris J. Birshtein. Birshtein was also in business with the reputed head of Solntsevskaya Bratva - Sergei Mikhavlov. According to Fortune in 2014, Solntsevskaya was the world’s highest-grossing organised crime group.

In 1991, while in law school, young Alex Shnaider started working for Birshtein at Seabeco’s Zurich headquarters. When Alex Shnaider had become a Canadian billionaire, he financed the 70-story Trump hotel-tower in Toronto, Canada (which opened in 2012). Shnaider reportedly owns Talon International Development, which oversaw construction of the Toronto Trump hotel-tower.
In 2008, the previously mentioned money laundering Iceland’s FL Group extended a €45.8 million loan to “poor” billionaire Alex Shnaider so he could buy a yacht.
There are rumours about a secret US Federal Reserve report on Iceland banks that were laundering Russian money.

On 23 October 2009, Felix Sater, after turning government informer, got a $25,000 fine, no jail time or probation for his $40 million fraud. The court files remained sealed...

Reportedly Donald Trump has personally sold five separate condos in Trump Tower to David Bogatin. David’s brother Jacob Bogatin was CEO of the ghost company YBM Magnex International. YBM was founded in 1995 indirectly in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania by "the Brainy Don" Semion Mogilevich, who earned a spot on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list.
In 2003, Mogilevich was indicted in Philadelphia on 45 felony counts for this $150 million stock fraud. There is no chance that Russia will ever extradite Mogilevich. Jacob Bogatin was also indicted in the Philadelphia case.
Another key Mogilevich lieutenant in the US during the 1990s, Vyacheslav Ivankov, also once resided at the Trump Tower: https://www.the-american-interest.co...n-connections/
(archived here: http://archive.is/gkiZX)

Mogilevich ran his YBM scam from Budapest, with $2.4-million to start it up. To make YBM look legitimate, he bribed lawyers and accountants and set up a network of shell companies to disguise his ownership.
YBM issued press releases and held investor conferences about its success. The trust in the phantom company was increased by having former Ontario Premier David Peterson on its board.
In 1997, YBM unsuccessfully applied for a listing on the US stock markets.
Shares in YBM on the Toronto Stock Exchange rose from 10 cents per share in July 1994 to $20.15 in March 1998. Mogilevich made a nice profit of $18.4 million.

In 1998, the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice got a tip that YBM had (unsuccessfully) offered its auditors a $500,000 bribe to certify its financial statements.
When the FBI raided YBM’s headquarters there were no magnets (to be sold) at all: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/glob...article556022/
(archived here: http://archive.is/j2e9G)

According to an August 1996 report by the FBI, Boris Birshtein hosted "a summit meeting of Russian organised crime figures" at his office in Tel Aviv in October 1995.
Participants in this meeting included Sergei Mikhailov and Semion Mogilevich.

In 1999, Olexander Volkov was a top adviser to Leonid Kuchma (Ukrainian President from July 1994 to January 2005).
Belgian investigators revealed that Volkov was associated with the Russian Solntsevskaya crime syndicate.
Kuchma's political rivals used the media to criticise his connections to Birshtein.
Belgian prosecutors have confirmed that at least $5 million of the transfers to Volkov from September 1994 to January 1996, came from companies or associates of Boris Birshtein: http://willzuzak.ca/lp/clover01.html
(archived here: http://archive.is/n2izj)

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Because of Tevfik Arif, I had almost forgotten about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
It looks like Erdogan is caught in some money laundering scandals.

The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party CHP, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, claims he has documents to prove that members of Erdogan’s family and their allies, in late 2011 and early 2012, transferred $15 million to offshore company Bellway Limited, registered in the British Isle of Man.
According to Kilicdaroglu, Erdogan’s brother Mustafa, his eldest son Ahmet Burak, and brother-in-law Ziya Ilgen - each paid $3.75 million into the Bellway account. Close associates reportedly also made payments to this account, including $2.25 million from Osman Ketenci (Ahmet Burak’s father-in-law), and $1.5 million from Mustafa Gündogan (Erdogan’s former private secretary).

Erdogan responded to the allegations:
Do you have any proof of your allegations? If so, show them to the public… If Tayyip Erdogan has a penny abroad, in any bank, come out and prove it. When you prove it, I give you the guarantee that I will not stay in the Presidency one more minute.
Photos taken of Kilicdaroglu’s documents with snippets of SWIFT transactions, suggest that the money goes in the opposite direction: the Erdogans and associates didn’t pay but received millions from Bellway Limited.

The Erdogan family owns 2 other offshore company (besides Bellway Limited) - Pal Shipping Trader One Ltd in Malta, and Bumerz Limited (owned by Ziya Ilgen) on the Isle of Man.
Since around 2008, the Erdogan family has operated a network of companies from Malta to Turkey to the Isle of Man. The opaque offshore network is designed to obscure the family’s ownership of the $25 million oil tanker Agdash, built in 2007.

The bill for the Agdash tanker was paid by 2 businessmen close to the Erdogan family. The first is childhood friend of Erdogan Sitki Ayan – mentioned by Kilicdaroglu -, who provided a $7 million “loan” from his Turkish company Som Petrol. The second is Mübariz Mansimov, president of shipping conglomerate Palmali Shipping, who provided the remaining $18 million.
The Erdogans never repaid the “loans”. Instead, they leased the ship to the same billionaire Azeri-Turkish businessman Mübariz Mansimov, who had already paid millions for the oil tanker in 2007.

In November 2011, shares in the Erdogan’s Turkish company, Bumerz Denizcilik, were transferred to Bellway Limited, which was set up by Sitki Ayan using an Isle of Man service company called Equiom. Sitki’s son, Bahaddin Ayan, and employee of Sitki Ayan, Kasim Oztas, appear as directors on several companies in the offshore network - Pal Shipping Trader One, Bumerz Limited, Bumerz Denizcilik, and Bellway Limited: https://theblacksea.eu/malta-files/a...ffshore-update
(archived here: http://archive.is/B9HjT)

I’ve found the court document that describes the complaint of attorney Frederick Oberlander, against Bayrock, Tevfik Arif and Felix “Satter” Sater dated 10 May 2010 (6 MB, 165 pages): https://assets.documentcloud.org/doc...-Complaint.pdf

It really is a bizarre strategy. This was a civil case, where the attorney describes criminal wrongdoing. It’s more like a description of how the Department of Justice and IRS are helping Arif and Sater in their criminal activities.
Then argues that because the defendants hid the money they took, his clients (that were working for this criminal organisation) are entitled to part of the money they “skimmed”.

