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FTR #573 Alfa Males—One Helluva Conspiracy Theory, Part II

Recorded Octo­ber 15, 2006

Lis­ten: MP3 Side 1   Side 2

Intro­duc­tion: Con­tin­u­ing analy­sis of what British Prime Min­is­ter Tony Blair described as a “global net­work” behind the 9/11 attacks, this pro­gram details evi­den­tiary trib­u­taries between the pow­er­ful, well-connected and crim­i­nal Alfa con­sor­tium and peo­ple and insti­tu­tions con­nected to the events of 9/11. A Russ­ian com­pany with what Mr. Emory describes as “more con­nec­tions than a switch­board,” Alfa has links to Vik­tor Kozeny, the Carl Duis­berg Gesellschaft and to pow­er­ful peo­ple and insti­tu­tions con­nected to the Bush admin­is­tra­tion. Kozeny is alleged to have par­tic­i­pated in an Alfa scheme to defraud numer­ous U.S. investors and com­pa­nies and is also the man who employed Wolf­gang Bohringer, one of 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta’s Ger­man asso­ciates in Florida. The Carl Duis­berg Gesellschaft spon­sored Mohamed Atta’s entrance into Ger­many and, per­haps, Florida. That same Carl Duis­berg Gesellschaft also main­tains a fel­low­ship on behalf of Alfa Group. Alfa’s activ­i­ties in the United States are aided and abet­ted by the pow­er­ful lob­by­ing firm of Bar­bour, Grif­fith and Rogers, inti­mately con­nected to the admin­is­tra­tion of George W. Bush. Hans Bod­mer and Pyotr Aven (two of Kozeny’s asso­ciates in a scheme to gain con­trol of the state oil com­pany of Azer­bai­jan) are also alleged to have worked with Kozeny and Alfa in the defraud­ing of IPOC. The global net­work to which Blair referred and that sup­ported the 9/11 hijack­ers embod­ies a fusion of the under­world and the over­world. Engaged in drug traf­fick­ing on sev­eral con­ti­nents, this net­work also oper­ates in con­junc­tion with pow­er­ful cor­po­rate enti­ties in Europe, the Mid­dle East, Latin Amer­ica and the United States. FTR#’s 433, 530, 536, 570 sup­ple­ment the infor­ma­tion pre­sented here and should be exam­ined in order to gain a firmer under­stand­ing of this com­plex net­work. As Mr. Emory noted in the broad­cast, “If this seems con­fus­ing, it is meant to be!”

Pro­gram High­lights Include: Links between the Alfa group and the royal fam­ily of Liecht­en­stein; links between the royal fam­ily of Liecht­en­stein and the milieu of 9/11; Haley Bar­bour (of Bar­bour, Grif­fith and Rogers) and his busi­ness con­nec­tions with com­pa­nies belong­ing to the busi­ness empire of for­mer Nazi spy and appar­ent Al Qaeda financier Youssef Nada; the appar­ently ille­gal oper­a­tions per­formed by GOP big­wig Ed Rogers’ Dili­gence Inc. secu­rity firm on behalf of Alfa; the wall of secrecy sur­round­ing the iden­tity of the Ger­mans spon­sors of Atta’s activ­i­ties under the aus­pices of the Carl Duis­berg Gesellschaft.

