Kelly 210: Serco’s Pump-And-Dump-Trump Patent, Clinton’s Tencent Wagering, British Fraud With Steele & Buck
General John F. Kelly
White House Chief of Staff
Washington, D.C. 20528
Open letter from the Cloud Centric Crime Scene Investigators of Abel Danger
February 8, 2018
Dear General Kelly:
Please accept Brief 210 from Field McConnell – United States Marine Corps whistle-blower and Global Operations Director of Abel Danger (AD) – on Serco‘s CAI private equity investors including Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair of TD Bank Group, former Premier of New Brunswick and former Canadian Ambassador to the United States of America, who allegedly equipped patentee SWAT teams with TD Ameritrade’s Dynamic rebalancing of assets in an investment portfolio US 20050010516 A1 to drive the stock market with pump and dump frauds and destroy the financial credibility of U.S. President Donald Trump.
McConnell claims that the late General Alexander Haig, Serco CAI investor, 7th SACEUR and former director of MGM Mirage casino and junket operations and AOL, embedded patented devices including Tencent (Bvi) Limited’s Instant messaging system and method US 8566404 B and Howard Lutnick’s Real-time interactive wagering on event outcomes CA 2460367 A to support pump-and-dump stock-market frauds and body-count betting by pay-to-play donors to the Clinton Foundation donors and the Greek Life associates of George Herbert Walker Bush (Phi Beta Kappa) and Wilbur Ross (Kappa Beta Phi) during the “first live broadcast mass snuff film in human history” on 9/11.
McConnell claims that CAI investor, the former Nortel director Yves Fortier, embedded Nortel’s JABS (Joint Automated Booking System) and Nortel’s Method for efficient management of certificate revocation lists and update information US 5699431 A in the FBI’s Virtual Command Centers (VCCs) and Law Enforcement Online (LEO) networks which have allegedly allowed former Marine Corps Captain and founder of Imagis [face-recognition] Technologies, Oliver ‘Buck’ Revell and the former MI6 “kill or capture” commander and founder of Orbis Business Intelligence, Christopher David Steele, to conceal a patentee snuff-film blackmail ring operated for International Financial Services, London, formerly British Invisibles, a private-equity group promoting British financial services.
McConnell reminds you that Buck Revell – perhaps warned by British Invisibles – is reported to have pulled his son and daughter-in-law off Pan Am Flight 103 just before takeoff from London’s Heathrow airport at 18:25 hours on 21 December 1988 and saved them from a SMEAC* bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland at 19:02:50 with its body count of 270 victims (243 passengers + 16 crew + 11 people on ground).
*Serco alleged corruption of the Marine Corps SMEAC briefing protocols – Situation, Mission, Execution, Ambush, Cover-up
McConnell claims that Haig, Steele and Buck Revell used Two-way wireless system for financial industry transactions US 6539362 B1 to ‘drift’ proceeds of crimes including Serco‘s alleged pump-and-dump frauds, insider trading, body-count wagering, snuff films (cf. BC pig farm and Starnet Communications) and child pornography into the accounts of the junket casinos, operators, promoters, players and compromised investors in 9/11.
Given this is the 210th Kelly public briefing with ample opportunities for traitors to rebut our allegations of fraud upon patentees registered at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and their subsequently extorted participation in sabotage, mass-casualty and body-count wagering events, we ask you to have former Marine Corps Captain, Oliver ‘Buck’ Revell charged in the appropriate court under 18 U.S.C. § 2382 – Misprision of treason or 18 U.S.C. § 1958 – Murder-for-hire.
President Donald Trump Quiet As Dow Plunges | NBC Nightly News
Tracked by Imagis – Sold to Interpol – Bought by Serco!
There are TWO Londons & Why it MATTERS
SERCO GROUP PLC: List of Subsidiaries AND Shareholders! [Note agents for Northern Trust and the Teachers (TIAA) Pension Fund would have met with agents of the government of Saudi Arabia on the 47th floor of WTC 1 on 9/11]
P O Box 39
Plum City WI 54761″
“Digital Fires Instructor Serco – Camp Pendleton, CA Uses information derived from all military disciplines (e.g., aviation, ground combat, command and control, combat service support, intelligence, and opposing forces) to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action.”
“Live by the Dow, Die by the Dow? Trump Is Quiet on Market
By PETER BAKER and BINYAMIN APPELBAUM FEB. 5, 2018
Do Presidents Drive the Stock Market?
President Trump regularly takes credit for the stock market rising. Will he take the blame as it falls? And should he?
By ERICA BERENSTEIN and ROBIN LINDSAY on Publish DateFebruary 6, 2018. Photo by Tom Brenner/The New York Times. Watch in Times Video »
WASHINGTON — As President Trump boasted about the economy during a speech on Monday, he left out one of his favorite lines. Nowhere did he mention the skyrocketing stock market.
Viewers at home understood why. In the corner of their television screens, a graphic showed the Dow Jones industrial average seemingly in free fall — down 500 points, down 600, down 800, down 1,000.
By the time a bullish Mr. Trump was done speaking in Blue Ash, Ohio, the bearish market had plunged by nearly 1,600 points before recovering somewhat to close 1,175 points down.
No president in modern times has connected his political fortunes to the stock market as much as Mr. Trump, who relentlessly cited its meteoric rise as a sign of his success at restoring confidence in the American economy. But the drastic sell-off on Friday and Monday demonstrated why most presidents scrupulously avoid talking about short-term gyrations in share prices: If you live by the Dow, you may die by the Dow.”
“Christopher David Steele (born 24 June 1964) is a founding director of Orbis Business Intelligence, a London-based private intelligence firm. He authored a dossier that claims Russia collected a file of compromising information on U.S. President Donald Trump. Steele served as a British intelligence officer with the Secret Intelligence Service MI6 from 1987 until his retirement in 2009. …
Steele was recruited by MI6 directly following his graduation from Cambridge, working in London at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) from 1987 to 1989. From 1990 to 1992, Steele worked under diplomatic cover as an MI6 agent in Moscow, serving at the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Moscow. Steele was an “internal traveller”, visiting newly-accessible cities such as Samara and Kazan.
