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 Wachovia launders billions in Mexican cartel money, pays small fine, let off the hook
Wachovia launders billions in Mexican cartel money, pays small fine, let off the hook
A damning story by the Guardian uncovers how the large US bank Wachovia laundered billions of dollars for drug cartels, ignored all blatant warning signs, impeded internal investigations, and recently settled with the feds for only $50 mil. picked by scantron27 7 months ago
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 Banks now have to get customers' OK for overdraft protection
Banks now have to get customers' OK for overdraft protection
Banks make billions of dollars every year on overdraft protection fees without having to disclose the fees or the service. With many like Bank of America being accused of monkeying with the procedures in order to collect more of the outlandish fees, this is a good thing. picked by bigirishdude 2 years ago
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 The Money Myth Exploded
The Money Myth Exploded
“The Money Myth Exploded” was one of the first articles of Louis Even, and remains one of the most popular to explain how money is created as a debt by private banks. Also, mentions the basis of the philosophy of Social Credit. picked by TheAnt314 3 years ago
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 Pics of Mexican Drug Bust (Net $207 Million)
Pics of Mexican Drug Bust (Net $207 Million)
A BBC story from March 16, 2007 said the raid netted $205-million along with guns, drugs, and smaller amounts of cash in Euros and Mexican pesos. Good thing cops are never crooked in these big busts. picked by ogri2003 4 years ago
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 Drug money saved banks in global crisis
Drug money saved banks in global crisis
Drugs and crime chief says $352bn in criminal proceeds was effectively laundered by financial institutions picked by Bornbad 2 years ago
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 International Money Laundering Ring Busted
International Money Laundering Ring Busted
Those arrested include two NJ mayors and other political and religious figures. The case began with suspicious money transfers out of Deal, N.J., and Brooklyn, N.Y., and then expanded into a public corruption case. picked by meggysue 2 years ago
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 Pope: financial crisis shows futility of money
Pope: financial crisis shows futility of money
Benedict says that "now with the collapse of big banks we see that money disappears, is nothing and all these things that appear real are in fact of secondary importance." He urges those who build their lives "only on things that are visible, such as success, career, money" to keep that in mind. picked by 2manyusernames 3 years ago
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 'Money, Money, Money' for Putin
'Money, Money, Money' for Putin
Putin took a few hours off from dealing with the financial crisis late last month to dance to hits like "Money, Money, Money" performed by the ABBA tribute band BjЪrn Again in a private concert for the prime minister and a group of friends, organizers of the show told The Moscow Times."Putin and his colleague friends were all dancing and getting involved with the choreography... read full post picked by Bornbad 3 years ago
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 Fuel prices rise as demand drops
Fuel prices rise as demand drops
In the latest run-up in prices, Wall Street speculators - some of them recipients of billions of dollars in taxpayers' bailout money - may be to blame.Big Wall Street banks such as Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, and others are able to sidestep the regulations that limit investments in commodities such as oil, and they are investing on behalf of pension funds, endowments, hedge funds, a... read full post picked by TraumaMamma 2 years ago
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 Having Fun with Money at Work [PICS]
Having Fun with Money at Work [PICS]
What do you do on a slow work day? Well these people decided to have some fun with their coworkers and their money. And it turns out playing with your money can be very interesting. Look at how pictures you see everyday, takes on new life when you replace the top or the bottom half of the bills with your friends faces. Enjoy! picked by amabaie 3 years ago
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 Most U.S. Money Laced With Cocaine
Most U.S. Money Laced With Cocaine
Scientists have known for years that paper money can become contaminated with cocaine during drug deals and directly through drug use, such as snorting cocaine through rolled bills. Contamination can also spread to banknotes not involved in the illicit drug culture, because bills are processed in banks' currency-counting machines. picked by kakana 2 years ago
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 The Money Meltdown
The Money Meltdown
Everything you need to know about the global money "crisis" picked by bernardblack 3 years ago
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 Romanian Weapons Modified in the US Become Scourge of Mexican Drug War
Romanian Weapons Modified in the US Become Scourge of Mexican Drug War
Camron Scott Galloway, walked into X Caliber Guns in Phoenix, Ariz. and filled out forms for the purchase of six AK-47 rifles. Reliable and powerful, and a bargain at about $500 each, the Romanian-made gun, a semiautomatic version of the iconic Kalashnikov assault weapon, had become popular with the drug cartels in Mexico. Galloway testified that he agreed to act as the purchaser of the Romanian... read full post picked by zircon77777 10 months ago
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 Money robbed from Pa. bank is mailed back
Money robbed from Pa. bank is mailed back
A bank in Pennsylvania was robbed earlier this month. Evidently either the robber felt guilty or one of his associates did. An envelope containing about 80% of the amount stolen was mailed back to the bank. picked by 2manyusernames 2 years ago
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 Second Life investigated for money laundering
Second Life investigated for money laundering
As Linden Dollars can be exchanged for real world currencies and vice versa, suspicion is that this could be used to launder the proceeds of crime. picked by Pocksucket 4 years ago
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 Woman exchanges Monopoly money for Danish kroner
Woman exchanges Monopoly money for Danish kroner
A woman in Denmark played a high stakes game last week when she successfully convinced a bank to exchange bills worth two thousand "kronor" in Swedish Monopoly money for a quantity of real Danish money. picked by Bornbad 3 years ago
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 Spending Godless Money
Spending Godless Money
For more than 10 years, Mitchell Kahle has spent only Godless money. Here’s what he says, “Using a red pen or stamp, I mark a circle and slash over the word “God” on every bill that passes my way. When I make a withdrawal from the bank ATM, I immediately “de-God” each of the crisp new $20s. picked by theamelianator 4 years ago
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 Rich NYC mayor: Drug CEOs don't make much money
Rich NYC mayor: Drug CEOs don't make much money
Billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg tried to defend pharmaceutical companies claiming that the companies and their CEOs don't make much money. I guess to a billionaire, $17.3 million salaries such as Merck & Co.'s chief executive, Richard T. Clark qualifies as pocket change. picked by 2manyusernames 2 years ago
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 Zoo hopes to make money from poop
Zoo hopes to make money from poop
A Florida zoo hopes to make money from the vast piles of poop released by elephants and other large animals by selling it as fertilizer. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 Billions in aid go to areas that backed Obama in '08
Billions in aid go to areas that backed Obama in '08
Billions of dollars in federal aid delivered directly to the local level to help revive the economy have gone overwhelmingly to places that supported President Obama in last year's presidential election. picked by nateebiinature 2 years ago
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 Woman Finds Bank Account Hacked, With $27k Extra
Woman Finds Bank Account Hacked, With $27k Extra
In a strange twist on a now familiar story, an English woman last May found that her bank account had been accessed by criminals and that the money therein had increased. picked by nateebiinature 2 years ago
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