Plum City – (AbelDanger.net). United States Marine Field McConnell has linked the type of 'vig' collected by the late Kray Twins – pedophile custodians of the Esmeralda’s Barn spread-bet casino in the 1960s – to the DOJ's Asset Forfeiture Fund which his sister Kristine Marcy has run since 1984 and which appears to hold the vig collected from HSBC clients who bet on the head count of victims of the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newton, Conn on 14 December 2012.
#1317 Marine Links Kristine Marcy Crime-Scene Transport to Valerie Bowman Beslan and Sandy Hook
“Sandy Hook Hoax "Medical Examiner" Wayne Carver”
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“Spread Betting on HSBC Banking Stock”
“Peter Cruddas Acting as David Cameron's Pimp”
“Duchess of York – let’s make lots of money [1:48 HSBC – Sam Cam Family Office and World’s Number 1 money laundering bank]!!”
”By James Lyons, David Collins
The Cameron crony and the Kray twins: Tory donor admits working as gangsters' doorman
11 Apr 2012 00:00
Steel magnate and major Tory donor William Ives worked for Ronnie and Reggie after growing up in London’s East End
Shadow Cabinet Office minister Jon Trickett said: “It is astonishing that No 10 is still attempting to hide the truth about which Tory donors the PM has met.”
The scale of Ives’ donations to the Tories was not generally known until the Mirror’s revelations that he had been arrested and cautioned last week.
Friends accuse him of bombarding Pearl with phone calls that continued as she was battling cancer. Yet he has insisted that he only rang a few times because he wanted to win her back.
Ives, who has the Rocky theme tune on his mobile, said of the Krays: “Of course I met them. I was a young boy boxing in the East End and they attended boxing shows.
"One year I knocked a policeman out in the finals. They were quite pleased about that. I remember seeing Reggie Kray jumping up and down, shouting ‘well done’.”
As a young man Ives also worked the door at the notorious Esmeralda’s Barn [Bet on anything! Follow the vig to Twin Towers steel!!] in Knightsbridge, West London, owned by the twins. But Ives stressed he didn’t have any association with the criminal underworld now.”
“Vigorish, or simply the vig, also known as juice, the cut or the take, is the amount charged by a bookmaker, or bookie, for his services. In the United States it also means the interest on a shark's loan. The term is Yiddish slang originating from the Russian word for winnings, выигрыш vyigrysh. Bookmakers use this practice to make money on their wagers regardless of the outcome. To minimize their risk, bookmakers do not want to have an interest in either side winning in a given sporting event. They are interested, instead, in getting equal betting on both outcomes of the event. In this way, the bookmaker minimizes his risk and always collects a small commission from the vigorish. The bookmaker will normally adjust the odds or the line, to attract equal action on each side of an event.”
“Prolific sex abuser Savile "groomed a nation" - police
By Michael Holden | Reuters – Fri, 11 Jan, 2013
Disgraced British entertainer Jimmy Savile is seen arriving at the unveiling of a …
LONDON (Reuters) - The late British TV presenter Jimmy Savile, honoured by both the queen and the pope, sexually assaulted hundreds of people, mainly children, at BBC premises and hospitals over six decades of unparalleled abuse, a police-led report said on Friday.
Savile, one of Britain's biggest TV stars in the 1970s and 1980s, abused youngsters at 13 hospitals where he did voluntary work as a porter and fundraiser, and even at a hospice treating terminally ill patients.
The youngest victim was an 8-year-old boy, and the last of the 214 offences of which he is suspected took place just two years before his death in 2011 at the age of 84.
"He groomed a nation," said Commander Peter Spindler, who led the police investigation and said the scale of his crimes were without precedence.
A one-time professional wrestler, Savile became famous as a pioneering DJ in the 1960s before becoming a regular fixture on TV hosting prime-time pop and children's shows until the 1990s.”
“False evidence, fabricate evidence, forge evidence or taint evidence is information created or obtained illegally, to sway the verdict in a court case. Also, misleading bysuppressing evidence can be used to sway a verdict; however, in some cases, suppressed evidence is excluded because it was found hidden or locked away in areas the accused could not be proven to know. In Britain, falsifying evidence to convict the guilty is known as 'Noble Cause Corruption'. Some evidence is forged because the person doing the forensic work finds it easier to fabricate evidence than to perform the actual work involved. The planting of a gun at a crime scene would be used by the police to justify shooting the victim in self-defense, and avoid possible prosecution for manslaughter. The fact that the police/prosecution, (one of the parties with a vested interest in a trial), effectively controls the supply of most or all of the evidence, is a fundamental problem of the adversarial trial system. However, the accused might have falsified some evidence, especially if not arrested immediately, or by having other access to a crime scene and related areas. Falsified evidence could be created by either the police/prosecution or the defendant(s), or by someone sympathetic to their cause.”