Steele’s identity as an MI6 officer was one of 115 names Her Majesty’s Government attempted to suppress through a DSMA-Notice in 1999. He returned to London in 1993, working again at the FCO until his posting to Paris in 1998, where he served under diplomatic cover until 2002. In 2003, Steele was sent to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan as part of an MI6 team, briefing Special Forces on “kill or capture” missions for Taliban targets, and also spent time teaching new MI6 recruits. By 2006, Steele was heading the Russia Desk at MI6.
Steele’s expertise on Russia remained valued, and he served as a senior officer under John Scarlett, Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), from 2004 to 2009. Steele was selected as case officer for Alexander Litvinenko and participated in the investigation of the Litvinenko poisoning in 2006. It was Steele who quickly realised that Litvinenko’s death “was a Russian state ‘hit'”.
In March 2009, Steele with his fellow MI6-retiree Chris Burrows co-founded the private intelligence agency Orbis Business Intelligence, Ltd., based in Grosvenor Square Gardens near Buckingham Palace. Between 2014 and 2016 Steele created over 100 reports on Russian and Ukrainian issues, which were read within the United States Department of State, and he was viewed as credible by the United States intelligence community.
In 2017 Steele established a new company called Chawton Holdings, again with Christopher Burrows.
In 2010, The Football Association (FA), England’s domestic football governing body, organized a committee in hopes of hosting the 2018 or 2022 World Cups. The FA hired Steele’s company to investigate FIFA (International Federation of Association Football). In advance of the FBI launching its 2015 FIFA corruption case, members of the FBI’s “Eurasian Organized Crime” squad met with Steele in London to discuss allegations of possible corruption in FIFA.
2017 Trump dossier
Main article: Donald Trump–Russia dossier
Background and information gathering
In September 2015, the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative publication, retained the services of Fusion GPS, a private Washington D.C. political research firm, to conduct research on several primary Republican Party candidates including candidate Trump. The research was unrelated to Russia and was ended once Trump was determined to be the presidential nominee.
The firm was subsequently hired by the Hillary Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee through their shared attorney at Perkins Coie, Marc Elias. Fusion GPS then hired Steele to investigate Trump’s Russia-related activities. According to CNN, Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee took over the financing of the inquiry into Donald Trump and produced what became known as the Trump dossier.
In July 2016, Steele, supplied a report he had written to an FBI agent in Rome. His contact at the FBI was the same senior agent with whom he had worked when investigating the FIFA scandal. By early October 2016, he had grown frustrated at the slow rate of progress by the FBI investigation, and cut off further contact with the FBI.
In September 2016, Steele held a series of off the record meetings with journalists from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Yahoo! News, The New Yorker and CNN. In October 2016, Steele spoke about his discoveries to David Corn of the progressive American political magazine Mother Jones. Steele said he decided to pass his dossier to both British and American intelligence officials after concluding that the material should not just be in the hands of political opponents of Trump, but was a matter of national security for both countries.Corn’s resulting 31 October article in Mother Jones was the first to publicly mention the dossier, although the article did not disclose Steele’s identity. The magazine did not publish the dossier itself, however, or detail its allegations, since they could not be verified.
Post-election work on the dossier
The project was no longer of interest to the Democrats, following Trump’s election victory in November 2016. Steele continued to work for Fusion GPS on the dossier without a client to pay him. After the election, Steele’s memos “became one of Washington’s worst-kept secrets, as reporters – including from The New York Times – scrambled to confirm or disprove them.”
On 18 November 2016, Sir Andrew Wood, British ambassador to Moscow from 1995 to 2000, met with U.S. Senator John McCain at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada, and told McCain about the existence of the collected materials about Trump. Wood vouched for Steele’s professionalism and integrity. In early December, McCain obtained a copy of the dossier from David J. Kramer, a former U.S. State Department official working at Arizona State University. On 9 December 2016 McCain met personally with FBI Director James Comey to pass on the information.
On 11 January 2017, The Wall Street Journal revealed that Steele was the author of the dossier about Trump, citing “people familiar with the matter.” Although the dossier’s existence had been “common knowledge” among journalists for months at that point and had become public knowledge during the previous week, Steele’s name had not been revealed. The Telegraph asserted that Steele’s anonymity had been “fatally compromised” after CNN published his nationality.
The Independent reported that Steele left his home in England several hours before his name was published as the author of the dossier, as he was fearful of retaliation by Russian authorities. In contrast, The Washington Post reported that he left after he had been identified earlier in the day by the initial Wall Street Journal report.
Christopher Burrows, director of Orbis Business Intelligence, Ltd., said he would not “confirm or deny” that Orbis had produced the dossier.
Steele’s relationship with the FBI is generally agreed to have ended at or by the public revelation of Steele’s identity.
On 7 March 2017, as some members of the United States Congress were expressing interest in meeting with or hearing testimony from Steele, he reemerged after weeks in hiding, appearing publicly on camera and stating, “I’m really pleased to be back here working again at the Orbis’s offices in London today.”
Disclosure and reactions
In early January 2017 a two-page summary of the Trump dossier was presented to President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump in meetings with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers.
On 10 January 2017, BuzzFeed was the first media outlet to publish the full 35-page dossier. In publishing the Trump dossier, BuzzFeed stated that it had been unable to verify or corroborate the allegations. The UK issued a DSMA notice on 10 January 2017, requesting that the media not release Steele’s identity, although the BBC and other UK news media released the information in news stories the same day. Trump vigorously denied the dossier’s allegations, calling it fake news during a press conference. Vladimir Putin also dismissed the claims.”
“Serco Processes 2 Millionth Patent Application for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
March 19, 2013 RESTON, VIRGINIA – March 18, 2013 – Serco Inc., a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services to the federal government, announced today that their Pre-Grant Publication (PGPubs) Classification Services team recently processed their 2 millionth patent application for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). Each application was also processed within the contractually required 28-day window.”
