Small Freaky World of White Collar Crime


 

 

The Small Freaky World of White Collar Crime

 

venn-diagramIf you watch television and follow series like HBO’s the Sopranos or USA Network’s White Collar you might get the impression that the white collar crime world is a very small one in which there are never more than two or three (or less) levels of separation or connection between different criminals and different crime organizations. The fact is, it’s more like a Venn Diagram with multiple overlapping social circles of criminals and criminal organizations. In fact, it resembles the line of actor Robert Davi (playing “Franz Sanchez”) in the James Bond flick License to Kill when he tells his potential business partners, “Drug Dealers of the World Unite.”

 

 

RedMafiyaTime and again, I wind up investigating the same criminals over and over and over again, sometimes for their honest adversaries, sometimes in conjunction with or directly for law enforcement agencies, and sometimes for their former criminal rivals who are attempting to stay out of trouble. During the trial of United States vs. Anthony Pellicano et al (et al = “and others”), when I was court appointed to investigate on behalf of one of Tony’s co-defendants who was adversarial to his interests, well over twenty (20) times (I eventually lost count) I had to advise my client of potential or theoretical conflicts of interest based upon my past investigations of names that kept surfacing. They ranged from people involved with the Hungarian Mafia to the Red Mafiya to the Jewish Defense League.

 

 

aka Anthony Elgindy

aka Anthony Elgindy

I’ve been on an international financial investigation over the past several years involving some serious money laundering that took on a whole new meaning with the banking melt down in Cyprus. Already, there had been some people involved that I’d investigated in the past for other clients. Then in the past few days, a name surfaced that blows everything out of proportion and puts it in a whole new light: Amr Ibrahim Elgindy.

 

 

Before I get to Elgindy’s role in this whole jigsaw puzzle of a case, review my previous posting that relates to a number of the players: http://janbtucker.com/blog/2011/09/02/information-wanted-dead-alive-or-otherwise/

 

 

Additionally, before I deal with Elgindy and what he’s been up to, let me recount a timeline to see if you, my readers, think it’s suspicious or whether I’ve just seen too many film noir movies. Unless otherwise specified, the following timeline has to do with a “Mr. L:”

 

 

6/29-30/09—ATM withdrawals in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

 

7/3/09—Purchases Spanish airline ticket

 

7/6/09—ATM withdrawal in Madrid, Spain

 

7/8/09—Makes an online transaction using a British firm, brzsupport.com

 

7/9-10/09—Financial transactions in North Carolina

 

7/10-7/14/09—series of financial transactions in Greece. Now, here’s where it gets really interesting, because my reliable confidential sources tell me that Mr. L didn’t want a financial paper trail leading to him going to Cyprus where Red Sea Investments (linked with Red Sea Management) happened to have an office, so he flies in to Greece and from there pays cash for a boat trip over to Cyprus.

 

7/14/09—Mr. L flies back in to LAX (Los Angeles International Airport for all you non-SoCal types)

 

7/28-8/16/09—Mr. L carries on a flurry of activity in Natick MA, August ME, Boston MA, Tampa FL, New York NY, West Hollywood CA, and finally Jamaica NY.

 

 

Why is the link to Red Sea Investments so intriguing? Well, Red Sea Investments was linked up the Kazoo to Sentry Global Securities. Check out this February 18, 2011 Reuters story:

 

 

(Reuters) – CO2 Tech Ltd, a publicly traded company that lured investors with claims about products and services to fight global warming, was full of nothing but hot air, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Friday.

 

 

It said the U.S. Justice Department had filed criminal fraud charges against six men, including stock promoters and traders, involved in a so-called “pump-and-dump scheme” built around shares of the company, which was purportedly based in London but had no significant assets or operations.

 

 

Pump-and-dump is a form of stock fraud in which promoters “pump up” or artificially inflate a company’s share price, usually through false or misleading press releases or other public statements, and then “dump” the stock at a profit.

 

 

According to an SEC civil complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the CO2 Tech scheme generated more than $7 million in illicit profits from sales of CO2 Tech stock, traded in the Pink Sheets, between late 2006 and April 2007.

 

 

The scheme was perpetrated through Red Sea Management Ltd, a Costa Rican asset protection and offshore investments company founded and led by Jonathan Curshen, the SEC said.

