Category Archives: Fraud

CBC interview re new Movie Gold

This is the interview I did on Jan. 26, 2017 at the CBC about the world’s biggest gold swindle that is the story behind a newly released movie called “Gold”. I wrote a book about it 20 years ago after the fraud unravelled and it is one of the greatest and most entertaining swindles of… Read More

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Dec. 14: Washington DC Hudson Institute Kleptocracy Initiative

I’m on the Kleptocracy Initiative Advisory Board and will participate in an important event as part of a series called “China’s Crony Capitalism: Kleptocracy with Chinese Characteristics” The event will be December 14 from 12 to 2 pm at the Stern Policy Center, Hudson Institute, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 400, Washington DC. China’s anti-corruption… Read More

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Trump’s Reality Show Coming to an End

Donald Trump is not the first crackpot to run for President of the United States, and probably won’t be its last. The nature of the Presidential form of government is badly flawed, compared with Parliamentary systems, but that’s a topic for another day. It’s interesting to note, however, that Trump appears to be “channeling” Alabama… Read More

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Stolen Future: Atlantic Council/Newsweek Major Issue Paper by Diane Francis on Russia-Ukrainian Corruption

Atlantic Council published May 10, 2016 Diane Francis’ new issue brief, “Stolen Future,” exposes the depth and breadth of the economic devastation a corruption fueled oligarchy has wrought in Ukraine. In the wake of the Euromaidan Revolution, Ukraine has the opportunity to break the cycle of wealth appropriation which has plagued both Russia and Ukraine… Read More

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New York Post: Skylines are Money Laundering Machines

New York’s swankiest skyscrapers have become the new Swiss banks for the world’s richest undesirables. It’s ironic, considering that for decades Washington led the charge against the Swiss and others for facilitating money laundering through numbered bank accounts. Today, Switzerland has cleaned up its act and the “filthy” rich have turned to New York City,… Read More

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Global Financial Integrity conference: Washington DC

I’m attending Illicit Financial Flows: The Most Damaging Economic Problem Facing the Developing World Begins: September 21, 2015 at 12:00 PM Ends: September 22, 2015 at 05:00 PM Link: http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6204/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=79280 National Press Club 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor Washington, Here’s the conference agenda and speakers: Please join Global Financial Integrity (GFI) for a two-day… Read More

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Migrants and market drops linked by hot money flows globally

The collapse in stock markets and the surge in the number of refugees flooding into Europe captured August’s headlines. There are many underlying causes for each phenomenon, but they are linked. Unprecedented flows of hot, or illicit, money are damaging most economies. Investors are fleeing this, as are migrants. Ironically, China has outperformed all others… Read More

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Sept. 1: Keynote Assn. Certified Fraud Examiners 2015

I have been invited by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners to speak at their annual worldwide 2015 conference in Ottawa. this is the top anti-fraud professionals and they are meeting to network and discover the latest techniques and tools in the fight against fraud. The conference begins August 30 to September 4 and will… Read More

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