Conroe and Houston Texas the Great CESSPOOL Of Land Swindles and Frauds

The SAD SAD SAD FACTS of the Texas LAND SCAMMERS …. Facts are STUBBORN THINGS

Dear Governor Greg …. The Entire Place has ALWAYS been INSANITY

The Allen Bros. ALWAYS CON MEN

Facts are Stubborn Things … JBW

For some Great Information on  Land Speculations and Swindles   SEE HOW  It’s been done in Australia since the early 1800s

ATTENTION ABC NEWS and GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT The Insanity and the Flood Land Scams are EXTREMELY OLD

ABC NEWS YES GOVERNOR GREG CALLS IT INSANITY

CONTRACTS  TO  REAL  ESTATE   WHAT PRECISELY ARE  THOSE  ???  SPECIFICALLY  WHAT  ARE  CONTRACTS  TO  REAL  ESTATE  See  Sec  3 

SEE  THE  DIRTIEST  OF THE  DIRTY  PICTURES  HERE ….  The  Low Down DIRT  Exposed

The Contract for  Deed  Exemption

HAS  ALWAYS  BEEN  A  LIE

FLIPPIN  DAISY CHAINS ….. Subprime  Toxic Zombie  CLINTON STYLE  Dirt Dealing  Scams and Swindles ….. America’s  Land  Swindling  DEBACLE – The Looted Trillions

SEE  ALSO  THE  ARIZONA   PROJECT  AND  THE  MURDERS  OF   DON  BOLLES   AND  BRIAN  QUIG

‘Contract for Deed’ Lending Gets Federal Scrutiny – The New York Times

May 10, 2016 – A house in Akron, Ohio, that was sold with a contract for deed, a financing model being reviewed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

 

Mortgage Fraud Report 2010 — FBI – FBI.gov

… a purchase contract and a sales contract that are both presented to the same title …. This “foreclosure rescue” often involves a manipulated deed process that …

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Frauds and Quackery Affecting the Older Citizen – Casewatch

Beware the Ranchero Racketeer,” by Paul Friggins, in the Reader’s. Digest … Randell, David P., president, Lake Mead Rancheros, Inc., Miami. Fla., to J. Fred …

NON  BORDER  COLONIAS  ……  Contracts to Real  Estate …….  Wildcat, Ghost, Paper, Unrecorded …….  NON  BORDER  COLONIAS  …..  and  Contracts  to  Real  Estate

BEWARE OF THE RANCHERO RACKETEERS

NON BORDER COLONIAS are ALL OVER AMERICA

THE GREAT TEXAS BANK JOB …… The MASSIVE LOOTING OF AMERICA’s Savings and Loans

The Montgomery County Commissioners Court and Sheriff Williams and Judge Sadler Remembers Very Well

Dirt Road Zombie Dirt Deal Subdivisions ….  The  DIRTY  PICTURES

frontline: once upon a time in arkansas: Fool for Scandal

All this over a failed $ 200,000 dirt-road real estate deal up in Marion … on contract land … legendary in Arkansas. After Clinton failed to support …

Clintons  DIRT  ROADS  …. Imagine  That  CONROE.

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Looting and Laundering Millions of  Titles and Trillions of  RESERVE NOTES

Dirt Swindle Ruins Dreams, Investments – tribunedigital-sunsentinel

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Aug 12, 1991 – The Stephens` land is in Indian Lakes Estates, a remote, undeveloped subdivision south of Indiantown Road. The property once was a nature …

The   BUSH  and  Clinton   Bankster  Gangsters

The Largest Most Expensive Crime Spree in Human History

Lets go back a little in time to the days of the  RANCHERO RACKETEERS and figures like The King of Arizona,   Charles  Keating,  Paul Friggins, Don Bolles and those  Warm and Fuzzy  Clowns from the  Valley of the Lakes and PNC  Bank,  Oh and lets NOT forget the  DRAMA of  the   FIRREA,  Couch Mortgage,  The Colonial House Scam and Looting of  HUD and the  GAY OLD TIMES of  the  Great Florida Land Swindles and Busts.   FOLKS  YOU CAN NOT MAKE THIS STUFF UP.

Look  at all  the  NON  Border  Colonias on the  NEWER  MAPS   LOL

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DIRT ROAD SCAMS  exactly like the  CLINTONS ….  Amazing Stuff  Judge  Sadler,  Nelda Luce Radabaugh Blair,  Jim Dozier,  Peter Spears,  Frank Bass, Marcus Winberry,  Don Blanton, Jimmie Dinkens,  WOW  huh  DAVID  WALKER.

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Exposing the Empire of the NWO, Agenda 21 & 2030. Taking America back Starting with Burns Oregon. Call …

 

THE  FACTS  ARE  CLEAR

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From  Valley of the  Lakes to Utah, Hawaii, Alaska, Utah and Florida,  Arizona , Nevada and TEXAS ….. The  Greatest DIRT DEALING  SCHEMES  ….  Way  Way  Way  BEYOND  ARKANSAS  …….    Land  Flippin  and  the  TOXIC  ZOMBIE  DEVELOPMENT  SWINDLES

EMERGENCY  SESSION   TEXAS  LEGISLATURE   AUSTIN  TEXAS  MAY  20,  1931

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Exactly  What  Are       contracts  to  real  estate   ???  PRECISELY ……  Contracts  to Real Estate   …..  Explain  them ……  I  mean   SPECIFICALLY  …….  Explain  what    CONTRACTS  TO REAL  ESTATE  are  EXACTLY    …….   See   SEC  3  …..   contracts to real estate

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Looted Nation ….. The Sleeping Masses | Trillions Looted …. Lootig of …

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See more videos of trillions stolen bank looting judson witham … And See Also http://www.bing.com/search?q=Illegal+Subdivisions++Colonias++Ghost+Paper+Wildcat+ … Zombie Failed Toxic Subprime Land Swindles and Bank Frauds

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Abbott: ‘Insane’ to Rebuild Properties Vulnerable to Flooding      (  Never Should Have Allowed It To Begin With  JBW )

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tells This Week: “It would be insane for us to rebuild on property that has been flooded multiple times.” http://abcn.ws/2gv9wtn

 

IT’s Time To EXPOSE The Entire Land Scamming Bank Robbing DEBACLE Governor Greg

Here’s Your Video Julia Appleton please share it around

 

FLOOD LAND The Texas Swindle Story

This CHURNING of Flood Land has made Texans extremely WEALTHY lets see what the Issues REALLY ARE https://americalooted.wordpress.com

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Those  Must be  the  Hi Peaks of the  Katy  Prairie  or the  Mountains of  Spendora  Maybe

YES  Sam  Houston’s   MUD  FLATS  ……   It’s  ALWAYS  been  a  Giant  Flood Land  Speculation  SCAM  ……   Milking  The  Flood  Scams

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Conroe, September 3, 2017 – On Friday, September 1, 2017, the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA), which operates the Lake Conroe Dam, released a blood-curdling video in which SJRA Executive Director Jace Houston attempted to rationalize the actions of the state agency which resulted in flooding thousands of home sdownstream from Lake Conroe and the endangering of hundreds of people’s lives during the Tropical Storm Harvey weather over the past week. For some odd reason, Laura Fillault (Woodlands Township Board), Mike Meador (Precinct 1 Coun)

DO  YOU  NOTICE  HOW  FLAT  EARTH IS  HERE IN CONROE  ?  …. Yeah  MUD  FLATS

see  http://thegoldenhammer.net/the-flooding-catastrophe-from-tropical-storm-harvey-was-largely-man-made/

SJRA’s Executive Director, conducted a briefing for elected officials on Friday, September 1, 2017, at the extraordinarily plush offices of SJRA adjacent to the Lake Conroe Dam. After the briefing, Houston invited elected officials to participate in his video presentation that Houston intended to release on social media.

It’s understandable why County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador would participate in a video wherein SJRA attempted to explain its actions. Doyal and Meador are scions of the “establishment” and seek to fool the public even in the face of obvious catastrophe. Also with Houston during the video were Darren Hess (the County Emergency Management Director who was just following Doyal’s and Meador’s orders) and Lloyd Tisdale (SJRA President). The bizarre participant in the video was Laura Fillault, a Woodlands Township Board member who defeated Bruce Tough in the 2014 election and at least claimed to be a reformer and pro-resident politician. During the Jace Houston video, however, Fillault and Meador were the two participants obviously nodding their heads in agreement with Houston’s bizarre presentation.

Again

Be-Aware  of  the  FLOOD  LAND  SCAMMERS  in   TEXAS.   Oh and  BTW  the  AIR in that AREA  and  Lots  of  the  Groundwater  is  Vastly  POISONED as well.   That Area of  TEXAS will  ALWAYS  FLOOD …..  Write  This  Down

BUT  BUT  BUT  BUT  Why are’nt  the  Bankster Gangster  LAND SCAMMERS  Paying  ??    Why  the  TAXPAYERS  ??   Sounds sorta  SOCIALISTIC   RIGHT

The locusts are swarmin.

 

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ATTENTION ABC NEWS A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO GOVERNOR GREG …. The Insanity is Very OLD

We have flooding. A major flood still occurs somewhere in Harris County and Montgomery County about every two years.

Can You Say  MASSIVE  FINANCIAL  FRAUDS SWINDLES AND CONS ?

Sep 28, 2016 – … Couch …….. LAND SWINDLING and BANK LOOTING was like a Cancer in American History … Unrecorded Colonias Development · Abandoned … Zombie Failed Toxic Subprime Land Swindles and Bank Frauds … Zombie …

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Without any Doubt  the  Largest Concentration of  CRIMINAL LAND SCHEMES  EVER …..  Montgomery and Harris, Fort Bend, Liberty and Chambers County ….. The  LAND FRAUD  CAPITAL of South Western  America ……

SEE …….   https://www.bing.com/search?q=Illegal%20Subdivisions%20Non%20Border%20Colonias%20Bank%20Looting&qs=n&form=QBRE&sp=-1&pq=illegal%20subdivisions%20non%20border%20colonias%20bank%20looting&sc=0-53&sk=&cvid=0FD1CBAF950B46FE92C42FDD64EDF404

Daisy Chains and Land Flipping Hillary and Bill and Madison S&L Style ….. The Greatest American Land Crimes in History

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THE GREAT TEXAS SHAKE DOWN OF FRAUDS ….. Contracts for Real Estate ….. Sales Contracts for Real Estate ….. Any Contracts for the Sale of Real Estate. Contract for Deed is a CONTRACT FOR SALE OF REAL ESTATE and Certainly is ANY Contract for Sale of Real Estate …… The Contract for Deed EXEMPTION ….. Is a FRAUD always has been. https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16362/m1/712/?q=Unrecorded Plat
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NO QUESTIONS NO PLATS NO NAMES REQUIRED ….. Land Developments NO Questions …… It’s WHY the MARCOS Regime and SWISS and DUBAI and SAUDI Investers are behind LOTS of TEXAS LAND SWINDLES. Unrecorded / Clandestine / BLACK OP ….. Secretive Land Scamming ……. BELIEVE IT. EPI CENTER Houston and Lake Conroe RED FLAGS and UNRECORDED  …… Gee Golly WHiz HUH ……. https://www.bing.com/search?q=Imelda+Ferdinad+Marcos++Texas+Land+Investments&qs=n&form=QBLH&sp=-1&pq=imelda+ferdinad+marcos+texas+land+investments&sc=0-45&sk=&cvid=9E0517E5821F451C86B2908790C250C8
NO  RECORDINGS   simply means   NO   Personal Identifiers  and  the  Financial  Interests and Responsible  Parties  are  SHROUDED  in   NO  RECORDS.
Land Development  Scamming     CLINTON  STYLE
See  The  SWISS  BANKERS  of  1300 Main Street  Houston.   YES  from  Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Nigeria  and  England  ……    The  REAL  OWNERS  behind    Western Banks   Houston.    Jim and  Nelda  Blair  1300  Main Street  Houston     BELIEVE  IT
 