There are 2 main topics in this document:
1) Tax evasion.
2) Taking millions of dollars.

I find the tax evasion boring.
They simply booked “profits” as “loans” (with the help of deaf, dumb and blind accountants) and, when you borrow money, you can’t be expected to pay taxes…
40. One way they did this was to use Bayrock to skim millions of dollars of cash, giving Satter a million dollar a year unreported income and causing Bayrock Group to execute a sham “note” with him, a note Arif and Schwarz have admitted on MP3 was never meant to be repaid
125. The Satter Frauds II. By late 2007, Satter’s $1,000,000 skims had reached $3,750,000

They showed the FL group from Iceland, since 2008 known as Stodir, a portfolio that included developing property for hundreds of millions of dollars, and sold FL a stake in the “Four Subs” enterprise for $50 million, which they skimmed:
534. The terms of FL’s partnership and “trial merger” with Bayrock called for FL to transfer S50.000.000 and other consideration in return for. inter alia, a partner’s share of the distributions expected to flow up front the Four Projects into the Four Subs, 1(518.
560. So all through January, February, March, and April, Arif, Satter, and Schwarz were negotiating a deal that would repay hidden interests in Russia and Kazakhstan on behalf of Arif, would give Arif $8,000,000, millions more than he had in personally given what he had already taken out from Michael Samuel’s payment and other withdrawals, would pay Arifs taxes, would pay an old Mafia buddy of Satter’s, possibly do other things for Satter with or without kickback from Lauria, but otherwise do nothing for Bayrock or anyone else, particularly Schwarz.

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On 23 October 2009, Felix Sater, after turning government informer, got a $25,000 fine, no jail time or probation for his $40 million fraud. The court files remained sealed...
What’s also interesting is that Felix Sater had been partners in crime with the Gambino crime family in this $40 million fraud:
209. Twenty of Satter’s White Rock confederates, including members of the Bonanno, Gambino, and Colombo Mafia organized crime families, were also convicted, many on racketeering charges. Most were sentenced to prison terms and multimillion dollar restitution.

This is all the more interesting, because in one of those strange coincidences, President elect Donald Trump rang in the New Year at the Mar-a-Lago with Joseph Cinque - a convicted felon with ties to the Gambino crime family boss John Gotti.
The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, owned and operated by Cinque, has awarded more than a dozen of Trump's golf courses, hotels, casinos and private clubs with so-called "Star Diamond" awards. Trump was listed on the company's website as its "ambassador extraordinaire", and he appeared in a 2009 video in which he complemented Cinque: "There's nobody like him. He's a special guy". About half of the roughly 30 people listed as "trustees" to the Academy are associates of Trump.
Donald simply denied knowing anything about his criminal past: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/poli...icle-1.2932315

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In March 2016, Reza Zarrab was arrested by FBI agents in Miami. Zarrab was very close to Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Zarrab was arrested for violating sanctions against Iran, with the support of the Erdogan administration, by buying oil and natural gas in exchange for gold.
The Minister for the Economy, Zafer Caglayan, received kickbacks of over 45 million dollars worth of cash and luxury goods from Zarrab.

When police entered the home of Süleyman Aslan, CEO of Halk Bank, which Zarrab used to launder his money, they found shoeboxes filled with 4.5 million dollars.
In March/April 2017, the FBI agents arrested Mehmet Hakan Atilla, deputy CEO of Halk Bank, when he arrived at JFK Airport, New York (obviously not concerned with legal problems…).

Zarrab fired most of his lawyers and hired Rudy Giuliani (close to President Donald) and Michael Mukasey (former US Attorney General).
In March 2017, Trump fired US attorney Preet Bharara, who had prosecuted Zarrab: http://linkis.com/www.newyorker.com/ne/GVArt

More on the “hero” of this thread - Ekim Alptekin.
Alptekin wasn’t born rich. He could only found his construction company, which invested hundreds of millions of dollars, after selling his share in the ATH Company to one of Turkey’s biggest gold trader, and Erdogan’s friend, Cihan Kamer. ATH was on the verge of bankruptcy in 2011, so it’s not clear how Alptekin got wealthy from his shares in ATH.
ATH had sold surveillance equipment to the Turkish government when Erdogan was Prime Minister. At that time Alptekin’s close friend Mucahit Arslan was Erdogan’s closest aide.

When the corruption scandal erupted on 17 December 2013; Erdogan said on TV that he had found bugs in his Prime Ministry offices in 2011.
This statement wasn’t supported by evidence, but was based on a “secret witness statement”. The secret witness was the owner/CEO of ATH (Alptekin himself or his CEO), who stated that they had sold bugs to the police officers, who spied on Erdogan.

According to expert reports, there was no connection between ATH and the bugs allegedly found in the offices of Erdogan. The judges decided that the cops were innocent.
The judges along with the experts, who wrote the report, were jailed by Erdogan’s regime. Judges friendly to Erdogan (or possibly too afraid to be jailed...) were appointed to this case.

ATH had also sold surveillance equipment to the Hazar Aritim Company, co-owned by Iranian-Turk Polat.
Polat was partners in crime with Reza Zarrab in their Homa Yapi Company: http://www.turkishpedia.com/2017/04/...ekim-alptekin/
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When I first found out about Bayrock, it was trough a story where Felix Sater was the main topic.
When I looked further, it didn’t make sense to me at all, and I quickly concluded that Tevfik Arif was the more interesting one of the Bayrock directors...

I have (finally) found information that Felix Sater was also partners in crime with none other than Neil Bush, son of George H.W. Bush and brother of George W. Bush.

According to the following story Felix Sater knew Michael Cohen, one of Trump’s personal attorneys, since they were teenagers: https://trump-russia.com/2017/08/30/...dhood-friends/

The following story features the notorious 3 November 2015 mail from Felix Sater to Michael Cohen:
I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected.
Buddy our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it.

Sater said he had financed the Trump Tower deal with VTB Bank, a Russian bank that was under US sanctions for Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine.

In January 2016, Cohen wrote to Putin’s spokesman, Dmitri S. Peskov, asking for help restarting the Trump Tower project: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/u...r.html?mcubz=1

Sater and a former Trump Organization colleague, Daniel Ridloff, received roughly $20 million — from a case linked to a multi-billion-dollar global money laundering scheme originating in Kazakhstan, and stretching to Russia and the USA.

Now the most interesting stories that I’ve found – the connection to Neil Bush...