 

 

It said Curshen, a dual U.S.-UK citizen who lives in Sarasota, Florida, was free on conditional release pending his sentencing in another, unrelated, securities fraud case.

 

 

Curshen was instrumental in establishing the business plan that allowed him and his co-defendants to sell CO Tech stock at artificially inflated prices and bilk unsuspecting public investors out of millions, the SEC said.

 

 

An attorney for Curshen, 46, could not be reached for immediate comment. But the SEC said entities affiliated with Red Sea, which was founded in 1998, included Sentry Global Securities, a broker-dealer licensed by St, Kitts and Nevis, and Sentry Global Trust, Ltd, a St. Kitts-incorporated trust.

 

 

Red Sea had true global reach, as it used a web of nominee brokerage accounts to sell massive quantities of stock in a firm supposedly set up to save the world from greenhouse gas emissions, the SEC said.

 

 

It said the company had opened bank accounts for shell corporations in countries including the Republic of Seychelles, Cyprus, Panama and Tanzania as part of its fraudulent stock scheme.

 

 

(Reporting by Tom Brown; Editing by Tim Dobbyn)

 

 

Now let’s get back to a prior timeline in Mr. L’s activities:

 

 

9/18/08—wire transfer from Sentry Global Securities (SGS) to Mr. L, $850,000

 

9/19/08—wire transfer from SGS to Mr. L, $850,000

 

9/23/08—wire transfer from SGS to Mr. L, $700,000

 

9/24/08—cash withdrawal from account by Mr. L, $2,000,000

 

9/24/08—cash withdrawal from account by Mr. L, $5,000

 

9/25/08—Domestic Funds Transfer from Mr. L to Hoffman & Pollok, a New York white collar criminal defense law firm, $25,000

 

10/8/08—wire transfer from SGS to Mr. L, $600,000

 

10/8/08—wire transfer from Mr. L from one of his accounts to another, $750,000

 

10/9/08—wire transfer from SGS to Mr. L, $250,000

 

10/9/09—wire transfer from Mr. L. from one of his accounts to another, $1,000,000

 

10/14/08—wire transfer from SGS to Mr. L, $850,000

 

 

10/30/08: Now here’s the big one: from various wire service reports:

 

 

U.S., Costa Rican police raid San

 

José office in $100M fraud investigation

 

 

U.S. agents and Costa Rican police yesterday raided Red Sea/Sentry Global offices in downtown San José, seizing documents in an investigation of a $100 million U.S. fraud scheme, according to wire reports.

 

 

The raided offices house branches for the firms Red Sea Management, Sentry Global Trust, Sentry Global Securities and Global Financial Logistics, AFP news agency reported.

 

 

Jonathan Curshen

The raid is in connection with an FBI sting in New York that led to the arrest of Jonathan R. Curshen, who is the Caribbean island St. Kitts and Nevis’ honorary consul to Costa Rica, on fraud allegations in September.

 

Andy Badolato, the nexus between Steve Bannon & Jonathan Curshen

As an “oh by the way” Jonathan Curshen has also recently been linked to Andy Badolato, who in turn is a cohort of soon to be White House Chief of Staff Steve Bannon!  http://www.madcowprod.com/2016/09/21/trump-campaigns-bannon-ties-to-sarasota-grifter/

What’s wrong with this picture?

 

 

Don’t tell me that the Feds and other international law enforcement agencies and prosecutors don’t have access to the same kind of information I’ve outlined above. They would all have to be completely, utterly and totally incompetent not to have gotten the kind of stuff I’ve gotten on this case. So, what explains why Mr. L has not been indicted along with everybody else involved with Sentry Global? Inquiring minds want to know!

 

 

Based upon my background, training, education and experience, the timeline in which Mr. L apparently retains a white collar criminal defense firm in the middle of what a reasonable spectator would see as potentially suspicious (like, money laundering) and then continues to receive huge wire transfers shortly before the raid on Sentry’s Costa Rica offices suggests a scenario I’ve seen plenty of times in the past. If I was in Mr. L’s shoes and a federal prosecutor’s shoes, I’d get a deal with Mr. L to agree to a sealed indictment and then continue to have him act as a “confidential human source” (a fancy federal term for a snitch). He’d need a firm of the caliber of Hoffman & Pollok to negotiate such a deal for him.