“TD Ameritrade Comes Out Swinging with iRebal Update
March 10, 2014 Craig Iskowitz
I began this series of articles on portfolio rebalancing software with a panel of four product vendors at last year’s T3 Conference. (see Which Portfolio Rebalancing Software is Right for You?) One of those products was iRebal and since then I have been looking forward to writing a more in-depth review of it.
I recently had my chance when I was able to speak with Danielle Fava, Senior Product Manager at TD Ameritrade (TDA), who gave me a demo and discussed some of the new features that will be part of the upcoming May release of the cloud-based version of iRebal.
iRebal on Veo, as TDA refers to it, was built by following the blue-print for rebalancing set forth by the desktop version, which was acquired by TDA back in 2006, Fava explained. iRebal on Veo has been offered for free to RIAs for use with accounts that are custodied with TD Ameritrade Institutional, since last year.
According to Fava, most RIAs that use automated rebalancing tend to stick with the solution that is provided by their custodian, if they offer one. Advisors that are more technically adept will often buy their own rebalancing solution. However, since the software is not directly connected to the custodian, this requires downloading positions daily and then uploading them into the rebalancing software.
None of this work is required when using iRebal with TDA-custodied accounts through their Veo platform. All accounts are automatically kept up to date versus the custodial platform, she noted.
iRebal offers a wide range of rebalancing options:
Fully rebalance securities and cash – this option evaluates drift in all positions in each selected account, buys andor sells to adjust each position to its model target and will raise additional cash for any scheduled customer withdrawals
Manage cash only – only invests excess cash in each account
Directed trading – used as a tactical tool
Adjust one security to target – generates trades for only a single security across all accounts
Replace securities – swap out one security for another across multiple accounts
Tax harvesting – find and realize qualifying losses across portfolios and buy replacement securities”
“International Financial Services, London, usually shortened to just IFSL, was a private-sector organisation which promoted British financial services. It was merged into a new promotional organisation, The City UK, in 2010. It was formerly known as British Invisibles.”
“Dynamic rebalancing of assets in an investment portfolio
US 20050010516 A1
An portfolio investment management system comprising an asset allocation strategy recommendation module adapted to receive investment goal information and investor risk tolerance level information from a user, the investment goal information including at least one of an initial investment amount or estimated contributions, and an estimated withdrawal target date, the asset allocation strategy recommendation module determining a percentage allocation for a plurality of asset classes. The portfolio investment management system further comprises an asset allocation strategy execution module adapted to execute the determined asset allocation strategy. The portfolio investment management system also comprises a rebalancing execution module adapted to automatically rebalance the portfolio upon a predetermined condition without any further input from the user. The portfolio is automatically rebalanced without any further input from the user.
Publication number: US20050010516 A1
Publication type: Application
Application number: US 10/777,093
Publication date: Jan 13, 2005
Filing date: Feb 13, 2004
Priority date: Feb 13, 2003
Inventors: Ivo Ivanov, Dirk Roper, Wayne Ferbert
Original Assignee: Ameritrade Holding Corporation
Export Citation: BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Patent Citations (20), Referenced by (63), Classifications (4),Legal Events (3)
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet”
“Instant messaging system and method
US 8566404 B2
Methods and apparatuses for processing an instant message from a source wireless communication device to a destination device are described herein. In one aspect of the invention, an exemplary method includes receiving the instant message from the source wireless communication device, the instant message having a source wireless communication identifier, a destination instant messenger identifier, and data contents; extracting the source wireless communication identifier, the destination instant messenger identifier and the data contents from the instant message; retrieving a source instant messenger identifier corresponding to the source wireless communication identifier; binding the source instant messenger identifier with the source wireless communication identifier; and transmitting the data contents with the source instant messenger identifier to the destination device over a communication network, based on the destination instant messenger identifier. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.
Publication number: US8566404 B2
Publication type: Grant
Application number: US 12/414,510
Publication date: Oct 22, 2013
Filing date: Mar 30, 2009
Priority date: Mar 26, 2001
Fee status: Paid
Also published as: US7512407, 11 More »
Inventors: Xiaoguang Wu, Yang Chen, Yejun Huang, Huateng Ma, Liqing Zeng
Original Assignee: Tencent (Bvi) Limited
Export Citation: BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Patent Citations (33), Non-Patent Citations (20), Referenced by (3),Classifications (18), Legal Events (2)
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet”
“Two-way wireless system for financial industry transactions
US 6539362 B1
A method for transmitting a data packet to a floor broker in a two-way wireless system comprises the steps of inputting a badge number of the floor broker to whom the data packet is to be transmitted, correlating the badge number with an assigned network address of a handheld device carried by the floor broker, and transmitting the data packet to the assigned network address. In specific embodiments, further steps concerning the nature and content of the transmissions and its protocol can be performed.
Publication number: US6539362 B1
Publication type: Grant
Application number: US 09/668,184
Publication date: 25 Mar 2003
Filing date: 22 Sep 2000
Priority date: 20 Sep 1994
Fee status: Paid
Also published as: US5797002, US5915245
Inventors: L. Thomas Patterson, Jr., Desmond Sean O’Neill, Stephen Tyler Carroll
Original Assignee: Papyrus Technology Corp.
Export Citation: BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Patent Citations (55), Non-Patent Citations (21), Referenced by (97),Classifications (34), Legal Events (7)
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet”
“Real-time interactive wagering on event outcomes
US 8512129 B2
Systems and methods for real-time interactive wagering on event outcomes are presented. Clients are first qualified and given wagering limits before being allowed to interactively wager on event outcomes. Event outcomes may be based on, for example, financial markets and indices, sporting and entertainment events, casino performances, and natural phenomena such as weather and earthquakes. Events on which wagers can be placed include both those with known and unknown outcome probabilities, and wagers can be a fixed-odds type or a spread-bet type. Wager transactions, including acceptances and confirmations, are executed in real time. Clients can customize displays of events on which they are authorized to wager. Real-time client credit management, automatic dealer hedging, automatic price-spread adjustments, and automatic client and dealer defined wagering limits are also provided.