1. Begin­ning with back­ground infor­ma­tion essen­tial for under­stand­ing the present dis­cus­sion of Alfa Group, the pro­gram reca­pit­u­lates crit­i­cal infor­ma­tion from FTR#530. Begin­ning with review of the Carl Duis­berg Gesellschaft’s spon­sor­ship of 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta, the pro­gram reviews the rela­tion­ship between the CDS and the Alfa Fel­low­ship, an area of over­lap between the milieux of Alfa and 9/11. In addi­tion, the pro­gram notes that a key Alfa lawyer (Nor­bert Seeger) also fronts for the royal fam­ily of Liecht­en­stein, them­selves linked to the milieu of 9/11 through the bank Al Taqwa. After review­ing the CDS/Alfa/9/11 link, the pro­gram presents infor­ma­tion about a law­suit brought against Alfa in the United States. In the expose of this area of Alfa’s oper­a­tions, we will see yet another area of over­lap between the milieu of Alfa and that of 9/11. One of the play­ers in the Alfa gam­bit dis­cussed in this pro­gram is Vik­tor Kozeny. Mohamed Atta’s Ger­man “brother” Wolf­gang Bohringer was a pilot for Kozeny. (For more about the Kozeny/Bohringer rela­tion­ship, see FTR#570. Note that para­graph 5 of that dis­cus­sion, high­lights links between Kozeny, Hans Bod­mer and Pyotr Aven. Both Bod­mer and Aven are defen­dants, along with Kozeny, in the suit against Alfa.) “Russ­ian cor­po­ra­tion Alfa Group Con­sor­tium and its U.S. entity, Alfa Cap­i­tal Mar­kets, Inc., are a crim­i­nal enter­prise that has used U.S. banks and stock exchanges as an inte­gral part of their theft schemes, cost­ing Amer­i­can tax­pay­ers and stock­hold­ers hun­dreds of mil­lions of dol­lars, IPOC Inter­na­tional Growth Fund, Ltd., alleges in a fed­eral rack­e­teer­ing law­suit filed late Thurs­day. The suit alleges that Alfa, one of the largest busi­ness con­glom­er­ates in the Russ­ian Fed­er­a­tion — along with Russ­ian oli­garch Mikhail Frid­man and U.S. cit­i­zen Leonid Rozhet­skin — engaged in a vast inter­na­tional money laun­der­ing and fraud scheme in an attempt to take con­trol of the Russ­ian cel­lu­lar indus­try. ‘By doing so, defen­dants’ con­duct has had a sub­stan­tial effect on the United States and its cit­i­zens, and much of the crim­i­nal con­duct occurred in the United States,’ the suit, filed in U.S. Dis­trict Court for the South­ern Dis­trict of New York, said.”
(“ ‘Defen­dants’ Ten­ta­cles Reach Into and Injure Numer­ous Amer­i­cans’” [PRNewswire]; Forbes; 6/9/2006.)

2. Note that Alfa’s activ­i­ties in the U.S. received assis­tance from Amer­i­can gov­ern­men­tal insti­tu­tions. “The crim­i­nal enter­prise affected Amer­i­cans, U.S.-based investors and U.S. inter­ests in numer­ous ways, the com­plaint alleges, involv­ing the eva­sion of U.S. taxes, insider trad­ing of shares on U.S. stock mar­kets, and wiring pay­ments through New York banks. The Alfa Group Con­sor­tium received sup­port from the Over­seas Pri­vate Invest­ment Cor­po­ra­tion, a U.S. gov­ern­ment devel­op­ment agency, to pro­vide a sig­nif­i­cant por­tion of fund­ing for one of Alfa’s related busi­nesses.’ The com­plaint alleges that the rack­e­teer­ing and other wrongs cited in this case hurt U.S. investors, U.S. tax­pay­ers and U.S. finan­cial mar­kets,’ said W. Gor­don Dobie, an attor­ney with Win­ston & Strawn LLP, which filed the case for IPOC Inter­na­tional Growth Fund, Ltd. ‘It’s my opin­ion that the defen­dants should be called to account in court for their con­duct.’” (Idem.)

3. Note that two of the defen­dants in the Alfa suit are Hans Bod­mer and Pyotr Aven, two of Vik­tor Kozeny’s co-conspirators in a scheme to gain con­trol of the Azeri state oil com­pany. Again, for more about this con­nec­tion, see FTR#570. “The com­plaint also alleges that Rozhet­skin and Frid­man were assisted by Hans Bod­mer, who served as escrow agent and sent instruc­tions to IPOC to wire money through banks in New York for the ben­e­fit of the defen­dants. Bod­mer recently plead guilty to crim­i­nal con­spir­acy to laun­der money and con­spir­acy to vio­late the U.S. For­eign Cor­rupt Prac­tices Act in con­nec­tion with an unre­lated scheme to bribe for­eign lead­ers. …Notes to Edi­tors: IPOC Inter­na­tional Growth Fund, Ltd. is an open-ended mutual fund com­pany based in Bermuda. The suit, based on claims under the Rack­e­teer Influ­enced and Cor­rupt Orga­ni­za­tions (RICO) Act, charges that Frid­man con­spired with Rozhet­skin to steal IPOC’s inter­est through money laun­der­ing, bribery, wire fraud and other crim­i­nal wrong­do­ings. Other defen­dants are Alfa Cap­i­tal Mar­kets, Inc., a U.S. cor­po­ra­tion; Alfa Tele­com (n/k/a) Altimo; and Hans Bod­mer. Alfa Group Con­sor­tium is an asso­ci­a­tion of var­i­ous com­pa­nies con­trolled by Frid­man. It con­trols major inter­na­tional cor­po­ra­tions traded in the United States, includ­ing Vim­pel­Com (NYSE) Russia’s sec­ond largest mobile tele­coms com­pany, Golden Tele­com (NASDAQ) and Turk­cell (NYSE). For more infor­ma­tion about IPOC, go to ipocfund.com. A copy of the law­suit is being posted on this Web site June 9. ‘The Many Ties to the United States.’ As the law­suit states, ‘... defen­dants’ ten­ta­cles reach into and injure numer­ous Amer­i­cans....’ The investors, tax­pay­ers and finan­cial mar­kets of the United States have been harmed.” (Idem.)