In 2013 a complaint filed by a Swiss financier, that accused Sater and Ridloff of absconding with nearly $43 million from the sale of the Ohio shopping mall Tri-County Mall near Cincinnati to American Pacific International Capital (APIC).
One of the directors of the San Francisco based APIC is… Neil Bush.
Bush has denied knowing Sater and says that the mall was purchased for $43 million by APIC at a public auction, and then transferred to a real estate company SingHaiyi Group based in Singapore that he chairs.

In one of those strange coincidences, Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank and the city of Almaty (Kazakhstan) accused 3 Kazakh men - Viktor Khrapunov (former Almaty mayor), his son Ilyas, and Mukhtar Ablyazov (former chairman of BTA Bank) - of disappearing with billions of dollars.
A testimony in the Khrapunov case is by Nicolas Bourg, the same Swiss financier who accused Sater and Ridloff of stealing the $43 million from the Ohio mall deal. Bourg was president of the real estate fund Swiss Development Group (SDG) that was controlled by the Khrapunov family.
The Financial Times has revealed that 3 Trump Soho condos in Manhattan were bought in 2013 with $3.1 million that came from laundering the Khrapunov billions. The beneficiary of the companies that bought the condos was Elvira Kudryashova — the California-based daughter of Viktor Khrapunov. Sater and Ridloff worked closely with Kudryashova in 2012.

In Ridloff’s Linked-In bio he refers to himself as the former vice president of SDG-Investment Fund. Bourg claimed that the shell he created in Luxembourg — Triadou — was wholly-owned by SDG. Bourg states that Triadou was also used to buy the Ohio shopping mall.
Telford International was used to fund Triadou. Telford was allegedly used to move the money to the same FBME Bank that was banned in the US due to money laundering and terror financing allegations: https://www.dcreport.org/2017/05/12/...-of-questions/
(archived here: http://archive.is/nKSQM)

Here’s a bizarre transcript from 2008, where Tevfik Arif explains how they’ve bought 2 coal fields for $400,000-$500,000 that they don’t own.
They also talk about “Khrapunov and his son” who own the coal field (if I understand correctly): https://www.scribd.com/document/3482...erpts-May-2008

In Felix Sater’s LinkedIn bio he described himself as a former “Senior Advisor to Board of Directors” to TxOil of none other than Neil Bush (TxOil once drilled in Turkmenistan).
Not only has Sater’s LinkedIn bio, https://www.linkedin.com/in/felix-s-153455, been removed from the internet, but also from web.archive.org…
When I search for the internetpage it finds 2 results, 9 May and 11 October 2017. The 11 October gives no information, and the 9 May gives the error message “Wayback Machine doesn’t have that page archived”: https://web.archive.org/web/*/https:...felix-s-153455

I’m sure it’s only a coincidence. I’ve tried it a couple of times, here’s a screenprint.

In another strange coincidence, after I had made this post, the page with the 9 May and 11 October 2017 results has also been deleted by web.archive.org.
Fortunately I had made a screenprint...

Best of all, I’ve found (a picture of) Felix Sater’s LinkedIn page...
Companies he has worked for are Mirax (2008-2010), Trump (2010-2011), TxOil (2011-2013), Regency Investment (1998-present), Rixos (2005-present), Sembol Construction (2007-present), Global Habitat Solutions (2009-present). Bayrock isn't on this list.
Tevfik Arif owns a majority share in both Sembol and Rixos...

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Rothschild really is one giant “octopus” that effectively has a monopoly through all industries and political flavours.

It’s really amazing; I’ve been looking very hard for information on Bayrock that for years was in business with Donald Trump.
I only had to look for Salford to find the Rothschild link; see the following quote:
Rixos owns 20 hotels across the world, mostly in Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Russia and UAE, with an annual revenue of around half a billion euro. Sembol is one of Turkey’s leading construction companies; its turnover is estimated at nearly $1.5 billion, mostly through public contracts in Kazakhstan, and also building 4 Rixos hotels. Secret documents disclosed by Football Leaks show that by a hidden arrangement Tevfik Arif owns a majority share in Rixos and Sembol.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) decrees that a new committee will decide on investments, which includes Tevfik, Fettah Tamince, Mutlu Simayli, and Eugene Jaffe of Salford Capital Partners. Salford is a London based investment firm that was reputedly owned by the deceased oligarchs Badri Patarkatsishvili (from Georgia) and Boris Berezovsky (from Russia). In 2010 and 2011, the Arifs provided Berezovsky – under his alias “Platon Elenin” - with 2 unsecured loans totalling 6.5 million GBP (around 8 million Euros).

Salford was involved in how Rothschild, with the aid of George Soros and Mabel of Orange, destroyed and took over the complete economy of former Yugoslavia: https://forum.davidicke.com/showthre...post1062994738

Johannes Sittard was Mittal's second in command from 1995-2001. Sittard has admitted that Rothschild agent Lakshmi Mittal paid the Chodiev group (of the Kazakh trio) $100 million to acquire Karmet steelworks in Kazakhstan for $310 million in 1995.
Sittard said that he used the Chodiev group to bribe Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, and admitted paying a huge commission.

The Kazakh businessman and politician, Bolat Abilov, said that Mittal's company used the Belgian company Tractebel to buy a power grid in Almaty with a bribe of $50 million.
In 2002, it was discovered that Mittal donated £125,000 to the Labour Party just 2 months before PM Tony Blair wrote to the Romanian prime minister in support of Mittal's bid to buy the country's largest steel plant, Sidex: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2146757.stm
(archived here: http://archive.is/8NbK)

Burak Yeneroglu was ranked number 96 on a list of Obama’s top fund-raisers for 2011-12, with $652,900.
Yeneroglu was listed as owner of “Bayrock Natural Stone LLC”, located in Carlstadt, New Jersey.
In November 2008, Yeneroglu had made a campaign donation to Hillary Clinton's PAC. He then listed his employer as Bayrock Group LLC, the parent corporation of Bayrock Natural Stone.

Bayrock has also sponsored various Gülenist events, and it appeared in the portfolio of Lotus Media Productions of the Gülen movement. The clients of Lotus are exclusively Gülen organisations, private Gülen schools, or Gülen charter schools.
Yeneroglu is affiliated with the Turkic American Alliance that’s also close to Fethullah Gülen.

Fettah Tamince, who supposedly “owns” the Rixos hotel chain in Turkey, while Tevfik Arif secretly owns a majority share, is also affiliated with the Gülen Movement. In an interview, Tamince once said that Gülen is his "idol" and he visits him frequently in the US.

