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This is another old thread of mine from 2005 that I wanted to repost here...

Hollinger Inc. Busted... More Bush Criminals
It looks like Hollinger Inc. is finally getting a taste of reality...
If you don't know who this is, read the following...
Quote: empire, which includes the Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Telegraph of London and The Jerusalem Post.
They are about to get strung up by the SEC, I hope the other major media Moguls take this to heart, it's good to see their legal immunity come to an end...
SEC says ex-Hollinger Intl exec to pay $28.7 mln
WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) - The former chief operating officer of Hollinger International Inc. has agreed to pay $28.7 million to settle fraud charges, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Friday.

The SEC accused David Radler of misappropriating millions of dollars from the company and making numerous misstatements to shareholders.

Radler, who was also deputy chairman of the Chicago-based media company that was renamed Sun-Times Media Group Inc. SVN.N, agreed to pay $23.7 million in disgorgement, $5 million in civil penalties, and was also barred from serving as an officer or director of a public company, the SEC said. He agreed to the settlement without admitting or denying the charges.
Black tried to pull a Cheney and sell out before the legal issues surfaced, but he's gonna have to eat it...
Hollinger ruling a blow to Black
Friday, February 27, 2004 Posted: 12:47 AM EST (0547 GMT)
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Media tycoon Conrad Black has suffered a stinging legal defeat, with a judge blocking his bid to sell control of newspaper publisher Hollinger International Inc. and rebuking him for "cunning" behavior.

The ruling Thursday by Vice Chancellor Leo Strine follows a three-day trial last week in Chancery Court in Delaware, where the company is incorporated.

It is the latest development in the bitter feud between Black and Hollinger International, which ousted Black as chief executive in November amid a probe into disputed payments he collected.

Strine, ruling that Black "breached his fiduciary and contractual duties," issued an injunction preventing the mogul's sale of a majority stake in Hollinger Inc., the holding company he uses to control Chicago-based Hollinger International, to British tycoons David and Frederick Barclay.

The ruling could allow Hollinger International to move forward with an auction of its newspapers, such as Britain's Daily Telegraph, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Jerusalem Post.

And yes these crooks are Bushies... Richard Perle is a crook, IMO!
Perle has served as a Director of Hollinger International since June 1994 and is the only outside director on the executive committee. He is also Co-Chairman of Hollinger Digital Inc. and a Director of Jerusalem Post, both of which are subsidiaries of the Company. He has served as a director of GeoBiotics. On August 31, 2004, a special committee of the Board of Directors investigating the alleged misconduct of the controlling shareholders of Hollinger International submitted the 512-page Breeden Report to the SEC. In the report, Perle is singled out as having breached his fiduciary responsibilities as a company director by authorizing several controversial transactions which diverted the company's net profit from the shareholders to the accounts of various executives. Perle received over $3 million in bonuses on top of his salary, bringing the total to $5.4 million, and the investigating committee called for him to return the money. Top Hollinger executives dismissed the report and have filed a defamation lawsuit against the head of the investigating committee, former SEC chairman Richard C. Breeden.
Here's some more Hollinger Info. for those who aren't familiar with the company...
But far more than Conrad Black's criminal exposure is involved in the Hollinger affair, whose newspaper portfolio includes the Likudnik Jerusalem Post. Justin Raimondo reminds readers at that Chief Neo-Con adviser to George Bush and Israeli asset, Richard Perle, is a Board Member of Hollinger and the head of Hollinger Digital, the company's venture capital arm---which in turn has invested $2.5 million in Trireme Partners, a subsidiary seeking to cash in on defense contracts and the Homeland Security buildup. Hollinger International also invested $14 million in an outfit called Hillman Capital, whose managing partner, Gerald Hillman, is not only a Perle partner at Trireme, but a fellow colleague at the infamous Defense Policy Board. It is this latter American national security conclave where the interests of defense contractors and assets of the Ariel Sharon regime in Israel intersect in the Pentagon board's individual and collective membership.
As Raimondo puts it, the Hollinger media combine is a ". . .particularly muscular tentacle of the Neo-Con media octopus. . .its demise would mark a great setback for the War Party." There is a corollary to this truism: the demise of Hollinger would not simply be a setback for the agitprop tentacles of the War Party, but a potential takedown of much more than the personage of Conrad Black. Who else might go down, criminally as well as politically, and what might be the subsequent implications for the credibility of American, Israeli, and British national security and banking elites if the takedown occurs in the light of day?
Key chess players with concealed hands may be attempting to arrange the pieces on the board to insure that the answers remain hidden in the darkness. The infamous Carlyle Group, linked to Bush and Bin Laden family investments, American defense contractors and oil consortiums, central bankers and Likudniks, has now stepped forward to indicate a possible interest in rescuing Hollinger International. The November 22nd Guardian story quotes a Carlyle source as indicating that: 1) the sum of the arrangement would be a removal of Conrad Black from management, but not his equity stake; 2) a Carlyle investment sum that could be as much as a 40% ownership of Hollinger; and 3) a provision for Carlyle to name new members to the Hollinger Board of Directors. Black must be rejoicing in a proposed arrangement which allows him to keep the dough, stay on this side of the law and jail, and maintain the protective covering of a management umbrella comprised of heavyweights John Major, George Herbert Walker Bush, James Baker, Frank Carlucci, Henry Kissinger?and Richard Perle. One suspects that Mr. Black's membership in the secretive, globalist Bilderberg group, mentioned in the Guardian account, would also remain intact.