Laundering  and  Hiding  Looting  HUDREDS OF BILLIONS  …….    Daisy Chains  Flipping  and  BLACK OP,  UNRECORDED  Land  Transactions
 
Maybe Explain the  ZURICH  /    ZUGG  Switzerland  Banksters  behind the  CURTAINS  at  Pinewood  Village ……   They also own  Purple  Capital,  Westgate  Investments  and  RLG  Holdings,  KPMG,  Bearing Point  and  YUP  the  Carlyle  Group  and were making HUGE   Loans to the  Clintons  Campaign  Manager  ……   Texas  Land  Commissioner  Gary  Mauro.    OH  and  the  Bank  President  former  FBI  Agent  Bank  Regulator  HARREAL  BLACKSHEAR.
WESTERN   NATIONAL  BANKSTERS   1300  Main  Houston,   Jim and  Nelda’s  Address

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Subject: Clinton’s Mauro to H & W Bush “WESTERN BANK” – Willis to Spring – CIA – HOUSTON TEXAS Charlie Wilson’s War MY ASS
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  Herman K. Beebe, from Louisiana, was a convicted felon and Mafia
associate. He had many connections to the intelligence community and was
considered godfather of the dirty Texas S&Ls. He initially started his
career in the insurance business and eventually banking, specifically;
Savings and Loan Banks. Herman Beebe played a key role in the Savings and
Loan scandals. Houston Post reporter Pete Brewton [1] linked Beebe to a
dozen failed S & L's. Altogether, Herman Beebe controlled, directly or
indirectly, at least 55 banks and 29 S & L's in eight states. What is
particularly interesting about Beebe's participation in these banks and
savings and loans is his unique background. Herman Beebe had served nine
months in federal prison for bank fraud and had impeccable credentials as a
financier 
 for New Orleans-based organized crime figures, including Vincent and
Carlos Marcello.[2]
  
  The "Godfather" of Savings and Loans theft and his "Den Of Thieves"
    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5744733.html
   
  Judson lived in CONROE and HOUSTON since 1974.
    The FACT IS SIMPLE US Senate Pissed their pant when the POST ran
Brewton's Beebe and North Stories ABOUT the Western Bank WESTHEIMER
   
  Funny huh  ROLAND DIED right there at WESTHEIMER huh !!!
   
   see http://www.westgate-ch.com/WesternBank.JPG
   
  The MONEY trail from the WESTERN BANK leads STRAIGHT to the Billary and
Hill Presidential Campaigns AND as well right to the NORTH SECORD
fundraiser PUBLISHED on the FRONT PAGE of the POST.
   
  Western Bank failures largest in city's history 
  SCOTT CLARK : Staff  Starting with the bank on Westheimer, Western built
a group of five banks in the early 1980s. The North Wilcrest bank was
opened in 1983.  10/02/1987 
   
  From Allen Dulles to John McCone the MONEY TRAILS are coming out.... Gee
maybe the Houston Chronicle may want to explain along with PETER BREWTON
and the Houston FBI and US Secret Service
   
  YUP the SENATE INTEL COMMITTEE's hearings on HERMAN BEEBE and the TEXAS
NATIONAL GOLF CLUB and the GRIFFIN ABSTRACT FIRE across from the Montgomery
County Court House and ROY HARRIS's little Money Machine and the WHOLE LAND
CON S&L, Bank Looting Mess all leads to JOHN McCones Western Bank.
   
  http://www.westgate-ch.com/enabout.html
   
  http://www.westgate-ch.com/enabout.html
   
  http://www.westgate-ch.com/enabout.html
   
  Authorities probing forgery allegations  JAMES DRUMMOND, MARY C. BOUNDS :
Staff  The forgery allegations surfaced after Houston Commerce Bank sued
Mauro and several other investors to collect on the unpaid $850,000 real
estate loan.  01/29/1988 
   
  Good Ol GARY MAURO - Bill and Hill's CAMPAIGN MANAGER
   
  Intertec: Big deals, big names and very big problems/Cries of forgery and
fraud fly as well-connecte...  JAMES DRUMMOND, MARY C. BOUNDS : Staff 
  Allegations of fraud at Intertec have attracted the attention of the FBI
and the Harris County District Attorney's Office. That was clearly done
without my authority," he said. 
  01/17/1988 
   
  POTHOLES & PROMISES/Montgomery County's crumbling subdivisions/ Investors
mired in muddy mess of sub...  CATHY GORDON : Staff  Clesson said officials
at Western Bank-Westheimer in Houston , who financed the project, urged him
to take it over in 1978 after Eikel went into default on a loan. 
06/22/1987
   
            Westgate Investments
   
  Western Bancorporation is a private bank holding company owned by Swiss
investor O.R. Lababedi.  Although the company's remaining banks will be
sold, the Lababedi family will retain ownership of the holding company,
Scogin said. 
   
  Western bank failures largest in city's history 
  SCOTT CLARK : Staff  Starting with the bank on Westheimer, Western built
a group of five banks in the early 1980s. The North Wilcrest bank was
opened in 1983. 
  10/02/1987 
   
  SAME EXACT CRAP 
   
  THE   CLINTONS  PULLED, the DIRT ROAD LAND CONS of TEXAS are EXACTLY like
those in Arkansas, and Arizona, Utah, California, New
Mexico........................
   
  Hillary' Clintons's GARY MAURO in this UP the ASS 
  ( He was Texas State land Commissioner during this whole MESS )
   
  Authorities probing forgery allegations  JAMES DRUMMOND, MARY C. BOUNDS :
Staff  The forgery allegations surfaced after Houston Commerce Bank sued
Mauro and several other investors to collect on the unpaid $850,000 real
estate loan.  01/29/1988 
   
  Intertec: Big deals, big names and very big problems/Cries of forgery and
fraud fly as well-connecte...  JAMES DRUMMOND, MARY C. BOUNDS : Staff 
  Allegations of fraud at Intertec have attracted the attention of the FBI
and the Harris County District Attorney's Office. That was clearly done
without my authority," he said. 
  01/17/1988 
   
  This CLOWN Vickers was DIRECTLY responsible for the PINEWOOD VILLAGE /
WESTERN BANK CONS along with AMERICAN TITLE
   
  Funds at more banks frozen in fraud case 
  RAD SALLEE : Staff  Investigator Clyde Wilson said he reached Vickers by
phone in a Yuma , Ariz. , prison, and Vickers told him his name is being
used by others, but he is not involved in the scheme. 
  12/29/1989 
   
  $14 million frozen in lawsuit alleging mortgage fraud 
  RAD SALLEE : Staff  Zager said that attorney Whittle's signature is on
the deeds of trust and that attorney Vickers' is on the title policy
commitments. 
  12/23/1989  
   
  COURTS/POLICE  Staff  Prosecutor Bill Taylor said Robert L. Vickers, 56,
used the funds, which were intended to pay the couple's income taxes, on
eight occasions from Jan. 18, 1984, to April 9, 1985.  12/12/1985 
   
  Since its founding in 1972, BCCI has been described as one of the
fastest-growing banks in the world and the largest Arab-owned international
banking group. 
   
   
  a $200,000 tract of land in Montgomery County TX used for marijuana
processing, 
   
  LUCY PROCTOR Conroe Courier and CATHY GORDON Houston Chronicle WITNESSES
along with Nelda Luce Radabaugh Blair American Title Lawyer, Montgomery
County COVER UP ARTIST
   
  All around CONROE & HUMBLE TEXAS vast land Fraud Cons were engaged in a
MASSIVE Bank and S&L Looting Debacle that ROCKED the 1980s. It happened
again in the 1990s with Corp " O'RAT Wall Street Lootings. The bottom line
is MASSIVE amounts of LOOT was donated by the Crooks to the PUBLICANS. see
http://www.publican.com   and see what
Dubbya's TOP Contributers do for money. CNN's Nelda Luce Radabaugh Blair is
one ROTTEN Publican
   
  Good Ol Nelda- She was the LIAR for Montgomery County JC Jim Dozier and
the American Title Company over at HOPE and MAYES
   
   
  ASK good Old Peter Brewton, US Select Committee on Inteligence, BIG H
Bush there at the HOUSTONIAN ESTATES  and William Webster and the FORMER
MURDERED HOUSTON POST, regarding the COLLECTION North and Secord took up at
the GALLERIA and  about Beebe's and Ollie North's COLLECTION at the
GALLERIA well THREE DOORS DOWN from the WESTERN BANK WESTHEIMER, with H
Bush in attendence !!! -  These were the BASTARDS laundering money for the
ENTERPRISE through LAND CONS in CONROE , TEXAS
   
  You see Robert L. Vickers, Corson,
   
  McConnell, whose multimillion-dollar real estate empire collapsed in
bankruptcy in 1986, has been in jail since Nov. 17 on bank fraud charges.
While in jail, he attempted suicide, apparently because of despondency over
delays in the bond appeal. 
   
  McConnell and five co-defendants were indicted late last year in what
federal prosecutors called one of the largest bank fraud cases in
history.... McConnell was also working on a play about his experiences and
a historical text, according to the affidavit. The historical text was
reportedly a history of Galveston Island. 
   
  Fraud a factor in Houston bank failures, FBI says 
  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff  McConnell's complex real estate dealings are the
largest case of alleged bank fraud yet prosecuted in Houston . 
  04/01/1988 
   
  Take a look into the MONTGOMERY COUNTY BANK, The Griffin Title Company
FIRE and even look to Peter Brewton and the SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON
INTEL regarding Beebe's THE HOUSTON POST and Ollie North's BANK LOOTINGS,
hell even SECORD went down for REAL ESTATE BASED Land Cons !!!
   
  Western Bancorporation is a private bank holding company owned by Swiss
investor O.R. Lababedi.  Although the company's remaining banks will be
sold, the Lababedi family will retain ownership of the holding company,
Scogin said. 
   