When Mahmut Topal made three $35,800 contributions to the 2012 Obama campaign, these were returned. Topal listed his employer as Calik USA.
The Calik Group is owned by billionaire Ahmet Calik, a friend of Turkish President Erdogan. Son-in-law of Erdogan, Berat Albayrak, was CEO of Calik Holding from 2007 till 2013 and has since become a Minister.
In 2009, Joshua Hendrick wrote that:
The GM [Gülen Movement] is also intimately linked with Turkey's recently famous multi-billion dollar family holding company, The Calik Group...
Gülen Charter schools receive substantial grants from the federal government; for example, an 28 December 2012 letter informed the Harmony Public Schools (Gülen charter schools in Texas), that they would receive a grant in the amount of $29,866,398.00: http://turkishinvitations.weebly.com...0-a-plate.html
(archived here: http://archive.is/oZA6P)

Bayrock is apparently also in business with Fethullah Gülen: https://forum.davidicke.com/showthre...post1062986093

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The first link in this post makes a convincing case that Tevfik Arif, born Toifik Arifov on 15 May 1953 in Kazakhstan, was either a “Kazakh gangster” (in the words of Felix Sater) or a KGB operative.

Reportedly, after finishing his education, Tevfik Arif worked in the “Soviet Ministry of Commerce and Trade” for 17 years, as the “chief economist and deputy director” of the “Department of Hotel Management”.
On the internet there is no reference to any “Soviet Ministry of Commerce and Trade”. There was however a “USS Chamber of Commerce and Industry” with a hotel division, “V/0 Sovintsentr”. According to a US State Department report with CIA information, a third of their staff was KGB.

In a court case in Turkey, Arif testified that he went on to work in the energy, chemical and metallurgy sector. Arif said he produced (or organised) coal in Russia and copper in Kazakhstan.
Then he went to work for Trans World Group (TWG), a British company headed by the brothers David and Simon Reuben. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Reubens moved aggressively into metals production.
According to the reports, we have to conclude that Arif became a fixer for TWG in Kazakhstan, for which he needed deep connections in political and business circles. The kind of people who had those connections in the former Soviet Union was either (ex-)KGB, or mobsters.

The Arifs managed to buy a highly lucrative chemical plant. How could they?
The real money-maker for the family was Castello Global Ltd., which handled the profits from the chrome trading business. Here is a breakdown of Castello Global’s profits:
2004 - $19.85 million
2005 - $31.04 million
2006 - $39.20 million
2007 - $18.59 million
2008 - $43.87 million
After Arif got a Turkish passport, he moved to New York, set up his new company Bayrock Group in Trump Tower, and partnered with Donald Trump and Felix Sater.

Another pair of fixers, who started working with TWG in 1992, is the brothers Lev and Michael Cherney, who formed a 50-50 partnership with TWG. In 1996, the Swiss authorities accused Michael Cherney of “drug trafficking, money laundering, fraud and sponsoring murder” on behalf of the crime organisation of Russian mob boss V. Ivankov, nicknamed “Yaponchik”. The Reubens quickly bought out Cherney’s share in TWG for $410 million.
The federal Swiss court exonerated him of the charges, but 2 years later Spain issued an international warrant for Michael Cherney’s arrest for money laundering: https://trump-russia.com/2017/09/30/...k-arif-part-i/

In the spring of 2012, Donald Trump’s eldest children, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr., were in a precarious legal position. Emails showed that the Trumps intentionally inflated figures about how well the condos in Trump SoHo were selling to lure buyers. According to a source who saw the emails: there is “no doubt” that the Trump children “approved, knew of, agreed to, and intentionally inflated the numbers to make more sales. They knew it was wrong”.
Trump SoHo was the project for which Trump partnered with Bayrock and Sapir.
Business was slow, but the Trump family claimed the opposite. In April 2008, they said that 31% of the condos in the building had already been sold. Donald Jr. even boasted that 55% had been bought. In June 2008, Ivanka announced to the foreign press at Trump Tower in Manhattan that 60% had been snapped up.
According to a sworn affidavit by a Trump partner: in March 2010, only 15.8% of units had been sold. By law, the sales couldn’t close with less than 15% of the units sold, or Trump and partners had to return the down payments.

The lawyers in the Major Economic Crimes Bureau believed Ivanka and Donald Jr. could have violated the Martin Act, which bans false statements to sell real estate.
The defence team for Trump later acknowledged that some exaggerated statements were made to increase sales. They claimed this was mere “puffery”, harmless exaggeration that didn’t amount to criminal conduct.
Donald Trump Sr. got his personal lawyer for a decade, Marc Kasowitz, to handle the case. On 11 January 2012, Kasowitz donated $25,000 to the re-election campaign of Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr that returned the $25,000 contribution.
On 16 May 2012, Kasowitz visited Vance’s office, in the presence of Dan Alonso and Adam Kaufmann. Vance later overruled his prosecutors and told them to drop the case. On 3 August 2012, assistant district attorney Peirce Moser called the Trumps’ defence attorneys and said they were dropping the investigation.
Kasowitz subsequently boasted to colleagues that it was “amazing I got them off”. Kasowitz has denied making this statement.

Then, in September 2012, Kasowitz contacted Vance’s campaign about hosting a fundraiser. The event was held January 2013, for which Kasowitz personally donated almost $32,000, and 20 of his law firm’s partners and employees kicked in at least another $9,000. In October 2013, as Election Day approached, Kasowitz hosted a breakfast which raised another $9,000 for Vance’s campaign.
Vance later said that New York law allowed him to accept the contributions, but he plans to give Kasowitz’s second contribution back anyway, because: “I don’t want the money to be a millstone around anybody’s neck, including the office’s”.
Kasowitz said his donations to Vance were unrelated to the case:
I donated to Cy Vance’s campaign because I was and remain extremely impressed by him as a person of impeccable integrity, as a brilliant lawyer and as a public servant with creative ideas and tremendous ability.

I have never made a contribution to anyone’s campaign, including Cy Vance’s, as a ‘quid-pro-quo’ for anything.
Paul Grand, who earlier had been a partner of Vance’s when the district attorney was in private practice, was part of the Morvillo Abramowitz law firm that defended the Trump SoHo project, said:
Dropping the case was reasonable.
The manner in which it was accomplished is curious.
Five months earlier, Trump and partners had reached a settlement with the disgruntled buyers. Their complaint accused the sellers, including the Trumps, of “a consistent and concerted pattern of outright lies”.
They agreed to return 90% of the buyers’ deposits, plus their attorneys’ fees. Part of the deal was that the plaintiffs wouldn’t cooperate with prosecutors unless they were subpoenaed: https://www.wnyc.org/story/ivanka-do...-felony-fraud/
(archived here: http://archive.is/OtuUC)

See Eric Trump, Tevfik Arif, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump, Tamir Sapir, Alex Sapir, Julius Schwarz and Zina Sapir at Trump Soho Construction Site, 19 September 2007.

