Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Monday, August 10, 2020
UN Gate, August 9 – The United Nations under Antonio Guterres sinks ever lower into complicity with sexual abuse and trafficking, and lack of accountability. Now this from whistleblowers, about those who help cover up:
On July 30 Inner City Press while covering a UN Press Briefing Room propaganda session by Germany's Mission to the UN that it was banned from attending even virtually and even asking questions at tweeted, "This guy, who also tried to use UN Security against the press, is now praising Germany for being so good with him. No amount of hand-painting can make up for abusive sleaze - he once drunkenly hugged an Ambassador who demanded, Who *are* you?"
Nearly immediately complaints rolled in, as this UN Correspondents Association official who is Ali Barada of France 24 and An-Nahar is widely known in the UN as engaged in sexual harassment and abuse. Several complainants, stating that Barada used his media company position to inappropriately touch them, said they want him identified and something done, that they still suffer PTSD.
Two days after Inner City Press, banned 768 days from any entry into the UN including its Zoom room, reported on this, a UN insider chimed in publicly about the UN and gender: "Over time I have reduced my reading about the UN to two sources: @RichardGowan1 and @columlynch. This is why: rock solid analysis."
Four days after this clanker, the two named men tried to distance themselves from it:
Richard Gowan @RichardGowan1 Replying to @AdamDayNYC: + @sarah_cliffe, @TCarayannis, @SherineT, @savita_pawnday, @AditiGorur, @wwwmac, @e_cousens, @kaysiebrown, @MeganMRoberts1, @sarahWPS, @KaavyaAsoka, @AAbdenur, @DeSachenka, @akd2003, @AkshayaSays, @joycebukuru, @renaticas, @AM_OMalley
Colum Lynch [of Foreign Policy FP] @columlynch on reporting side, I'd add @michellenichols @whitney_hurst , @SominiSengupta @EdithLedererAP @mbesheer @PamelaFalk @carrienooten @pass_blue @fillionsteph10 . sure I'm missing more
Yes. And also missing UNCA Executive Board(s) #MeToo abuses, and Guterres' cover ups.
We'll have more on this - including if the media and UN who have known but not acted act now.
UNCA despite a false policy has done nothing about the sexual harassment and worse of its own officials. Stories are also legion from the victims of a Middle East-based news / propaganda channel, whose in action is perhaps more expected that the collusion with Barada of Guerres, Melissa Fleming, Stephane Dujarric and the German mission. But this Gulf country, at least in the UN, makes many claims about its record on gender. We'll have more on this.
Ghislaine Maxwell used the United Nations, as reported by Inner City Press whose questions about it Guterres refuses.
First Inner City Press showed that on the board of Maxwell's Terramar Project Inc. was Guterres chief Partnerships official, Amir Dossal, below.
Now while UNEP official Lisa Svensson appears in the documents unsealed July 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York which Inner City Press covers since ousted from the UN by Guterres for is reporting, Inner City Press is continuing its exclusive 2018 reporting in Svensson's "Volvo Boating" and other scams at UNEP, here, where we published in full, on Scribd and Patreon, the agreement with Volvo Ocean Races signed by Erik Solheim, here, and the EUR 500,000 agreement signed by UNEP's Lisa Emilia Svensson, here and here. [Aug 1, 2020 song here
on SoundCloud with more leaked Guterres audio
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Friday, August 7, 2020
SDNY COURTHOUSE, Aug 6 – As Inner City Press covered the OneCoin trial in October 2019, a number of names of indicted co-conspirators emerged on which we followed up.
One of them was Gilbert Armenta, who recorded Ruja Ignatova. Inner City Press has repeatedly asked the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York for more information; it continues even now to withhold the exhibits it flashed on the screen at trial. Inner City Press had to file a FOIA request; the Department of Justice denies expedited processing.
While some of what Inner City Press has managed to pry out has been used without credit, now we can report one of the linsk we had we had been seeking through FOIA and elsewhere: a connection to Hristoforos Amanatidis, Taki, whose main squeeze was paid by One Coin, and who is also connected to Krasimir "Karo" Kamenov and Hrant "Jesus" Varteryan, previously to Georgi and Vasil Iliev, and to Metodi Metodiev, aka “Meto Ilienski” who like Ruja Ignatova disappeared mysteriously, earlier. If the search for Ruja is a competition, game on.
Now we can report this, not yet stolen: the US Attorney's Office gave Armenta his own secret docket number and kept it sealed for three years, until AFTER Inner City Press exclusively reported on Armenta's continuing dubious business activities even while a "cooperator." The case was initially assigned to SDNY Judge Willian H. Pauley III, then moved to Judge Edgardo Ramos - who to his credit has now put an end to continued extensions, and set a sentencing date for October 21, 2020. The unsealed indictment is now on Patreon here.
Now on August 6, this - Konstantin Ignatov has gotten himself released from the civil suit, full filing here: "WHEREAS, Lead Plaintiff Donald Berdeaux and Plaintiff Christine Grablis (together, “Plaintiffs”) and defendant Konstantin Ignatov are interested in resolving the issues alleged against Defendant Ignatov in the Amended Complaint in this action, and have negotiated in good faith for that purpose; and WHEREAS, Plaintiffs and defendant Konstantin Ignatov (together, the “Parties”) wish to discontinue between them without prejudice the claims asserted against Defendant Ignatov while not impeding in any way Plaintiffs’ further prosecution of their claims against the other defendants in this action; IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED by and between the Parties and/or their respective counsel as follows: 1. Plaintiffs hereby agree that the above-captioned action is dismissed and discontinued without prejudice solely as to defendant Konstantin Ignatov pursuant to Rule 41(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure." Full filing on Patreon here. We'll have more on this.
The willingness to hide Armenta and the case against him, as he continued dubious business presumably for others, has Inner City Press wondering about these individuals it is researching through links to Ruja Ignatova's RavenR:
Joanna Hilary Alinson
Simon John Longworth
Anna Marie Longworth
Robert Henry Rothenberg
Gary Michael Gilford
Cyprus Development Bank
We'll have more on this. Here are the Armenta business moves Inner City Press exclusively reported on December 1, 2019, here:
ESOL B.V. LLC was incorporated on July 8, 2019; the manager is Gilbert Armenta and the agent is Giselle Valentin, both of 500 E. Broward Boulevard, PH 2, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394. See here. And here.
Armenta's Tblisi, Georgia-based money laundering bank JSC Capital Bank had as its parent a company of exactly this name. See KPMG review of Georgia banking sector here. More on Armenta's ongoing companies on Patreon here.
Inner City Press asked, on December 1, 2019: Is the US Attorney's Office allowing its cooperator to keep on money laundering? Or looking the other way while whatever cooperation agreement exists is openly violated?
Perhaps these and other quesitons will be answered in connection with Armenta's sentencing in the too long seal case against him. Watch this site.
More on Patreon here.