4. Note the pres­ence in this alleged scheme of Vik­tor Kozeny (as well as Kozeny’s co-conspirators in the Azeri oil con­spir­acy Hans Bod­mer and Pyotr Aven), for whom Atta asso­ciate Wolf­gang Bohringer worked. Again, check out FTR#570. Note also that the Russ­ian edi­tion of Forbes was inves­ti­gat­ing Leonard Rozhet­skin, one of the defen­dants in the suit and a major “Alfa Male.” The Russ­ian edi­tor of Forbes was recently mur­dered, allegedly by Russ­ian orga­nized crime ele­ments. Was that mur­der part of the con­spir­a­to­r­ial process set forth here? “The below sets out the indi­vid­u­als and firms referred to in the law­suit, and pro­vides some fur­ther infor­ma­tion: The Defen­dants: Leonard Rozhet­skin: ‘Defen­dant Leonard Rozhet­skin is a for­mer direc­tor and prin­ci­pal share­holder of LV Finance Group Lim­ited (‘LVFG’). He is a United States tax­payer and cit­i­zen, owns prop­erty in the Dis­trict, and lived in the Dis­trict for more than a decade ... fea­tured on the cover of the Russ­ian edi­tion of Forbes with the title: ‘The Most Dan­ger­ous Shark in Our Waters.’... Rozhet­skin resides in the United States....’[pg.6]’ Hans Bod­mer: ‘Defen­dant Hans Bod­mer ... assisted Rozhet­skin and Frid­man with the Sonic Duo/MegaFon theft scheme ... worked with his co-conspirators to send instruc­tions to IPOC to wire money through banks in New York for the ben­e­fit of the Defen­dants. Bod­mer is no stranger to crim­i­nal pros­e­cu­tion in the United States, hav­ing recently pled guilty to the crim­i­nal con­spir­acy to laun­der money and con­spir­acy to vio­late the United States For­eign Cor­rupt Prac­tices Act in con­nec­tion with the scheme to bribe for­eign lead­ers (along with Vic­tor Kozeny, who is cur­rently being extra­dited to New York from the Bahamas) [Ital­ics are Mr. Emory’s]. Case No: 01: 05-CR-00518-RCC-ALL (S.D.N.Y.).’ [pg. 9]” (Idem.)

5. More about the defen­dants, includ­ing Kozeny asso­ciate Pyotr Aven: “Mikhail Frid­man: ‘Defen­dant Mikhail Frid­man cur­rently serves as Chair­man of the Board of Direc­tors of co-conspirator Alfa Bank and as Chair­man of the Board of Direc­tors of Defen­dant Con­sor­tium Alfa Group. Frid­man fur­ther served on the Board of Vim­pel­Com, a NYSE com­pany, and has con­trol over Golden Tele­com, a NASDAQ com­pany ... pur­chased the United States trad­ing firm owned by Amer­i­can, Mark Rich, the one time com­modi­ties baron par­doned by Pres­i­dent Clin­ton with much con­tro­versy. Frid­man pur­ports to have become a phil­an­thropist in the United States’ and is a mem­ber of the Board of the Coun­cil on For­eign Rela­tions based in New York. [pgs. 6–7] Pyotr Aven: ‘Defen­dant Pyotr Aven also has been a major par­tic­i­pant in the scheme and worked directly with Rozhet­skin and Frid­man in the mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion and theft of IPOC monies. Aven is a direc­tor of Golden Tele­com, a NASDAQ com­pany, which reg­u­larly files with the United States Secu­ri­ties Exchange Com­mis­sion. He is a con­tro­ver­sial fig­ure: As observed by the United States Dis­trict Court for the Dis­trict of Colum­bia, a Russ­ian ‘cor­rup­tion task force informed [the gov­ern­ment] that Aven was engaged in var­i­ous mis­deeds, includ­ing drug traf­fick­ing. See OAO Alfa Bank v. Cen­ter for Pub­lic Integrity, Civ. Action No. 00–2208 (JDB), Mem. Op., Sept. 22, 2005 at 11 n.26.’ [pg. 8]” (Idem.)