I’ve also found some interesting stuff on the Sapir Organization that was founded by (the late) Tamir Sapir.
In 2007, Zina Sapir, daughter of Tamir, married Rotem Rosen. Rosen was CEO of the Sapir Organization from 2009 to 2017 and the controlling shareholder and director of ASRR Capital from 2014 to June 2017, when he sold his shares to brother-in-law Alex Sapir.

Rosen is also in business with billionaire Ferit Sahenk, owner of Zuma Restaurants.
Rotem Rosen was also the "right hand man" of diamond magnate Lev Leviev: https://therealdeal.com/new-research...e/rotem-rosen/

See Lev Leviev and Trump.

Self-pronounced Putin’s friend Lev Leviev’s primary residence is a $70 million home in London.
Leviev’s holding company, Africa Israel Investments, owns, owned or held stake in a large amount of New York real estate, besides a diamond boutique on Madison Avenue.

In 2008, Lev Leviev sold $710 million in Manhattan real estate to a subsidiary of the 88 Queensway Group.
In September 2008, China Sonangol purchased the JP Morgan building for $150 million. Rotem Rosen, CEO of AFI-USA, signed the deed.

In September 2008, China Sonangol paid Leviev’s companies $50 million (in addition to taking on half the building’s $720 million debt) for a 49% stake in the former New York Times Building.
In August 2011, Leviev’s company sold the top 12 floors of the former New York Times Building for $160 million to the Blackstone Group, the largest private landlord in the USA.
In May 2015, Kushner Companies (of Jared Kushner) announced the purchase of the remaining 51% share of the 250,000-square-foot retail condo of the building for $295 million from Leviev’s Africa-Israel USA and private equity firm Five Mile Capital.

In 2013, Rotem Rosen and Alex Sapir accompanied Trump on his visit to Moscow, where they met Azeri-born, Moscow-based oligarch Aras Agalarov –an ally of Putin - and his “pop singer” son Emin Agalarov.
Emin Agalarov spent $20 million on Miss Universe contest in 2013 (so he could sing for a large public): https://medium.com/mosaic2/diamond-k...s-e429def34a66
(archived here: http://archive.is/qazb5)

On 11 November 2013 Donald Trump tweeted:
@AgalarovAras I had a great weekend with you and your family. You have done a FANTASTIC job. TRUMP TOWER-MOSCOW is next. EMIN was WOW!

In 2014, Ivanka also visited Moscow and met Emin Agalarov.

See Rotem Rosen, Aras Agalarov, Donald and Alex Sapir in Moscow, 2013.

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On 3 June 2016, Rob Goldstone, who works for Emin Agalarov, sent an email to Donald Trump Jr., because the “Crown prosecutor of Russia” told Aras Agalarov to have information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia.

Because Goldstone posted about this meeting for everybody to see, Donald Jr released some emails and denied that anything was delivered.
There are stories about this on the internet, but nobody has found out what this meeting was all about (and I haven’t found it either).

Page 5 (with the original mail) is the most interesting, see the following quote:
Sent: Monday,6 June 06, 2016 12:40 PM
To: Donald Trump Jr.

Subject: Re: Russia Clinton private and confidential

Hi Don

Let me know when you are free to talk with Emin by phone about this Hillary info - you had mentioned early this week so wanted to try to schedule a time and day Best to you and family Rob Goldstone

On Jun 3, 2016, at 10:53 Donald Trump Jr. wrote:

Thanks Rob I appreciate that. I am on the road at the moment but perhaps I just speak to Emin first. Seems we have some time and if it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer. Could we do a call first thing next week when I am back?

On Jun 3, 2016, at 10:36 AM, Rob Goldstone wrote:

Good morning
Emin just called and asked me to contact you with something very interesting.
The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.
This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump - helped along by Aras and Emin.
What do you think is the best way to handle this information and would you be able to speak to Emin about it directly?
I can also send this info to your father via Rhona, but it is ultra sensitive so wanted to send to you first.
Rob Goldstone

There is no such thing as a “Crown prosecutor of Russia”.
Goldstone was probably referring to Russia’s prosecutor general, responsible for overseeing the country’s courts and legal system .
Russia’s prosecutor general is Yury Yakovlevich Chaika, appointed to the role by Putin in 2006, who has ties to Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya: https://www.businessinsider.nl/what-...onal=true&r=US

On 9 June 2016, Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, met in Trump Tower with Veselnitskaya, Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin and (another) Russian-American Irakly "Ike" Kaveladze.
Kaveladze, 52, is described as vice president of Crocus Group, a real estate company owned by Aras Agalarov.

Kaveladze figured prominently in a November 2000 story in The New York Times about money laundering. Reportedly, Kaveladze had opened accounts at US banks that were used to launder more than $1.4 billion from "unknown Russians and other Eastern Europeans”: https://www.npr.org/2017/07/18/53794...-tower-meeting

Everybody involved has denied that any information on Hillary was delivered, even claiming that the whole meeting was a complete waste of time.
Instead the story has been pushed that Natalia Veselnitskaya was only interested in the US Magnitsky Act that was passed in 2012 to sanction high-level Russian officials. Supposedly Veselnitskaya also spoke about adoption rules for Russian children.

To convince us that this was the whole truth, a memo was “leaked”, that was supposedly presented to Donald Jr by Veselnitskaya at the beginning of this meeting.
The memo is about “banker-turned-human rights activist” Bill Browder, who has reported that tax lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was thrown in a Russian prison and beaten to death because he discovered a $230 million tax fraud scheme that implicated high-level Kremlin officials.
In the memo, Browder was described as “a fugitive criminal accused of tax fraud in Russia … who in 1998 renounced US citizenship for tax reasons”. Ziff Brothers Investments supposedly helped Bowder to buy Gazprom shares and bypass restrictions.

A very similar memo has also been provided to Republican US Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (Putin’s favourite Congressman) by Yuri Chaika when Rohrabacher was in Moscow: https://www.businessinsider.nl/vesel...onal=true&r=US
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Default Doyen – Bumi, Thohir, Twente, Porto

Originally Posted by st jimmy
The main investors of the Doyen Group remain anonymous, except for three people:
- Fettah Tamince, a relative of Turkish President Erdogan, who owns Star Media Group and the hotel chain Rixos (together with Tevfik Arif);
- Erick Thohir, an Indonesian billionaire who bought Inter Milan;
- Tevfik Arif.
In 2013, media tycoon Erick Thohir, Handy Soetedjo and Rosan Roeslani bought 70% of Inter Milan for a reported $400 million.

