All 2019 Articles

Here are the most important articles from 2019. We have pdf files also in case links go down because of bribery and threats. Sadly, there was no progress with law enforcement in Latvia in 2019. The prime minister is a criminal, the general prosecutor is a criminal, the European commissioner is a criminal, and the head of SAB is a criminal. The mainstream media is still publishing fake stories that Parex Bank collapsed because of the United States or Sweden and fake stories that Citadele Bank is cleaned up. Eventually, we hope Latvia will have an honest government and will prosecute and sue every person and institution that participated in the Parex looting and cover-up to recover billions of euros for the benefit of the Latvian people. It is possible. The corrupt former prime minister of Croatia is now in prison and the corrupt prime minister of Malta was forced to resign and is likely to be prosecuted thanks to a whistleblower, journalists who do their jobs, and activist citizens.

January 2020 (written in December 2019)

EU Today link

December 2019

video with evidence that Lembergs stole even more money than Kargin and Krasovitsky, however government is still pretending nothing happened

November 2019

Byline about Lagarde and Dombrovskis link

LSM about Parex oligarch Shefler giving orders to Riga City

Skaties about KGB oligarch Aven, very comfortable in Latvia

October 2019

Gobzems video, six million euros paid to Karins from Cyprus

Byline, Parex oligarchs still enjoying our money

Ir.lv, video about Skele still stealing our money

September 2019

EU Bubble in English

EU Bubble in Latvian

EU Bubble in Russian

Byline Times terrorism campaign against Parex whistleblower

August 2019

Byline Times Parex connected with Alexander Torshin

July 2019

Byline Andris Vilks loots Riga City

OffshoreCorpTalk Rietumu robs customers

Byline Parex fraudster Gene Zolotarev

Gobzems video about Romeiko, Karins, Maizitis, the same crooks who covered-up the Parex whistleblowing

The Shift News ABLV murder

June 2019

ManuelDelia.com Eurostat covering-up Parex looting

Tortoise Media ABLV murder

Byline Dombrovskis fraud

May 2019

Baltic Rim Economies, University of Turku

Skaties Karins bribe

April 2019

Byline Dombrovskis fraud

March 2019

Byline Znotina

February 2019

Byline Volcker

video by Ansis Pupols about corruption of Rimsevics

January 2019

Juris Kaza about Riga Riot and John Christmas

Byline corruption of Edward Lucas

Latvia Weekly Solaris bribery

Baltic Rim Economies

You can’t read about the largest fraud racket in Eastern Europe in the Wall Street Journal, Economist, Bloomberg, Guardian, Financial Times, New York Times, or Washington Post.  They refuse to publish articles about EBRD support for Vladimir Putin’s money launderers.  However now you can read about it in Baltic Rim Economies!  BRE is a publication of the Pan-European Institute at the Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku in Finland.  Thanks for publishing!

pdf of article:

BRE May 2018

link to entire May 2018 edition:

http://www.utu.fi/en/units/tse/units/PEI/BRE/Documents/BRE_2_2018.pdf

 

Society for Baltic Security 2018

The Society for Baltic Security ‘SBS’ held its Annual International Conference on April 27 and 28.  The conference was titled ‘Society. Person. Security – 2018’ and was sponsored by Riga Stradins University and Baltic International Academy.  Exiled whistleblower John Christmas made a presentation at the conference by video.

The conference marked the first time a truthful and public discussion was held in Latvia about the Latvian Financial Crisis which began in 2008 when the government transferred a quarter of the national budget to Parex Bank.  Earlier conferences organized by other groups censored two key aspects of the Parex bailout:  there was an ignored whistleblowing three years before and the privatization to the EBRD was fraudulent.

This is the program:

2018_SBSBSA_Programma.last.lv.ru.engl-2

This is the video:

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.

‘Putin List’: Putin’s Mafia Who Are Financially Raping The Russian People

Oleg Boiko website! Tons of info.

Somebody put up a website with tons of info on Russian Oligarch Oleg Boiko.  We didn’t know all of this, for example that Boiko represented the Kremlin trying to engineer a Communist takeover in Moldova in 2013.

Boiko is well known in Latvia as ‘business’ partner to Valery Kargin, Viktor Krasovitsky, and Andris Skele.

Hopefully the US and EU will wake up and add Boiko (and Kargin, Krasovitsky, and Skele) to the sanctions lists.

http://olegvboyko.website/

pdf in case website taken down:  olegvboykowebsite

https://theblacksea.eu/malta-files/article/en/cash-loans-czar-maltese-tax-escape-plan

pdf in case website taken down:  boykomalta

 

 

Oligarchs Kargin and Koval still at it UPDATED: Boiko

The collapse of Latvian and Estonian payday lender MiniCredit shows that banking oligarchs Valery Kargin and Dmitri Koval are still at it, not slowing down their activity even after Kargin’s Parex Bank was revealed as a pyramid fraud and then fraudulently bailed out by the corrupt Latvian government.

