Ten of the world's top banks accused of laundering money for Iran

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    So sez the Manhattan D.A......


    Some of the world's top banks helped Iran get around international sanctions even as the rogue nation was steering its blood money into the hands of terror groups, prosecutors charged Friday.
    Ten international banks including British-based Lloyds laundered "billions of dollars" for Iran through New York banks, Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau announced Friday. The scheme helped Iran turn its dirty money into greenbacks, which it could then use to buy goods prohibited by international sanctions.
    Some of the money went to fund terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, and to help Iran get materials, including tungsten, for long-range missiles, sources said.
    "This is one of the biggest investigations we've ever conducted," said Morgenthau.
    Lloyds admitted it laundered $300 million and agreed to pay a $350 million fine and open its books to investigators. If records show that the bank knew it was helping Iran break international law or foster terrorism, Lloyds could face criminal prosecution, authorities said.
    None of the other nine banks was identified because they are working out similar agreements with Morgenthau's investigators. The CIA will also review the bank records....





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  2. Revmitchell

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    This kind of junk goes on much like it did with Iraq and then they cry "see sanctions do not work". The fact that we will end up in a war with Iran and have with Iraq is on the hands of those who worked against the sanctions.
     
  3. LeBuick

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    I agree Brother... The sanctions work like drug laws, it makes rich those who will defy and break them. In this light it makes these bankers criminals against this country just like a drug dealer and they should both be sharing a cell...
     
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    We should also hold the blood of every soldier who dies in these wars against them...
     
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    and now you see why central banks are set up. This system was set up back before the Civil War was fought. These bankers supported both side of the Civil war as they have done so sense then. That is what Lincoln and John Kennedy tried to stop during their presidency and both was assinated for making it possable for the United States to again coin their own currency.
    I have the book here that one of the Rotchschild financier was quoted as saying. "I care not who rules the countries as long as I can control the Money of these nations." or as close as I can remember reading.
     

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