Until December 2012, Rosan Roeslani had been a Director of Indonesian mining group Bumi plc (he also managed its subsidiary Berau Coal). Bumi is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Roeslani took $173 million out of Berau, before buying the stake in Inter Milan, and then promised to put it back “by the end of the year”.

In 2013, none other than Nathaniel “Nat” Rothschild owned about 15% of Bumi plc.
Rothschild effectively put Bumi together, in partnership with the Indonesian Bakrie family.
Rothschild claimed to be unhappy with the deal and said:
Roeslani only has the funds and freedom to do this because Bumi’s board have failed to take any legal action whatsoever to date against him.
(archived here: http://archive.is/YWE26)

Over here in the Netherlands, the money laundering Doyen Group in which the reported owner of Inter Milan, Erick Thohir, also owns a stake has gotten negative publicity for manipulating transfers of Ajax Amsterdam and FC Twente.
Twente even got threatened to be degraded (which didn’t go through) and was banned from European competitions for 3 years by the KNVB.
In the Dutch press the affair surrounding Twente has gotten publicity, but nothing has been revealed about the money laundering Doyen Group of the Arif family and its affiliation to Donald Trump.

In 2012, FC Twente bought the Serbian Dusan Tadic from FC Groningen (also from the Netherlands). In 2014, FC Twente made a deal with Doyen Sports Investments. In return for a 5 million Euro “loan”, Doyen obtained part of the transfer rights for 7 Twente-players, including Tadic.
In 2014, Tadic was sold to the English club Southampton for some 13 million Euros - Doyen received 10% of that sum. FC Twente had to pay Tadic’s agent Zoran Pavlovic an additional 3.6 million Euro.

In 2013, FC Twente, made another deal with Represetanciones Internacionales Vijai to buy the Mexican Jesús Corona for 3.5 million Euro from Monterrey. In 2015, Corona was sold for some 12 million Euros to FC Porto, of which Vijai got 60%.
I don’t know which money launderers control Vijai.

In March 2015, FC Twente had to retract its annual financial statement (for 2014-2015) because of irregularities surrounding the transfer of Dusan Tadic to Southampton (in Dutch): https://www.volkskrant.nl/sport/de-c...rman~a4273514/

Ajax Amsterdam made deals with the British agent Matthew Kay of Doyen to get high transfer sums for 4 youth players by selling them before the end of their contracts (in Dutch): https://nos.nl/artikel/2091602-ajax-...gdspelers.html

In our Brave New World, the Legal system protects the big crooks…
In December 2015, the CAS ordered Sporting Lisbon to pay £12.5 million of the transfer of Marcos Rojo to Manchester United. Plus 75% of any transfer fee over £17 million if Rojo is sold by Manchester United.
Doyen Sports was also behind Manchester City’s £42 million transfer of Eliaquim Mangala: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/f...-a6787046.html

On 20 January 20 2014, Doyen’s Nelio Lucas celebrated his 35th birthday in the presence of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, CEO of Atlético de Madrid Miguel Angel Gil, AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani and his daughter (that was hired by Doyen), Inter Milan’s sporting director, the directors of English club Fulham, Portuguese side Sporting and Spanish club Sevilla, and the son of the president of Portuguese club Porto as well.
Lucas also had excellent relations with Vincent Labrune, who from 2011 to 2016 was president of the French club Marseille.

On 14 occasions in 2014, 2015, Lucas brought pretty young women to “help with business deals”, the plane tickets paid by his offshore company Vela.

In 2014, Efendi Arif wrote to Lucas about “his” players in that year’s World Cup in Brazil: Mangala, Promes, Defour, Januzaj, Xavi, Falcao, Rojo, Negredo, de Gea, and Neymar.

Doyen Sports owned 60% of the transfer rights in the Moroccan Abdel Barrada. In 2013, Barrada left the Spanish Getafe, for United Arab Emirates side Al-Jazira. The mere 3.35 million Euro Doyen – twice what it paid only 2 years earlier – was considered a disappointment.
The move of the Colombian Radamel Falcao from Atlético Madrid to Monaco in 2013, in which Doyen owned a 33% stake, made a profit of 5.3 million Euro, which was again disappointing.

In 2014, English club Manchester City bought the French Eliaquim Mangala from FC Porto for 45 million Euros, Doyen Sports earned 10 million Euro in the deal, which was 4 times the price they had paid.
Just 5 days later, Lucas arranged for 2 million Euros be transferred to shell company PMCI in Abu Dhabi, labelled as “consultancy”.

Porto defender Sergio de Oliveira got a free transfer by his club Porto. In January 2015, shortly after Doyen Sports had begun representing the player, Porto decided to buy him back with Doyen Sport’s “help”.
Doyen Sports was De Oliveira’s agent, with a 25% stake in the player, bought for 500,000 Euro from Porto with a 300,000 Euro commission.
Because Portuguese law prohibits a person or company to represent more than 1 party, Lucas turned to Fifa-licensed agent Kevin Caruana who signed for the 300,000 Euro-commission (to be paid via Vela). Caruana was paid 2,000 Euro for his services.

In 2014, Porto announced that it had bought Yacine Brahimi for 6.5 million Euro. In reality, Brahimi had cost 9.5 million Euro, of which 8 million Euro was paid for by Doyen Sports for 80% in the transfer rights.
Porto paid a commission of 500,000 Euro into the account of Doyen Sports shell company Denos, in Dubai. Because Lucas did not have an agent’s licence, his colleague Juan Manuel Lopez signed the contract.
A year later, on 29 July 2015, Lucas secretly paid 1.5 million Euro for Brahimi, through Denos.
A little more than a month later, Brahimi renegotiated his contract with Porto including the club buying his image rights for 4 million Euros. Lucas received 500,000 Euro in a commission payment from Porto, which was sent into Lucas’s Maltese-registered company Vela via its Liechtenstein bank account.
Vela was also given a mandate for the future sale of Brahimi, with 10% of the transfer rights.

In February 2014, Doyen Sports bought a stake in Adnan Januzaj’s image rights, for 1.5 million Euros.
Januzaj was paid another 500,000 Euro bonus through offshore structures.

