Lucifer's Banker

Lucifer's Banker

The Untold Story of How I Destroyed Swiss Bank Secrecy

Book - 2016
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Publisher: Austin, Texas : Greenleaf Book Group Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781626343719
1626343713
Branch Call Number: B BIRKENFELD, B
Characteristics: 317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

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StarGladiator
Jan 07, 2017

This is an interesting book, written by a relatively unsophisticated [and you'll see as you go through it] and rather shallow fellow, the typical profile of the Private Banker.
Towards the beginning of the book, Birkenfeld mentions the chairman of State Street, Marshall N. Carter, and that he was the son of a deputy director of the CIA [and would later be director of the NSA, which the author doesn't mention], Gen. Marshall Carter, during the time of the assassination of President Kennedy. Interesting to observe that the son of someone in a pivotal position ends up chairman of one of the Big Four investment firms on the planet [Vanguard Group, BlackRock, State Street and Fidelity], which are the majority shareholders in the majority of major corporations in North America and Europe? Just as it is interesting to note that a former director of the CIA, Richard Helms, was the grandson of the first president of the central bank of central banks, the BIS, or Bank for International Settlements, in Basel, Switzerland [Gates McGarrah]. I really believe Birkenfeld's aggressive action against State Street was the real reason they jailed him, not because of his tipping off [neither criminal private banker, Birkenfeld, nor that female at Citigroup who also received a phenomenal // whistleblower \\ payoff, were actually whistleblowers, but simply disgruntled employee tipsters] the DoJ - - and surreal that they tipped off the DoJ, the g-law firm staffed by the bankers' shysters, just as the Treasury is staffed by the bankers' minions!
[Actual whistleblowers, who were screwed over time and again, are Cate Jenkins at the EPA -- thanks Obama - - and Carmen Segarra at the Fed, John Kiriakou at the CIA, Thomas Drake at the NSA, et cetera, and although not a whistleblower, but certainly a purveyor of Real News, Julian Assange! And no Joey Biden, Assange is not an international terrorist and Murbark WAS a dictator!!]

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