Looks like Richard Perle might face a little music himself over the scandal...
Downward and downward spiral the fortunes of Conrad Black, the deposed CEO of Hollinger International, the only tycoon in history brought low by his wife's taste in shoes. Last week, the sometime Sun King of the Sun-Times received a mortal blow in the form of an internal report into his alleged malfeasance called "The Hollinger Chronicles" authored by a personage no less prominent than Richard Breeden, former chairman of the SEC.
It is damning stuff. According to Dominic Rushe in the September 5 Sunday Times, Breeden has found that throughout the period of 1997-2003, the amount of money taken by Black and his cohort David Radler in a policy of 'aggressive looting' amounted to $400m, a staggering 95.2% of Hollinger's net income for that period. Although there might not be much to substantiate the investigations by the SEC and the Illinois authorities, if he is found to have breached any SEC rules Black is automatically guilty of violating a consent decree requiring him to comply with securities laws, which was passed with his consent in 1982 and which remains in force, following litigation against sometime target Hanna Mining. Such violation is a criminal offence, and he goes straight to the hole.
However, it's not only King Conrad who should be quaking in his boots with this report's release. As a result of his failure to perform the duties incumbent upon him as a member of Hollinger's executive committee, uber-neoconservative Richard Perle, 'The Prince of Darkness', sometime Chairman of the Pentagon Defense Policy Board, may soon find himself out of pocket to the tune of ' wait for it, I'm savouring this ' 5 MILLION DOLLARS!...
Ah but guys like Perle always find a loophole don't they..
The Department of Defense's inspector general commenced an investigation into Perle's business interests at the behest of several members of Congress, who inquired whether Perle violated federal conflict-of-interest provisions by improperly mixing his government duties with his business interests. The inspector general ruled that federal conflict of interest rules didn't apply to Perle because the provisions don't apply unless an employee works 60 days in a year, and Perle only worked eight days total in a three year time span for Trireme Partners LLP.
Henry Kissenger too eh?
The Hollinger board was studded with political heavyweights chosen by Lord Black, a Canadian who became a British peer after Hollinger took control of the Telegraph newspapers in London.
Among them were Henry A. Kissinger, the former secretary of state, and Richard N. Perle, who was assistant secretary of defense under President Ronald Reagan and is the former chairman of a Pentagon advisory board. Democrats were not left out, with the board including Robert S. Strauss, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and ambassador to the Soviet Union, and Richard R. Burt, a former United States ambassador to Germany.
And more disturbing information from the same page...
Quote:His many and varied roles at Hollinger seem to have aroused questions even from Lord Black - a man who knew conflicts of interest if anyone did. In one case, Lord Black is said to have sent a letter to Mr. Perle, questioning the conflicts. There is no record of whether Mr. Perle answered the letter, the report says, and nothing seems to have been done about the issue.
Mr. Perle was chairman of Hollinger's Internet investing subsidiary, which lost lots of money. But he and other insiders had an unusual deal that gave them a share of profits from good investments without requiring those amounts to be offset by losses from bad investments.
Mr. Perle collected $3.1 million through that deal - payments that the committee said were not fully disclosed to shareholders, as they should have been. By the committee's account, Mr. Perle was responsible for $63.6 million in Hollinger investments, on which the company lost a net $49 million.
After the Internet boom collapsed, Mr. Perle persuaded Hollinger to invest in Trireme Partners, a venture capital firm that he helped found. He even signed, on Hollinger's behalf, the commitment letter for the investment.
Ties to Margaret Thatcher and British Telegraph PLC...
The chairman of the Defense Policy Board is Richard Perle, the former Reagan Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, now based at the neo-conservative American Enterprise Institute.
Perle, nicknamed "The Prince of Darkness" because of his nuclear Armageddon views during the Cold War, is, more importantly, an asset of Conrad Black's Hollinger International, Inc., which grew out of British Empire Security Coordinator William Stephenson's efforts to secure arms for Britain during World War II. At present, Hollinger owns the British Tory Party-linked Telegraph PLC, whose International Advisory Board is headed by former British Prime Minister, now Lady Margaret Thatcher.
Possible ties to Powell's resignation? The defense department is up to this scandal to it's eyeballs...
Inside the government, the chief defense intellectuals include Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy secretary of defense. He is the defense mastermind of the Bush administration; Donald Rumsfeld is an elderly figurehead who holds the position of defense secretary only because Wolfowitz himself is too controversial. Others include Douglas Feith, the number three at the Pentagon; Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a Wolfowitz protege who is Cheney's chief of staff; John R Bolton, a right-winger assigned to the State Department to keep Colin Powell in check; and Elliott Abrams, recently appointed to head Middle East policy at the National Security Council. On the outside are James Woolsey, the former CIA director, who has tried repeatedly to link both 9/11 and the anthrax letters in the US to Saddam Hussein, and Richard Perle, who has just resigned from his unpaid defense department advisory post after a lobbying scandal.
Just on a side note, I wanted to thank all the compassionate conservatives out there for voting these turds back into office. Try researching the criminals before you vote for them next time eh?