Doyen Sports has transferred 10.8 million Euros in secret commissions into the companies Denos, Rixos and PMCI.
When Nelio Lucas was negotiating mining deals in Brazil, Sierra Leone and Angola; he asked Efendi Arif “Do you thing I should bribe them???” to which Efendi answered “Yes bro”: https://theblacksea.eu/index.php?idT...&recType=story
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you have to admit Ivanka has great legs for a reptile

*edit* impressive hands on her mother too if you look for it , very .. long fingered at times
music sound and movement

They might drain the swamp but the snakes are still in the grass

It's symbolic of his struggle against reality

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Originally Posted by mranderson View Post
you have to admit Ivanka has great legs for a reptile
I can't say anything bad on the looks of Ivanka.
Although it's obvious she had plastic surgery.

Nude model Melania Knauss (Ivanka's stepmother...) was even hotter when she was in her 20s: https://nypost.com/2016/07/30/melani...en-her-before/
(archived here: http://web.archive.org/web/201801081...en-her-before/)

These days her face looks like the plastic surgeon streched her skin too tight...

In 2016, Webster Tarpley and the Daily Mail were sued for $150 million for publishing stories that the wife of Donald Trump, Melania, had worked as a prostitute in the 1990s.
They were forced to retract the stories and publish an apology, they reportedly also paid a substantial sum: https://www.politico.com/blogs/on-me...blogger-234730

In the following video Tarpley responds to the allegations and the court case: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzuoj7y7tv4
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Originally Posted by st jimmy View Post
Everybody involved has denied that any information on Hillary was delivered, even claiming that the whole meeting was a complete waste of time.
Instead the story has been pushed that Natalia Veselnitskaya was only interested in the US Magnitsky Act that was passed in 2012 to sanction high-level Russian officials. Supposedly Veselnitskaya also spoke about adoption rules for Russian children.
Jared Kushner disclosed that he and his mother have ”loaned” up to $25 million from Deutsche Bank, but “forgot” to disclose the $285 million refinancing from Deutsche Bank in October 2016.
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.

I had not found out yet what the 9 June 2016 meeting with attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya was all about (most media claim this was about dirt on Hillary Clinton)...
Kushner had promised to recuse himself from any case involving Deutsche Bank. It has been reported that Prevezon and its partners “loaned” $90 million from a “big European financial institution”; court records show this was Deutsche Bank.
Can we hold it against Kushner that he didn’t know that Veselnitskaya represented Prevezon Holdings in the money laundering case that also involved Deutsche Bank?
Maybe I’m the only one to think that this matter was discussed at this meeting...

Kushner also “forgot” to disclose that in December 2016 he met at Trump Tower with Sergei Gorkov, head of the sanctioned Russian bank VEB, who was trained by the FSB (the current name for the KGB).
Also in December 2016, UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nayan met Kushner and Steve Bannon in an undisclosed meeting.
On 11 January 2017, Erik Prince, brother of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, at the suggestion of Bin Zayed, met covertly with Kirill Dmitriev, head of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and formerly of Goldman Sachs, in the Seychelles. RDIF’s parent company is VEB, and both RDIF and VEB are under US sanctions. Mohammed bin Zayed and Alexander Mashkevich were also in the Seychelles at this time.
On 17 January, Anthony Scaramucci, Trump senior advisor, met head of RDIF, Kirill Dmitriev, in Davos, Switzerland. Dmitriev is also under sanctions.

Trasta Komercbanka was a Latvian-located bank that played a prominent role in the Prevezon forfeiture case and the so-called Global Laundromat. Trasta Komercbanka was co-owned by Igors Buimisters and Ivan Fursin.
Fursin is a a former member of the Russian Parliament for the “Party of Regions” and junior partner at Ukraine’s RosUkrEnergo of Dmitry Firtash. Firtash and Fursin also own the Ukrainian Nadra Bank and Misto Bank.
Fursin has also been reported as a senior figure in the Semion Mogilevich crime organisation: https://whowhatwhy.org/2018/02/01/de...ussian-part-3/
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By chance, I stumbled upon a list of the members of the Committee of 300 of Queen Elizabeth, and was shocked to see so many “Russian” oligarchs that I’ve repeatedly seen in investigating the “Turkish” connections of Donald Trump (what about all of those Nobel Pize winners?)…

Roman Abramovich - of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, wife is friends with the Kushners, worth $12 billion.
Pyotr Aven – director of the Alfa Group.
Leonard Blavatnik –worth $10 billion.
Patokh Chodiev – Uzbek, one the Kazakh trio in business with Tevfik Arif, worth $3 billion.
Oleg Deripaska – CEO of RUSAL, worth $17 billion.
Mikhail Fridman – CEO Alfa Group, worth $15 billion.
Lev Leviev – Bukharian-Israeli, of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, associate of Sapir and Kushner, in busness with Prevezon, worth $12 billion
Alexander Mashkevitch – Kazakh-Israeli, one the Kazakh trio in business with Tevfik Arif.

There are of course lots of Royals, Rothschilds and Rockefellers in the list…
Andrew Duke of York; Charles Prince of Wales; Philip Duke of Edinburgh; William Prince of Wales.
Princess Beatrix; Prince Constantijn; Mabel (widow of Prince Friso); King Willem-Alexander.
Prince Albert II of Belgium.
Prince Juan Carlos of Spain.

Benjamin de Rothschild; David Rene de Rothschild; Evelyn de Rothschild; Leopold de Rothschild; Baron Jacob Rothschild.
David Rockefeller Jr.; Nicholas Rockefeller.

A huge amount of politicians and business executives in the US…
George HW Bush – ex-US President.
Lloyd Blankfein – CEO Goldman-Sachs.
Wesley Clark – Rhodes Scholar.
Bill Clinton – ex-US President.
Gary Cohn – President and COO of Goldman Sachs.
Bill Gates – ex-CEO Microsoft, worth $61 billion.
Al Gore – ex-US Vice President.
Henry Kissinger – ex-US Secretary of State.
Stephen A. Schwarzman – CEO Blackstone Group, worth $4.7 billion.
George Soros – worth $20 billion.
Joseph Stiglitz – former Chief Economist of World Bank (supposed whistleblower).
James Jr. Woolsey – ex-Director of CIA, Rhodes Scholar, advisor to Flynn Intel, former senior adviser to Trump, his wife Nancye is Nowruz Ambassador, member of Henry Jackson Society.

Compared to the US, a relatively small amount of politicians, business executives from Britain…
Tony Blair – ex British PM.
David Cameron – ex British PM.
Peter Mandelson –ex-European Commissioner for Trade.
George Osborne – ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer of UK.
David and Simon Reuben – owners Trans-World Metals, associates of the the Kazakh trio in business with Tevfik Arif, worth $9 billion.
Peter Sutherland – chairman of Goldman Sachs International, steering committee of Bilderberg, Honorary Chairman of Trilateral Commission, financial adviser to the Vatican.