Apparently Kargin and Koval worked with Rolands Petersons of PrivatBank, which was also a pyramid fraud, to license MiniCredit in Latvia and Estonia and amazingly given their histories were granted licenses.

They then opened a bank account at Citadele Bank, which is a successor to Parex and still apparently controlled by Kargin since his top offshore banker Valery Hudorozhkovs is still there.

A large amount of money was somehow run through MiniCredit’s account and then disappeared.  Some of this was presumably from low-income clients with payday loan accounts.  And perhaps some of it was from Russians running money through the accounts for laundering purposes, given the size of the withdrawals relative to the size to the company’s legitimate activities.

An interesting detail of this case is about Koval, whose Saules Bank of Latvia was caught laundering money although authorities never bothered to prosecute anyone.  Saules Bank is today merged into Rietumu Bank which is also a money launderer.

Just after Parex whistleblower John Christmas gave details of massive frauds at Parex to Latvian authorities in 2005, who ignored the information, Koval invited Christmas to meetings to discuss establishing a new bank in Latvia to serve Koval’s clients, who he described as Jewish billionaires in Moscow.  Koval wanted Christmas to be a front for the bank, making it seem like an American bank even though the clientele would be Russian.

Kargin and Koval don’t need Christmas to be their American front anymore since they found someone better.  Supposedly former Fed chief Paul Volcker is the owner of Citadele today, although we doubt Volcker has any clue what is happening there.

We continue to hope the EU and US authorities will wake up and realize that the Latvian government is running a racket to help Russians steal money from Europeans, Americans, and especially Latvians.

http://www.lsm.lv/en/article/economics/economy/payday-lenders-strange-transactions-uncovered-in-estonia.a221430/

UPDATE:  Oleg Boiko, also from Parex Bank and therefore also being protected by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is also still active providing high-interest loans to desperate poor people.  http://theblacksea.eu/malta-files/article/en/cash-loans-czar-maltese-tax-escape-plan

Latvian connection to Trump dossier

The headlines all week have been about the Trump dossier which is a memo by ex-MI6 officer Christopher Steele containing unverified information that the Putin Regime has been blackmailing Donald Trump to allow Russia to attack Ukraine.

Part of the memo is about Alfa Group of Russia, which was closely linked to Parex Bank of Latvia.  Alfa Group oligarchs Mihail Fridman and Piotr Aven are close friends with Parex oligarchs Valery Kargin and Viktor Krasovitsky.  According to the media, Alfa was negotiating a purchase of Parex in 2007.  Alfa apparently decided not to purchase Parex and instead a billion euros of Parex assets disappeared and Parex liabilities were handed to Latvian taxpayers in 2008 as Parex’s offshore banking employees and clients were shifted to Citadele Bank and AB.LV.  The government made no attempt to recover the missing billion and didn’t bother to prosecute anyone despite clear evidence of massive frauds.

Aven in particular is well known in Latvia because he together with Russian oligarch Yuri Shefler control Latvijas Balzams.  When Latvian oligarch Andris Skele invited them to Latvia to become owners of this state company, there were approximately seven assassinations of Latvian citizens linked to the transaction.  Parex made illegal fraudulent loans to Latvijas Balzams which were never investigated.

The memo names Latvia as a country where Russia is bribing people.  This is consistent with the fact that Latvian politicians decided to give a quarter of the national budget to Parex in 2008/2009 thus causing the economic and demographic collapse of Latvia.  Still today there has been no investigation and the government is still lying that “Sweden” caused the collapse.

We welcome a whistleblower from within the UK/US intelligence agencies.  For many years, the UK/US intelligence agencies have been protecting Putin’s oligarchs by keeping information about their crimes secret.  Maybe now they can arrest the criminals instead of protecting them.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/12/intelligence-sources-vouch-credibility-donald-trump-russia-dossier-author

Documented: Parex Bank and Tambovskaya Mafia

Attached below is a document dated 29 May 2015 by the “Fiscalia Especial Contra la Corrupcion y la Criminalidad Organizada.”  It is the case prepared by Spain against Vladimir Putin’s Tambovskaya Mafia.  The Tambovskaya are involved in looting governments, international heroin trafficking, and murdering informants.  The wars in Chechnya and Ukraine in which tens of thousands of people were killed could also be blamed on Tambovskaya.

It was already known that Mikhail Rebo (sometimes spelled Rabo) was the main money launderer for Tambovskaya and his wife Tatiana Rebo was manager of the Parex Bank office in Berlin.  Now we have more details.