  Fraud `epidemic' cited in bank, S&L failures  JAMES DRUMMOND, BOB
SABLATURA : Staff  Insolvent banks are much less likely to be audited by an
independent accountant than healthy banks.  10/14/1988
   
  Road woes continue/Neighborho od battles county over upkeep 
  PAUL McKAY : Staff  Such agreements are frequently negotiated with
residents of red flag subdivisions, Winberry says. The problem goes a lot
further than just this single subdivision. " 
  09/24/1989
   
  Rising tide of thrift frauds feared 
  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff  Most of the alleged fraud concerns real estate
loans, investigators said. When the real estate market crashed along with
the oil business, losses mounted. 
  06/17/1988
   
  Financier convicted in bank fraud/Beebe pleads guilty in connection with
loan from failed thrift  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff   Beebe was facing a new
trial in Louisiana on the bank fraud charges. Beebe was accused of filing
false statements and overvalued real estate to borrow money from Louisiana
banks. 
  05/03/1988 
   
  fraud/Beebe pleads guilty in connection with loan from failed thrift 
  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff  Herman K. Beebe Sr., a Louisiana financier with
longtime ties to Texas financial institutions, pleaded guilty and was
convicted Friday of two counts of bank fraud. 
  05/03/1988
   
  NATIONAL BRIEFS 
  Houston Chronicle News Services 
  A mistrial was declared in the federal loan fraud trial of former
Shreveport millionaire Herman K. Beebe after the jury said it was
hopelessly deadlocked. 
  10/06/1987 
   
  Louisiana trial may reverberate in Texas/Prosecutors say Beebe case may
become part of federal probe... 
  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff  Herman K. Beebe Jr., Beebe Sr.'s son, has been
listed as a director of the bank for several years. Beebe's once-thriving
group of companies now lies in disrepair. 
  09/06/1987 
   
  Regulators close Louisiana bank 
  United Press International  Another reminder of the collapsed financial
empire of former Shreveport entrepreneur Herman K. Beebe fell Wednesday
when state banking officials closed Pelican State Bank of Mansfield . 
  06/25/1987
   
  The U.S. invasion of Panama/Noriega could unveil American secrets if he
were to be tried 
  NANCY MATHIS, Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau : Staff 
  WASHINGTON - Deposed Panama Gen. Manuel A 
  12/31/1989
   
  Hakim pleads guilty to misdemeanor in Iran-Contra case 
  Houston Chronicle News Services 
  About $8 million from the maze of companies operated by Hakim and his
business partner, Richard Secord, remains frozen in Swiss bank accounts the
two men formerly controlled. 
  11/22/1989
   
  Hakim expected to plead guilty in Iran-Contra case 
  Associated Press 
  He is accused of conspiring with former business partner Richard Secord
to set up a $200,000 fund for North's family. 
  11/21/1989
   
  Reagan's Iran-Contra records are subpoenaed 
  Houston Chronicle News Services 
  Richard Beckler, Poindexter's primary attorney, said the order also
authorizes him to subpoena Reagan as a witness at Poindexter's trial. 
  11/17/1989 
   
  Prosecutors pleased at Secord guilty plea 
  ROBERT L. JACKSON : Los Angeles Times 
  Richard V. Secord was hailed by prosecutors as closing an important
chapter in their long investigation of the scandal. Sources said Secord's
plea places Hakim under new pressure to enter a plea. 
  11/09/1989
   
  Secord pleads guilty to charge of perjury 
  Houston Chronicle News Services 
  Secord's attorney, Thomas Green, objected to that portion of the
government's evidence, saying Secord had not been involved in a cover-up.
Hakim and Secord were the middlemen in U.S.-Iran arms sales. 
  11/08/1989
   
  Iran-Contra case figure arranges plea bargain 
  ROBERT L. JACKSON, RONALD J. OSTROW : Los Angeles Times 
  Richard Secord have negotiated a plea bargain with federal prosecutors on
the 12 criminal charges against Secord in the Iran-Contra case, it was
learned Tuesday. 
  11/08/1989
   
  Secord pleads guilty in deal 
  Staff  Richard Secord, a central figure in the Iran-Contra scandal,
pleaded guilty today to a single perjury charge in a deal for his
cooperation in the criminal investigation into the affair. 
  11/08/1989 
    
  Farewell to turbulent 10 years/It was a decade of dichotomies 
  THOM MARSHALL : Staff 
  Oliver North took the heat, proudly admitting his part in the crooked
arms deals, but insisting he was following orders as a patriot. 
  12/31/1989 
   
  Laundering of drug money linked to bank and cartel 
  MICHAEL ISIKOFF : Washington Post 
  The agents soon were flying off to Europe to take instructions from
senior BCCI officials. Awan, who had personally managed a secret $20
million BCCI account held by Panamian leader Gen. 
  10/30/1988 
   
  Bank just stumbled into money-laundering trap 
  JEFFREY SCHMALZ : New York Times 
  BCCI continued last week to make only brief comments. Agents said BCCI
would transfer the money by wire through a New York bank to BCCI
headquarters in Luxembourg . 
  10/16/1988 
   
  Bank indicted in plot to launder drug money 
  Houston Chronicle News Services 
  The bank, known as BCCI, had assets reported at $19.64 billion in London
six months ago. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa obtained a court order
preventing the export of assets held by BCCI. 
  10/12/1988 
   
  Bank indicted in scheme owned by Arab families 
  Houston Chronicle News Services 
  BCCI said it had not knowingly been involved in drug traffic-related
money laundering. BCCI has 400 offices employing 13,500 people in more than
70 countries. 
  10/12/1988 
   
   
  POTHOLES & PROMISES/Montgomery County's crumbling subdivisions/ Investors
mired in muddy mess of sub...  CATHY GORDON : Staff 
  Clesson said officials at Western Bank-Westheimer in Houston, who
financed the project, urged him to take it over in 1978 after Eikel went
into default on a loan. 
  06/22/1987 
   
  COURTS/POLICE 
  Staff  Prosecutor Bill Taylor said Robert L. Vickers, 56, used the funds,
which were intended to pay the couple's income taxes, on eight occasions
from Jan. 18, 1984, to April 9, 1985. 
  12/12/1985 
   
  Rising tide of thrift frauds feared 
  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff 
  Most of the alleged fraud concerns real estate loans, investigators said.
When the real estate market crashed along with the oil business, losses
mounted. 
  06/17/1988
   
  Two Houston thrifts among those closed/Heights, AllenPark S&Ls fell with
real estate market  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff 
  09/10/1988 
   
  3 Texans indicted in fraud scam 
  Associated Press Johnson was a real estate promoter who was buying and
selling real estate, said FBI spokesman Woody Specht. 
  04/30/1988
   
   
  Texas S&L commissioner named/Houston attorney selected for post vacant
for six months  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff 
  Bowman, 58, said his retirement was not related to controversy that arose
last year over his partnership in a real estate company with the former
chairman of a failed Dallas thrift. 
  04/22/1988 
   
  Western bank failures largest in city's history 
  SCOTT CLARK : Staff  Starting with the bank on Westheimer, Western built
a group of five banks in the early 1980s. The North Wilcrest bank was
opened in 1983. 
  10/02/1987 
   
  Western bank failures largest in city's history 
  SCOTT CLARK, JOHN BARNETT : Staff  Customers of those banks were able to
do their banking today at nearby Texas Commerce branches. Starting with the
bank on Westheimer, Western built a group of five banks in the early 1980s.

  10/02/1987 
   
  POTHOLES & PROMISES/Montgomery County's crumbling subdivisions/ Investors
mired in muddy mess of sub... 
  CATHY GORDON : Staff 
  One of those former developers, Tom Eikel, can sympathize. Eikel also
ventured into the house-building business with Robertson. 
  06/22/1987 
   
   
  `Epidemic' of bank, S&L fraud cited/D.C. panel blaming insider misconduct
for many failures 
  JAMES DRUMMOND, BOB SABLATURA : Staff 
  Insolvent banks are much less likely to be audited by an independent
accountant than healthy banks. They are drawn away by higher salaries paid
by banks. 
  10/14/1988 
   
  Thrifts caught in maelstrom 
  NATHANIEL C. NASH : New York Times 
  One is the scope of the problem: how many billions of dollars will be
needed to resolve it depends partly on how much the government can salvage
from real estate loans gone bad 
  06/13/1988 
   
  Hurwitz started out as fund salesman 
  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff 
  Hurwitz is credited with an impressive turnaround of McCulloch Oil
through an artful renegotiation of the company's disastrous real estate
contracts. 
  05/29/1988 
   
  Milestones 
  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff 
  Sells off pattern business and concentrates on real estate development. 
  05/29/1988 
   
  Florida developer to plead guilty in Texas bank, thrift fraud case 
  Reuters News Service 
  05/27/1988 
   
  900 doctors join in lawsuit against Texan 
  Associated Press 
  Defendants also include San Antonio attorney David Young and real estate
agent Robert DePaolo. 
  05/18/1988 
   
  Luck turns sour in Gibraltar land deals 
  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff  After the merger, the company's lifeblood - real
estate lending - began to sour. The company was aggressive but not
foolhardy in its real estate lending, several savings and loan analysts
said. 
  12/29/1988 
   
  PEOPLE IN BUSINESS 
  Staff  He most recently was president of First City Bank-Medical Center .
Kenneth M. Woods has been promoted to vice president and compliance officer
at Western Bank-Port City .  05/27/1986 
   
  Good Old WG Horne III and the Horne Realty MAFIA 
   
  PEOPLE IN BUSINESS 
  Staff  Maurine L. Smith has been elected vice president and controller at
Western Bank-Westheimer. 
  12/17/1985 
   
  Houston ready to `show off' attractions for city visitors/Runners advised
about heat 
  SARA STRONG : None  The Galleria, located at Loop 610 and Westheimer, is
a landmark for residents and tourists in Houston . Houston may be well
known for country-western music, but other musical styles are notable, too.

  08/25/1985 
   
  Chairman of Singer indicted in takeovers/Bilzerian accused of making
millions from hidden stock in t...  GAIL APPLESON : Reuters News Service  A
Harvard Business School graduate, Bilzerian has said he made more than $100
million from real estate between 1979 and 1982 and additional sums in
stock-market speculation beginning around 1982. 
  12/22/1988 
   
  Legal delay could give Coppola chance at `Godfather III' 
  NINA J. EASTON : Los Angeles Times  Singer, one of Canada 's largest real
estate developers, rescued Coppola's studio during production of "One From
the Heart" by offering to loan Zoetrope $8 million. 
  12/20/1988 
   
  Hopeful successors, glum Bakker debate PTL's fate 
  Associated Press  When he entered the PTL bidding in October, Mernick
said he was interested in the assets "purely as a real estate deal." 
  12/15/1988 
   
  FBI, IRS arrest former chairman of troubled S&L/Insider trading plot
figure accused of pulling pisto...  BOB SABLATURA : Staff  FBI spokesman
Johnie Joyce said his agency launched a bank fraud investigation two months
ago into Universal insider loans at the request of state S&L regulators. 
  11/05/1988 
   
  Marcos' wife pleads not guilty/Bejeweled Imelda held over in N.Y. 
  Houston Chronicle News Services  NEW YORK - Imelda Marcos - regally
jeweled and dressed in a floor-length gown - pleaded 
  11/01/1988 
   
  Imelda Marcos pleads innocent to racketeering 
  Houston Chronicle News Services  After the innocent plea was entered, the
judge set bail to be secured by real estate, cash and personal possessions
"amounting to a reasonable market value of $5 million."  10/31/1988 
   
  What went wrong with BankAmerica 
  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff  Such wrongheadedness led lending officers to
Houston , where they got caught up in the real estate boom. 
  10/30/1988 
   
  Former House speaker accused in land scheme 
  PETE SLOVER : Staff  Renner and McConnell had similar methods, though
Renner's holdings never equaled the McConnell real estate leviathan. By
early 1985, the Houston real estate market had cooled. 
  10/23/1988 
   
  Many VA homes foreclosed on twice/GAO questions Houston office's approval
of some loan applications  RALPH BIVINS : Staff  The GAO report indicated
fraud from outside the agency also might be contributing to double
foreclosures. But outside the agency's doors, real estate fraud is still
lurking. 
  10/23/1988 
   
  Indictment of Marcos reported/Ex-leader's wife also faces fraud charges 
  Houston Chronicle News Services  The indictment reportedly involves
charges that Marcos fraudulently acquired real estate in New York City
valued at hundreds of millions of dollars, the officials said. 
  10/21/1988 
   
  Indictment of Marcos to be asked/Fraud charge expected in N.Y. property
deals 
  Houston Chronicle News Services  10/21/1988 
   
  Marcos, his wife indicted 
  Houston Chronicle News Services 
  NEW YORK - A federal grand jury today indicted former Philippine
President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife on racketeering charges, alleging
they plundered their homelan 
  10/21/1988 
   
  2 local developers indicted in Dallas  BOB SABLATURA : Staff 
  Two Houston real estate developers indicted several months ago for
allegedly defrauding defunct Mainland Savings face a similar indictment in
D 
  10/14/1988
   
  Seized art collection linked to Marcos  DAN MORAIN, WILLIAM C. REMPEL :
Los Angeles Times  Some items from the estate initially were housed in a
Philippine Museum, but some were said to have appeared in a New York
townhouse owned by Imelda Marcos. 
  10/12/1988
   
