McClatchy Newspapers, a member along with around 350 other journalists of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), released more information last week gleaned from The Panama Papers, this time revealing clients of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca who have close ties to the Clintons.
The most notable names include the now-deceased Marc Rich, Rothschild-lieutenant and international fugitive, who worked with dual Israeli-Russian citizens –also known as the Russian oligarchs – and the CIA to bilk Russia of cash and resources, leading to the 1998 ruble crisis. Rich fled to Switzerland where his ill-gotten wealth magically became Glencore, the Rothschild-controlled mining giant which launched the offshore Industrial Petroleum Limited in the Bahamas in 1992.
Just before leaving office Marc Rich was pardoned by then-President Bill Clinton, soon after his wife Denise made a $450,000 donation in the Clinton Library in Little Rock.
Then there is Gabrielle Fialkoff, who reigns from a powerful New York jeweler family. Fialkoff served as finance director during Hillary’s 2000 New York US Senate campaign. She currently serves as senior advisor to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and directs New York City’s Office of Strategic Partnerships, which caters to large corporations and banks.
Jean-Raymond Boulle met twice with then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton. Soon after the meetings Clinton signed legislation to allow Boulle’s diamond mining company to drill in Arkansas. Boulle even based his company for a time in Clinton’s home town of Hope, AR. In the mid-90’s Boulle was a director at both Auk Limited and Gridco Limited, two offshore companies based in British Virgin Islands and Bahamas respectively. Boulle, who hails from Mauritius, also attended the first Clinton inauguration.
Frank Guistra is another mining industry insider based in Canada. Guistra directs UrAsia Energy Limited, an offshore British Virgin Islands firm. He traveled the world – often with Bill Clinton often aboard his corporate jet – before landing a $500 million deal to buy uranium mines in Kazakhstan in September 2005, this after a rush of USAID money helped privatize much of that nation’s state-owned resources, placing it under international banker control.
Guistra’s partner in the rape of Kazakhstan was dual Russian/British citizen Sergei Kurzin, who appears in The Panama Papers as the director of several offshore companies. Kurzin is a donor to the Clinton Foundation, bragging during a May 2009 Forbes interview, “I wrote a check for a million dollars. I don’t think you can call it a small amount”.
Also named is Nigerian Ronald Chagoury, who did business with Glencore and Marc Rich. Ronald launched Echo Art Limited in the British Virgin Islands. He and his brother Gilbert run the billionaire family’s Lagos construction business and were close to the late Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha.
In 2009 the Chagoury Group pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative. Gilbert Chagoury has donated many times to various Clinton political campaigns and has donated between $1 and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation.
Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng is also named in the documents. Ng, who runs a Macau real estate firm, was at the heart of the huge Democratic fundraising scandal when Clinton was President. In 1996 Ng attempted to funnel over $1 million through later-convicted Little Rock restaurant owner Charlie Tree, to the Democratic National Committee. He had visited the White House ten times from 1994-1996. Just last year Ng was charged with bribing a UN official to launder money.
Dean Henderson is the author of five books:Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries, Das Kartell der Federal Reserve,Stickin’ it to the Matrix & The Federal Reserve Cartel. You can subscribe free to his weekly Left Hookcolumn @www.hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com