Wednesday, August 28, 2013

#1664 Marine Links MI-2 Prince’s Livery Lottery to Solicitors' Yamama Camel Boys and BAE Saudi Syria Gas

Plum City – ( United States Marine Field McConnell has linked MI-2’s Prince Andrew – GAPAN Grand Master and apparent authority for MI-2 use of Livery Company lotteries to spoliation of evidence during crime scene investigations – to MI-2’s deployment of Solicitors, including associates of DLA Piper and Sidley Austin alumni, to the sabotage of crime scene investigations into BAE’s role in the al-Yamama bribes, camel boy trafficking and recent Saudi Syria gas attacks. 

McConnell alleges MI-2 extortionists used the associates of Nadhmi Auchi, Tony Rezko and Barry Soetoro listed in a covert partition of the Foreign Fugitive File to execute the aforementioned crimes and used Prince Andrew’s Livery lotteries to finance CSI spoliation with The Solicitors’ agents Nigel Knowles, Barack Obama, George Mitchell and Jo Rickards.


MI-2 = Protection racket = Marcy (bona vacantia) + Inkster (escrow) + Interpol (Foreign Fugitive File)

MI-2 = Marine Intelligence and Investigation – unit set up in 1967 to destroy above

McConnell notes that in Book 12, published at, agents deployed by the Marine Intelligence and Investigations (MI-2) group are mingling in various OODA modes with agents of the Marcy Inkster Interpol (MI-2) protection racket based at Skinners’ Hall.

Prequel 1: #1660 Marine Links MI-2 Murder-For-Hire Livery Lottery to Prince Andrew GAPAN, Air France 447 Nose-Up Stall

Solicitors’ agents Knowles and Obama maintain CUKC control of the White House

Solicitors’ agent at DLA Piper, Jo Rickards indulges in Slap Ya Mama

Solicitors’ agent at DLA Piper George Mitchell handled the camel boy affair.

“The U.K. Guardian (here) reports that Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, took a keen interest in the SFO’s investigation of the BAE matter, specifically the al-Yamana deal with Saudi Arabia. According to the Guardian, Prince Andrew demanded a special meeting with the SFO, the SFO thought the request was out of order, but SFO Director Richard Alderman was ultimately summoned to Buckingham Palace in May 2008 for a meeting. The Guardian quotes the SFO as saying that “no confidential details” were discussed during the meeting. - See more at:

Thus, even if HR 5366 was enacted prior to February 2010, it would not have prevented BAE from securing federal government contracts because the DOJ did not charge BAE with any FCPA anti-bribery offenses.

How many federal government contracts has BAE secured since the DOJ alleged that the company “provided substantial benefits” to a Saudi public official “who was in a position of influence regarding” a lucrative fighter jet contract?
Judging just by BAE’s press releases (see here) many – so many that separate links would be distracting.

None stand out more than the $40 million contract BAE was recently awarded by the FBI “to provide critical information security safeguards, including certification and accreditation, to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of FBI computer networks in the United States and around the world.” (see here) [MI-2’s Prince Andrew is manipulating the Foreign Fugitive File to disrupt CSI].

BAE’s conduct giving rise to the February 2010 enforcement action, in which BAE agreed to pay a $400 million criminal fine, “was investigated by FBI special agents who are part of the Washington Field Office’s dedicated FCPA squad.” (See here).

Jo Rickards  Partner
3 Noble Street
London EC2V 7EE
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 8700 111 111   F: +44 (0)20 7796 6839
Jo is a partner in DLA Piper's Corporate Crime and Investigations, Litigation and Regulatory group in London.

She joined DLA Piper in March 2010 from her previous position as partner and former joint head of a Fraud and Regulatory department.
Jo specialises in corporate crime, competition (criminal cartels), fraud and contentious financial services litigation.

Jo made the first ever successful application for dismissal under the Criminal Justice Act 1987. She acted for a UK executive charged with price fixing in the landmark first prosecution by the OFT (Marine Hose). This involved an innovative plea agreement in the US which allowed for the return of the defendants to the UK where their UK sentence counted towards the discharge of their sentence in the US.

Jo has extensive experience in corruption cases. She acted for Harry Greenway MP in the Plasser corruption case which was stopped in the early 1990s and more recently for a multi-national company where a global settlement of corruption investigations here and in the US was agreed with a civil outcome in the UK.

Jo has significant experience representing many corporate and individual clients facing internal, criminal or regulatory investigations in the UK, US and other jurisdictions, including in high-profile SFO, FSA, OFT and HMRC investigations.

Jo has experience of FSA compulsory interviews, mutual legal assistance investigations where the FSA have conducted investigations at the behest of the SEC. She represented Kevin Foster who was investigated by the FSA and prosecuted by the SFO under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the Theft Act in connection with the unauthorised collective investment scheme the KF Concept. She also acted on a number of insider dealing cases earlier in her career including R v McCormick and R v Morrisey and another.

Jo is a member of the City of London Law Society Corporate Crime and Corruption Committee and is on the Lexis Nexis editorial board for corporate crime. She is regularly asked to speak at seminars and write articles on cartels and corruption.

