Manafort & Mogilevich


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Gyula Zubovicz

A recent twist in the continuing investigation of Paul Manafort is that he is been indirectly linked to the organized crime activities of Semion Mogilevich, the worst mobster in the world, of whom I have written on several occasions in this blog: ; ; ; .

Semion Mogilevich

Some years ago in what I thought was a completely unrelated investigation of a man involved in fraudulent activities on the East Coast, we detected that his current wife was using the Social Security number of his purportedly deceased first wife. The second wife was a Jewish immigrant from Ukraine, Kiev to be exact, which happens to be the hometown of Mogilevich. She was of age where she could have been his daughter; had a son by a previous relationship who was a dead ringer for what looked like a Mogilevich grandson; and from what we knew of her prior movements around the world they seemed to mirror the movements that we knew about Mogilevich.

We tipped off the FBI organized crime division. The FBI agents we discussed the matter with agreed that the woman we were interested in could very well be his daughter. In the normal course of their investigation they would’ve then put her under electronic surveillance such as by having her email and phone traffic monitored. About a year later, January 24, 2008 Mogilevich was arrested in Moscow and reportedly held 15 different passports and something like 20 different identifications. By July however he was released by Russian authorities without charges and they refused to extradite him to any of the several nations that have warrants outstanding for his arrest.

One interpretation is that Putin is not in fact in charge in Russia and that in fact he answers to Mogilevich!

About Jan Tucker

The Detectives Diary is an innovative tool combining Private Investigation and Journalism. In 1984, Steve Harvey's Los Angeles Times "Around the Southland" Column entitled Jan Tucker's program of providing low-cost "Opposition Research" services to indigent and working class candidates for public office, "Take Cover: Hired Mudslinger Rides into Town." A 1996 Los Angeles Times article by Henry Chu carried a sub-headline identifying Tucker as a "P.R. Guru." In November 2012, Tucker became Criminal Justice Columnist for Counter Punch Magazine and a commentator for Black Talk Radio. As a private investigator since 1979 and a former First Vice President of Newspaper Guild Local 69, Tucker takes these skills to a new level in the pages of the Detectives Diary with insightful and unique exposures and analysis of history and current events. State Director--California League of Latinos And Chicanos, Former seven term Chairman of the Board of the California Association of Licensed Investigators, Co-President San Fernando Valley/Northeast Los Angeles Chapter-National Organization for Women, former National Commissioner for Civil Rights-League of United Latin American Citizens, former Second Vice President-Inglewood-South Bay Branch-National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, former founding Vice President-Armenian American Action Committee, former First Vice President, Newspaper Guild Local 69 (AFL-CIO, CLC, CWA), Board member, Alameda Corridor Jobs Coalition, Community Advisory Board member--USC-Keck School of Medicine Alzheimer's Disease Research Project
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