money laundering

The BCCI Affair

HSBC: The World's Dirtiest Bank

HSBC Helped Terrorists, Iran, Mexican
Drug Cartels Launder Money, Senate Report Says

Comey has a history as a political and corporate fixer

"Dirty Money" Foundation of US Growth and Empire

HSBC Holdings: James Comey Resigns to Become Director of FBI

FBI Director Comey is a board member of Clinton Foundation connected bank HSBC

Global Banking Intelligence Complex, BCCI Operations

CIA controlled banks have been involved with money laundering activities.

A Senate staff report has estimated "that $500 billion to $1 trillion in criminal proceeds are laundered through banks worldwide each year, with about half of that amount moved through United States banks."

London Independent reported in 2004 that drug trafficking constitutes "the third biggest global commodity in cash terms after oil and the arms trade."

Washington and the mass media have portrayed the US in the forefront of the struggle against narco trafficking, drug laundering and political corruption.

The truth is exactly the opposite as US banks have developed a highly elaborate set of policies for transferring illicit funds to the US, investing those funds in legitimate businesses or US government bonds to legitimize them.

Congress has held numerous hearings, provided detailed exposés of the illicit practices of the banks, passed several laws and called for stiffer enforcement by any number of public regulators and private bankers.

In the wake of the 2008 economic crisis, analysis found support from the claim of Antonio Maria Costa, head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime:

"Drug money worth billions of dollars kept the financial system afloat at the height of the global crisis."

"Money from drugs was the only liquid investment capital in the second half of 2008, liquidity was the banking system's main problem and hence liquid capital became an important factor" - Antonio Maria Costa

Paul Helliwell

Paul Helliwell

Paul Lional Helliwell

Paul Helliwell Paul Lional Edward Helliwell begins his spook careerin the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) where he serves under William Donovan.

Helliwell uses CIA front companies to raise money to support Chaing Kai-shek.
"Helliwell was immeasurably aided by the Federal Reserve Amendment of 1966, which opportunely allowed US banks to own banks abroad just in time for the accelerated war in Vietnam." - Patricia Goldstone

Helliwell established the Mercantile Bank and Trust Company and then the Castle Bank and Trust Company.

Helliwell also ran the American Bankers Insurance Company based in Galveston, Texas as insurance cover for businessmen who cooperated.

"Psychological warfare is the employment of all moral and physical means other than orthodox military operations which tend to: destroy the will and ability of the enemy to resist; deprive him of the support of his allies and neutrals; increase in our own troops and allies the will to victory." - Paul Helliwell

Helliwell invests Laotian heroin proceeds through Castle Bank in Orlando.

The bank, run by Paul Helliwell, is forced to close after the Internal Revenue Service discovered that he Castle Bank was laundering CIA funds and drug profits.

1967 Michele Sindona, "God's Banker" is a top financier for the international mafia, laundering drug profits for the Gambino brothers and their Sicilian counterparts.

At the same time, he functions as a financial conduit for numerous operations, this year passing funds to the Greek colonels before they seize power.

Sindona is paymaster for Propaganda Due (P2), secretive cell in Italian freemasonry, led by Grand Master Licio Gelli, a die-hard Mussolini fascist.

1973 Frank Nugan, an Australian lawyer, and Michael Hand, a former CIA contract operative, established the Nugan Hand Bank. Another

1976 Nugan-Hand Bank appeares to be a CIA front company.

A key figure is Bernie Houghton, closely connected to Ted Shackley and Thomas G. Clines.

Earl P. Yates, Leroy J. Manor, Edwin F. Black, Walter J. McDonald, Dale C. Holmgren held positions.

"The Nugan Hand Bank of Sydney was a CIA bank.

Among its officers were a network of US generals, admirals and CIA men, including former CIA Director William Colby.

With branches in Saudi Arabia, Europe, Southeast Asia, South America and the U.S., Nugan Hand Bank financed drug trafficking, money laundering and international arms dealings.

In 1980, amidst several mysterious deaths, the bank collapsed, $50 million in debt." - Jonathan Kwitny, The Crimes of Patriots: A True Tale of Dope, Dirty Money and the CIA

The investigative journalist, Jonathan Kwitny, suggested Nugan Hand Bank replaced Castle Bank and Trust Company in Nassau, as CIA covert banker.

Michele Sindona

Banking For God, The Mob And The CIA

1980 Sindona is convicted on 68 counts of fraud, misappropriation of bank funds and perjury.

P2 Bologna train station massacre: 80 people killed and 160 injured.

December 1992US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations pens “The BCCI Affair.”

Disclosed is the largest political corruption case in global economic history.
"BCCI consisted of a complex alliance of intelligence agencies, multinational corporations, weapons dealers, drug traffickers, terrorists, global bankers and high-ranking government officials. It involved leaders from 73 countries and forms “an elaborate corporate spider web." - David DeGraw

"There was constant shortage of money along the pipeline to supply the Mujahedin and so the ISI and CIA began looking for additional sources of income. One that proved viable was drug smuggling. The Pakistan-Afghanistan borderland became the biggest centre for the production of heroin in the world and the single greatest supplier of heroin on American streets, meeting 60 per cent of the US demand for narcotics." - Loretta Napoleoni

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