 

 

Enter “Anthony” Elgindy

 

 

Anthony Elgindy

Anthony Elgindy

There are two small world stories involving Elgindy with me. First and most peripheral is that his brother used to be press spokesperson for then-Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia. My great old friend Jeff Pilch also used to be on Cynthia’s staff, I admire a lot of her political endeavors, and we collaborated to an extent on the Peace & Freedom Party presidential campaign of Roseanne Barr.

 

Center: Cynthia McKinney; R: Jan B. Tucker

The other story involves my past investigation of Elgindy, who also just happened to be incarcerated at the same time as some of my clients in Terminal Island federal prison in San Pedro, California. Amongst other things, Elgindy is notorious because, as pointed out by a May 25, 2002 New York Times article:

 

 

In a court hearing in San Diego, Kenneth Breen, an assistant United States attorney, said the adviser, Amr Ibrahim Elgindy, tried to sell $300,000 in stock on the afternoon of Sept. 10 and told his broker that the stock market would soon plunge. ”Perhaps Mr. Elgindy had preknowledge of Sept. 11, and rather than report it he attempted to profit from it,” Mr. Breen said. [Emphasis added]

According to sources who were then incarcerated with Elgindy at FCI Terminal Island, he was overheard having very interesting conversations on the telephone with certain parties, who for purposes of this article shall remain nameless and cryptic. His otherwise typical Anglo American wife would visit wearing very conservative Muslim garb.

Amongst his other exploits, Elgindy brought down with him two FBI Special Agents who went to prison or probation for unlawfully supplying him with confidential federal investigation information that he used for his pump-and-dump schemes. Wikipedia defines pump-and-dump schemes in part as:

“Pump and dump” is a form of microcap stock fraud that involves artificially inflating the price of an owned stock through false and misleading positive statements, in order to sell the cheaply purchased stock at a higher price. Once the operators of the scheme “dump” their overvalued shares, the price falls and investors lose their money. Stocks that are the subject of pump and dump schemes are sometimes called “chop stocks”.

While fraudsters in the past relied on cold calls, the Internet now offers a cheaper and easier way of reaching large numbers of potential investors.

Several episodes of the Sopranos describe how organized crime took control of brokerages to foment these schemes. For a detailed narrative of how these ripoffs took place, see http://www.sec.gov/news/testimony/ts142000.htm

 

In convoluted investigations of the sort in which I previously investigated Elgindy, one can never be certain of all the players, who the opposition is, who might also be out there investigating the same people for other players and other reasons; it’s always a big mess. So for example, in the investigation involving Elgindy, I wind up finding out that another Private Investigator [long time associated with the Jewish Defense League] just conveniently and temporarily wound up renting some space in a building that figured prominently in my investigation….right by a company whose principals believed that they’d been bugged…..and, some sources indicated to me that Private Investigator Anthony Pellicano, later convicted of illegal wiretapping on unrelated cases, was alleged by one of my sources to have has his finger in Elgindy’s pie.

 

 

A June 8, 2002 article in the New York Times indicated that:

 

 

a. Amr Elgindy was characterized as “…a liar and a thief who avoided prison mainly because of his willingness to turn in co-conspirators in stock frauds…”

 

b. A former SEC investigator is quoted as speaking of Elgindy as “He always had an in with somebody…If it wasn’t the authorities, it was the press.”

 

c. The FBI performed a search of Elgindy’s home about a month before the article appeared.

 

d. He was arrested in 1986 for ADW but the charges were dropped.

 

e. The government acknowledged in court that Elgindy’s “tips were valuable”regarding Wall Street criminal activity.

 

f. Elgindy secretly recorded conversations and showed off a stack of taperecordings to a Barron’s reporter.

 

g. FBI Special Agent Jeffrey A. Royer wrote a letter on Elgindy’s behalf for a probation hearing.

 

h. The government investigated Elgindy’s place of an order to sell $300,000 in stock the day before 911.

 

 

During a prosecution of another man indicted for Securities Fraud based upon Elgindy’s instigation, the prosecutors conveniently failed to notify the defendant of any of the above information as required by the United States Supreme Court’s Brady vs Maryland decision as potentially exculpatory evidence. Before he himself went to prison, Elgindy boasted on his website that:

 

 

Anthony@Pacific is Anthony Elgindy, a professional securities analyst and trader with over a decade of experience. He is famous for consistently making successful short-sale trades in the face of a raging Bull Market.

