Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Deutsche Bank CEO Jürgen Fitschen and CFO Stefan Krause Under Investigation for Carbon Credit Sales Tax Evasion

Jürgen Fitschen CEO Deutsche Bank

Top Deutsche Bank Executives Caught Up in Tax Evasion Inquiry

FRANKFURT – After a raid at company headquarters, Deutsche Bank disclosed Wednesday that two of its highest-ranking executives are a focus of a tax evasion investigation, dealing a fresh blow to the German institution’s already battered reputation.

German authorities are looking into whether bank employees conspired to avoid sales tax on the trading of carbon emission certificates. As part of that inquiry, prosecutors are trying to determine whether Jürgen Fitschen, the co-chief executive, and Stefan Krause, the chief financial officer, played a role by signing certain tax forms.

Stefan Krause CFO Deutsche Bank
On Wednesday, about 500 police officers searched Deutsche Bank offices in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Berlin, as well as private homes. Mr. Fitschen and Mr. Krause are among 25 people who have been ensnared by the tax-evasion inquiry.

The police arrested five people, who were not identified. Those arrested did not include Mr. Fitschen or Mr. Krause.

Deutsche Bank said it was cooperating with the authorities but added that it had already revised the value-added tax reporting in question. ‘‘Unlike the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Deutsche Bank is of the opinion that this correction took place in due time,’’ the bank said in a statement. It declined to comment further.

Top executives sign many documents, and it was not clear whether prosecutors believed that Mr. Fitschen and Mr. Krause were knowingly involved in an attempt to avoid taxes. Prosecutors could not be reached for comment late Wednesday.

The investigation will only complicate the bank’s turnaround efforts.

Stealth Tanks

Infrared camouflage of tanks to hide them from night vision.

Then there's the Russian shrink wrap camouflage of tanks....sorry this is in Russian...

A note on John Kettler's blog.  When I post a link it doesn't mean I endorse all the views expressed. Cobra expressed something to me about John Kettler's blog that I have long suspected.  What John writes from his sources, and John is a very good dramatic writer, is often true but 5 to 10 years out of date.  Some of it is current, and some of it is not.  Why his sources do that to him I don't know.  Perhaps to get people used to the idea that this stuff actually happened?

The articles he's written on reptilians and the blob form of Archon is generally based on true events but happened a good while ago (pre-Obama).  What agenda is being served by making these events seem current I am not quite sure.  I don't mean that as an insult to John Kettler, but its something he's going to have take up with his sources.

The Secret Rulers Of The World:
Seven And A Half Things To Know

The Secret Rulers Of The World: Seven And A Half Things To Know
The Huffington Post  |  By Mark Gongloff
Posted: 12/12/2012 8:06 am EST

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for you, the Huffington Post has an email newsletter, delivered first thing every weekday morning, boiling down the day's biggest business news into the 7.5 things you absolutely need to know. And we're giving it away free, because we love you, and also science. Here you go:

Thing One: Trilateral Bildergerg Grove: They meet in secret to hatch their plans. They speak in a language all their own. The fate of the entire world is at their command. They are ... the MIT-educated central bankers.

The Wall Street Journal's Jon Hilsenrath and Brian Blackstone gave conspiracy theorists the heebie-jeebies this morning with a story about how the world's top central bankers meet in secret regularly to talk about their crazy experiment of pumping money into the global economy to see what happens. The three leaders of this cabal -- the Federal Reserve's Ben Bernanke, the European Central Bank's Mario Draghi and the Bank of England's Mervyn King -- all have spent time at MIT. This thing goes deeper than you can imagine, obviously. We're through the looking glass, man!

Updated 12/12/12: Removing The Shackles: Recent Arrests And Resignations Around the World


Resignations, Arrests, and oh dear, too sick to be seen in public...

...and for those looking for political news, here's a few links for you:
Please check back here as this article will be updated as I find more.... as you can see below.

edited 12/12/12 2:04 to add:

Three British men arrested in Libor probe

Tunisian President May Resign



UPDATE 3-Police arrest Serbia's richest man in anti-graft probe

edited 12/12/12 12:29 to add:

Investigations against German Bank directors after raid
Wednesday 12, December 2012, 16:41 Clock

500 policeman and tax investigators raid Deutsche Bank for tax fraud

edited 12/11/12 10:30pm est to add:

Italian police arrest ex-Finmeccanica exec, investigate former minister for alleged corruption

edited 12/11/12 9:22pm est to add this link:

Syria Issues Arrest Warrants against Hariri, MP Saqr, Louay Meqdad

Minister Mangoma arrested

edited 12/11/12 9:15pm est to add this link:

Former premier of Turks and Caicos accused of corruption arrested in Brazil

edited 12/11/12 6:59pm est to add this link:

Former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader arrested

edited 12/11/12 6:11 pm est to add this link:

Cayman Islands premier McKeeva Bush arrested

The premier of the Cayman Islands has been arrested as part of a corruption investigation, local police say.

edited 12/11/12 4:28 pm est to add this link:
Malta Government Collapses After Own MP Joins Opposition to Vote Down Budget Bill

Clinton cancels Middle East trip because of ill health

Former President George H.W. Bush in hospital for third week

Read more:

Venezuela awaits Chavez update

Kuwait's government resigns to make way for new cabinet

Entire Ukraine government resigns

EUR/USD Facing Pressure After Italian Prime Minister Resigns

Cheikh Modibo Diarra, Mali Prime Minister, Resigns After Being Arrested By Junta

Indonesian minister resigns over corruption allegations

Orphy Klempa Resigns Senate Seat Monday to Join Ohio County Commission

Benghazi Local Council president resigns again

Update: BBC chief resigns

this one is a bit older, but no less telling:

Dutch government falls in budget crisis
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has tendered his government's resignation to Queen Beatrix, paving the way for early elections.

Polish economy minister, deputy premier resigns

Posted by Breaking The Silence at 10:59

Interview with WHCL

The interview today on WHCL was recorded rather than live.  So it might not be available until next week. We covered Daniels paper on timelines, geoengineering and chemtrails.

We had some difficulties at first as someone cut the telephone cord in the radio station.  Pete stripped the wires and reconnected them by hand and we were able to do the interview.

I think the interview might not be available until next week, he'll probably edit it first. I had to take a break for a moment as I thought I was going to get sick to my stomach.  I don't think that was nerves but it was early and I am not usually up this early and the toast I ate didn't sit well.

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