Publication number: US8512129 B2
Publication type: Grant
Application number: US 09/846,025
Publication date: Aug 20, 2013
Filing date: Apr 30, 2001
Priority date: May 1, 2000
Fee status: Paid
Also published as: CA2407679A1, 17 More »
Inventors: Philip M Ginsberg, Andrew C Gilbert, Howard W Lutnick, Lewis Findlay
Original Assignee: Cfph, Llc
Export Citation: BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Patent Citations (181), Non-Patent Citations (83), Referenced by (5),Classifications (16), Legal Events (3)”
“Method for efficient management of certificate revocation lists and update information
US 5699431 A
A method which allows implementation of the revocation of public-key certificates facilitates engineering of certificate revocation lists (CRLs). It solves the practical problem of CRLs potentially growing to unmanageable lengths by allowing CRLs to be segmented, based on size considerations or priority considerations related to revocation reasons. The method is used to distribute CRL information to users of certificate-based public-key systems. It is also applied more generally to update any field in a certificate by reference to a secondary source of authenticated information.
Publication number: US5699431 A:
Publication type: Grant
Application number: US 08/556,360:
Publication date: Dec 16, 1997:
Filing date: Nov 13, 1995
Priority date: Nov 13, 1995
Fee status: Paid
Inventors: Paul C. Van Oorschot, Warwick S. Ford, Stephen W. Hillier, Josanne Otway
Original Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
Export Citation: BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Patent Citations (9), Non-Patent Citations (8), Referenced by (194), Classifications (5), Legal Events (11)
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet”
“Frank McKenna was appointed Deputy Chair of TD Bank Group on May 1, 2006. He is responsible for supporting the Bank in its customer acquisition strategy, particularly in the area of Wholesale and Commercial Banking.
Frank has held numerous leadership positions in both the public and private sector. For a decade (1987–1997) he was Premier of New Brunswick, having earned three consecutive majority governments, including the historic victory in 1987 of all 58 seats in the legislature. The McKenna government significantly improved the province’s standard of living and quality of life. Among its accomplishments, it balanced budgets, pioneered e-government services, attracted innovative industry clusters and improved educational outcomes. Frank also played a central role on the national stage, where among other initiatives, he became a lead advocate for the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement.
Prime Minister Martin nominated Frank as Canadian Ambassador to the United States of America in 2005, where he was charged to navigate contentious bilateral issues related to trade and security. In 2006, Frank resigned this position upon change of national government.”
“Private prison firm hit by fraud inquiry
Saturday 16 September 1995 23:02 BST
The Independent Online
THE Florida-based private security company which manages Britain’s biggest and most controversial private jail is being investigated in the United States for the alleged misuse of public money.
The inquiries by Texan police into the Wackenhut Corrections Corporation – which could result in fraud charges – are being taken so seriously in the expanding global market for private jails that Canadian prison officials have suspended negotiations with the company. A contract for Wackenhut to build and manage a jail for young offenders has been frozen, and the government of the Canadian province of New Brunswick has appointed a team of accountants to investigate the company’s background.
But the British Prison Service said yesterday that it would not reconsider Wackenhut’s pounds 66m contract to run Doncaster prison and saw no reason for concern. Prison reformers accused ministers of having an ideological commitment to privatisation.
Since opening last summer, Doncaster (which has been nicknamed Doncatraz by its inmates) has seen two suicides in its cells. A confidential civil service report condemned its medical services last year. Last month a third man Anthony Bashforth, a 40-year-old drug dealer, collapsed and died allegedly after taking drugs which had been smuggled into the prison.
In the United States, Wackenhut’s biggest problem is its alleged misuse of $700,000 of funds in Texas where it runs drug treatment programmes along with other penal corporations. All the state’s money is meant to be spent on addicts and, the state government alleges, the companies are obliged to break even, not take profits.
The alarm was raised in July when auditors found that managers for another private company were using public money from the drug programme to buy a rare book collection and antique furniture for themselves. A wider investigation was ordered and Wackenhut officials were allegedly found to have used $700,000 on what the Texas Rangers investigators describe as “unallowable petty cash expenses”. The money went on mobile phones and trips to Britain. The state has suspended payments to the firm while the inquiries continue.
The chairman of the Texas investigating task force, Senator John Montford, has said that two-thirds of the drug programme operators could face fraud charges. Wackenhut denies any impropriety saying that it had agreed to carry out the work with addicts for a fixed price and there was nothing wrong in keeping any savings made. “We carried out all the programmes successfully at that fixed price and we are convinced that all the costs were incurred properly,” said a spokesman.
Wackenhut’s board is dominated by ex-FBI and US military officers. Its services include helping employers break strikes and running undercover operations to unveil moles in multinational corporations.
The US Congress has been highly critical of one of its “stings” which involved agents posing as environmentalists to find where a leading green activist was getting his information about American oil firms.
The Texas investigation has caused a political storm in New Brunswick. The state’s premier, Frank McKenna strongly supported Wackenhut’s bid to run the eastern province’s youth jail.
But a leaked memo from the province’s solicitor general department showed that his own officials had strong doubts about the company. In language which echoed the doubts of British prison service and probation officers, they said Wackenhut was “weak in working with youth” and “basically, have missed the factor that they would be working with adolescents”.
The company was planning to spend more on telephones and faxes than staff training, the officials found.
At the beginning of this month, Mr McKenna was forced to back down. He hired the KPMG management consultant group to look at Wackenhut’s corporate history, hiring and employment practices and staff training.
Criticisms of the quality of the firm’s employees have been raised elsewhere. An investigation in Florida found that Wackenhut had hired guards without checking their records. Among its guards were former police officers fired for incompetence, for being unfit to work with inmates and for stealing from suspects.