 

 

Anthony is also an expert witness for securities cases, and has aided the Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Association of Securities Dealers, the Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and numerous other U. S. Federal and State agencies in putting stock criminals behind bars.

 

 

Anthony’s professional successes have been covered by most major financial publications, including Forbes, Barrons, The Wall Street Journal, and ABC Television’s 20/20 and The Discovery Channel’s Justice Files.

 

 

Enter Mr. K

 

 

Mr. K figures prominently in my obituary [posthumous hatchet job] on the late attorney, Richard G. Sherman: http://janbtucker.com/blog/2011/06/22/richard-shermans-death-buries-more-than-one-body/

 

 

Mr. W, an Israeli national convicted felon racketeer of the Jerusalem Network (who probably started snitching off Israeli ecstasy dealers all over the world in exchange for early parole in the U.S. and for not being deported to Israel upon release from prison) introduced Mr. L to Richard Sherman and to Mr. K. These circles led Mr. L to get involved, according to my sources, with all sorts of shenanigans. Many of the schemes revolved around Las Vegas, and involved a financial chess game where properties were transferred back and forth, frequently by “auction” so that a loophole permitted them to escape IRS 1099 reporting of the value of the transactions.

 

 

Distressed PropertiesThese transactions also involved phony and inflated repair bills for these “distressed properties” and the filing of bogus claims and lawsuits on homeowners insurance policies based on those bills. In flipping the homes back and forth between various limited liability companies, foreclosures were used to cover purported losses for tax purposes. Mr. L’s role in these swindles in part was to supply diamonds to pay off people who to the government appeared to be losing money in these transactions. I’m told that $63 million was loaned by a now failed bank to finance these transactions (one of the bank’s former officers is now serving a term in prison over unrelated allegations). I’m also told that approximately $23 million wound up in a certain Israeli owned bank in Zurich, Switzerland in an account whose signers were Mr. L, Mr. K, and Richard Sherman.

 

 

My sources also allege that a lot of the money involved began in the criminal food chain with a trough of dough derived from sales of ecstasy, primarily by the Jerusalem Network.

 

 

Downright Despicable: Affinity Fraud Against Holocaust Survivors

 

 

Affinity FraudArguably the most degenerate, despicable, and egregious aspect of these criminal enterprises is that these criminal circles – many of whom were exclusively or predominantly Jewish—engaged in Bernie Madoff style “affinity fraud” against holocaust survivors. An SEC bulletin describes “affinity fraud” as:

 

 

Affinity fraud refers to investment scams that prey upon members of identifiable groups, such as religious or ethnic communities, the elderly, or professional groups. The fraudsters who promote affinity scams frequently are – or pretend to be – members of the group. They often enlist respected community or religious leaders from within the group to spread the word about the scheme, by convincing those people that a fraudulent investment is legitimate and worthwhile. Many times, those leaders become unwitting victims of the fraudster’s ruse. [http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/affinity.htm]

 

 

Swiss reparationsAccording to my informants, Mr. L, in connection with these Zurich banking transactions, traveled to Frankfurt, Germany, flying in with an Israeli passport. He then traveled to Zurich by train, paying cash, to avoid a paper trail on his credit cards and/or his United States Passport upon passing the Swiss border. Mr. L’s role was to induce holocaust survivors and their heirs who were applying to Swiss banks for reparations payments (due to the ripoff of their funds, see http://janbtucker.com/blog/2012/01/27/romneys-swiss-account-bank-that-stole-from-holocaust-victims/), to invest their funds in the same Israeli owned bank in which he had his joint account (with Mr. K and Richard Sherman) in Zurich. Again, according to my sources, in connection with an Israeli – Lebanese Banker and the Bank’s own compliance officer, who had cohorts in the Jerusalem Network of the Israeli Mafia, about $20 million from these funds was then embezzled.

 

 

There is a Belgium connection in this whole spider web, but for reasons to be made known later, it can't be exposed at this time

There is a Belgium connection in this whole spider web, but for reasons to be made known later, it can’t be exposed at this time

The embezzlement involved the bank setting up Panamanian corporations (highly secretive financial structures) for the survivors. Accounts at the bank were then started for those Panamanian corporations. The accounts were then moved to another Swiss bank—one at the heart of the corrupt ripoff of Jewish accounts in the first place. With connivance from this Swiss bank’s compliance officer, when survivors (all of whom were elderly to begin with) died, their accounts wound up getting transferred over to Lichtenstein business entities which were the holders of the Panamanian corporations. From there, the money winds up going to Costa Rica—where, you guessed it, Sentry Global Securities just happened to be located!

