By Matthew Russell Lee, Series
UNITED NATIONS, February 7 – Ban Ki-moon's ambition to be president of South Korea ended amid the indictment of his brother and nephew and their fashion designer colleague Malcolm Harris for UN-related corruption; Ban critic Moon Jae-in won the post. Ban evicted Inner City Press from the UN, where it still remains restricted, and called it all "fake news." Now trying to exploit the PyeongChang Olympics, Ban Ki-moon's new foundation is paying for the hotel stay of the President of the General Assembly -- under Ban, PGA's Ashe and Kutesa took bribes, as asserted in the Southern District of New York court -- and tweeting photos with dubious envoys like Jean Todt, here. (Kim Won-soo, it seems, is also on the board).
Todt has business links with bars and casinos as he purported to pitch road safety. Ban's son in law Siddharth Chatterjee, whom Ban made head of the UN in Kenya without recusing himself, is silent as lawyers are physically ejected, economists have their passports canceled, and TV stations are cut off. But Ban always WAS a censor, his last year moves against Inner City Press still in place, a true travesty. Ban covered up the mas skilling in Sri Lanka, while his son in law participated in an earlier stage. We'll have more on this. On January 5, 2018 as Ban's nephew Dennis Bahn pleaded guilty to UN bribery, with his brother Ban Ki-sang still on the lam, Ban Ki-moon is trying to re-invent himself with a bogus foundation in Vienna, see here, and "Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens will work together with other organizations, such as UNESCO, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Federation Internationale l’Automobile (FIA)." But here is from the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York: "U.S. v. Dennis Bahn – the defendant is charged with federal crimes arising out of a corrupt scheme to pay $2.5 million in bribes to a foreign official of a country in the Middle East in order to facilitate the sale by South Korean construction company Keangnam Enterprises Co., Ltd. of a 72-story commercial building to the country’s sovereign wealth fund for $800 million – before Judge Ramos (courtroom 619, 40 Foley Square). A relevant press release is attached." Then on January 5 Joo Hyun “Dennis” Bahnpleaded guilty, telling U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos, “I knew that what I was doing, it was wrong." But what did Ban Ki-moon know, and when did he know it? Ban called the indictment "fake news," but Malcolm Harris has now been ordered to pay over $700,000 along with Ban Ki-moon's nephew Dennis Bahn, still set to stand trial, and his brother Ban Ki Sang, who is hiding from the US justice system in South Korea, a fugitive. But Ban Ki-moon himself appeared in New York City on October 12 at South Korea's Mission to the UN, which ran (and paid for) Ban's campaign to become SG. Full circle. And on October 13, after refusing to answer a question from Inner City Press, Ban Ki-moon appeared an an auction downtown, fronting for gender equality after as UNSG having replaced females as Deputy SG (Asha Rose Migiro) and chief of staff (Susana Malcorra) with men (Jan Eliasson and Edmond Mullet). What a fraud - even his "hour long" meeting with Antonio Guterres wasn't listed on Guterres' public schedule. Inner City Press asked both of their spokesman Stephane Dujarric, f