The same pattern has been found in Britain. In a confidential report to the Home Office’s Prisons Board last year, Dr Rosemary Wool, the Government’s director of prison health services, said she was concerned that there were no medical staff with experience in state prisons at Doncaster.
The one nurse with a background in prison care was sacked when it was found he had a criminal record.
“These allegations once again question the suitability of allowing the private sector into the criminal justice system,” said Stephen Shaw, director of the Prison Reform Trust. “The Government cannot honestly face the question because it is committed to the dogma of privatisation.”
“Pansy Ho Chiu King, co-chairperson of Macau casino operator MGM China Holdings Ltd, said the firm would focus on the quality of its customers at the new property MGM Cotai (pictured), a casino resort built with facilities that can cater to “any sorts of events”. Ms Ho additionally said that she does not expect the firm’s VIP business to be cannibalised by other gaming operators, as the Cotai property nears completion. MGM China said in September that its under-construction casino resort on Cotai is on target to open on January 29, 2018. That is more than one year later than outlined in the original timetable presented by the company. The company currently operates a single property, MGM Macau, in the city’s traditional downtown casino district. The company’s chief executive Grant Bowie told Hong Kong media on Monday that the firm plans to have five junket operators at MGM Cotai, which could help with the ramp up of the new property. Mr Bowie had previously mentioned during a conference call on the firm’s third-quarter results that MGM Cotai would initially open offering only “in-house VIP” gaming; but the firm had a programme to add junkets “as quickly as” it could.”
“New Interpol head is Chinese former deputy head of paramilitary police force
Vice-minister Meng Hongwei’s election has sparked concerns his position may be used to boost China’s campaign to pursue dissidents around the globe
Benjamin Haas in Hong Kong
Thu 10 Nov 2016 07.17 GMTFirst published on Thu 10 Nov 2016 06.50 GMT
A Chinese security official has been elected head of the global police organization Interpol, sparking fears the move may be used to track down dissidents as well as alleged fugitives who have fled abroad.
Meng Hongwei, vice minister for public security since 2004 and the first Chinese to hold the post, will serve as president for four years after he was elected at an Interpol meeting in Indonesia, the agency announced on Twitter.
“This is extraordinarily worrying given China’s longstanding practice of trying to use Interpol to arrest dissidents and refugees abroad,” Nicholas Bequelin, east Asia director at Amnesty International, said on Twitter.
“The Chinese police have a terrible human rights record, including the endemic practice of coercing ‘confessions’ and the widespread use of torture,” Bequelin said separately in an interview.
“Unlike most law enforcement agencies around the world, the Chinese police have – in addition to the classic law and order mandate – a political mandate to protect the power of the Communist party.”
Meng was previously deputy director of China’s armed police, a paramilitary force that is often deployed to the country’s most unstable areas, including Tibet, the border with North Korea and the far western province of Xinjiang.
Li Wei, head of the anti-terrorism centre at China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, said: “As the head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei will deepen the fight against transnational crime.”
“Tencent Holdings Limited (Chinese: 腾讯控股有限公司; pinyin: Téngxùn Kònggǔ Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī; literally: “Soaring information”; SEHK: 700) is a Chinese multinational investment holding conglomerate whose subsidiaries specialize in various Internet-related services and products, entertainment, AI and technology both in China and globally. Its twin-skyscrapers headquarters Tencent Seafront Towers (also known as Tencent Binhai Mansion) are based in Nanshan District, Shenzhen, and has received several awards for its architecture.
Tencent is the world’s biggest investment corporation, one of the largest Internet and technology companies, as well as the largest and most valuable gaming and social media company in the world. It is one of the top 5 biggest firms in the world. Its many services include social network, music, web portals, e-commerce, mobile games, internet services, payment systems, smartphones, and multiplayer online games, which are all among the world’s biggest and most successful in their respective categories. Offerings in China include the well-known instant messenger Tencent QQ and one of the largest web portals, QQ.com. Its mobile chat service WeChat has helped bolster Tencent’s continued expansion into smartphone services, and has been credited as one of the world’s most powerful apps. It also owns majority of China’s music services (Tencent Music Entertainment), with more than 700 million active users and 120 million paying subscribers, the world’s largest and most profitable.
As of January 2018, the company has a market value of US$580 billion (HK$4.48 trillion), and is Asia’s most valuable company, with continued revenue growth, massive user base and investments into new areas. It maintained an exceedingly high buy rating of 98% from stock watchers, credited to its bullish outlook. It is the first Asian company to cross the US$500 billion valuation mark, while surpassing Facebook in market value on 20 November 2017, and became the world’s most valuable social media company. Tencent has been credited as one of the world’s most innovative companies by numerous media and firms, such as Boston Consulting Group.
Tencent controls hundreds of subsidiaries and associates in numerous industries and areas, creating a broad portfolio of ownerships and investment across a diverse range of businesses including e-commerce, retail, video gaming, real estate, software, virtual reality, ride-sharing, banking, financial services, fintech, consumer technology, computer technology, automobile, film production, movie ticketing, music production, space technology, natural resources, smartphones, big data, agriculture, medical services, cloud computing, social media, IT, advertising, streaming media, artificial intelligence, robotics, UAVs, food delivery, courier services, e-book, internet services, education and renewable energy. It is one of the most active investment corporations in the world, with recent focus on start-ups within Asia’s burgeoning tech scene.”
“But it is in China that Haig has carved out a special niche as a door opener for American companies. The general has been a steadfast advocate for China ever since he led the advance team for President Nixon’s historic 1972 visit. Later, as secretary of state, he earned the respect of the Chinese leadership by holding fast against the powerful Taiwan lobby in Washington. (He saw China as a useful ally in the struggle against the Soviet Union.) Haig continues to speak out for Beijing in his present role. Perhaps the most striking example came when he turned up at Tiananmen Square on October 1, 1989 — four months after the notorious crackdown — to mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic. The only American to grace the proceedings that evening, Haig knew that the United States and all other Western ambassadors would be boycotting the event, but he shared the podium with Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, who congratulated him on his courage in appearing.
