14 June 2023
Drug and human trafficking could not continue without the banks and other financial services. These illicit and immoral trades would collapse overnight if we started charging banks under the RICO Act.
Major banks such as JP Morgan Chase and Duetsche bank profit from and sustains the scourge of drug and human trafficking. The recent bank settlements with victims of Jeffrey Epstein and the disclosures of the Pandora Papers proves it. While low level drug dealers are routinely sentenced with hard time, sometimes for decades, the banker rarely ever see the inside of a prison cell. Drug and human trafficking could not exist without money laundering services. according to the DEA, drug and human trafficking go hand in hand. One does not exist without the other.
Jeffrey Epstein’s ties to the CIA and the Mossad well reported, but they often ignore his ties to Moscow. As we know, Israel is penetrated by Russian intelligence and the Russian mafia thanks to excellent reporting by Haaretz and The Times of Israel. Epstein was using old Soviet style Kompromat to blackmail politicians, celebrities, and especially the tech elite to facilitate illegal technology transfers. Such as blackmailing Bill Gates over his affair with a female Russian spy.
As my research took me deeper into Epstein’s ties to Jes Staley, I find some very interesting links with JP Morgan Chase such as WhatsApp founder Jan Koum and his ties to Chabad Lubavitch.
As early as 2015, JP Morgan Chase was using “unapproved communications” to circumvent federal record keeping laws. So, my question is why did they choose WhatsApp to hide their illegal money laundering activity?
JPMorgan Chase is paying $200 million in fines to two U.S. banking regulators to settle charges that its Wall Street division allowed employees to use WhatsApp and other platforms to circumvent federal record-keeping laws.
The Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday that JPMorgan Securities agreed to pay $125 million after admitting to “widespread” record-keeping failures in recent years. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission also said Friday that it had fined the bank $75 million for allowing unapproved communications since at least 2015.
(Image: Jan Koum - inventor of WhatsApp)
WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton left Facebook in 2018 over Meta’s decision to weaken the privacy on WhatsApp due to Russian influence operations using it to push propaganda. Acton also founded Signal messaging app.
The Silicon Valley company has been under scrutiny for how Russian agents used it to influence voters before the 2016 presidential election and, more recently, for a lack of data protections for its more than 2.2 billion members, a subject that gained attention after revelations that the British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly harvested the information of as many as 87 million Facebook users.
The controversies have prompted disagreements among top Facebook executives about how to deal with those issues. In March, The New York Times reported that Alex Stamos, Facebook’s chief information security officer, intended to leave the company after an internal dispute over how to handle the threat of Russian influence efforts.