European Central Bank: idiots or criminals?

It’s been a big week for money laundering news from Latvia.  The US’s FinCEN blacklisted AB.LV Bank.  And, KNAB raided the home of Latvian central bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics.

The Media has missed a larger story however.  What is going on at the European Central Bank (ECB)???

After the bailout of Parex Bank, which has been confirmed fraudulent, guess who started buying Latvian bonds?  The ECB did!  The ECB had full knowledge that the Parex bailout was a fraud and that therefore Latvia was also a fraud, and at the same time became the biggest ‘investor’ in the fraudulent bonds issued by Latvia.

And, to make matters even worse, the ECB allowed Latvia to enter the euro currency with full knowledge that Latvia was a fraud.

Now this week we can add two new embarrassments.  Everyone in Latvia has known for many years that Parex used to and ABLV still does launder Russian Mafia money.  But somehow the ECB doesn’t know, even though the ECB is the regulator for ABLV.  How can two million Latvians know something however the regulator doesn’t?

Also, the ECB must know that Rimsevics is corrupt and working in the interests of Parex and ABLV.  For example, after Rimsevics organized the fraudulent Parex bailout, he was caught by whistleblower ‘Neo’ paying a large secret bonus for himself using the small bit of Latvian taxpayer money that hadn’t already been stolen.  And then, prosecution commenced against ‘Neo’ instead of against Rimsevics, at the request of ABLV.

Rimsevics is on the council of the ECB, making important decisions for all of Europe.  And somehow the ECB doesn’t know he is corrupt?  The ‘Neo’ information has been in the newspapers for years.  We have been sending letters to the ECB for years and they never woke up.

The fact that the US had to take action against ABLV because the ECB was sound asleep is a huge embarrassment to the Europe and especially the ECB and we hope the Media will publicize this problem.

Putin Mafia List and Latvia

The US Treasury has released a list of key people in the Putin Regime which has been dubbed the ‘Putin Mafia List’ by the Media.  These are people who are likely to be sanctioned in the future, particularly if Putin continues military attacks and election interference against other countries.

Some people on the list are connected with Latvia.  Not only connected, but apparently controlling the Latvian government.

Oligarchs Petr Aven, Oleg Boyko, Mikhail Fridman, Yuriy Shefler, and Viktor Vekselberg appear to have significant control over the Latvian government through local Oligarchs Valery Kargin and Viktor Krasovitsky.  It is openly known that Aven and Fridman discussed purchasing Parex Bank from Kargin and Krasovitsky before half of the assets of Parex disappeared instead.  The government says the Parex assets disappeared because of the USA and Sweden however there is no evidence supporting this story.  Since Boyko and Shefler were big borrowers for Parex, it’s possible that much of the money went to them.  Meanwhile Vekselberg also got involved with Parex regarding a property scam for the State Revenue Service.

Also Oligarchs Arkadiy Rotenberg and Boris Rotenberg appear to have significant control over the Latvian government through local Oligarch Yuri Savitsky.  Savitsky is openly known to be former KGB.  He is immensely wealthy because the Latvian government gave him a lot of state assets.  His bank VEF and Skonto’s Multibanka (also KGB-linked) were sanctioned by the US Treasury in 2005.  The Rotenbergs bought Multibanka and re-named it SMP Bank.  Then SMP Bank was sanctioned by the US Treasury in 2015.  Now the bank is renamed Meridian Trade Bank.  It’s amazing how a bank can escape sanctions by renaming itself every few years.  All of these Oligarchs are involved with the KGB/Gazprom ice hockey team called Dinamo.

So much for the myth still promoted in the Western media that the Latvian government is geopolitically allied with NATO and the EU.  Actions speak louder than words and although the Latvian people mostly prefer NATO and the EU it is clear that the government is on Putin’s side.

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