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The tag 'Organized Crime' is associated with 24 posts.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s Nephew Linked to Company Involved in Scalping World Cup Tickets

In FTR #801 we noted the cesspool of corruption, organized crime and fascism enveloping the world of big-time sport. In connection with the perp walk candidates who comprise the International Olympic Committee, we noted that FIFA president Sepp Blatter was a pivotal member of the IOC (at right). His nephew Philippe is an investor in a company under investigation for scalping World Cup Tickets.


FTR #801 The Sportin’ Life

With much of the human race foaming at the mouth over the World Cup competition currently underway in Brazil, we pause to note the profound connections between the world of sport, international fascism and organized crime. After highlighting fascist soccer fans in attendance in Brazil, the program notes the cesspool that is the International Olympic Committee, imprinted with fascist participation by Juan Antonio Samaranch, Francisco Franco’s former Minister of Sport. The 1972 Olympics massacre in Munich featured possible complicity by elements of the German government and the Underground Reich. The program concludes by looking at American organized crime links to the milieu of the NFL and the probable Mob fixing of Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King’s “Battle of the Sexes.”


FTR #792 Caution: Banksters at Work (More Collateralized “Death” Obligations)

In FTR #772, we looked at a number of suspicious deaths in and around the financial industry, this as a number of legal investigations into the misdeeds of the “banksters” were proceeding. This program updates that extraordinary mortality rate. One of the surreal, almost hallucinatory financial instruments that were at the center of the 2008 financial collapse were CDO’s–collateralized debt obligations. We wonder if the high mortality rate, the ongoing capital troubles and legal investigations plaguing the firms may be related to these deaths. Are we looking at collateralized “death” obligations? We note that JP Morgan Chase has experienced a particularly high mortality rate.


Was The Battle of the Sexes “Rigged’ by the Mob?

With the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination fast approaching, two of the organized crime figures who may well have been involved in that assassination have come back into public view in the context of an alleged fixing of the “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Alleged to have run up big debts to the mob, Riggs was apparently an associate of the organized crime milieu. His alleged fixing of the match was done to pay off his gambling debts as well, of course, as making money for the mob.


The “Uber Bowl”: The San Francisco 49ers and SAP (Kudos to “R. Wilson”)

We’ve noted the links between organized crime and the NFL in the past, highlighting the milieu of the San Francisco 49ers. It develops that much of the 49ers recent success was (allegedly) due to their use of sports software diagnostics developed by German software maker SAP and employed by the team’s chief operating officer Paraag Marathe. One can but wonder if the consummately corrupt world of the NFL will be used to enhance revenues for SAP (and who knows who, or what, else?)


‘Roid Rage: The Bosches, the Bushes and Sports Doping

The Bush family has been very, very close to the anti-Castro Cuban exile community for decades, including and especially the late Orlando Bosch, head of the CORU organization. Now, it emerges that a relative of Orlando Bosch heads the Biogenesis firm, under investigation for allegedly providing performance-enhancing drugs to professional athletes.


The Yakuza’s Cleanup Crew: It’s Not What You Think But Still Alarming

It has long been known that the yakuza are an important component of Japan’s political power structure. It turns out that Japan’s nuclear power structure has a long history with the yakuza too. This became an important reality shortly after the Fukushima catastrophe. Serious challenges remain. Yakuza too.


Horror Show in the Balkans

The NATO-installed regime of Hasim Thaci manifests pervasive political and social criminality. Thaci is alleged to maintain a harem of more than 50 sex slaves, held in bondage by his bodyguards and reportedly offering their favors to KFOR and EULEX personnel. Successors to the 21st Waffen SS (“Skanderbeg”) Division and other fascist fighting formations from World War II, the Kosovo Liberation Army has turned that former Serbian province into little more than a German colony. Much of the international community continues to view Kosovo as a criminal entity operating outside the envelope of international law.


Muslim Gangs Dominate British Underworld

Comment: Under-reported is the profound connection between Islamism and organized crime. There is an entire chapter in “Dollars for Terror” by Richard Labeviere titled “Islamist Deal-Making and Organized Crime.” Our visits with Daniel Hopsicker have highlighted this link, to an extent. In fact, much of the income derived by groups like Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and […]


Interference: How Organized Crime Influences Professional Football

by Dan E. Moldea