Parex Bank is mentioned in the document on pages 130, 137, 276, 277, 278, 379, 380, and 392.  Parex sister company International Overseas Services is mentioned on page 130.  Several other notorious Latvian banks are mentioned throughout.

Parex is mentioned again on pages 404, 405, and 406 including specific mention of Tatiana Rebo.  Throughout the document there are references of money going through Latvia and Germany, with Germany sometimes used to mean Parex Bank Berlin.

Page 429 mentions “Rabinovich” who owns a store in Riga.  This could be a reference to Parex shareholder Grigory Rabinovich who was a close friend of the Parex oligarchs.  When Parex was looted prior to the handover of Parex liabilities to European taxpayers, the bank made a fake unrecoverable loan to Rabinovich which seemed to be a refund of the money he paid to purchase Parex shares.  The other minority shareholders including Americans and Swedes didn’t get refunds.  Obviously this was illegal however nobody got punished except taxpayers.

On page 429 starts a discussion of “Chaika” who seems to be Russian General Prosecutor Yuri Chaika who is known to have laundered money through Latvia, and “Vova” who is Vladimir Putin.

The Latvian government and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development have been running a propaganda and disinformation campaign since 2009 to blame the disappearance of the assets of Parex on the United States and Sweden.  Even though it was already revealed in 2014 that the Latvia/EBRD/Parex bailout of 2009 was a cover-up fraud, most newspapers refuse to publish truthful articles and are still sticking with the United States/Sweden story.

The signer of the fraud, Valdis Dombrovskis, is now European Commission Vice President responsible for the integrity of the euro.  Another fraud organizer, Bank of Latvia Governor Ilmars Rimsevics, is on the council of the European Central Bank.  The ECB is the largest investor in Latvian bonds and Rimsevics knows that the bonds were issued fraudulently to bailout a Russian Mafia bank.  The only person Latvia prosecuted in connection with the fraud bailout was whistleblower Ilmars Poikans who exposed Rimsevics for paying a huge bonus to himself after organizing the fraud.

AL JUZGADO

 

Spain issues Warrants

A Spanish judge has issued warrants for Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, a group of top government officials linked with the Tambovskaya Mafia of St Petersburg.  The officials include Vladislav Reznik, Nikolai Aulov, Dmitry Kozak, Viktor Zubkov, Anatoly Serdyukov, Igor Sobolevsky, and Leonid Reiman.  Reiman has been a regular visitor to Latvia for years because he banks in Latvia.  His business rival Leonid Rozhetskin was assassinated in Jurmala in 2008.

Gennady Petrov, a top figure in Tambovskaya, was arrested in Spain in 2008 however later was allowed to visit Russia.  He is still in Russia living free today.  Spain also issued a warrant for his billionaire friend Mikhael Chernoy however Chernoy is protected by the Israeli government.

We at LawlessLatvia are extremely happy that a government in the West has taken action against Putin’s oligarchs.  Hurray for Spain!

The United States has issued warrants in the past for Putin’s associates Semyon Mogilevich and Dmitry Firtash.  However Mogilevich is protected by the Russian government and Firtash is protected by the Austrian government.

Shame on the United Kingdom for hosting some of Putin’s oligarchs for 20 years without issuing warrants for them.  The UK seems to have a strategy of protecting oligarchs because of a perceived belief that the UK benefits from allowing oligarchs to spend stolen money in the UK.

Perhaps the new Spanish warrants will cause people to think of the banks in Latvia and Lithuania which are linked to Putin.  Parex Bank of Latvia was identified by the media long ago for being linked to Tambovskaya.  And, Ukio Bank of Lithuania was recently identified in the Panama Papers for transferring massive corrupt payments to Putin’s apparent nominee.

Many assets of Parex Bank disappeared in 2008.  Latvia nationalized the bank and partly re-privatized it to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in a deal that was confirmed fraudulent when Latvia reversed the privatization five years later because of a secret guarantee.  Meanwhile, Parex oligarch Valery Kargin moved to Russia.

Many assets of Ukio Bank disappeared in 2013 and again the EBRD organized mysterious deals at public expense to hide the truth from the public.  Meanwhile, Ukio oligarch Vladimir Romanov also moved to Russia.

Officials in Europe and the United States refuse to investigate clear fraud evidence provided by whistleblowers in both cases, apparently to protect the EBRD.  And, the Media continues to produce false articles blaming the collapse of Parex and Ukio on the Global Financial Crisis rather than internal fraud and embezzlement, while praising the EBRD for rescuing Latvia and Lithuania.

Hopefully the Spanish warrants will wake up some Western officials to the fact that the disappearance of Parex and Ukio assets was not caused by the Global Financial Crisis and the EBRD is using Western taxpayer money to cover-up for Putin’s money launderers.

article:  http://world.einnews.com/article/324398432/-iYLdPMrOfopZvI8