  Marcos plea bargain sought/Pact would spare him prison term if convicted
of fraud 
  WILLIAM C. REMPEL, RONALD J. OSTROW : Los Angeles Times 
  The RICO charges would carry with them authority to seek forfeiture of
Marcos' New York real estate and other assets. 
  10/11/1988
   
  Campaign `88: A heartbeat from the presidency/Bentsen: Private man,
master politician 
  NANCY STANCILL : Staff  Bentsen Sr. denied the allegations of fraud and
said he had earlier sold the land to a real estate developer. 
  10/09/1988 
   
  2 more banks fail; state's total now 29 
  Associated Press  The Frisco bank will reopen Friday as a branch of
Promenade National Bank of Richardson . United Bank of Texas was the 84th
bank to fail in the United States so far this year and the 28th in Texas . 
06/05/1987 
   
  PEOPLE IN BUSINESS 
  Staff  Western Bank-Westheimer has realigned senior management
responsibilities: Gene L. Burgen has been promoted to vice chairman; Brian
K. Delaney has been promoted to president. 
  04/23/1985 
   
  Campaign '88: A heartbeat from the presidency/Bentsen: Private man,
master politician 
  NANCY STANCILL : Staff 
  Bentsen Sr. denied the allegations of fraud and said he had earlier sold
the land to a real estate developer. 
  10/09/1988 
   
  Regulators turn eyes to ailing area thrifts 
  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff 
  In Texas , the collapse of the oil and real estate markets exacerbated
the problems. 
  10/02/1988 
   
  Continental Savings fails/FBI looking for bank fraud 
  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff 
  Last Wednesday, a Bastrop jury awarded Austin real estate developer Will
Thurman $12 million after finding Continental guilty of civil fraud and
usury, said Thurman's attorney, Robert Kuhn of Austin . 
  09/27/1988 
   
  McConnell's suicide letter blasts witness/Widow: Officials withholding
diary 
  BOB SABLATURA : Staff  The former real estate developer committed suicide
in July while a prisoner at the Harris County Jail awaiting trial on those
charges. 
  09/16/1988 
   
  Trial date set for inmate in McConnell's death 
  Staff  McConnell, a onetime millionaire real estate developer, had been
in jail since November awaiting trial on federal bank fraud charges. 
  07/13/1988 
   
  Inmate: McConnell paid for suicide help 
  T.E. BELL : Staff  The man accused of helping J.R. McConnell kill himself
in the Harris County Jail said Friday that McConnell had paid several
people to help 
  07/09/1988 
   
  Grand jury to get evidence in McConnell's death 
  JAMES T. CAMPBELL, JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff 
  For the 1,200 people who invested with McConnell through Texas Guaranty
Investments, the collapse of his real estate empire was especially hard
felt. 
  07/07/1988 
   
  Lawyer blasts judge's handling of McConnell case 
  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff 
  The former real estate tycoon apparently committed suicide Monday by
electrocuting himself with an electrical cord he had pulled off a cell
mate's electric wheelchair, jail officials said.  07/06/1988 
   
  McConnell is found electrocuted in jail 
  JAMES T. CAMPBELL : Staff 
  McConnell had amassed one of the largest real estate portfolios in
Houston and Galveston . 
  07/05/1988 
   
  McConnell first lost control, then hope 
  BURKE WATSON : Staff 
  Prosecutors say he bilked banks and savings and loan associations out of
more than $162 million in a complex series of real estate deals. 
  07/05/1988 
   
  Cox admits to bank fraud/Former state official made false statements to
secure loan 
  Houston Chronicle News Services 
  He submitted his resignation last week when he announced he would plead
guilty to the bank fraud charge. 
  06/25/1988
   
  Prosecutors reconsider charges against banker 
  BOB SABLATURA : Staff 
  Candace Temple also was indicted on charges of bank fraud. In order to
prove bank fraud, the government has to prove that harm was done to the
bank," he said. 
  06/23/1988 
   
  Federal study blames bank management for failures 
  Reuters News Service 
  More than half of failed banks relied excessively on so-called
collateral-based lending, such as real estate loans. 
  06/21/1988 
   
  Court OKs Hunts' reorganization plan 
  PETER ELSWORTH : Reuters News Service 
  Penrod will also make a cash payment of $53.8 million to the banks, and
the trust estates will convey numerous tracts of real estate to the banks
in return for forgiveness of $200 million of debt. 
  09/17/1988 
   
  Western selling three bank subsidiaries here 
  SCOTT CLARK : Staff  Starting with its flagship bank on Westheimer,
Western built a small holding company in the early 1980s with five
subsidiary banks. The sale of the Western banks is subject to regulatory
approval. 
  06/03/1987
   
  Fraud `epidemic' cited in bank, S&L failures 
  JAMES DRUMMOND, BOB SABLATURA : Staff 
  Insolvent banks are much less likely to be audited by an independent
accountant than healthy banks. 
  10/14/1988 
   
  2 Houston banks closed by regulators 
  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff 
  Charter Bank bought Western Bank's flagship Westheimer bank, and Texas
Commerce Bank- Houston bought Western Bank-North Wilcrest and Western
Bank-Westwood. 
  01/29/1988 
   
  Authorities probing forgery allegations 
  JAMES DRUMMOND, MARY C. BOUNDS : Staff 
  Wright, who was a director at Western Bank-Downtown when the $850,000
loan was made, and Caraway launched a dozen real estate projects in the
Clear Lake area in the early to mid-1980s. 
  01/29/1988 
   
  Three First American banks are closed 
  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff 
  The bank had total assets of about $6.9 million. Not since Western
Bank-Westheimer and two related banks were closed last October have three
Houston-area banks failed in a single day. 
  03/11/1988 
   
  Three First American banks are closed 
  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff 
  The bank had total assets of about $6.9 million. Not since Western
Bank-Westheimer and two related banks were closed last October have three
Houston-area banks failed in a single day. 
  03/11/1988 
   
  2 Houston banks closed by regulators 
  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff 
  Charter Bank bought Western Bank's flagship Westheimer bank, and Texas
Commerce Bank- Houston bought Western Bank-North Wilcrest and Western
Bank-Westwood. 
  01/29/1988 
   
  Authorities probing forgery allegations 
  JAMES DRUMMOND, MARY C. BOUNDS : Staff 
  Wright, who was a director at Western Bank-Downtown when the $850,000
loan was made, and Caraway launched a dozen real estate projects in the
Clear Lake area in the early to mid-1980s. 
  01/29/1988 
   
  FDIC declares Cy-Fair Bank insolvent/Insured deposits, other assets sold
to Charter Bancshares  RALPH BIVINS : Staff 
  The bank, however, continued to deteriorate, Vance said. After the
transaction is completed, Charter will have four banks and five branches. 
  04/15/1988 
   
  HOW HARRIS COUNTY BANKS RANK 
  Staff  Bank Texas ........98,089,504.......73,452,467...........27,46
28.Northwest Bank................................................... 
  04/06/1988 
   
   
  Northwest Bank and Trust shut down 
  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff 
  Northwest Bank and Trust is the 17th bank to fail in the Houston area
this year. The biggest bank to fail was Western Bank-Westheimer, which had
$290 million in assets when it toppled last October. 
  06/24/1988 
   
  POTHOLES & PROMISES/Montgomery County's crumbling subdivisions/
Developers facing county crackdown  CATHY GORDON : Staff 
  Homes resembling shacks border its pothole-riddled dirt roads. 
06/23/1987 
   
  POTHOLES & PROMISES/Montgomery County's crumbling subdivisions 
  Staff  Had they known of Montgomery County rules 10 years ago, some
developers say their subdivisio  06/23/1987 
   
  POTHOLES & PROMISES/Montgomery County's crumbling subdivisions/ Investors
mired in muddy mess of sub...  CATHY GORDON : Staff  We have potholes big
enough to park in." 
  06/22/1987 
   
  Couch, Associated file for reorganization 
  SCOTT CLARK : Staff  By filing for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the
federal bankruptcy code, Couch and its affiliates prevent creditors from
seizing their assets while they try to work out their problems. 
  10/11/1986 
   
  `Epidemic' of bank, S&L fraud cited/D.C. panel blaming insider misconduct
for many failures 
  JAMES DRUMMOND, BOB SABLATURA : Staff 
  Examiners have become more aggressive in rooting out fraud, Dudine said.
Until recent years, regulators felt it was outside their function to police
fraud. 
  10/14/1988 

  

Patrick Alexander <alexndr34@yahoo.com> wrote:
    YUP--Judson..I am AWARE of nearly ALL of this already..this SHIT was in
DENVER as BAD as it was in Houston TexASS--it STILL IS..Denver was/is a
MAJOR money laundering center and now..the CIA "DOMESTIC SERVICES DIVISION"
IS NOW HEADQUARTERED IN DENVER....I lived in Denver for more than 36 years
watching all of this shit..I was living in the middle of it..
   
  

judson witham <jurisnot@yahoo.com> wrote:
          POP goes the WEAZLES   Charlie Wilson's War MY ASS  Maybe the
Senate Select Committee On Inteligence would care to DECLASSIFY the
Hearings on William Webster, the House BANKING Committee and The Houston
Post Stories HUH !!!    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3505348655137118430
   
  
      Pete Brewton Brewton has also taught investigative journalism at the
University of Houston. ... to fund covert CIA operations, including
Iran-Contra and secret weapons deals. ...
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKbrewton.htm - Cached 

  
      The Octopus October Surprise, Iran-Contra, Noriega, Iraqgate, and
BCCI ... selling arms to Iran and using the proceeds to furnish weapons to
the Contras. ... www.fiu.edu/~mizrachs/octopus.html - Cached 

  
      Houston, Texas : Home of CIA-Mob-Bush Crime Family - Looking Glass
News... that the opium/morphine dealers were using Formosan credentials
provided ... and FBI connection/s to the Iran Contra drugs-for
weapons-for-hostages fiasco. ...
lookingglassnews.org/viewstory.php?storyid=2199 - Cached 

   
        
   
  26 years seeking the TRUTH
   
  Houstionian Estates Black Ops
   
  Western Bank Westheimer - Houston ,  GO FIGURE huh Pete !!!
   
  Pete Brewton       This year there is one investigative journalist who is
by far in the lead of all others in recognition of his work by the nation's
top researchers and investigators and by his accumulation of honors and
awards. In this last year Pete Brewton of the Houston Post has been awarded
the Katie Award given by the Dallas Press Club for best investigative story
on organized crime, first place award in the Regional United Press
International Contest and awards from the Houston Press Club too numerous
to mention.       What follows are view text summaries of Pete's recent
articles. View Text is available in most libraries.         DATE: Sunday
3/11/90 Page A1 Houston Post "A failed Colorado Savings and Loan whose
board of directors included a son of President Bush was part of an 
 intricate web of federally insured financial institutions that had
business links to organized crime figures and CIA operatives, the Houston
Post has learned.       Four of the largest
 borrowers at Silverado Savings and loan, a Denver Thrift that collapsed in
Dec. 1988, at an estimated cost to the Federal Government of $1 billion,
had connections to convicted Louisiana mob associate Herman K. Beebe Sr.,
or to Robert L. Corson, a Houston developer and alleged CIA operative. "  (
Steve Powers, GARY MAURO, Bill and Hill Clinton, Like JR McConnel and
Robert L. Vickers and WG Horne the III and WB Etheridge, and the Clesson
land Investment Inc. CLIC. )  Hey JA "Tony" Canales         DATE: Sunday
1/4/90 PAGE: A20 Houston Post "Evidence suggests a possible link between
CIA and organized crime, in the failure of at least 22 Thrifts, including
16 in Texas.   The Houston Post, during an 8-month investigation into the
role of fraud in S&L failures, has found numerous links between 
 organized crime, smuggling, money laundering and covert aid to the
Nicaraguan Contras. "  ( YUP those PICTURES in the Houston Post of Secord
and Ollie at the Galleria on WESTHEIMER WOW huh
 Peter Brewton )         It is little wonder that Pete Brewton should
outshine all his colleagues. Background qualifications such as Pete's are
rarely found among journalists. B.S. Rice University 1973, Magna Cum Laud,
M.S. Astronomy New Mexico State with an M.S. in International business from
the prestigious American Graduate School of International Business. It is
no wonder Brewton has (PARTIALLY) succeeded in untangling the endless maze
of fraudulent business transactions of failing S&Ls and in ferreting out
the concealed involvements of the CIA. 
   
