Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Thursday, May 25, 2017

PANAMANIANS SAY RICARDO MARTINELLI IS MOVING TO HIS NEW ESTATE IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC



Reliable sources in Panama have confirmed that the country's former president, the fugitive, Ricardo Martinelli, has recently made several trips to the Dominican Republic, that he has purchased a lavish estate there, and he intends to permanently relocate, most likely eliminating the possibility that he will ever see the inside of a Panamanian courtroom or prison. Martinelli's ownership of two private jet aircraft allows him to quietly engage in international travel, outside of media scrutiny. Remember his original arrival in Miami, where he has resided since leaving office, was never reported, raising questions of official American assistance in concealing his presence here.As the most corrupt president in the history of Panama, many Americans are offended at the favored treatment he has enjoyed, since he was allowed to enter, notwithstanding that corrupt foreign leaders are barred, pursuant to US law.

The Dom Rep is a well-known place of refuge for individuals who are wanted in Panama, notwithstanding the fact that the two countries executed an extradition treaty in 2015. Corruption in the DR remains a major impediment to the recovery of fugitives who have fled there.

Many Panamanians are upset that the United States has failed to honor the extradition warrant presented to the State Department last September. Some observers believe that the US does not want to get involved in the ongoing internal Panamanian political dispute, between Martinelli supporters, and those of the Varela administration, much of which centers upon charges, and counter-charges, of corruption. Unfortunately, there is more than enough corruption, in both camps, to go around. 

WAS PANAMA'S EXTRADITION REQUEST FOR RICARDO MARTINELLI INTENTIONALLY DEFECTIVE ?

His Interpol notice

Forgetting for a minute the bogus procedural tactics of his Panama attorneys, which include his immunity claims, due to a defective ( and belated) appointment to the Central American Parliament, Parlacen,is there some legitimate procedural reason why the United States has failed to extradite Ricardo Martinelli since September, 2016 ?

Many sources in the Republic of Panama have their own theories:

(1) Panama's President Varela fears that Martinelli, on the stand, will reveal massive corruption committed by Varela, when he was Vice President, and for that reason, intentionally flawed extradition documents were forwarded to the US State Department.

(2) Varela's expended relationships with Russian organized crime operations in Panama, which are known to Martinelli, caused him to deliberately slow down the extradition process.

(3) The 9-month delay in securing an INTERPOL Red Card on Martinelli is additional evidence that Panama's government does not want Martinelli testifying in court.

Whatever the reason, we may never see Panama's most corrupt president sitting in the dock, paying for his sins and transgressions.  

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

INTERPOL RED NOTICE ISSUED FOR RICARDO MARTINELLI

Hello from Sunny Miami !

 Multiple reports from the Republic of Panama, including case numbers, confirm that a Red Notice has been issued for the fugitive, former President of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli Berrocal, who faces at least a dozen criminal charges, including the operation of an illegal electronic surveillance program, where he spied upon prominent Panamanians. Thius means that he is subject to arrest, and removal, to Panama.

The Red Card was issued, notwithstanding that Martinelli has been the subject of an outstanding extradition request since September, 2016, and has been living openly in Miami. For some unknown reason, the US State Department has ignored Panamanian demands, raising questions about whether he is cooperating with US law enforcement or intelligence agencies, and if those agencies have interfered with Martinelli's extradition petition, which was filed at State.

Rumors continue to fly around his native country; will he actually run for Vice President, or Mayor of Panama City, while facing serious criminal charges  ? 


  

Monday, May 22, 2017

IS GIULIANI'S END RUN AROUND THE COURT, FOR REZA ZARRAB, NOT PRIVILEGED ?


 The give-and-take, regarding the dispute over whether Rudolph Guliani and Michael Mukasey's efforts to obtain a "diplomatic solution" for indicted Iran sanctions evader Reza Zarrab, continues to unfold. Is the fact that these "negotiators' were also representing the Republic of Turkey sufficient grounds for the Court to find a conflict of interest ?

In a letter to the Court this week, the US Attorney's office has taken the position that details of the efforts of Guliani and Mukasey, to avoid a trial, and the probable consequences thereof, by talking to Turkish, and American, officials are unprotected. It has been argued that neither the attorney-client privilege, nor the attorney work product doctrine, exist, since their efforts are unconnected to the criminal case, nor is any legal advice being given to the client, nor were the negotiations in furtherance of formulating any litigation strategy. It is also argued that, in the absence of an attorney-client relationship, there can ber no attorney-client privilege.