More information...
The SEC is also (as of December 2003) investigating dealings with companies with links to Henry Kissinger and Richard N. Perle. Hollinger put '8m into UK firm Cambridge Display Technology, in which Perle has a stake, and '1.5m in Trireme Associates, which has links to venture capital fund Trireme Partners LP, co-managed by Perle. Kissinger served as a board member of Trireme. [3]
Hollinger International makes an annual contribution of $200,000 to The National Interest, a conservative quarterly magazine that also has links to Perle and Kissinger. [4]
Apparently the Carlyle Group was going to bail them out, a claim they have since denied, but was reported by several major media outlets...
As much as folks hate, he has a good write up on this one...
"The war in Iraq was conceived by 25 neoconservative intellectuals, most of them Jewish, who are pushing President Bush to change the course of history."

--Israeli Journalist Ari Shavit

These are difficult days for the neo-conservative hawks in the Bush administration. Their plans for global domination are unravelling as quickly as Bush's poll ratings are slipping, more and more pressure is building from the press and public to expose the lies that took America and the UK to war with Iraq; and now a company that owns three of the neo-cons major mouthpieces is in deep trouble and Richard Perle and friends are desperately trying to keep control of the company.

Hollinger International, which owns the Jerusalem Post, Chicago Sun Times and the UK's Daily and Sunday Telegraph, stepped up its battle with former Chief Executive Lord Conrad Black on January 26th, filing a lawsuit aimed at thwarting Black's bid to sell a controlling stake in the newspaper publisher to Britain's billionaire Barclay brothers. (Excuse the aliteration). The Chicago-based owner of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph said a committee of its independent directors, together with interim CEO Gordon Paris, also adopted a shareholder-rights plan, or "poison pill", that would be triggered if control changes hands without board approval. Sources close to Hollinger have intimated that the lawsuit was filed at the insistence of four other board members of Hollinger apart from CEO Paris. Those four others are believed to be Hollinger co-CEO and board member Peter White; Executive Vice President Jack Boultbee; board member Henry Kissinger and George W Bush's chief foreign policy advisor and Hollinger International director Richard Perle.

It is believed the committee would prefer to see ownership of Hollinger in American hands, and has mounted a campaign to persuade the likes of William Kristol, editor of the right wing Weekly Standard, a Murdoch published paper, and other wealthy businessmen friendly to the Bush administration to form a consortium to bid against the Barclay brothers for control of the Hollinger empire. Since last year there have been serious investigations into alleged mis- deeds at Black's Hollinger International, and these have thrown up some interesting connections between Lord Black, Hollinger and Richard Perle. Perle, whom some refer to as "The Prince of Darkness", is considered to be the "intellectual guru" of the hardline right wing neo-conservative hawks in the Bush administration. He has the "ear" of the President and is an advocate of America using its military superiority to "democratise" those countries around the world who don't hold to American interests and principles. However, examining just what Perle's interests and principles are and what he has done and said over the years is extremely revealing, as it appears there are a great many conflicts of interest and even possible treachery in Mr. Perle's past.