  WESTERN BANCORPORATION now there's your sign !!! John A. McCone
  and RIGHT NEXT TO THE GALLERIA just Blocks from 
  the BUSHS Pad at Houstonian 
  First Interstate Bancorp, or Western Bancorporation (American bank
holding company)   Encyclopædia Britannica : Related Articles

    A selection of articles discussing this topic.
      Transamerica Corporation   ...activity. In 1958, following government
antitrust action, Transamerica was reorganized to separate its banking and
nonbanking activities, and a new corporation, Firstamerica Corporation (now
Western Bancorporation), was formed to take over the banks it controlled.
(Bank of America had been divested earlier.) The company then began a
program of expansion into insurance and other services...




Magazine and Journal Articles :     
       Wells to Get New Credit Chief.  By: Cole, Jim. American Banker,
11/29/2005, Vol. 170 Issue 227, p20-20
This article reports that Wells Fargo & Co. said that Michael Loughlin, the
wholesale banking group's head of credit, will become the San Francisco
banking company's chief credit officer in 2006. He will succeed David
Munio, who will retire in mid-2006. Loughlin, a 19-year veteran with the
company, has held his current position since 2003. Reading Level (Lexile):
1070; 

  
       Ben Love's Influence on Generation of Tex. Bankers.  By: Reosti,
John. American Banker, 2/3/2006, Vol. 171 Issue 23, p1
This article presents testimonials from bankers and business people who got
their start working for Ben Love of Texas. Love died on Jan. 13, 2006. Love
was the CEO of Texas Commerce Bancshares from 1972 to 1987, building it
into one of Texas' largest banking companies. Those who worked for love
reads like a list of who's who in banking and politics including Gov. Jeb
Bush, U.S. Ambassador to Spain Eduardo Aguirre, Scott McLean president of
Amegy Bank, Joseph 'Jody' Grant CEO of Texas Capital Bancshares Inc., and
others. Reading Level (Lexile): 1180; 


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  John Alex McCone was born in Los Angeles on 4th January, 1902. A child of
Scotch-Irish parents, he was raised a devout Roman Catholic. McCord studied
engineering at Berkeley, where he met Stephen D. Bechtel, his future
business partner. Following graduation, McCone found work at the Llewellyn
Iron Works. He started off as a riveter but by the age of 26 he had become
construction manager. 
  In 1931 McCone was appointed sales manager for Consolidated Steel. The
company was in financial difficulty but McCone came to the rescue when he
sold 55 million tons of steel to a group of Californian businessmen
building the Boulder Dam (later renamed the Hoover Dam). This group of
businessmen included Henry J. Kaiser and Stephen D. Bechtel. 
  In 1937, McCone left Consolidated Steel to join Bechtel and Kaiser.
Initially they established the Bechtel-McCone Corporation. Over the next
few years the three men formed several companies with them taking it in
turn to become the front man. In some cases, they remained silent partners
in these business ventures. 

The first major customer of Bechtel-McCone was Standard Oil of California
(Socal). The company obtained a contract to build Socal’s new refinery in
Richmond. It was the first of many refineries built by Bechtel-McCone. By
1939 the company had more than 10,000 employees and was building
refineries, chemical plants and pipelines all over the world.
  In the summer of 1940 McCone and Stephen D. Bechtel had a meeting with
Admiral Howard L. Vickery of the U.S. Maritime Commission. Vickery told the
men he “had received a telegram from the British Purchasing Commission
(BPC) urgently requesting that the Maritime Commission arrange the building
of 60 tankers to replace the ships the British had lost to German
torpedoes”. At another meeting a few weeks later, Maritime Commission
chairman, Admiral Emory S. Land, told Bechtel and McCone that: “Besides
building ships for the British, they would have to build them for the
Americans as well. Not merely tankers, but Liberty and Victory cargo ships,
troop transports, the whole makings of a merchant navy.” Admiral Land
confidently added that thousands of vessels would be needed as “America
was head
 ed into war.” 

As a result of these two meetings, Bechtel, McCone and Kaiser built
shipyards at Richmond and Sausalito. Several of their companies were
involved in this project that became known as “Operation Calship”. This
included Kaiser Company (78 ships), Kaiser-Swan Island (140 ships) and
Kaiser-Vancouver (118 ships). 
  It was a terrible gamble because at that time they were relying on the
predictions of Admiral Emory S. Land. However, Land was right and only a
month after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Maritime Commission
awarded Calship its first shipbuilding contract. Within a year, Calship was
employing over 42,000 workers at its shipyards. 

In 1942 McCone and Stephen D. Bechtel obtained a contract to build aircraft
at Willow Run in Alabama. The War Department agreed to pay all the
company’s costs plus 5 percent on work estimates presented by
Bechtel-McCone every six months. A 300-acre factory was built and 8,000
employees hired to staff it. However, no aircraft were built. Employees
were paid for doing nothing. A local man, George P. Alexander, discovered
details of this scam and collected affidavits from workers who admitted
that they “went in every day at 9.00, punched the time clock, then went
home”. They then returned to the factory at 5.00 to “punch out”. 

Alexander filed suit against Bechtel-McCone in federal district court on
31st July, 1943. He claimed that the company had made “many and various
claims against the government of the United States, or a department or
officer thereof, knowing such claims to be false, fictitious or
fraudulent.” However, the judge dismissed the case. The problem was with
the contract, not the claims by Bechtel-McCone. As John McCone admitted to
Fortune Magazine on 17th May, 1943: “Every six months, we estimate how
much work we expect to do in the next six months and then we get a fee of
five percent of the estimated amount of work regardless of how much work we
actually do turn out.” 

Bechtel-McCone was also involved in another scandal concerning war
contracts. Lieutenant General Brehon Somervell, head of the Army Sources of
Supply Command, decided to build “a major refinery at the Norman Wells
oilfields in Canada’s Northwest Territories, and run a pipeline from there
1,200 miles southwest through the Yukon Territory into Alaska.”

The contract to do this was given to John McCone and Steve Bechtel. The
terms of the contract were very unusual. The Bechtel-McCone Corporation was
guaranteed a 10% profit on the project. The other surprising thing about
the Canol Project was that it was to be a secret contract. It seems that
Somervell did not want anyone outside the War Department and the
Bechtel-McCone Corporation to know about this deal. The reason for this is
that Harold Ickes, as Interior Secretary and the head of the Petroleum
Administration for War, should have been the person who oversaw this
project. 

The $35 million for the project came from within a massive war
appropriations bill that was passed by Congress in April 1942. After
working on it for a year the cost had reached over $100 million. It was
finished in May 1945. However, the wrong sized pipes had been used and it
was discovered that to pump the oil it cost $150 per barrel rather than the
$5 estimated by Somervell, Bechtel and McCone. Less that a year after it
was finished, the plant and pipeline was abandoned. It had cost the
American taxpayer $134 million. 

After the war the “General Accounting Office told a House Merchant Marine
Committee investigation that the company had made $44,000,000 on an
investment of $100,000. The same committee a few months later complained
that Mr McCone's company was “paid $2,500,000 by the government to take
over a shipyard costing $25,000,000 and containing surplus material costing
$14,000,000.” 

Tommy Corcoran was not the only person arranging for people like McCone,
Kaiser and Berchtel to obtain lucrative government contracts during the
war. John L. Simpson was a close friend of an interesting group of people
including Allen Dulles, John Foster Dulles, Dean Acheson and William
Donovan. In 1942 Simpson was recruited into the OSS by Allen Dulles. His
official title was chief financial advisor for the U.S. Army in Europe. In
1944 Simpson returned to San Francisco and became a consultant to the
Betchtel-McCone Corporation. His arrival brought even more contracts from
the War Department. 

At the end of the Second World War the Bechtel-McCone company was brought
to an end. John McCone now invested much of the profits he had made from
war production in Pacific Far East Lines. McCone was the majority
stockholder but Henry J. Kaiser and Stephen D. Bechtel were also silent
investors in this company. McCone also formed a partnership with Henry
Mercer, the owner of States Marines Lines, whose vast fleets operated in
the Atlantic. As Laton McCartney pointed out in Friends in High Places: The
Bechtel Story, McCone was now “one of the dominant shipping figures in the
world.” 

McCone and Bechtel were also directors of the Stanford Research Institute
(SRI). McCone was also chief fund-raiser for the California Institute of
Technology, whose scientists had been involved in the development of the
atom bomb and were now involved in nuclear research. 

McCone took a keen interest in politics and was a fanatical anti-communist.
McCone told his friends that the Soviets intended to achieve “world
domination”. I. F. Stone described him as a “rightest Catholic… a man
with holy war views.”

John L. Simpson, chief financial officer to the various corporations owned
by Stephen D. Bechtel, introduced McCone to Allen Dulles at a meeting in
1947. It was at this time he became friends with William Knowland and
Dwight D. Eisenhower. 
  In 1948 Harry S. Truman appointed McCone as Deputy to the Secretary of
Defense. According to Laton McCartney, despite his title “it quickly
became apparent that he was the department’s real boss.” In 1950 he
became Under Secretary of the Air Force. While in these posts McCone gave
contracts to Standard Oil and Kaiser Aluminum, two companies in which he
had financial connections. 
  McCone was an ardent Cold War warrior and in 1956 attacked the suggestion
made by Adlai Stevenson that there should be a nuclear test ban. McCone, a
strong supporter of Dwight Eisenhower, accused American scientists of being
"taken in" by Soviet propaganda and of attempting to "create fear in the
minds of the uninformed that radioactive fallout from H-bomb tests
endangers life." 
  In 1958 President Dwight Eisenhower rewarded McCone by appointing him
Chairman of the Atomic Energy commission. After the Bay of Pigs disaster,
President John F. Kennedy sacked Allen W. Dulles as Director of the Central
Intelligence Agency. Under pressure from right-wingers in the intelligence
community, Kennedy appointed McCone as the new director of the CIA. 
  It is assumed that McCone was informed of Executive Action (a plan to
remove unfriendly foreign leaders from power). However, McCone always
denied any knowledge of this policy. This included the ZR/RIFLE project, a
plot to assassinate Fidel Castro. Robert Maheu, a veteran of CIA
counter-espionage activities, was instructed to offer the Mafia $150,000 to
kill Castro. The advantage of employing the Mafia for this work is that it
provided CIA with a credible cover story. The Mafia were known to be angry
with Castro for closing down their profitable brothels and casinos in Cuba.
If the assassins were killed or captured the media would accept that the
Mafia were working on their own. 
   