 

 

More of the Usual Suspects

 

 

Kenneth Orr

 

 

Kenneth A. Orr

Kenneth A. Orr

In an administrative proceeding, the SEC made the following findings of fact about a friend and colleague of Mr. L, Kenneth A. Orr [http://www.sec.gov/litigation/admin/34-50941.htm]:

 

 

 

A. Orr, age 38, was a registered representative associated with a registered broker-dealer, J.J. Morgan & Co., a brokerage firm later known as First Cambridge Securities Corp. (“First Cambridge”), and was a registered principal and president of First Cambridge from March 1994 until May 23, 1997. First Cambridge was registered with the Commission as a broker-dealer pursuant to Section 15(b) of the Exchange Act during the period of Orr’s employment.

 

 

B. On November 10, 1999, the Commission filed a civil action in federal district court against Orr and sixteen other defendants, charging Orr with violations of Section 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”) and Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 thereunder, in connection with the kickback scheme outlined in subparagraph III.C hereof. SEC v. Curtis, et al., 99 Civ. 7357 (E.D.N.Y.) (“Curtis”).

 

 

C. The Commission’s complaint alleged that, while employed at First Cambridge, Orr received undisclosed compensation for selling stock of ICIS Management Group, Inc. (f/k/a/ Alter Sales Co., Inc.), a Florida corporation, and Pilot Transport Inc., a Nevada corporation.

 

 

D. On September 13, 2002, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York entered a Final Judgment of Permanent Injunction and Other Relief as to Kenneth A. Orr in Curtis, permanently enjoining Orr from future violations of Section 17(a) of the Securities Act, and Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 thereunder, ordering Orr to disgorge $55,000 in ill-gotten gains, approximately $44,000 in prejudgment interest, and post-judgment interest, and ordering Orr to pay a civil penalty of $55,000. Orr consented to the entry of the final judgment without admitting or denying the allegations in the Commission’s Complaint.

 

 

E. Additionally, on January 3, 2002, Orr pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to launder money. United States v. Orr, 99 CR 1019 (E.D.N.Y). On May 21, 2002, a judgment in the criminal case was entered against Orr. He was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay a $3,000 fine.

 

 

Interestingly and maybe coincidentally, Orr has enmeshed himself with an affinity group similar to those targeted in the scam against the holocaust survivors. From Orr’s own blog [http://orrkenneth.wordpress.com/about/]

 

 

Other causes that have benefited from the Orr Foundation’s contributions include Kick-It, Ascent: A School for Individuals with Autism, Mosdot Shuva Israel, American Friends of Meir Panim, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, and The Brendan & Liam Shanahan Foundation. Kenneth Orr sits on the Board of Directors of Aish HaTorah and the North Shore-LIJ Health System New Leadership Division. He is a Trustee for the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation…..

 

 

So here’s the intriguing thing. After I posted my September 2, 2011 blog that listed Orr, I get some very interesting documents sent to me by a whistleblower concerning a company called Ecologix Resource Group, Inc.. In speaking with the whistleblower, he indicates that the name of Mr. L’s primary public business entity sounded familiar. Before I get to the interesting linkages, here’s a tidbit about the company from Wiki Answers: “The Company was formerly known as Battery Control Corp. and changed its name to Ecologix Resource Group, Inc. on July 14, 2009. Ecologix Resource Group was founded in 2007 and is based in Beverly Hills, California” [http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_is_Ecologix_Resource_Group].

 

 

An internal shareholders report I obtained dated September 16, 2009 likewise lists the company’s address as SUITE 918 9903 SANTA MONICA BLVD BEVERLY HILLS CA 90212 but yet, the California Secretary of State’s online corporate indexing system seems to have no record of the entity under either Battery Control Corp. or any variation of Ecologix (there were three former “Ecologix” entities, two suspended and one dissolved, but all were formed in 2002 or before). The company’s last SEC filing indicated that it was a Delaware corporation (IRS No.: 980556644 | State of Incorp.: DE | Fiscal Year End: 1231) but given that it continues to list it’s headquarters in Beverly Hills (269 SOUTH BEVERLY DRIVE STE. 1197 BEVERLY HILLS CA 90212) California law requires the company to have registered as a foreign corporation with the California Secretary of State.