Ranked as a leader in her field by Chambers UK, for Fraud: Criminal (UK-wide) and in several areas in the Legal 500, including Fraud- Crime, EU and Competition and Financial Services

Jo is described by Chambers UK (2012) as 'one of the market's most prominent fraud specialists'

Jo has featured twice in The Lawyer's Hot 100 (2013 and 2003)

Key experience

Acted for a senior civil servant based at 10 Downing Street in relation to the 'Cash for Honours'

Acted for a director of BAE caught up in both the Al Yamamah and non Saudi investigations

Acted for an individual in the European Commission/DOJ's investigation into Global Freight Forwarders

Acted for executives involved in the SFO inquiries into Southern Water and Sweet & Maxwell, both of which resulted in no charges against her clients
Acted for Silvio Berlusconi in mutual legal assistance proceedings in the UK in connection with alleged corruption charges brought in Italy involving David Mills

Earlier in her career, Jo successfully represented the finance director of Barlow Clowes, the finance director of Wickes and was part of Kevin Maxwell's defence team; she also represented Frank Warren in proceedings brought by HM Customs and Excise in which he was acquitted. She also acted for Carl Cushnie, chairman and CEO of Versailles Group.

'Partner' denotes a member of DLA Piper UK LLP

Professional Qualification

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales”

Bloomberg .. Mitchell’s Firm Worked for Dubai Ruler in Jockey Case (Update1)
By Timothy J. Burger - January 27, 2009 12:08 EST
Jan. 27 

(Bloomberg) -- George Mitchell, President Barack Obama’s special Middle East troubleshooter, was chairman of a law firm that was paid about $8 million representing Dubai’s ruler in connection with a child-trafficking lawsuit.

The DLA Piper law firm did legal and lobbying work on the case, which alleged that Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and another official used children kidnapped from other countries to ride as jockeys in camel races. The firm lobbied federal agencies, members of the U.S. House and about two dozen Senate offices, including those of Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2006 and 2007, according to Justice Department foreign-agent disclosures.

Mitchell, 75, who isn’t a registered lobbyist, didn’t lobby either on this issue or for Dubai generally. DLA Piper partner Bill Minor said in an e-mail that Mitchell, a former Democratic senator from Maine, mainly focused on growth and management at the firm of almost 4,000 attorneys and 65 offices worldwide, and high-profile projects such as an investigation of steroid use in Major League Baseball.

Mitchell’s firm had extensive lobbying clients and offices in the Middle East ranging from the leader of Dubai to a Kuwait construction firm contracting in Iraq. The firm also has offices in Egypt, Oman, Qatar and Abu Dhabi and has an affiliation with a law firm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Mitchell traveled to Dubai and spoke to the press there about the issue.

Suit Thrown Out

The camel-jockey suit was thrown out after the U.S. Justice Department notified a Miami federal judge that it planned to intervene and argue that al-Maktoum was immune from the suit as a foreign leader.

“That he was such a key figure in the firm himself certainly gives the appearance that probably any of the clients that solicited help from the firm may have had a business relationship with him as well,” said Craig Holman, who lobbies for tougher governmental ethics rules for Public Citizen, a Washington-based advocacy group.

In a Jan. 24 telephone interview, Mitchell said he “was generally aware of the case but I had no involvement in it.”

“I visited Dubai. I did not discuss the case with the Sheikh. I had nothing to do with bringing it in,” Mitchell said. “I was merely chairman when it occurred.”

Mitchell’s name heads a list on DLA Piper’s Web site of a team advising clients “on opportunities and risks associated with doing business in Iraq and the Middle East generally.” In addition to legal work, the Web site says DLA Piper has “experience working with relevant decision makers in the United States and the region.”

Dubai Billing

Altogether, DLA Piper billed Dubai-related entities about $9.5 million on this and other issues while Mitchell was chairman from 2005 through the end of 2008.

Other lobbying clients located or primarily interested in the Middle East -- and one focused on Iran -- paid DLA Piper an additional $2.29 million.

Mitchell, who is traveling in the Middle East this week, may need a waiver from Obama’s new policy on ethics and lobbying, which says government officials must wait two years before working on matters “directly and substantially” related to pre-government employers or clients even if they weren’t registered lobbyists, said Stefan Passantino, head of the Washington-based political law group for McKenna Long & Aldridge.

Perception Dynamic’

“It is a perception dynamic that has to be managed very carefully,” said Passantino, who helped represent former House Speaker Newt Gingrich during a congressional ethics case.

Asked if he’s going to have to recuse himself from anything at the State Department, Mitchell said, “I haven’t made any judgment on that.”

“I have to wait and see,” Mitchell said. “I will be resigning from the firm and terminating all private business activities.”

White House spokesman Bill Burton referred questions to the State Department, where spokesman Gordon Duguid declined comment and referred questions to Mitchell’s office. A voicemail left at the U.A.E. embassy in Washington wasn’t returned.

Habib Al-Mulla, a Dubai-based lawyer for Sheikh Mohammad, also said Mitchell “played no role in the litigation or efforts that led to the quashing of the lawsuit.” Al-Mulla said the sheikh was satisfied with the outcome of the case.