6. Next, the dis­cus­sion turns to Bar­bour, Grif­fith Rogers, the PR firm headed by Haley Bar­bour, the G.O.P. Gov­er­nor of Mis­sis­sippi. In addi­tion to Bar­bour (linked to the milieu of 9/11 in other ways, set forth below), Lanny Grif­fith and Ed Rogers (also major Repub­li­can power bro­kers) head the lob­by­ing firm. More about the back­ground of Lanny Grif­fith and Ed Rogers: “After man­ag­ing the first Pres­i­dent Bush’s 1988 cam­paign in the South­ern states, Bush appointed him [Lanny Grif­fith] as spe­cial assis­tant to the pres­i­dent for inter­gov­ern­men­tal affairs. Grif­fith then served as Bush’s assis­tant sec­re­tary of edu­ca­tion from 1991 to 1993, when he joined Barbour’s lobby shop. One­time deputy assis­tant to Pres­i­dent George H.W. Bush. He [Ed Rogers] is mar­ried to Edwina Rogers, for­mer asso­ciate direc­tor of the White House’s National Eco­nomic Coun­cil. [1]” (Idem.)

7. Note that Bar­bour Grif­fith and Rogers lob­bied on behalf of the Alfa Group in the United States! As if that wasn’t unap­pe­tiz­ing enough, we should not fail to take stock of the fact that Rogers’ secu­rity out­fit Dili­gence, Inc. allegedly ille­gally appro­pri­ated infor­ma­tion from the IPOC. “Bar­bour Grif­fith and Rogers: ‘The Alfa Group con­ducts such sig­nif­i­cant and var­ied busi­ness in the United States that it has actu­ally found it to be in its inter­est to spend mil­lions of dol­lars court­ing the Amer­i­can polit­i­cal elite through Wash­ing­ton D.C. based lob­by­ing firm of Bar­bour Grif­fith and Rogers, LLC which lob­bies Con­gress and oth­ers in Wash­ing­ton on its behalf.’ [pgs. 7–8] ‘In addi­tion to using his lob­by­ing firm, Alfa Group has retained Edward Rogers’ Wash­ing­ton D.C. based ‘inves­tiga­tive’ firm, Dili­gence, Inc. — which has crim­i­nally mis­ap­pro­pri­ated IPOC infor­ma­tion as described fur­ther below....[pg. 8] Dili­gence, Inc.: ‘Defen­dants have also paid U.S.-based Dili­gence, Inc. to steal IPOC prop­erty in Bermuda. Indeed, at the Frid­man M.C. Enterprise’s direc­tion Dili­gence bribed offi­cials of an account­ing firm and/or oth­er­wise mis­ap­pro­pri­ated IPOC prop­erty. More specif­i­cally, Dili­gence, Inc. describes itself on its web site and in its press releases as a com­pany com­prised of for­mer Cen­tral Intel­li­gence Agency (‘CIA’) and British MI5 oper­a­tives that ‘spe­cial­ize in obtain­ing non-public or hard-to-get infor­ma­tion on cor­po­ra­tions.’ See http://www.diligencecorp.com. Dili­gence, Inc. is owned in part by Edward Rogers who has also been paid mil­lions by defen­dants to lobby Con­gress and con­sult for Alfa.’ [pg. 24]” (Idem.)

8. For­mer oper­a­tives for the CIA and MI5 (British domes­tic intel­li­gence), the Dili­gence employ­ees allegedly used their for­mer (“for­mer”?) espi­onage con­nec­tions and cre­den­tials to mis­ap­pro­pri­ate key doc­u­ments from the IPOC. “ ‘In vio­la­tion of 18 U.S.C. sec­tion 912 and at Defen­dant Alfa’s instruc­tions, Dili­gence, Inc. posed as United States Agents act­ing under the author­ity of the United States to mis­ap­pro­pri­ate IPOC infor­ma­tion from an account­ing firm. Defen­dants fur­ther vio­lated 18 U.S.C. sec­tion 913 by search­ing IPOC prop­erty while falsely rep­re­sent­ing, through Dili­gence, Inc., to be agents of the United States. By doing so, Defen­dants have had an effect on the United States.’ [pg. 24]” (Idem.)

9. The broad­cast con­cludes with review of infor­ma­tion pre­sented in para­graphs 15–17 of FTR#433. Recap­ping the links between Haley Barbour’s New Bridge Strate­gies (a major con­trac­tor in Iraq) and sub­sidiary com­pa­nies of the Nasreddin/Nada finan­cial and busi­ness empire, the pro­gram sets forth another evi­den­tiary trib­u­tary between the milieu of the 9/11 attacks and the high­est ech­e­lons of the GOP. (Nada and Nasred­din are the prin­ci­ples in the Al Taqwa net­work. For more about Al Taqwa, the GOP lead­er­ship and 9/11 see—among other programs—FTR#’s 454, 455, 456.)


One comment for “FTR #573 Alfa Males—One Helluva Conspiracy Theory, Part II”

  1. Leonid Rozhet­skin vanished

    Posted by adam | October 9, 2013, 3:47 pm

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