  
  Allen Dulles, Richard Bissell, John F. Kennedy and John McCone (April
1962) 
   
  In April 1963 McGeorge Bundy suggested to President John F. Kennedy that
there should be a "gradual development of some form of accommodation with
Castro". In an interview given in 1995, Bundy, said Kennedy needed "a
target of opportunity" to talk to Fidel Castro. Later that month Lisa
Howard arrived in Cuba to make a documentary on the country. In an
interview with Howard, Castro agreed that a rapprochement with Washington
was desirable. 
  On her return Howard met with the Central Intelligence Agency. Deputy
Director Richard Helms reported to John F. Kennedy on Howard's view that
"Fidel Castro is looking for a way to reach a rapprochement with the United
States." After detailing her observations about Castro's political power,
disagreements with his colleagues and Soviet troops in Cuba, the memo
concluded that "Howard definitely wants to impress the U.S. Government with
two facts: Castro is ready to discuss rapprochement and she herself is
ready to discuss it with him if asked to do so by the US Government." 
  McCone was strongly opposed to Lisa Howard being involved with these
negotiations with Fidel Castro. He argued that it might "leak and
compromise a number of CIA operations against Castro". In a memorandum to
McGeorge Bundy, McCone commented that the "Lisa Howard report be handled in
the most limited and sensitive manner," and "that no active steps be taken
on the rapprochement matter at this time." 
  While McCone was director the CIA was heavily involved in the Congo,
supplying mercenaries and arms to the supporters of Sese Seko Mobutu. 
  When John F. Kennedy was assassinated McCone immediately sought a meeting
with Robert Kennedy. The two men met between 2 and 2:30 p.m. Kennedy later
told his aide Walter Sheridan: "I asked McCone if they had killed my
brother." 
  On 23rd November, 1963, the day after the assassination, McCone informed
Lyndon B. Johnson that Lee Harvey Oswald had been in contact with Valery V.
Kostikov, a Soviet diplomat, in Mexico. He also passed on information that
Winston Scott, CIA station chief in Mexico, believed that Kostikov was a
KGB agent who specialized in assassination. 
  Four days after the assassination, McCone sent a copy of a highly
classified document to the White House, the State Department and the FBI.
This document claimed that on 18th September, 1963, Gilberto Alvarado, an
agent of the Nicaraguan Secret Service, had infiltrated the Cuban Embassy
in Mexico City, saw an employee of that embassy give $6,500 to Oswald, to
carry out the assassination of an "important political figure."
  Further investigations revealed that Alvarado admitted that he had made
up this story to incite hostilities between the United States and Cuba.
However, Alvarado's story continued to be promoted by McCone and Thomas C.
Mann. In his book, The JFK Assassination Debates (2006), Michael L. Kurtz
claims that both McCone and Mann "received reprimands" for trying to blame
the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Fidel Castro. 

In 1964 McCone arranged for the CIA and other agencies to provide the
opponents of Salvador Allende with funds of $20 million. He was also active
in helping to establish military rule in Ecuador. 
  McCone had clashed with President John F. Kennedy over his decision to
try and withdraw from Vietnam. He got on better with President Lyndon B.
Johnson but he objected to his Vietnam policy on the grounds that it could
not be successful and advocated the use of increased force. This led to his
resignation in 1965 as Director of the CIA. 
  Soon afterwards McCone was appointed to investigate the Watts Race Riot.
The McCone Commission report was published in December, 1965. This was not
well received. The California Advisory Committee to the US Commission on
Civil Rights claimed that "the report is elementary, superficial,
unorganized and unimaginative... and... a marked and surprising lack of
understanding of the civil rights movement.... The McCone Commission failed
totally to make any findings concerning the existence or nonexistence of
police malpractices."
  McCone became a director of ITT. He also did consultancy work with the
CIA. In 1970 McCone met with Henry Kissinger and CIA director Richard
Helms. McCone later testified that he tried to persuade Helms to accept $1
million in order to prevent the election of Salvador Allende in Chile. The
offer was refused by Helms, but $350,000 did pass from ITT to Allende's
opponent with CIA assistance. This included implementing ITT dirty tricks
campaign in Chile. 
  In retirement McCone was also director of Pacific Mutual Life Insurance,
United California Bank, Standard Oil of California, and Western
Bancorporation.
  McCone also helped to establish Committee on the Present Danger. A
pressure group that campaigned against cuts in military spending.
  John Alex McCone died on 14th February 1991.
   
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  (1) I. F. Stone, I. F. Stone's Weekly (9th October, 1961) 

The C.I.A. is an intelligence organization run from the rather stuffy
conventional wealthy businessman's point of view. It is staffed, from the
top down, by Wall Streeters, Ivy League dilettantes, superannuated colonels
from the armed forces and scholars, whose loyalty can be kept certified
only by a fanatical anti-Communism. The main lesson of the Cuban fiasco is
that an organization of this kind cannot be relied upon to know what
ordinary people are thinking. But President Kennedy does not seem to have
learned that lesson at all. In replacing Allen W. Dulles by John A. McCone,
he picked a man who is if anything considerably less literate and less
knowledgeable than Dulles, and fully as incapable of understanding the
resentments and the aspirations that are the dynamic factors in today's 
 world.
  Mr McCone's rising fortunes, financial and political, have been
associated with the war and the arms race. In 1937 he helped to form the
Bechtel-McCone-Parsons Corporation, a construction and engineering firm. In
January 1941 he organized and became the president of the California
Shipbuilding Company; the Bechtel concern was then given a management
contract to run the shipbuilding company. After the war the General
Accounting Office told a House Merchant Marine Committee investigation that
the company had made $44,000,000 on an investment of $100,000. The same
committee a few months later complained that Mr McCone's company was paid
$2,500,000 by the government to take over a shipyard costing $25,000,000
and containing surplus material costing $14,000,000.
  Mr McCone did not confine his interests to shipbuilding.
Bechtel-McCone-Parsons also built a huge installation at Birmingham,
Alabama, during the war for the air force and became a leading construction
firm for the A.E.C. Mr McCone also organized a private shipping company
which did a big transport business for some of the largest A.E.C.
contractors, firms like Union Carbide and Dow Chemical. These diverse
enterprises had a common stake in armament expenditure, and Mr McCone made
his debut in public service as a member of Truman's Air Policy Commission
which in 1948 advocated a stepped-up indefinitely prolonged arms race. The
report became the bible of the aviation lobby. His views recommended him to
the alarmist Secretary of Defence Forrestal who made Mr McCone his deputy.
In 1950-51 he
  was Under-Secretary of the Air Force.
  With the Democrats out, Mr McCone returned to California and Republican
politics. There his principal associations, political and religious, were
of the right. He became a major money raiser for former Senator Knowland,
often referred to as the Senator from Formosa, and he was close to Cardinal
McIntyre of Los Angeles, not one of the more liberal members of the
American hierarchy. In 1958, Admiral Strauss picked Mr McCone to succeed
him as Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission; they shared the same
hostility to public power and to cessation of nuclear testing. At his
nomination hearing, one of the exhibits was an angry letter Mr McCone had
sent in 1956, as a Caltech trustee, to ten Caltech faculty members
(including Harrison Brown and a Nobel laureate in physics) for releasing a
state
 ment supporting Adlai Stevenson's proposal for a ban on H-bomb testing. Mr
McCone, a friend and admirer of Edward Teller, accused the ten professors
of echoing Soviet propaganda in what he
 called an attempt `to create fear in the minds of the uninformed that
radioactive fallout from H-bomb tests endangers life'.
  To control the nation's intelligence is to be in a position to shape
decisions of war and peace. The C.I.A. is an enormous bureaucracy, with
millions at its disposal to corrupt men abroad and perhaps at home; a
rival, shadow State Department with a foreign policy even less enlightened.
Its network of cloak-and-dagger operatives abroad move in a murky realm
where provocations can make peace untenable. The U-2 was one sample. The
Joint Intelligence Board over which Mr McCone will also preside coordinates
all the multifarious snooper organizations of our government - there must
be half a dozen beside the C.I.A. and the F.B.I. - and also our growing
para-military agencies which can engage secretly in war. Mr Kennedy could
not have made a more appalling choice for so crucial a post.
     
    
  (2) David Wise and Thomas Ross, Invisible Government (1964) 
  Ralph E. Casey of the General Accounting Office, a watchdog arm of the
Congress, testified in 1946 that McCone and his associates in the
California Shipbuilding Company made $44,000,000 on an investment of
$100,000.
  "I daresay," Casey remarked, "that at no time in the history of American
business, whether in wartime or in peacetime, have so few men made so much
money with so little risk and all at the expense of the taxpayers, not only
of this generation but of generations to come." 
  Again, McCone denied the accusation. He insisted that the investment of
California Shipbuilding - including loans, bank credits and stock, in
addition to the cash-amounted to over $7,000,000. He also disputed Casey's
profit figures as inflated. In any event, he testified, the government got
back 95 percent of the profits in taxes. 
  Another of McCone's business activities which provoked opposition was his
long relationship with the international oil industry. During the Senate
Armed Services Committee hearings on his nomination in January, 1962,
McCone told of his former directorship of the Panama Pacific Tankers
Company, a large oilcarrying fleet, and of the $1,000,000 in stock he held
in Standard Oil of California, which operates extensively in the Middle
East, Indonesia and Latin America.
"Every well-informed American knows," commented Senator Joseph Clark, the
Pennsylvania Democrat, "that the American oil companies are deep in the
politics of the Middle East (and) the CIA is deep in the politics of the
Middle East." 
  Clark opposed McCone's appointment on the ground that his ownership of
the oil stock amounted to "a legal violation and a very unwise holding."
McCone offered to dispose of the stock but the committee refused to
consider it. From the tenor of the questioning it was clear that the great
majority of senators was not at all disturbed by McCone's record. They
were, in fact, abundantly impressed.
  "I have not had the opportunity of knowing Mr. McCone well, only through
reputation," said Senator Strom Thurmond, the South Carolina Democrat, "but
in looking over this biography, to me it epitomizes what has made America
great."
  

  (3) Jack Anderson, Peace, War, And Politics (1999) 
  When CIA chief John McCone learned of the assassination, he rushed to
Robert Kennedy's home in McLean, Virginia, and stayed with him for three
hours. No one else was admitted. Even Bobby's priest was turned away.
McCone told me he gave the attorney general a routine briefing on CIA
business and swore that Castro's name never came up. Yet McCone's agency
had been trying to kill Castro, and just two months earlier Castro had
threatened to retaliate if the assassination attempts continued. Another
thing: On November 22, 1963, when I could talk about nothing else, when my
wife could talk about nothing else, when the entire world was riveted on
Dallas, the director of the CIA claimed that he spent three hours with the
brother of the slain president and that they discussed routine CIA business
 .
  Sources would later tell me that McCone anguished with Bobby over the
terrible possibility that the assassination plots sanctioned by the
president's own brother may have backfired. Then the following day, McCone
briefed President Lyndon Johnson and his National Security Advisor McGeorge
Bundy. Afterward, McCone told subordinates - who later filled me in - what
happened at that meeting. The grim McCone shared with Johnson and Bundy a
dispatch from the U.S. embassy in Mexico City, strongly suggesting that
Castro was behind the assassination.
  The CIA chief put this together with what he knew of the mood in Moscow.
Nikita Khrushchev was on the ropes inside the Kremlin, humiliated over
backing down less than a year earlier during the Cuban missile crisis. If
Castro were to be accused of the Kennedy assassination, Americans would
demand revenge against Cuba, and Khrushchev would face another Cuban
crisis. He was an impulsive man who could become dangerous if backed into a
corner. McCone warned that Khrushchev was unlikely to endure another
humiliation over Cuba. This time he might do something reckless and provoke
a nuclear war, which would cost forty million American lives. It was a
staggering figure that the new president repeated to others.
   
  (4) Richard D. Mahoney, Sons and Brothers (1999) 
  Between 2 and 2.30 p.m., Bobby took a call from CIA director John McCone,
who told him he would drive over from Langley. When McCone arrived, Kennedy
went out on the lawn with him. "I asked McCone," Kennedy was to tell his
trusted aide Walter Sheridan, "if they had killed my brother, and I asked
him in a way that he couldn't lie to me." McCone was one of Bobby's closest
friends in the administration, and this extraordinary question revealed a
deep and terrible suspicion about the CIA, something born of some
knowledge, or at least intuition, and not simply the incontinence of grief.