Mitchell, a former U.S. Senate majority leader and onetime federal judge, was quoted by the Emirates News Agency in January 2007 defending the United Arab Emirates’ efforts to rescue “underage camel jockeys.”

Mitchell led efforts in Northern Ireland that resulted in the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement. In 2000 and 2001, he was chairman of a fact-finding panel examining the crisis in the Middle East.

9/11 Commission

In 2002, congressional Democrats tapped Mitchell as vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission. Mitchell and Henry Kissinger, then-President George W. Bush’s pick as chairman, quit the commission’s top posts after Congress required members to disclose financial information and suggested Mitchell may have to sever ties to his law firm.

The camel jockey lawsuit in September 2006, a class-action lawsuit filed by Mount Pleasant, South Carolina-based Motley Rice LLC by the children’s parents, accused al-Maktoum and others of enslaving boys from Africa and South Asia who were brought to Dubai as jockeys for camel racing, a popular sport in some parts of the Arab world.

DLA Piper picked up the case two weeks after the lawsuit was filed in the U.S. on behalf of underage camel jockeys. It set up meetings with Biden’s Senate staff on Nov. 29, 2006, followed by a Dec. 15 meeting with Obama’s staff. On Jan. 4, 2007, the firm arranged a meeting with Clinton and other senators and their aides, according to Justice Department Foreign Agent Registration Act filings.

‘Serious Problem’

February 2005 report on the U.S. State Department Web site says that in the United Arab Emirates, which includes Dubai, “trafficking of young, noncitizen boys employed as camel jockeys continued to be a serious problem, although the Government has pledged to eliminate this practice for boys under the age of 15.” The report cited an estimate by the Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International, a Pakistan-based civil rights group, that 5,000 boys were working as camel jockeys.

The U.A.E. introduced the use of robots as riders on the camels and two years ago set up an $8 million fund to compensate former child jockeys. Human rights organizations have condemned the use of children as camel jockeys, saying the boys, mostly from Pakistan and Bangladesh and some as young as 4 years old, are abducted, sexually abused and underfed.

‘Remarkable Partnership’

Mitchell was quoted by the state-owned Emirates News Agency in January 2007 as praising the United Arab Emirates and Dubai for a “remarkable partnership with UNICEF to locate, care for and repatriate underage camel jockeys. This program has been justly praised by the international community as a model solution to a serious problem.”

DLA Piper billed the Dubai government about $8 million, according to Justice Department filings. This included almost $2.5 million between Aug. 6, 2006, and Feb. 28, 2007. Over the next six months, the firm billed Dubai over $1.2 million, as it held more than 70 meetings with senior officials at the White House, the State and Justice departments, and Congress, seeking a “statement of interest” by the U.S. government for their client.”

Daily Mail .. Police called in to investigate fraud boss's taxpayer-funded payoffs to his staff worth £1MILLION

Police asked to examine the behaviour of former Serious Fraud Office boss
Shadow attorney general accused Richard Alderman of 'flying in the face of legal advice' by sanctioning bumper severance payments without approval
PUBLISHED: 22:26 GMT, 17 July 2013 | UPDATED: 22:31 GMT, 17 July 2013 

Scotland Yard was urged to investigate the former head of the Serious Fraud Office yesterday after it emerged that he approved ‘irregular’ taxpayer-funded payoffs to staff worth £1million.

Shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry asked the Metropolitan Police chief to examine whether the behaviour of Richard Alderman constituted misconduct in public office.

She accused the former boss of the corruption watchdog of ‘flying in the face of legal advice’ by sanctioning bumper severance payments without approval.”

Syrian Rebels Manufactured Chemical Weapons Outside Damascus
By Fahim al-Surani

August 25, 2013 "
Information Clearing House - "Voice Of Russia" - The Syrian military have discovered a warehouse with chemical agents in a suburb of Damascus. Correspondent of the Al-Ihbariya Syrian information channel Yara Saleh who was among the journalists who inspected the site of the scary find has given an exclusive interview to The Voice of Russia. She says that the discovered warehouse was at the same time a laboratory where shells were stuffed with poisonous chemicals.
Some time later when the Syrian army managed to take that suburb by storm they found the warehouse and laboratory where shells were stored and stuffed with poisonous agents. Boxes with new gas masks were also found, they carried labels ‘Made in US’. The fact that the rebels did not use those gas masks proves that they had not been attacked with any poisonous gases.

Two glass vessels with labels ‘Made in Saudi Arabia’ were also found there. Weapons and explosives made in Saudi Arabia were found in Syria in the past as well. Experts will determine the contents of those vessels.
In addition, they found plastic vessels containing unidentified chemicals, some strange white powder and a lot of various explosives and munitions.
Anti-government activists accuse President Bashar Assad’s regime of carrying out a toxic gas attack Wednesday on the eastern suburbs of Damascus and have reported death tolls ranging from 136 to 1,300.

The government calls the claims “absolutely baseless.”

The U.S., Britain, France and Russia have all urged the Assad regime and the rebels fighting to overthrow him to cooperate with the United Nations and allow U.N. experts already in Syria to look into the latest purported use of chemical agents.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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