Let's start with Perle's work with the Project for a New American Century (PNAC). Here is an organisation that, as far back as 1997, was advocating the ousting of Saddam Hussein, the take over of Iraqi oil, and the eventual American take-over of oil in Iran and Saudi Arabia. They called for the defeat of Syria and North Korea and eventual American world domination by military power.
Some additional information...
Black's problems pile up as Hollinger probe continues
30/11/03 00:00
By Tina Marie O'Neill, World News Reporter

Speculation about the future of Hollinger International's vast media assets continues to grow.

Last week, big names like Henry Kissinger, Richard Perle and KPMG became embroiled in controversy as new allegations of behind-the-scenes malfeasance emerged from media baron Conrad Black's publishing group.
The latest financial discrepancy took the form of a $20.4 million inter-company loan owed to Hollinger International by a subsidiary, Hollinger Canadian Publishing. Hollinger Inc, Black's Toronto-based holding company, owns 30 per cent of Hollinger International. In turn, Black's private holding company, Ravelston, owns 78 per cent of Hollinger Inc.

The American financial watchdog, the Securities and Exchange Commission, (SEC), discovered that, contrary to Hollinger reports, its board did not approve the $20.4 million loan.
Quote:U.S. reveals inquiry into Hollinger
The Associated Press
Thursday, March 24, 2005

U.S. prosecutors are conducting a fraud investigation into Hollinger Inc., the former newspaper owner Conrad Black and his former top deputy, David Radler.

The government acknowledged the criminal investigation for the first time Tuesday in court papers in which it asked to intervene in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit filed in November against Hollinger Inc., Black and Radler.

The commission alleges the men engaged in a "fraudulent and deceptive scheme" to take cash and other assets from Chicago-based Hollinger International and conceal the actions from shareholders. Hollinger Inc. is the Toronto-based holding company that has voting control over Hollinger International.
The government asked to delay until Aug. 1 the release of a document that the defendants requested from the commission "to protect the integrity of the related criminal investigation." Prosecutors requested a hearing for Wednesday.
Surveillance cameras at Hollinger Inc.’s Toronto headquarters caught former CEO Conrad Black red-handed in May making off with cartons of files through a back door, flouting a court order while under criminal and securities investigations. The cameras had been installed earlier that day.
Bet you anything old Conrad Black was removing files that would implicate Richard Perle and Co. Openly defying a court order is pretty risky business.
Quote:Hollinger Inc. suing Conrad Black and others, demanding over $700M
18:49:02 EDT Jul 6, 2006

TORONTO (CP) - Conrad Black and several of his long-time associates are being hit with another major lawsuit, this one by Hollinger Inc. (TSX:HLG.C) which seeks more than $700 million for alleged activities dating back to the 1990s.

The publicly traded Toronto-based holding company, which Black formerly controlled as dominant shareholder, chairman and chief executive officer, disclosed Thursday that it is seeking $500 million for alleged breach of contract, conspiracy, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment and unlawful interference.
...In addition to Black, the action names his wife, Barbara Amiel-Black, former Hollinger associates David Radler, John Boultbee and Peter Atkinson and Ravelston Corp., a private company controlled and indirectly owned by Black and the other individual defendants.
Note the conspicuous lack of one Zionist, Richard Perle from this legal action. It must be tough to be Conrad Black right now, seeing Perle unscathed through all of this while you go down in flames. There's still an offhand chance the SEC might run Perle through the ringer, but it is highly doubtful given his ties.

If you ever wonder why we are so wrapped up in Israeli affairs, here's a good start...
Known in Washington circles as "The Prince of Darkness," Perle is associated with the American Enterprise Institute and the Project for the New American Century, both of which have been prominent behind-the-scenes architects of the Bush administration's foreign policy, in particular its push for war with Iraq.

He is closely allied with former Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Dundes Wolfowitz, another Iraq hawk. Perle is also a vocal supporter of Israel and a critic of Saudi Arabia. Perle is on the Advisory Board of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), and is a former chairman of the Defense Policy Board, a Defense Department advisory group composed primarily of former government officials, retired military officers, and academics.
People with this much influence on our foreign policy are not elected, and are not publicy held accountable for their actions. If Richard Perle's involvement in the Hollinger scandal has taught us anything, we should know that these zionists are above the law, and operate outside of democratic reprocussions. If they want a war, amazingly they get a war, and your kids go fight it. They get busted in criminal activity, they don't go to jail and you pay the reperations. Grotesque.

