Archive for February 2nd, 2010

Dead files for 1-7 Feb 2010

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

3 Feb 2010:

Beldini, who was Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy’s campaign treasurer as well as a deputy mayor, is accused of taking $20,000 in bribes from Dwek and illegally funneling them into Healy’s reelection warchest.

Shaw and Beldini were among 44 people arrested July 23 in the sweeping sting that snared public officials and rabbis. Shaw was found dead in his luxury Jersey City apartment just days later. An autopsy eventually found that he had died of a Valium overdose. [how convenient!]


2 Feb 2010: Found remains of missing Herman Rockefeller (and more nasty personal bits of data)


2 Feb 2010: Japanese “black widow” takes care of well-heeled guys


1 Feb 2010: President of Conway bank found dead in his car:


1 Feb 2010: Murder-suicide for Jamaica banker:


1 Feb 2010: Court jails banker for stealing from the dead (raise your hand if you’re not surprised by this)


Old but a goodie, the list of Clinton-associated bodies:

Bair’s damning testimony

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Full story here from Mike Whitney via CounterPunch.

“The reappointment of Fed chairman Ben Bernanke means that the opportunity for change has passed and the reform movement is dead. It means that and that derivatives trading, off-balance sheet operations, securitization, dark pools and high frequency trading will go on much as they have before. It means that the public will continue to be gouged so that a handful of Wall Street sharpies can rake in obscene profits using complex “financial innovations” and over-leveraged debt instruments. It means that the entire system will continue to be put at risk to protect the interests of investment banks and hedge funds. It means that the subsidies, the preferential treatment, and the bailouts will continue to fuel populist rage and exacerbate deepening divisions in society. It means that the status quo has been preserved and that it’s “business as usual”. (more…)