“Oliver ‘Buck’ Revell is the FBI‘s former Assistant Director who spent 30 years working his way up to the highest rank in career government service. Upon Buck Revell’s retirement in 1994, he founded Revell Group International (RGI), a global network of former senior FBI, security service, intelligence, diplomatic, law enforcement and military officials with a broad range of international business and technical experience.Revell graduated from East Tennessee State University and got his Masters from Temple University in Public Administration. He served four years in the Marines as an aviator and left as a Captain. ….
Buck Revell began his career in the FBI in November 1964. He recently published a book entitled G-Man’s Journal to chronicle his experiences in the FBI from the Kennedy assassination to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing from an insider’s point of view. Revell served in the Kansas City, Philadelphia and Tampa Divisions of the FBI and at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) in the Organized Crime Section, the Inspection Division and the Office of Planning and Evaluation. In January 1975, Revell was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in charge of the Chicago Division, and later as Acting Special Agent in Charge. In October 1976, Revell was promoted to Senior Executive Service (SES) rank and designated Inspector and Executive Assistant to the Associate Director at FBIHQ. In November 1977, he was designated Special Agent in Charge of the Oklahoma Division. In August 1979, Revell was designated Deputy Assistant Director, Criminal Investigative Division, FBIHQ, where he directed the FBI’s programs in Organized Crime, White Collar Crime, Official Corruption and Undercover Operations. In June 1980, he was promoted to Assistant Director and placed in charge of the Criminal Investigative Division, making him responsible for the criminal investigative and counter-terrorism programs and operations of the FBI.
In January 1981, Assistant Director Revell was placed in charge of the Administrative Services Division where he was responsible for Personnel, Budget, Finance and Physical and Personnel Security Operations of the FBI. In May 1982, Revell was again placed in charge of the Criminal Investigative Division and given the additional responsibility of planning and implementing the FBI’s newly acquired drug enforcement jurisdiction. In July 1985, Revell was promoted to Executive Assistant Director – Investigations (SES-6) the highest rank in career government service. He served as the Director’s deputy in charge of Criminal Investigative, Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Intelligence activities. He was also responsible for international investigative and liaison activities of the Bureau, including its Legal Attaché and INTERPOL operations.
In July 1989, his title was changed to Associate Deputy Director – Investigations and oversight of the Training and Laboratory Divisions of the FBI were added to his responsibilities. As a member (1982-1991) of the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency, he was Chairman of the Council’s Committee on Integrity and Law Enforcement. He served on the Attorney General’s Economic Crime Council and as Chairman, INTERPOL Conference on International Financial Crime in Cannes. He was a member of the National Foreign Intelligence Board, the Terrorist Crisis Management Committee and the Group on Narcotics. He served as Vice Chairman of the Interagency Group/Counterintelligence. In 1985, he was a member of the Senior Review Group of the Vice President’s Task Force on Terrorism. He served as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations International Conference on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Vienna.
Revell was a member of the Senior Policy Group of the Vice President’s Task Force on Border Control Issues in 1988; he also served as an Adviser to the President’s Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism which was established in 1989 “to investigate the events surrounding the destruction of Pan Am Flight 103“. He was a member of “The Executive Session on Policing”, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1987-1991.
On 21 December 1988, shortly before Pan Am Flight 103 took off from London’s Heathrow airport at 18:25 hours, FBI Assistant Director Oliver “Buck” Revell reportedly rushed out onto the tarmac and pulled his son and daughter-in-law off the plane. The Lockerbie bombing was not the first time authorities were warned of an impending terrorist attack. The situation would repeat itself five years later in New York City, and seven years later in Oklahoma. It was an all too eerie coincidence.
“The NCIC database currently consists of seventeen files. The seven property files contain records of stolen articles, boats, guns, license plates, parts, securities, and vehicles. The ten person files are the Convicted Person on Supervised Release, Convicted Sexual Offender Registry, Foreign Fugitive, Immigration Violator, Missing Person, Protection Order, Unidentified Person, U.S. Secret Service, Violent Gang and Terrorist Organization, and Wanted Person Files. The Interstate Identification Index, which contains automated criminal history record information, is also accessible through the NCIC network.
Now, I would like to outline some of the NCIC files and features that assist in immigration and border security. The Foreign Fugitive File, established July 1, 1987, contains information on persons wanted in connection with offenses committed outside the United States. There are two types of records in the Foreign Fugitive File: Canadian records and International Criminal Police Organization (otherwise known as INTERPOL) records. Canadian records contain information on persons wanted for violations of the criminal code of Canada based upon Canada-wide warrants. INTERPOL records contain information on persons wanted by authorities in other countries. The INTERPOL National Central Bureau of any country may issue a wanted flyer, known as a red notice, for a fugitive wanted within its respective country. The red notice requests the arrest of the fugitive with the intention that extradition will occur. Upon receipt of a red notice, the United States INTERPOL National Central Bureau reviews the information and enters an NCIC Foreign Fugitive File record if the following conditions are met: 1) the wanting country has an outstanding arrest warrant that charges a crime which would be a felony if committed in the United States; and 2) the wanting country is a signatory to an extradition treaty/convention with the United States. On October 29th, there were 1,543 records in the Foreign Fugitive File.”
“UK’s Crime Squad picks face-recognition tech
December 3, 2001 Posted: 9:07 a.m. EST (1407 GMT)
LONDON, England (IDG) — Imagis Technologies Inc. and Serco Group PLC are working with the UK’s National Crime Squad (NCS) to develop a facial-recognition application for use in crime fighting.
The squad is working on a national database based on Imagis ID-2000 facial-recognition technology to use as a tool for keeping track of convicted pedophiles and other criminals, Imagis announced at the Biometrics 2001 Conference here on Thursday.
“We are working with both Imagis and Serco on the technology,” an NCS spokesman confirmed.