Sarah, Duchess of York, is among those thanking their lucky stars they weren't in the World Trade Center as planned on Tuesday.
The former Sarah Ferguson, ex-wife of Britain's Prince Andrew, had an 8:45 a.m. meeting scheduled that day for her Chances for Children charity, which was based at the World Trade Center, but was running late, reports columnist Cindy Adams.
Her staffers were gathered downstairs in the lobby to greet the duchess and escort her upstairs. Just seconds after the first plane hit, Sarah's car arrived at the door. After whisking her employees into her limo, she sped off to safety, Adams reports.
The charity's offices were on the 101st floor, according to wire service reports, although it's not clear which tower they were located in.
"The Duchess of York is desperately upset for everyone involved in this terrible tragedy," said her spokesman. "It is unbelievable, she was just a few minutes away when the explosion took place."
Meanwhile, Prince Andrew was flying to America when he heard the news of the terrorist acts in New York.
The prince had boarded a British Airways flight to Atlanta and was halfway across the Atlantic when the plane was ordered to turn around and return to Britain.”
“HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services group in the world, with a network which spans across 85 countries and diverse 296,000 work force all over the world. Headquartered in London, United Kingdom, HSBC seek to find the world's potentials through 7,200 offices in both established and emerging markets. HSBC is acknowledged as the world's leading international bank. HSBC has a very long history in Indonesia. It has been operating in Indonesia since 1884 in Jakarta (formerly known as Batavia). It initially served the important sugar trade and then expanded to Semarang and Surabaya. However, the bank faced obstacles along the way as the bank was forced to close operation during World War II and in the mid 1960s. However, HSBC was granted with a new banking license in 1968 [when its clients were allegedly associated with the spread betting at Esmaralda’s Barn in Knightsbridge and the pedophile grooming of Barry Soetoro in Jakarta], and the bank has remain steady ever since. Now HSBC served its customer in Indonesia through 49 branches inclusive of 5 HSBC Amanah branches, in 6 major cities across Indonesia, namely Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya, Batam and Medan. Our services is supported by more than 3,000 employees, today HSBC Indonesia has grown into Indonesia's leading international bank, offering wide range of services in retail banking and wealth management, corporate and investment banking, institutional banking, treasury capital markets and Syariah banking services.”
“Little Red, an inquisitive and brave red-haired rag doll, is the alter ego of her creator - Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. Little Red chronicles what promises to be the first of many adventures of this heroine and her friends - Little Blue, Roany the pony and Gino the dog. Outfitted with her sack of smiles, Little Red is an inspiration to young children everywhere, as she learns "... if someone was in trouble, she and her friends should try to help!" Children and their well-being are a top priority for the Dutchess, which is why a percentage of Little Red proceeds benefit her charity "Chances for Children." The Chances for Children offices were housed on the 101st floor of Tower One at the World Trade Center. Sometime after the Sept. 11 attacks, a firefighter found one of the Little Red dolls (an FAO Schwarz version) at the Ground Zero rubble. After the doll was found, Ferguson came to regard the dolls as symbols of survival and courage, inspiring her to go on to write the book entitled, Little Red.”
“Spread betting is any of various types of wagering on the outcome of an event, where the pay-off is based on the accuracy of the wager, rather than a simple "win or lose" outcome, such as fixed-odds (or money-line) betting or parimutuel betting. A spread is a range of outcomes and the bet is whether the outcome will be above or below the spread. Spread betting has been a major growth market in the UK in recent years, with the number of gamblers heading towards one million. Spread betting carries a high level of risk, with potential losses or gains far in excess of the original money wagered. In the UK, spread betting is regulated by the Financial Services Authority rather than the Gambling Commission. …. Spread betting was invented by Charles K. McNeil, a mathematics teacher from Connecticut who became a bookmaker in Chicago in the 1940s.The idea became popular in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In North America, the gambler usually wagers that the difference between the scores of two teams will be less than or greater than the value specified by the bookmaker.