If there is no privilege, then the facts of all  Guliani's and Mukasey's meetings, with both Turkish as well as American, officials, can be disclosed; That cannot be helpful to Zarrab's defense, and may be an important factor in the Court's ultimate decision regarding whether either attorney can continue to represent Zarrab, for any purpose.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

IS CHINA USING BOGUS CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST ST KITTS CBI PASSPORT HOLDER TO INFLUENCE CHANGE OF NATIONAL RECOGNITION ?



Domestic tranquility in St Kitts & Nevis is under siege, as Opposition leaders have charged the current government with preventing an alleged financial criminal from being extradited to China, where he is wanted in connection with $100m fraud. Ren Biao, a Chinese national who holds a St Kitts passport, is being sought by the PRC, on multiple counts, all revolving around obtaining large loans, from financial institutions, through fraud.

A closer look, however, reveals that the case may be political in nature, due to the close relationships that Ren had with a number of prominent businessmen, and government figures, who were involved, directly or indirectly, in corruption, and some of whom have been arrested, by Chinese authorities.  The country's complex anti-corruption campaign has resulted in serious criminal charges filed against wealthy businessmen whose only crime was their alliance with governmental figures who have fallen from political favor, or who accepted bribes or kickbacks. Ren may, to be honest, be a minor offender, but was his criminal stature inflated, to give China a legal sword, to attack St Kitts with ?

There is also another issue; if Ren is a casualty of China's political infighting, he may have been made into a useful tool, through which the PRC intimidates SKN sufficiently to attain recognition, in the place of the Republic of China - Taiwan. Given China's expansionist policies, towards obtaining recognition throughout the East Caribbean, it is logical that the fact that Ren has a St Kitts passport, and was living there, after fleeing China, made him a prime subject for Chinese manipulation.

One more item: Kittitians are further inflamed by the news, curiously reported by China, that Ren asked for $190,000, from a third party, to allow him to continue to maintain refuge in St Kitts ? Was this an untrue statement, meant to further pressure St Kitts ? We cannot says, but the case requires a full, and fair, investigation, to determine what the truth really is.





 

DOMINICAN DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT HOLDERS CONTINUE TO POSE A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER



To understand why there is so much controversy, regarding the issuance of diplomatic passports, by officials in the Commonwealth of Dominica, to known criminals, take a quick look at the above illustration. Note the fact that all of those pictured are arrested, save the Prime Minister. Given that one diplomatic passport has the serial number 000425, there may literally be hundreds of dodgy foreign nationals running around with those illegally-issued documents, which generally are respected at ports of entry, by customs and immigration officers, allowing the holders to bring in contraband, of all types, with impunity.

How would you like if a career criminal brought one of these items into your country:
(1) A vial containing the Bubonic Plague.
(2) Stolen plans for the Cruise Missile.
(3) Millions of dollars in US Bearer Bonds, or uncut conflict diamonds.
(4) The disassembled components of a man-portable nuclear weapon.

Unless the holder can prove that he or she is a native-born Dominican, and an actual, functioning diplomat, the presenters of ALL Dominican diplomatic passports should be refused entry at Immigration, for all purposes, and their applications to open bank accounts, anywhere, declined by compliance.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

DOMINICA MINISTER OF JUSTICE SEEKS TO CRIMINALIZE FREE SPEECH ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Big Brother ?
  Rayburn Blackmoor, the Minister of Justice and National Security in the Commonwealth of Dominica, in a public interview this week, stated that he wants laws enacted that would impose criminal penalties upon the exercise of free speech, on social media. Using the loaded terms, like "malicious intent," and "to create social mischief, " words which sound like DoubleSpeak from George Orwell's classic 1984, Minister Blackmoor intends to see legislation passed that would effectively bar the Opposition parties from spreading the uncensored news of Dominica among their members.

Given the obvious influence of Dominica's Chinese advisors, in both police and internal security matters, one can only assume that the PRG policy on suppressing lawful dissent, and peaceful protest, as well as its harsh treatment of democratic postings made by social media users, is now to be the official policy in Dominica. When peaceful assembly of a couple of vocal citizens, or statements they make on social media, become unlawful, democracy wilts and dies.

One final note: remember our earlier article, detailing that fact that the Government of Dominica, as soon as the political situation began to deteriorate, brought in not only electronic surveillance cameras, but email and telephone eavesdropping capability; Big Brother is indeed watching you.  



Welcome to  Dominica, which is either the Western hemisphere's newest kleptocracy, or the new Cuba; you decide which label is appropriate.