Want to hear something scary?
"If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy, but just wage a total war... our children will sing great songs about us years from now."
-Richard Perle

""I absolutely believe in assassinations."
-Richard Perle

This is one of the guys who decides on our foriegn policy... Screw diplomacy, kill em all. No wonder there can't be World Peace.
Some more on this creep...
"A Pentagon adviser, Richard Perle, briefed an investment seminar on ways to profit from conflicts in Iraq and North Korea just weeks after he received a top-secret government document on the crises in the two countries. The revelation yesterday provoked new concerns about conflicts of interest. Mr Perle also serves on the boards of several defence contractors."
The thread didn't get a lot of responses from the community but it was a major scandal and a suspicious media 'non-event'. Richard Perle is probably the reason this story got supressed.
I was always under the impression that a hung jury was just that, a hung jury... apprently not however in this case, the judge told them basicly to 'get back in there' until you reach a verdict...
Keep thinking, undecided Black jurors told

July 12, 2007

CHICAGO: Jurors in the fraud trial of Canadian-born media tycoon Conrad Black told the judge yesterday they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict after nine days of deliberations.
But they returned to their deliberations after being told by US District Court judge Amy St Eve they had to make "every reasonable effort" to reach a unanimous decision.
Odd there's no mention of Richard Perle or any of Black's other nefarious connections... Smells oddly like whitewash to me.

All this is headed towards if they are found guilty is a forfeiture? Shouldn't these guys going to be prison?
Lawyers in the Conrad Black fraud trial were back in a Chicago courtroom Tuesday discussing forfeiture penalties, while the jury continued its deliberations into a ninth day.
Judge Amy St. Eve recalled the lawyers to discuss how much Black and his co-defendants may have to repay if they are found guilty.
St. Eve said she wants to clarify instructions on the forfeiture in case the defendants decide to let the jury decide the financial penalty. The defendants can elect to have the judge or the jury decide how much money they may have to repay.

The prosecution wants forfeiture of $92 million US, if the men are convicted.
Conrad Black, the peer who once owned The Daily Telegraph, has asked for a pardon from President Bush as part of a last ditch attempt to get out of jail early.
Looks like Conrad Black is asking Bush for a pardon, will be interesting to see if it happens. I just read that Cheney was indicted for the Prison Scandal in Texas so Bush might have more than a few folks looking for a pardon in the last few days of his presidency.
Saw this bit on the news today and wanted to add it to the thread...
US Supreme Court to review Conrad Black's conviction
The US Supreme Court agreed yesterday to consider overturning the fraud conviction Conrad Black, the former owner of The Daily Telegraph, who is serving a 6 1/2 year sentence for fraud and obstruction of justice.
By Alex Spillius in Washington
Last Updated: 10:07PM BST 18 May 2009

The court's justices will hear arguments later this year over the convictions of Black, the former chairman and chief executive of Hollinger International, and two other former executives in connection with payments of $5.5 million (£3.6m) they received from a Hollinger subsidiary.
The men argued that they did not commit fraud because they did no harm to the company. They turned to the highest US court after the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago upheld their convictions....
Apart from the Telegraph titles, Hollinger once owned the Chicago Sun-Times, the Jerusalem Post and hundreds of community papers across the US and Canada.
I'd almost bet money on this conviction being overturned by the SCOTUS.
It's old news, but Conrad Black is still running his mouth and apparently still relevant somehow. I saw his name in a recent news piece and thought I'd re-launch this thread...
Jim Lobe tears into these crooks in a recent blog post...
I guess alot of folks probably don't know much about these people, I'm getting old LOL
It is the same power center still clinging to The BUshNWO NeoCon agendas.

I remember all of it.

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(01-23-2019, 07:22 PM)Frigg Wrote: [ -> ]It is the same power center still clinging to The BUshNWO NeoCon agendas.

I remember all of it.

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I'm glad somebody knows what the thread is about LOL
(01-23-2019, 07:12 PM)twitchy Wrote: [ -> ]I guess alot of folks probably don't know much about these people, I'm getting old LOL

Col Pat Lang just mentioned Perle tonight in a comment. "Pure evil".
(01-24-2019, 01:50 AM)twitchy Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-23-2019, 07:22 PM)Frigg Wrote: [ -> ]It is the same power center still clinging to The BUshNWO NeoCon agendas.

I remember all of it.

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I'm glad somebody knows what the thread is about LOL

For some of us, it's going to take a lot longer than this for the stench of these rotten bastards to dissipate.
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