“Hod had helped to run Esmeralda's Barn, a night-club in Knightsbridge. Originally he designed it for society girl Esmeralda. In another bizarre incident on the night of its opening, she was found dead, accidentally gassed, on her bed with her lesbian lover. Patsy Morgan-Dibden was the main attraction of the club, so when she ran away from Hod to Europe, he gave it up. Protection for the club was provided by Billy Hill who ran the London underworld with his rival, Jack Spot. Hod returned to the business in the late 1950s with the Black Sheep Club. Esmeralda's Barn was eventually owned by the Kray twins who purchased it on the advice of Peter Rachman. (The Profession of Violence, John Pearson, London 1973). A good introduction to this whole Ward/Rachman/Criminal underworld nexus is Rachman, Shirley Green, London 1981. The media created 'Rachmanism' - a device designed to ease attention away from the real crooks, and a godsend to Labour's election hopes at the time.”
“The Kray Twins: Brothers in Arms
BY Thomas L. Jones
Not long after Reggie was released from Wandsworth prison, he was arrested on a charge of housebreaking. The woman who had originally filed the charges failed to identify him in court and the case was dismissed; Reggie was awarded costs.
Then, he and Ronnie were charged with "loitering" with intent to steal parked cars in the Queensbridge Road, a main thoroughfare that connects Hackney to Bethnal Green. It was a ludicrous charge and Ronnie was determined to use it to expose what he perceived to be a vendetta against him and his brothers by the local police.
He hired a famous young female barrister, Nemone Lethbridge, to defend them, and used private detectives to check out the charges. Eventually eight witnesses came forward to provide a cast-iron alibi. Through contacts he had on a the local paper, Ronnie made sure the East End press carried their side of the story.
On May 8th 1961, the Marylebone Magistrates' Court dismissed the charges. A full-scale party was held at Esmeralda's Barn, where Ronnie proposed a toast to "British Justice." He had all the national press coverage he wanted. The Daily Express, one of Britain's leading newspapers, carried a long article about them. Ronnie felt he was untouchable.
Reggie proposed marriage to Frances in the autumn of 1961, but she turned him down. She felt she was too young to marry. One night, after the twins had one of their innumerable arguments, Ronnie decided he had finished with life "up West" and he moved into a caravan he owned which was parked on a plot of land in Vallance Road.
More and more, his time was devoted to planning and scheming through a nebulous itinerary of fantasies. Treasure hunting in the Congo; establishing an English version of Murder Incorporated; giving it all up and going off to work in a leper colony in Africa. He spent lengthy sessions with a lady clairvoyant, who confirmed that he was in fact the reincarnation of Attila the Hun; he would achieve greatness through violence and then die young.
Ronnie soon tired of his lifestyle in the caravan and moved into an apartment in a block of thirty, called Cedra Court, which was in Walthamstow, about five miles north of Vallance Road. He began building up "The Firm," adding to it many villains from outside of London. He found these men legitimate employment. Some were installed as managers in the clubs the Krays' owned or had interests in. Some were placed as bouncers in West End clubs that looked to the Krays for protection.
Reggie was working hard at this part of their business and by the end of 1962, their revenue from this source had doubled. The twins had developed such a reputation that often club owners approached them first, seeking their guarantee of cover. Soon, as well as the East End, the Firm was protecting clubs in Shepherd's Market, Mayfair, Soho, Chelsea and Knightsbridge.
They had a seemingly endless list of these businesses paying tribute to them. Benny's in Commercial Road; Dodgers in Brick Lane; in Whitechapel, the Green Dragon and next door to this The Little Dragon; The Two Aces; in Soho the Gigi Club, The New Life and The New Mill. The list went on and on. Every Friday, members of The Firm, Albert Donaghue, Ronnie Hart, Jack Dickson and Ian Barrie would make the rounds, collecting the cash for the twins. It was known as "the milk round."
Representatives from American Mafia families, as well as French and Corsican criminals, who were scoping out London as a potential market, were contacting Reggie early on in their initial market surveys. There was a seemingly endless list of opportunities being presented to the brothers.
By now the twins had set their sights on dominating the control of crime in the West End of London. What they had done so successfully for so long back in the East End, would work just as well in the rich and more vulnerable swinging London of the sixties. There was really nothing to stop them now. They seemed untouchable.
The twins living it up.
They had cultivated a myth that they had many senior police officers in their pocket; their recent successful actions against the law made them appear invincible; it was assumed to be very unwise to even contemplate giving evidence against them; and then there was their elaborate network of informants that kept them abreast of any activity that might threaten their security. Like politicians, gangsters are often perceived more for what they might do, than for the acts they actually perform. Ronnie loved to have people go in fear of him and his fellow criminals. The greater the rumours, the more evil the insinuations, the more he enjoyed it. He and Reggie were growing into a legend. The myth that surrounded them was good for business.