API Technologies to Purchase Casino-ID Software Application from
Facial Recognition Developer, Imagis Technologies
Vancouver, Canada – November 6, 2001: Imagis Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: IGSTF; CDNX: NAB; Germany: IGY),a leading biometric facial recognition company, today announced that API Technologies LLC will purchase the rights to Imagis’ Casino-ID product and will pay royalty fees to Imagis associated with API product sales that incorporate the Casino-ID software application. Casino-ID is an advanced software application for tracking incident-based information and images within the Casino environment.
API President, Dennis Nelson, said, “Having marketed Casino-ID since May 2001, it has become apparent that it goes far beyond existing gaming applications. By offering features and an array of functions that are not currently available, Casino-ID is in strong demand by the industry. In this heightened security environment, the use of Imagis’ facial recognition technology, ID-2000, together with Casino-ID, allows us to screen and track the movements of all staff, visitors and vendors. The Casino-ID solution will allow our gaming clients to create an enhanced security environment adding safety, comfort and peace of mind to the gaming entertainment experience.”
Casino-ID software captures, stores, and matches surveillance images quickly and easily. By cataloging intelligence data it identifies suspects and potential risks to protect gaming facility staff, clients and property. The purchase of the Casino-ID application will allow API Technologies to make enhancements to the software that will further increase the effectiveness of the product for Casino Managers.
Helena Campbell, formerly a Regional Sales Director for Imagis, has joined API Technologies as Vice President, Market Development. API plans to market the Casino-ID product line through its direct sales force and through its existing business partners within the gaming industry. API Technologies plans to integrate a comprehensive and functional gaming security database within Casino-ID and make it available to its customers.
Iain Drummond, Imagis Technologies’ President & CEO, said, “We see this as a truly synergistic partnership that will accelerate the adoption of Casino-ID by the gaming industry while providing Imagis with recurring revenues from royalty fees. This will allow Imagis to focus on the major opportunities in the airport, law enforcement, and security markets.
Imagis (OTCBB: IGSTF; CDNX: NAB; Germany: IGY) is a developer and marketer of software applications and advanced biometric facial recognition software solutions both as products and as a Software Development Kit. These applications provide a range of security solutions in various industry sectors including airports, law enforcement, customs, immigration and other government agencies, and gaming. Imagis currently has over 130 national and international installations within excess of a thousand users of its biometric facial recognition technology, including at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, the world’s 16th busiest airport and Oakland International Airport, which serves more than 10 million travelers per year, and several installations throughout Canada, Mexico, and the UK. Imagis markets its products through a network of business partners located in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Imagis’ Chairman is Oliver “Buck” Revell, who served for over 30 years in the FBI, and during his career advanced to the number two-career post of Associate Deputy Director. Imagis is on the web at http://www.imagistechnologies.com.
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“SPECIAL COVERAGE OF STARNET’S HUGE PROBLEMS – A litany of lies and a dossier of deceit
LAS VEGAS CASINO INC. files STATEMENT of CLAIM against STARNET for $ 1 BILLION
STATEMENT OF CLAIM and WRIT OF SUMMONS
VANCOUVER REGISTRY FILING number: C994793
Read the POLICE documents here: 68 pages!
Gambling Magazine has been flooded with requests for more information on the Starnet issues since we started covering these cases. We regret that we cannot answer all your calls and e-mails, but we have a special coverage of the legal battles that will heat up. Many Readers also wanted to know if it is safe to use their software, and many investors would like to find out the truth about their investments. We will give you a lot of answers and show you some exclusive documents. Please stay tuned for this special coverage that will be updated regularly.
Another interesting Starnet story
Monday Aug. 23, 1999 — News…Hell’s Angels Involvement? Starnet warrant reveals early Robinson link. Perhaps the most interesting name to pop up in court documents for the search warrant of Starnet Communications International is that of Lloyd Robinson, a significant member of the Hell’s Angels in British Columbia, the controversial motorcycle club’s Canadian stronghold. [read more…]
Starnet Running “Illegal Game Servers”
Saturday Aug. 21, 1999 — Starnet?s own system administrators admitted that they were running the “illegal game servers” in Vancouver to supply a faster connection to a few favorite licensees. They also admitted that the child pornography material was on their servers. [read more…]
Report of Link Between Starnet and Raid on Premier’s House
Saturday Aug. 21, 1999 — The Vancouver Province reported the connection between Starnet and the North Burnaby Inn, which had applied for a casino licence and was central to the raid on the premier’s house, lies in the list of shareholders of both operations — who have also been linked by police to the Hells Angels. [read more…]
Starnet Police Raid Search Warrant Documents
Saturday Aug. 21, 1999 — Search warrant documents indicate the police believe Starnet was not only involved in illegal gambling and bet-taking, but also possession and distribution of obscene material and child pornography and possession of the proceeds of crime. The raid immediately triggered a massive panic sell-off of the company’s stock, resulting in the largest drop on U.S. markets of the day. [read more…]
The evidence that could bring STARNET down!
Saturday Aug. 21, 1999 — Email from Starnet regarding the taking of bets from Canadian players. [read more…]
Worst software of the year: STARNET
Thursday Aug. 19, 1999 — Starnet has admitted that their systems are down, far too often. Jason King is well known for not telling the truth and for promising things he has no intention of delivering, it?s pathological with him. His admissions do not reflect the true situation which is much worse. [read more…]
How does Starnet “steal” money from its licensees?
Tuesday Aug. 17, 1999 — Very simple: by running more than one accounting system, and cooking the books! Here is just one sample of many. [read more…]
Hard evidence of fraud and double accounting at Starnet
Tuesday Aug. 17, 1999 — Starnet had the bright idea to start business relations with Las Vegas Casino Inc. by stealing over 85% of all the money. It took Las Vegas Casino Inc. months to recover this money, and Starnet only decided to give it back after they got scared the auditors would come in to check their cooked books. [read more…]”
“Nevada Gaming Commission OKs record $5.5 million fine against CG Technology
By CHRIS SIEROTY LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
January 23, 2014 – 6:44 pm
The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a record $5.5 million fine levied against the race and sports book subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald L.P. related to illegal bets by a top executive.