 

 

The shareholders report lists stockholders all over the world, with quite a few in Israel.

 

 

Although Kenneth Orr wasn’t listed as a shareholder, a Barbara Orr of West Palm Beach FL and Brooklyn NY owned 855,000 shares (Kenny’s mother according to one of my informants) while a Jacqueline Orr of New Hope PA owned 30,000 at the time the report was generated. Penson Financial Services, Inc. of Dallas—an entity that Mr. L had accounts with—owned 300,000 shares of Ecologix and Kenny Orr controlled Triumph Small Cap Fund, Inc. of NY owned 3,102,999 shares. Penson incidentally, also figured in a complicated series of financial transactions that attracted the likes of criminals from Bernie Madoff to Semion Mogilevich (head of the Red

Dracula’s vehicle after bombs placed by Mogilevich’s Bulgarian hit men went off

Mafiya, implicated in the assassination of Gyula Tamas Zubovicz aka “Dracula” amongst others) [http://www.calibratedconfidence.com/2011/12/chapter-7-bernie-madoff-cover-up-blind.html?m=1]. Also invoking my analogy of the Venn Diagrams and a series of overlapping circles, an internal spreadsheet shows numerous ties including wire transfers between an attorney, Mr. DLK, who is also associated with Mr. L. The spreadsheet must have been generated by an auditor because it contains a number of questions (in red, apparently literally raising “red flags”) on certain line items, such as:

 

 

  • What is Majorie Group and what is the nature of the expense?

  • Is this a loan with Azure? Need a copy of the loan agreement

  • Is this a loan? If so, from who?

  • What was this a payment for?

  • Who is JD Lauren? What is the nature of this expense?

  • This is a loan payment but I do not see a loan from him.

  • Was this paid to him for consulting services? Did he obtain any assets for the company with this money?

 

 

Get the picture?

 

 

Eric Weichselbaum

 

 

Another of Mr. L’s cohorts is Eric Weichselbaum, who was President of the Swiss Forex Group and Secure Currency Investments, Inc. (a suspended California Corporation). In 2004 he was convicted in federal court [http://www.lawfuel.com/may-25-2004-lawfuel-the-former-owner-of-a-beverly-hills-inves/]:

 

 

May 25, 2004 – LAWFUEL – The former owner of a Beverly Hills investment firm has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for his role in a scheme that bilked investors out of more than $2 million dollars through a foreign currency options trading scam.

Eric Weichselbaum, 34, of Studio City, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Percy Anderson. In addition to the prison term, Judge Anderson ordered Weichselbaum to pay $2.4 million in restitution to victims. Weichselbaum pleaded guilty in January 2003 to three counts of mail fraud.

In 2010, the sentencing judge issued a request by the United States Attorney’s office to order the sealing of a garnishment order concerning Weichselbaum to Mammoth Financial Services, Inc. based in Agoura Hills.

Trump cohort and former Trump Tower tenant Joseph Weichselbaum

While Jonathan Curshen was indirectly linked to Donald Trump via Steve Bannon and Andy Badolato, Trump is directly linked to Eric’s father Joseph Weichselbaum:  http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/celebrity/the-donald-and-the-dealer-173892

The above link from the Smoking Gun alleges among other things:

Two months after Weichselbaum’s indictment, the drug trafficker rented a Manhattan apartment directly from Trump, who presumably was aware that his lessee was facing the prospect of spending decades in less swanky environs. The two-bedroom coop unit, in Trump Plaza on East 61st Street, was owned by Trump himself and cost $7000 per month. Weichselbaum made his rent checks out to “Donald J. Trump,” and sometimes paid nearly half the rent in bartered helicopter services.

In addition to Joseph’s criminal conviction, he suffered a 1992 civil judgment in the New York Federal Court:  JUDGMENT #92,0193 for United States of America against Rochelle Weichselbaum, Joseph Weichselbaum $513,359.50 (signed by Judge Kenneth Conboy), Case No. 90-CV-04412-KC.

One of my sources claims (although I have seen no substantiating documents), that Weichselbaum was involved in auctions of homes in Las Vegas as described above, involving renovation and high priced sales with Israeli money that utilize a federal loophole in which no IRS 1099 is issued. This same source indicated that he assisted an individual currently serving time in Federal Prison to move about $500,000 to Israel.