See from left to right: “Sir” Peter Sutherland, King Willem Alexander, Maxime Verhagen (former leader of Dutch CDA party and Minister) and unknown at the Trilateral Commission in 2011.

I’ll end this interesting selection with some other “interesting” names…
Charles Bronfman – Canadian Jew, worth $2 billion.
Edgar Bronfman Jr. – ex-CEO of Warner Music Group.
Stefano Delle Chiaie – connected to Operation Condor.
Vittorio Emanuele Prince of Naples – member of P2 masonic lodge.
Etienne Davignon – chairman of Bilderberg.
Mikhail Gorbachev – Ex-Chairman of Soviet Union.
Lakshmi Mittal – Indian steel magnate, in business with Chodiev, CEO of ArcelorMittal, second man at ArcelorMittal was Johannes Sittard who was in business with Arif.
Rupert Murdoch – US-Australian media mogul, close to Kushner, Director of NewsCorp.
Shimon Peres – ex-PM of Israel.
Joseph Alois Ratzinger – deposed Pope Benedict XVI: http://themillenniumreport.com/2015/...-who-are-they/
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Default Trans-World, Deripaska, FBI

Since 1994, there are also connections from Nat Rothschild’s friend and business associate, Oleg Deripaska, to the Trans-World of the Reuben brothers and Lev Chernoi that employed Tevfik Arif.

Originally Posted by st jimmy
Patokh Chodiev has said that the “Kazakh trio” (Chodiev, Mashkevich and Alijan Ibragimov) first met the London based billionaires, David and Simon Reuben, in the spring of 1992.
Tevfik was recruited by the Trans World Group because of his good connections in Kazakhstan. Tevfik’s younger brother, Refik Arif, was senior manager at the Kazakh Ministry of Industry from 1991 to 1999.
Trans World was started around 1991 by the Reubens and Uzbekistan-born Israeli oligarchs, Lev and Michael Cherney. It was the successor to Trans Commodities, an import/export business of the Ukrainian Semyon “Sam” Kislin, who employed the Cherneys in the late 1980s.
David and Simon Reuben set up Trans-World in 1977, and began exporting aluminium from the USSR in the 1980s. By 1991-92 Trans-World was handling almost half of Russian aluminium exports.
In May 1992, David Reuben became friends with Russian businessman Lev Chernoi and they became business partners. Together they brought a 20% stake in Krasnoyarsk and a controlling interest in Bratsk, the 2 largest smelters in Russia.
In 1994, the Reubens began their relationship with Oleg Deripaska, who had access to shares in the Sayansk smelter, the third largest and most profitable smelter in Russia. The group also owned a stake in the Novolipetsk steel mill, and owned plants in Kazakhstan that supplied the Russian plants.
In 1997, Trans-World was Russia’s largest aluminium exporter with sales of $6 billion (£3.7 billion).

In 1994, the Reubens’ shares in Krasnoyarsk were seized. Eventually Trans-World regained control of the smelter, with the help from Aleksander Lebed, who became governor of Krasnoyarsk in 1998 after campaign contributions from Chernoi.
Chernoi has allied himself with Russian oligarchs Roman Abramovich and the late Boris Berezovsky, who bought Trans-World’s assets.

In November 1997, Deripaska ended contracts with Trans-World. Trans-World sued him for fraud: http://www.reubenbrothers.com/alumin...ack-in-russia/
(archived here: http://archive.is/02RZY)

Until Roman Abramovich entered aluminium, he was dealing in oil with his mentor, Boris Berezovsky.
In 1993, Lev and Mikhail Chernoi were employees of the “French” Trans Commodities and left to join Trans World. At its height, in 1997, it produced half of Russia's aluminium and a fifth of its steel.
In 1995, Berezovsky had arranged that a consortium of Russian interests bought a stake in Sibneft.

On 17 February 2000, Abramovich was present at a meeting in Moscow with Deripaska, the Chernois, and Iskander Makhmudov.
Abramovich had control over the state-owned oil company Sibneft, and had the supported of the new Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Three months later, Putin would be made president.
Abramovich’s proposal led to the creation of Russian Aluminium (Rusal) that would become Russia's largest and the third-largest aluminium company in the world. Deripaska was appointed as general manager, while Abramovich, and Sibneft, would be a major shareholder.

In December 1996, Swiss police arrested Mikhail Chernoi, suspecting him of being in contact with a Russian Mafioso. Because the Russian authorities refused to provide information, Chernoi had to be released.
In 1998, the World Bank wrote in a report that Marc Rich, the US fugitive that was pardoned by then US President Clinton, had given seed capital to Trans World.
In 2000, Trans World was investigated by the authorities in the UK, Germany and Switzerland during 2000 for laundering $7 billion before Abramovich had taken control. The police investigations were dropped, with no charges brought: https://www.theguardian.com/business...ussia.football
(archived here: http://archive.is/32XRm)

Roman Abramovich is of course the owner of Chelsea, while the Doyen Group of Tevfik Arif and co is laundering money through soccer transfers…

In 2009, the FBI (when its director was Robert Mueller) asked Oleg Deripaska in a series of secret hotel meetings in Paris, Vienna, Budapest and Washington to funnel millions of dollars to Iran.
One agent who negotiated with Deripaska was Andrew McCabe, recently fired as FBI deputy director. McCabe supposedly played a seminal role in starting the Trump-Russia story.

The FBI rewarded Deripaska for his help. In 2009, Deripaska visited Washington on a rare law enforcement parole visa. Since 2011, Deripaska was granted entry on at least 8 occasions on a diplomatic passport (even though he’s no diplomat).
In 2016, couple of months before Trump was elected, Deripaska was in New York as part of Russia’s UN delegation when 3 FBI agents awakened him to discussed how Russia could get Trump elected.

I wouldn’t claim that Robert Mueller is completely blind, but it is sort of strange that in his indictment of Manafort (the “investigation” has been running for more than a year) Deripaska isn’t even mentioned. Some lawyers have argued that Deripaska’s absence from Mueller’s indictments could be related to his connections to the FBI. According to Melanie Sloan, a “far more significant issue” is that the earlier FBI operation was probably illegal in violation of the Antideficiency Act.

Maybe some reporter can find out what a “conflict of interest” is: http://thehill.com/opinion/white-hou...ssian-oligarch
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