“Today is a bad day,” Commissioner Tony Alamo said. “This is an enormously large sum of money. This is a revenue get. That’s not our goal. Our goal is to punish” those who violate state gaming regulations.
Alamo credited CG Technology’s CEO Lee Amaitis for attending the hearing but cautioned him that this incident was national news and “gave Nevada a black eye.” Alamo said he wouldn’t want to see CG Technology come before the commission for a similar incident in the future.
“I am not afraid of revocation” of a company’s license,” Alamo said.
Chairman Peter Bernhard said he was initially reluctant to support the stipulation because of the damage done to the industry by the company. But Bernhard eventually supported it because it is the largest fine ever against a gaming company. He said the $5.5 million fine sends a message that “people will be held accountable.”
The three-member Nevada Gaming Control Board could have also recommended revoking or suspending CG Technology’s license.
Amaitis attended the hearing but did not address the commission. He also declined to comment on the commission’s decision following the 20-minute hearing.
The Gaming Control Board’s 18-count compliant outlining the charges against CG Technology, formerly Cantor Gaming, was made public Jan. 8. The settlement was released Jan. 13.
In the complaint, regulators said CG Technology failed to prevent Michael Colbert from operating an illegal sports betting ring that made an estimated $34 million in bets. Colbert, formerly risk management director and vice president of the former Cantor Gaming in Las Vegas, worked with three men who worked as messengers to place wagers for Gadoon Kyrollos, a high-level sports bettor.
Paul Sexton, Robert Drexler and Thomas Ludford acted as messenger bettors, according to the complaint. Sexton pleaded guilty to fourth-degree money-laundering and forfeited $600,000.
In 2013, Colbert pleaded guilty in federal court in New York to one felony count of conspiracy for his role in the betting ring. He awaits sentencing.
The settlement says CG Technology admitted guilt in 14 counts of the complaint and concurred that the board could prove one count directly relating to Colbert’s oversight of the illegal wagering operation. The company did not admit or deny allegations in three other counts.
Both Amaitis and Cantor Fitzgerald Chairman Howard Lutnick signed off on the settlement.
Before the CG Technology fine, the largest fine ever approved by Nevada gaming regulators was $5 million in 2003 against MGM Mirage, now MGM Resorts International. The company was fined for failing to file 15,000 currency transaction reports with the Internal Revenue Service.
Owners of the Stardust paid a $3 million fine in 1984 to settle a complaint over allegations that the now-imploded Strip casino’s former owner failed to prevent mob-related skimming of gaming revenue.
In 1988, Ralph Engelstad, late owner of the Imperial Palace, was accused of damaging the state’s reputation for holding two Adolf Hitler birthday parties at the casino in separate years. He paid a $1.5 million fine.
The Palms paid a $1 million fine in 2013 to settle a complaint resulting from an investigation that discovered drug sales and prostitution at clubs on the property.
Cantor Fitzgerald, founded in 1945, is one of the largest private financial services firms on Wall Street. Lutnick has led the company’s expansion over the past decade into investment banking, commercial real estate and gaming.
CG Technology operates race and sports books at the M Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, Tropicana Las Vegas, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, The Venetian, Palms and Silverton, and provides information as Las Vegas Sports Consultants and offers mobile wagering.
The bookmaker also has operations in China and the Bahamas.”
“Nortel Government Solutions, in collaboration with the Department of Justice (DOJ), built the Joint Automated Booking System (JABS) — a centralized system for automating the collection of fingerprint, photographic and biographic data, submitting this data to the FBI, and sharing it with participating law enforcement agencies nationwide.”
“Virtual Command Center
Real-Time Tool to Securely Monitor Criminal Incidents and Major Events Online
July 3, 2012
Originally published in the July 2012 edition of the CJIS Link, Volume 14, Number 2
.. In the modern law enforcement environment, agencies need to share information, collaborate, and join forces to combat crime and terrorism. Often they need to post, track, and spread information across departments and jurisdictions in a quick, secure way for an investigation or for a major occurrence. To satisfy this need for safe, inclusive communication, the LEO Operations Unit created the VCC capability in 2002. The LEO VCC is a situational awareness and/or crisis management tool used to share information about street-level and tactical activities among law enforcement operations centers and command posts. Since its inception, the VCC has been used by numerous agencies for local, national, and international events ranging from major case management to global events like presidential inaugurations.
Because the VCC resides on LEO, it is extremely flexible and can be used or viewed from multiple geographic locations. This makes it feasible for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to create joint efforts in investigations and law enforcement actions. The VCC exists on a secure system for any designated audience members online, not just those physically present at an event or a “brick and mortar” command center. Through the VCC, law enforcement can effectively manage a tactical incident in real time, 24/7, with both operational and technical support. As the VCC receives and posts relevant information and intelligence, it provides a comprehensive account of an incident or event to designated law enforcement channels.
The VCC provides an events board feature that permits information posts as an event occurs and allows listing of data such as photographs, scanned documents, or any information that would be useful to managing an event or crisis. Agencies hosting the VCC can permit access to individual persons or entire agencies as needed. Even critical incident managers, such as emergency planners, can now have remote access to a crisis without having to be on-scene. Recent enhancements to the VCC capability include the ability to display incidents by specific dates or times, improved refresh rates on the screens, and improved critical real-time monitoring of operations.
The FBI and the law enforcement community as a whole have benefited from the increased ability to share vital information and collaborate—even over previously unmanageable locality impediments—by the creation of the VCC. In 2011, LEO members created over 300 new VCCs and opened over 700 VCC event boards to collect, record, and securely publish information. As an indication of its effectiveness and adaptability, the law enforcement community has used the VCC not only during kidnappings, shootings, and special investigations, but also during major events such as NASCAR races, Republican and Democratic National Conventions, a presidential inauguration, the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl, the Academy Awards, and the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.”