In the early part of 1962, the twins opened their latest club venture and called it The Kentucky. It was situated in Bow Road in Stepney, just across from the Empire Cinema. It was a plusher version of The Double R and designed to attract a smart, sophisticated clientele to the East End. Reggie was working around the clock putting deals together, and his relationship with Frances was being sorely tested. She objected strongly to the way Ronnie and his friends were seemingly taking over their lives. They agreed it might be better if they saw less of each other.
Leslie Payne was more and more becoming involved in the administration of The Firm. One of their great sources of income was a scam they ran called the "long firm" fraud.
It was in essence so simple, but yet so effective. Using a front man over whom they had control, they would set up a business. Open premises, originate lines of credit and a bank account and then begin to trade. Over a period of time they would create a good impression, pay their bills on time and do their banking by the book. Then, choosing the right moment, they would place large orders with their suppliers, who confident because of their credit history would deliver the goods. These would then be sold off in one mad day of sales, at any prices, because the goods had to go. The business would then close down and everyone would vanish, leaving unpaid bills, irate creditors and the police wondering what had happened.
If the manager were ever caught, he would accept his punishment and go to jail, knowing that the twins had deposited a fat sum in a Swiss bank account for him. In 1962, the Krays cleared over one hundred thousand pounds from this scam.
Payne, using an accountant who worked for him, set up a legitimate business operation that was to be used to cover shady deals that would involve not only domestic but international business frauds. By the summer of 1963, the twins' horizon was expanding dramatically. Their protection rackets were developing; they were looking at buying betting shops, tobacconists and restaurants and also a demolition business [Wells Fargo Twin Towers pass through certificates] Reggie was keen to acquire a security firm specialising in the protection and transportation of valuable goods [Serco]. Who better to offer protection than the Krays?
The brothers decided to move their headquarters first from Esmeralda's Barn to a hotel in Seven Sisters Road in Stoke Newington. Ronnie felt the need for something more grand, and so they made move to take over The Cambridge Rooms, a big restaurant on the Kingston bypass, close to the Surrey stockbroker belt. Ronnie had a long talk to the manager and an agreement was reached allowing the twins to become partners in the business. The night they consummated their takeover of the management, they held a big party. Billy Daniels broadcast a message of congratulations over loudspeakers, direct from Hollywood, and Sonny Liston, then heavyweight champion of the world attended as guest of honor.
After a raucous evening of partying, Ronnie, very drunk, insisted on driving Liston home to his room at The Dorchester Hotel in west London. Liston said afterwards, that the thirty minutes he spent in that car were the scariest moments of his life, bar none.
Ronnie met up at some stage during these times, with Ernest Shinwell, the son of the famous Labour politician, Lord "Manny" Shinwell. Ernest was involved in trying to finance a deal to help build a new town in Nigeria near a place called Enugu. Although there was a lot of interest from the Nigerian government, and architects and contractors had all committed to the project, the raising of money to fund the venture was causing problems.
It was arranged to fly Ronnie out to Nigeria, where he was given a welcome more fitting to a diplomat or royalty, than a gangster from the East End. For three days he was wined, dined and given VIP treatment.
Back in London, Payne was setting the wheels in motion to set up holding companies to act as the vehicle for the fund raising. But the project was doomed from day one, and when Payne was detained in Nigeria while visiting to set up contacts, and a contractor demanded monies promised but outstanding, the whole thing collapsed. The twins had to bail Payne out and bring him back to England. Ronnie was devastated and felt betrayed by the loss of an opportunity that could have propelled him into the greatness he believed was his to achieve.
Ronnie descended more and more into his own pitiless world of shadows and imagined dangers. His capricious violence erupted more often. A boxer who insulted him had his face slashed open, requiring over seventy stitches to repair the damage. An old friend of the twins who offended one of their allies had his face branded in retaliation. Two men were hired to shoot another malcontent who had the nerve to pick a fight with an associate of the twins. They shot his brother by mistake. The man lost a leg.
Ronnie toyed with the idea of using castration as a suitable form of punishment on some of their enemies, but fortunately never found the opportunity to put his perverse conception into practice. More and more, Reggie was spending his valuable time trying to keep his brother from loosing his grip on reality and doing something seriously stupid.
By the end of 1963, in debt and with potential tax problems looming, Esmeralda's Bar was closed down. The twins had plenty of other business ventures to occupy their time and there were many potentially important deals in the offing. They would be crossing paths with some really big time gangsters from America, and there were to be many more famous and influential people to meet and socialise with over the next five years.
And there was one person in particular who would have a profound impact on them. Moving through the periphery of their beleaguered lifestyle was a small, neat and precise man, waiting and watching for an opportunity to strike them down. His time would come, early one morning in May, 1968.”
More to follow.
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