   
  (5) John A. McCone, interviewed by J. Lee Rankin on behalf of the Warren
Commission (1964) 

J. Lee Rankin: Are you familiar with the records and how they are kept by
the Central Intelligence Agency as to whether a man is acting as an
informer, agent, employee, or in any other capacity for that Agency? 
  John A. McCone: Yes; I am generally familiar with the procedures and the
records that are maintained by the Central Intelligence Agency. Quite
naturally, I am not familiar with all of the records because they are very
extensive. 
  J. Lee Rankin: Have you determined whether or not Lee Harvey Oswald, the
suspect in connection with the assassination of President Kennedy, had any
connection with the Central Intelligence Agency, informer or indirectly as
an employee, or any other capacity? 
  John A. McCone: Yes; I have determined to my satisfaction that he had no
such connection...
  J. Lee Rankin: Will you tell us briefly the extent of your inquiry? 
  John A. McCone: In a form of affidavit, I have gone into the matter in
considerable detail personally, in my inquiry with the appropriate people
within the Agency, examined all records in our files relating to Lee Harvey
Oswald. We had knowledge of him, of course, because of his having gone to
the Soviet Union, as he did, putting him in a situation where his name
would appear in our name file. However, my examination has resulted in the
conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald was not an agent, employee, or informant
of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Agency never contacted him,
interviewed him, talked with him, or received or solicited any reports or
information from him, or communicated with him directly or in any other
manner. The Agency never furnished him with any funds or money or co
 mpensated him directly or indirectly in any fashion, and Lee Harvey Oswald
was never associated or connected directly or indirectly in any way
whatsoever with the Agency. When I use the
 term "Agency," I mean the Central Intelligence Agency, of course. 
  Gerald Ford: Does that include whether or not he was in the United
States, in the Soviet Union, or anyplace? 
  John A. McCone: . Anyplace; the United States, Soviet Union, or
anyplace... 
  Gerald Ford: Mr. McCone, do you have full authority from higher authority
to make full disclosure to this Commission of any information in the files
of the Central Intelligence Agency? 
  John A. McCone: That is right. It is my understanding that it is the
desire of higher authority that this Commission shall have access to all
information of every nature in our files or in the minds of employees of
Central Intelligence Agency. 
  Gerald Ford: On the basis of that authority, you or the Agency have made
a full disclosure? 
  John A. McCone: That is correct. 

  J. Lee Rankin: Mr. McCone, if I may return to you, I will now ask you if
you have any credible information that you know of or evidence causing you
to believe that there is any or was any conspiracy either domestic or
foreign in connection with the assassination of President Kennedy? 
  John A. McCone: No; I have no information, Mr. Rankin, that would lead me
to believe or conclude that a conspiracy existed. 
  Gerard Ford: Did the CIA make an investigation of this aspect of the
assassination? 
  John A. McCone: We made an investigation of all developments after the
assassination which came to our attention which might possibly have
indicated a conspiracy, and we determined after these investigations, which
were made promptly and immediately, that we had no evidence to support such
an assumption. 
  Gerard Ford: Did the Central Intelligence Agency have any contact with
Oswald during the period of his life in the Soviet Union? 
  John A. McCone: No; not to my knowledge, nor to the knowledge of those
who would have been in a position to have made such contact, nor according
to any record we have. 
  Gerard Ford: Did the Central Intelligence Agency have any personal
contact with Oswald subsequent to his return to the United States? 
  John A. McCone: No. 
  J. Lee Rankin: Mr. McCone, your Agency made a particular investigation in
connection with any allegations about a conspiracy involving the Soviet
Union or people connected with Cuba, did you not? 
  John A. McCone: Yes, we did. We made a thorough, a very thorough,
investigation of information that came to us concerning an alleged trip
that Oswald made to Mexico City during which time he made contact with the
Cuban Embassy in Mexico City in an attempt to gain transit privileges from
Mexico City to the Soviet Union via Havana. We investigated that
thoroughly. 
  J. Lee Rankin: Do you also include in your statement that you found no
evidence of conspiracy in all of that investigation? 
  John A. McCone: That is correct. 
  J. Lee Rankin: And also the investigation you made of the period that Lee
Harvey Oswald was in the Soviet Union? 
  John A. McCone: That is right. 
  Allen W. Dulles: Could I ask one question there? Does your answer, Mr.
McCone, include a negation of any belief that Oswald was working for or on
behalf of the Soviet Union at any time when you were in contact with him or
knew about his activities? 
  John A. McCone: As I have already stated, we were never in contact with
Oswald. We have no evidence that he was working for or on behalf of the
Soviet Union at any time. According to his diary, Oswald did receive a
subsidy from the Soviet Red Cross which we assume had the approval of the
authorities. Such a payment does not indicate to us that he even worked for
the Soviet intelligence services. Furthermore, we have no other evidence
that he ever worked for Soviet intelligence. 
  Gerard Ford: Is the Central Intelligence Agency continuing any
investigation into this area? 
  John A. McCone: No, because, at the present time, we have no information
in our files that we have not exhaustively investigated and disposed of to
our satisfaction. Naturally, any new information that might come into our
hands would be investigated promptly. 

   
  (6) From CIA to USC: Political Biography of a Trustee, a leaflet
distributed by the students of the University of Southern California (1977)

  Several attempts on Castro's life were sponsored by the CIA after McCone
took office, but no documentary evidence exists to counter his claim that
he knew nothing about it. McCone's successor Richard Helms is skeptical of
his testimony: "He was involved in this up to his scuppers just the way
everybody else was that was in it, and... I don't understand how it was he
didn't hear about some of these things that he claims that he didn't."
Perhaps McCone also had no knowledge of the CIA's drug experiments on
unsuspecting citizens that occurred during his tenure. 
  The Warren Commission investigated the assassination of Kennedy while
McCone was CIA director. There is considerable evidence that the CIA (and
FBI) obstructed certain avenues of inquiry. Apparently the Warren
Commission report turned out to the CIA's satisfaction, for in 1967 they
directed their field offices to "employ propaganda assets" to refute the
report's critics. 
  The cover-up continues to this day. Independent investigators of the John
Kennedy assassination have found new life and new leads in the connections
between the CIA, Howard Hughes, the Mafia, and the anti-Castro exile
community. Recent leaks from the government, on the other hand, seem
designed to place the blame on Castro. Such a second-level cover-up appears
likely, especially in light of the recent assassinations of Sam Giancana
and John Roselli (they were part of the CIA/Mafia/anti-Castro network and
were willing to talk about it), and the apparent suicide of George de
Mohrenschildt...
  McCone certainly knows more than he's telling, but he is not likely to
reveal anything voluntarily. Before resigning as CIA director, McCone
attempted to suppress the publication of The Invisible Government by David
Wise and Thomas B. Ross, two independent journalists. And his record after
leaving the directorship is hardly better... 
  Presently McCone is one of the directors of the Committee on the Present
Danger. This group - a recent coalition of big-name hawks,
military-industrial complex leaders, and intelligence community
academicians - is actively lobbying against proposed cuts in military
spending.
   
  (7) Jack Anderson, Peace, War and Politics: An Eyewitness Account (1999)
  The CIA's Sheffield Edwards was supposed to make the contact with the
underworld. He approached a former FBI agent and CIA operative, Robert
Maheu, who moved at the subterranean level of politics. Maheu knew his way
around the shady side of Las Vegas; he had been recruited by billionaire
Howard Hughes to oversee his Las Vegas casinos. Happily, Hughes was a
friend who owed me a favor. Intermediaries persuaded Maheu to confide in
me. He confirmed that the CIA had asked him to sound out the Mafia,
strictly off the record, about a contract to hit Fidel Castro. Maheu had
taken the request straight to Johnny Rosselli.
  Rosselli had a reputation inside the mob as a patriot; he was quite
willing to kill for his country. But as he told me, there was an etiquette
to be followed in these matters. Santo Trafficante was the
godfather-in-exile of Cuba after Castro chased out the mob. Rosselli
couldn't even tiptoe through Trafficante's territory without permission,
and he couldn't approach Trafficante without a proper introduction. So
Rosselli prevailed upon his boss in Chicago, Sam "Momo" Giancana, to attend
to the protocol. Since Giancana had godfather status, he could solicit
Trafficante's help to eliminate Castro. The project appealed to Giancana
who had commiserated with other dons over the loss of casino revenues in
Havana. Killing Castro for the government would settle some old scores for
the mob, and it
  would put Uncle Sam in the debt of the Mafia.
  Maheu had been ordered to keep a tight lid on the involvement of the U.S.
government. The CIA was ready with a cover story that the Castro hit had
been arranged by disgruntled American businessmen who had been bounced out
of their Cuban enterprises by Castro.
  On September 25, I960, Maheu brought two CIA agents to a suite at the
Fountainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach. Rosselli delivered two sinister
mystery men whom he introduced only as Sicilians named "Sam" and "Joe." In
fact, they were two of the Mafia's most notorious godfathers, Sam Giancana
and Santo Trafficante, both on the FBI's ten-most-wanted list. They
discussed the terms of Castro's demise, with Giancana suggesting that the
usual mob method of a quick bullet to the head be eschewed in favor of
something more delicate, like poison.
  The wily Giancana was less interested in bumping off Castro than in
scoring points with the federal government, and he intended to call in as
many chips as he could before the game was over.
   
  (8) John McCone, interviewed by Harry Kreisler ( April 21, 1988)
  Harry Kreisler: You served Eisenhower as head of the Atomic Energy
Commission. Tell us about the argument that you made during that time
concerning a possible test ban.
  John McCone: We were testing through the 1950s, and there was a demand to
stop it. In the meantime, I became chairman of the Atomic Energy
Commission, and under the Atomic Energy Act, the commission was responsible
for ensuring that we were making maximum use of our atomic resources and
that no other country was getting ahead of us. So it became necessary for
us to know what the Soviets were doing, and we made various attempts at a
treaty which would suspend nuclear tests in the atmosphere. Everybody was
in favor of it. It had to be a treaty that could be verified.
  So then they - the Soviets - proposed a moratorium. They said that they
would not test. This was appealing to Eisenhower, but it was not appealing
to me as chairman of the commission because our resources were detecting
what they were doing. They would not guarantee against their violation of
any arrangement. We wouldn't know if they were continuing with development
tests. They were only small weapons but large enough to advance the state
of the art as far as they were concerned. It posed a very tough argument to
the president.
  It was then that I had this joint Committee on Atomic Energy up on the
hill breathing down my neck... and I couldn't say in all honesty that the
Soviets were not making advances that we couldn't make because we were
respecting this moratorium. So finally this argument was pursued all the
way through the last year of the Eisenhower administration and on into the
Kennedy administration.
  Harry Kreisler: Did the debate on the test ban involve you in further
controversy?
  John McCone: In 1956, Adlai Stevenson had made a speech in San Diego in
which he advocated that the United States unilaterally abandon all testing
of nuclear devices. He was quite sure that if we did, the Soviets would
follow the lead. I violently opposed that approach because I didn't think
that the Soviets would follow. I didn't think we had the detection devices
to know whether they were following for sure, and that became a source of
argument with several of the professors at California Institute of
Technology who were supporting what Stevenson was advocating.
   