 

 

The most surprising thing for me is that when I floated Weichselbaum’s name in this blog, out of the clear blue sky one of my completely unrelated clients in Nevada called and fingered Weichselbaum as a guy somehow associated with two of his own employees who’d embezzled a significant amount of money from his firm.

 

 

MORE TO COME, but meanwhile, you can help by circulating this blog to help me garner more information from the world-public at large:

 

 

As you have seen this is very unusual case that involves all sorts of white collar crime and I’m eager to get in touch with anybody who has information on any of the following people, places or institutions. Note that inclusion on the list doesn’t mean that they have done anything wrong; some of the people listed may be potential victims. Note also that some of these names may be very common so do not impute anything adverse just because somebody’s name might be in the list because of its commonality. If you know anything or know anybody who might know anything about these folks, bad, good, or otherwise, please e-mail me at:

 

 

whistleblower@janbtucker.com

 

 

1. Carmel Towers, Haifa, Israel (20-22 Hannah Senesh)

 

 

2. Dizengoff Models, Tel Aviv, Israel

 

 

3. Assaf Waknine

 

 

4. Hai Waknine

 

 

5. Meshulam Riklis

 

 

6. Norbert Aleman

 

 

7. Judah Hertz

 

 

8. Gala Asher

 

 

9. Kenneth A. Orr

 

 

10. Scott Kaplan

 

 

11. Eric Weichselbaum

 

 

12. Gyula Tamas Zubovicz

 

 

13. Semyon Mogilevich

 

 

14. Attorney Oscar A. Sabido, Belize City, Belize

 

 

15. Riverside Holdings, Belize

 

 

16. Union Securities of Canada

 

 

17. Caixa Galicia, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

 

 

18.David C. Ricci

 

 

19. Ronny Morales Salazar

 

 

20. Eric Ariav Weinbaum

 

 

21. Yitzhak Zigdon

 

 

22. Robert L. Weidenbaum

 

 

23. Michael S. Krome

 

 

24. Steven Rothschild

 

 

25. Barbara Rothschild

 

 

26. Tasha Utendahl

 

 

27. Sentry Global Securities and Sentry Global Trust, Ltd.

 

 

28. Penson Financial Services

 

 

29. Red Sea Management

 

 

30. Global Financial Logistics

 

 

31. CO2 Tech Ltd

 

 

32. Ryan Reynolds

 

 

33. Nathan Montgomery

 

 

34. Timothy Barham, Jr.

 

 

35. Citron

 

 

36. Amr Ibrahim Elgindy aka Anthony Elgindy or Tony Elgindy

 

 

37. Philip Gurian

 

 

38. Alter Sales Company, Inc. aka ICIS Management Group, Inc.

 

 

39. Roddy DiPrimo S.A.

 

 

40. Adler, Coleman Clearing Corp.

 

 

41. Louis Ottimmo

 

 

42. Anthony Ottimmo

 

 

43. EKN Financial Services, Inc. formerly known as Ehrenkrantz, King, Nussbaum Inc.

 

 

44. Philip Pritchard

 

 

45. Pietro Cimino

 

 

46. Global Development & Environmental Resources, Inc.

 

 

47. Red Sea Investments aka Red Sea Management Ltd

 

 

48. Jonathan Randall Curshen

 

 

49. Jeffrey A. Royer (incarcerated former FBI special agent)

 

 

50. Richard Gilbert Sherman (deceased attorney)

 

 

51. Jerusalem Network (Israeli Mafia)

 

 

52. J.J. Morgan & Co. aka First Cambridge Securities Corp.

 

 

53. Pilot Transport, Inc.

 

 

54. Ecologix Resources Group, Inc. aka Battery Control Corp.

 

 

55. Triumph Small Cap Fund, Inc.

 

 

56. Majorie Group

 

 

57. J.D. Lauren

 

 

58. Swiss Forex Group

 

 

59. Secure Currency Investments

 

 

60. Mammoth Financial Services, Inc.

61.  Bruce Grossman aka Brushes L. Grossman

62.  Exactpay

63.  First Curacao International Bank

64.  Andres O. Hayes

65.  Lucia Shum

66.  Rabbi Gershon Miletski

67.  Industrial Biotechnology Corp.