To Russia With Love from the Trump Administration
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1468) 4 months ago
Here is an example of "the art of the lawsuit settlement deal" Trump style.

Remember the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who met with Donald Trump, Jr. and offered him dirt on Hillary Clinton during last year's presidential campaign. Turns out that Ms. Veselnitskaya is also the lawyer who represented the owner of the Russian company, Prevezon Holdings, which was under investigation by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was fired by President Trump on March 11, 2017. The case, United States of America v. Prevezon Holdings Ltd. et al. (1:13-cv-06326-WHP), was initiated by then acting U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

After President Trump fired Preet Bharara, Prevezon settled the case in May for $6 million without admitting wrongdoing.

Now many people are wondering if Prevezon got a sweetheart settlement deal from Trump in exchange for dirt on Clinton. There is a big difference between a $6 million settlement, and the $24 million in assets that could have been seized by the U.S. government if wrongdoing had been found.

On Preet Bharara’s Wikpedia page, here is what is says about the Prevezon case:
“Russian money laundering fraud[edit]
In 2013, Bharara began investigating a money laundering fraud scheme in New York City operated by a Russian criminal organization.[45] The alleged fraud links a $230 million Russian tax refund fraud scheme from 2008 to eleven U.S. real estate corporations.[46] The underlying tax refund fraud was first discovered by whistleblower and Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who was arrested under tax evasion charges, and within a year he was found dead in his prison cell—a suspicious circumstance.[47] Bharara and his office stated that some of the illicit proceeds were laundered in the U.S. by purchasing luxury Manhattan and Brooklyn real estate, including a 35-story block that has a pool, roof terrace, Turkish bath and indoor golf course. One of the companies named in the complaint, Prevezon, at the time had assets that included four condo units in the Financial District, each valued close to or in excess of $1 million, a $4.4 million condo at 250 East 49th Street in Turtle Bay, and an unknown amount of funds on deposit in eight separate Bank of America accounts in the name of different limited liability companies registered in New York.

The case was personal for Bharara after Russia, in April 2013, included him on the list 18 U.S. individuals banned from entering Russia in retaliation to the Magnitsky act.[48]

On September 10, 2013, with help from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and Cyrus Vance Jr., the District Attorney for New York County, Bharara's office announced that they had filed a civil forfeiture complaint, freezing $24 million in assets.[49] If the court upholds the complaint, the government will seize the assets.”

We might learn more next week when the Senate Judiciary Committee questions Donald Trump, Jr. Stay tuned!

Read more at:

http://www.thedailybeast....vezon-case

http://www.businessinside...ems-2017-7

http://www.motherjones.co...y-clinton/

https://en.wikipedia.org/...et_Bharara
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-98) 4 months ago
NICE RESEARCH JOB MCD. Now just too show you have balanced reporting skills look into the "CLINTON PAY TOO PLAY" with the CLINTON FOUNDATION. I would suggest if you look hard enough, you'll find OBAMA in wheeling and dealing as well.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1468) 4 months ago
Perhaps, (but I'm thinking it's not too likely) TMFSP could explain why Hillary Clinton has never been indicted for any crime, by any of the prosecutors who have spent millions of dollars investigating her? Could it be that no crimes were committed? Or, does TMFSP just like to imagine that crimes have been committed?
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9881) 4 months ago
I do feel sorry for the Man from the Snowy Plains. He seems to be incapable of grasping the fact that Hillary Clinton lost the election.

Maybe I will try spelling it out for him.

Hillary Clinton is a private citizen.

Hillary Clinton is NOT the President of the United States.

Maybe you should try writing those two sentences on a chalk board, like Bart Simpson?

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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-98) 4 months ago
OBAMA RUSSIA DEAL
Check out @ChooseToBFree's Tweet: https://twitter.com/ChooseToBFree/status/888561646133694466?s=09
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9881) 4 months ago
You know you are a reliable news source if your Twitter handle is "ChooseToBFree"

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