  (9) John McCone, interviewed by Harry Kreisler (April 21, 1988)
  Harry Kreisler: Would our involvement in Vietnam have taken a different
course if Kennedy had lived?
  John McCone: When Kennedy took office you will recall that he won the
election because he claimed that the Eisenhower administration had been
weak on communism and weak in the treatment of Castro and so forth. So the
first thing Kennedy did was to send a couple of men to Vietnam to survey
the situation. They came back with the recommendation that the military
assistance group be increased from 800 to 25,000. That was the start of our
involvement. Kennedy, I believe, realized he'd made a mistake because
25,000 US military in a country such as South Vietnam means that the
responsibility for the war flows to (the US military) and out of the hands
of the South Vietnamese. So Kennedy, in the weeks prior to his death,
realized that we had gone overboard and actually was in the process of
withd
 rawing when he was killed and Johnson took over.
  Harry Kreisler: So you really believe Kennedy would have made a
difference?
  John McCone: Very much so.
  Harry Kreisler: Was his finest hour the Cuban Missile Crisis?
  John McCone: He handled the Cuban Missile Crisis with a great deal of
skill in my opinion. He was determined that those missiles would not be a
threat to the United States. He would destroy them and have them removed
irrespective of the consequences, but he always insisted on a gradual
approach giving Khrushchev the opportunity to back down, which he finally
did. But in order to accomplish this objective, he had to design a plan
which would not be so provocative that it would have involved us in a war
with the Soviet Union.
  Some examples of that were the fact that he proceeded day after day up to
a point where he was told by the intelligence people that he had only
forty-eight hours to get rid of the missiles or they'd be ready for action
against the United States. Then he ordered the action, but in doing so
informed the Soviets of what he was going to do, and they immediately
withdrew. He did not place a blockade on Cuba because that would have been
an act of war. So he devised a quarantine which had the same effect as a
blockade, but it was not an act of war.
  It was an indication of his cautious but determined approach. Looking
back on it, I have great respect for him, for his judgment, in the way he
handled that particular problem. Now there are a number of critics who will
say that he missed an opportunity to get rid of Castro. But to do that
would have required action and would have spilled a great deal of Soviet
blood, because there were 16,000 Soviet military in Cuba at the time and
they would have retaliated in a variety of ways - taking over Berlin. There
were countless opportunities for them. He was aware of that. So I believe
he reached a very satisfactory answer. I think the critics did not evaluate
the consequences of a different and more severe course of action had he
decided upon it.
  Harry Kreisler: Do you think that our understanding of the Soviets
behavior has held up through time?
  John McCone: I think that for a number of years the Soviets had suffered
under the delusion of being attacked, and that we possessed access to
property in their vicinity where we could place missiles that could do
very, very serious damage to them. Italy, Turkey, England - those are just
three of the locations. And they had no real estate where they could place
missiles that would damage us but could not be turned around to damage
them. That was why they followed a policy of never deploying their
short-range missiles in their satellites: they were never sure that the
satellites wouldn't take the missiles away from their protective military
people and turn them on Moscow.
  Now Cuba was the first and the only piece of real estate where they had
that luxury. Khrushchev wanted to take advantage of that. Well, I think he
had other purposes, too. He thought he could sneak those missiles in in
secrecy. Then he was to make a speech in two weeks in early November at the
General Assembly of the United Nations, and he could announce that he had
his guns trained on the United States and they couldn't do anything about
it, which was quite immature. This is what I think now. There's just as
many opinions as there are people you might speak to on the subject.
  Harry Kreisler: Secretary of State Rusk has revealed that President
Kennedy would have been willing - if Khrushchev had not given in sooner in
the crisis - to promise publicly to remove our missiles from Turkey. Do you
have any comments on Rusk's revelation?
  John McCone: President Kennedy and Attorney General Bobby Kennedy
insisted that they at no time discussed the missiles in either Italy or
Turkey with any representatives of the Soviets and that there was no such
deal ever made.
  Harry Kreisler: The Russians have alleged that Khrushchev was very
concerned about a possible American invasion of Cuba. Do you have any
thoughts on that Soviet claim?
  John McCone: Yes. He was concerned about an American invasion of Cuba for
the reason that there were strong forces in the United States that wanted
to get rid of Castro. As long as Castro was a loose card, and was moving
continually in the direction of the Soviets and away from us, it became
obvious to a great many people that there was danger there. And indeed
there was.
  Harry Kreisler: You mentioned once that very early in the crisis you had
a hunch that something was up.
  John McCone: I thought that a year or more before.
  Harry Kreisler: Why?
  John McCone: Because Cuba was the only piece of real estate that fell
into the hands of the Soviets where they could put a nuclear missile,
short-range or intermediate-range, that could reach the United States but
would not reach the Soviet Union. Now, on the other hand, we could put
missiles in England or Italy or Turkey or Greece that could reach the
Soviet Union but could not reach us. I thought this even before I became
associated with the CIA at all. I mentioned it to John Foster Dulles as a
reason why he should tread cautiously about disassociating the United
States from Castro. Whereas Castro obviously would turn to the Soviet
Union, and it would give the Soviet Union access to a valuable piece of
real estate. That was with me for a long time.
  Harry Kreisler: So it was a move you expected?
  John McCone: Yes. I didn't like to see possession of Cuba fall into the
hands of the Soviets. Then when I saw these other actions - this parade of
ships from the Baltic in the North Sea heading toward Cuba, after the
Soviets had equipped their 15,000 to 16,000 men with all the ordnance
equipment that they needed to deploy surface-to-air missiles. Here is where
I had to lean upon intuitive judgment, because I couldn't understand why
these ships were coming unless they had missiles on them. Everything else
was there. But that was an intuitive judgment. There was no hard
intelligence because the missiles were on the ships, and an agent couldn't
see them until they had been off-loaded.
  Harry Kreisler: The record of the Church Committee suggests that the
Kennedys were very focused on doing something about Castro. Any comments on
that record?
  John McCone: Well, you don't have to go to the Church Committee. All you
have to do is go to the campaign that President Kennedy used when he was
getting elected. He was campaigning against Nixon on the basis that the
Eisenhower administration, in which Nixon was the vice-president, had been
soft on Castro, and had been soft on communism elsewhere. So this was
carrying out his campaign pledge to do something about Castro and Cuba.
   
  (10) Ray S. Cline, Secrets, Spies and Scholars: Blueprint of the
Essential CIA (1976) 
  After a decent interval, to all appearances without vindictive feelings
toward either Dulles or Bissell, Kennedy set out to restructure the high
command at CIA. For a brief period during 1962 and 1963 CIA operated at its
peak performance level in the way that its functional responsibilities
called for, with greater emphasis on intelligence analysis and estimates
and an attempt at greater circumspection and tighter control in covert
action. The key to success was Kennedy's appointment of a new Director of
Central Intelligence, John A. McCone, in November 1961. It was a bold move
by Kennedy to pick McCone, an active Republican and a businessman turned
government administrator, rather than someone with experience in
intelligence. It turned out well.
  CIA needed a man with personal political stature to represent it at the
highest levels in the White House and in Congress, especially in the dark
days after the Bay of Pig. McCone was an engineer who had made a fortune in
construction and shipbuilding enterprises. He was well acquainted in
private industry and, in addition, had earned respect as a public servant
by working first as Under Secretary of the Air Force and later as Chairman
of the Atomic Energy Commission. He had great energy and - above all - the
inquiring, skeptical turn of mind of the good intelligence officer. He is
the only DCI who ever took his role of providing substantive intelligence
analysis and estimates to the President as his first priority job, and the
only one who considered his duties as coordinating superviso
 r of the whole intelligence community to be a more important
responsibility than CIA's own clandestine and covert programs. Kennedy gave
him a letter of instructions on January 16, 1962
 designating him as the "government's principal foreign intelligence
officer" with a charge to "assure the proper coordination, correlation, and
evaluation of intelligence from all sources and its prompt dissemination. .
. ." It also tasked him with "coordination and effective guidance of the
total U.S. foreign intelligence effort."
  McCone tried to live up to this heavy responsibility and came closer to
discharging it than anyone else. He hated being called a "spymaster," as he
often was in press comments echoing the Dulles tradition. In collection
efforts he took primary interest in the technical programs, especially the
rapidly expanding satellite photo systems. Covert actions were small in
scale and quietly carried out in this period and agent collection was
recognized as a useful but intricate job best left to Dick Helms and his
professional staff, provided they could answer McCone's occasional barrage
of questions.
   
  (11) John Simkin, JFK Assassination Forum (25th June, 2004) 

I thought it might be a good idea to start a thread where we vote and
speculate on who killed JFK. I will start the ball by suggesting the
Military Industrial Complex. The operation was a complete success and the
group achieved all its objectives. This includes the cover up that involved
the implication of several groups and individuals in the plot. One reason
for this was to guarantee the help of these individuals and groups in the
cover up. This involved implicating LBJ, the CIA, the FBI and the Secret
Service. It also involved implicating the Kennedy brothers in other
terrible events. This ensured that the Kennedy family and its close
associates joined in the cover up. This cover up included both the Warren
Commission and the House Select Committee of Assassinations (this involved
a cha
 nge in tactics with the finger now being pointed at the Mafia). 
  It also included a far more sinister cover up that will have long term
implications for the history of the world. I believe that the CIA and FBI
were involved in destroying a large number of documents relating to the
assassination in November and December, 1963. These were replaced with
false documents that have yet to be released. These documents will only
become available when all those who are referred to are dead. These
documents, because of the fact they have been held back, will be believed
to be genuine. They will do two things: (1) They will show that Lee Harvey
Oswald was the lone gunman. (2) They will link the Kennedy brothers with a
series of crimes and wrongdoings, including the murder of Marilyn Monroe.
Others smeared will be those associated with what the Military Industria
 l Complex would refer to as dangerous radicals (Martin Luther King, etc.)
  I believe that the people behind the assassination were representatives
of what Eisenhower called the Military Industrial Complex. The main
objective was to ensure the continuance of the Cold War. To achieve this
they had the convince the American public that they faced a real communist
threat. The presence of a revolutionary communist government on its
doorstep (Cuba) was permanent evidence of this. So also was the presence of
WMD in the Soviet Union and China. As in Iraq, we now know the CIA and MI5
exaggerated this threat. 
  Therefore we have to identify the representatives of the Military
Industrial Complex in the government. Their main man was John McCone,
Director of the CIA. That is not to say that the assassination of JFK was a
CIA operation (although it did use a CIA agent, David Morales, to organize
the assassination). 
  McCone is a classical case of a representative of the Military Industrial
Complex. The owner of a small engineering company before the war, between
1942-45 his new company, California Shipbuilding, made $44 million in
profits from an investment of $100,000.
  After the war McCone was brought into the government and served as Deputy
to the Secretary of Defense (1948) and Under Secretary of the Air Force
(1950-1951). What did he know about these matters? Only that it was in the
best interests of MIC to spend increasing amounts of money on the arms
trade. McCone was an ardent Cold War warrior and in 1956 attacked the
suggestion made by Adlai Stevenson that there should be a nuclear test ban.
McCone accused American scientists of being "taken in" by Soviet propaganda
and of attempting to "create fear in the minds of the uninformed that
radioactive fallout from H-bomb tests endangers life." Read that quote
again if you did not get it the first time. Now that is what I call
disinformation.



Jud Witham <jurisnot2@yahoo.com> wrote:
    Remember the FUND RAISER North and Secord had at the GALLERIA, I say
CHARLIE WILSONS WAR, oh BALONEY, it was BIG H Bush, John McCone and the
IRAN CONTRA, BCCI and HOUSTON / DALLAS Bank Boys - Herman K. Beebe and
Robery Corson, Robert L. Vickers and COMPANY huh -  You Guys BETTER be
real.
   
  SEE
   
  CIA's  McCone's Western Bank Westheimer
  See Houston Post and Pete Brewton
  US Senate Select Committee on INTEL Hearings
  

Jud Witham <jurisnot2@yahoo.com> wrote:

    It has been going on a VERY VERY Long Time in AMERIKA, here’s how they
pulled off the CRAP with Gary Mauro and the Clintons and the Bushs in
HOUSTON with CIA Director John A McCone – NO SHIT !!!
   
  Judson Witham
   
  Witham he's Right
   
  
   
  CIA's  Western Bank Westheimer
  See Houston Post and Pete Brewton
  US Senate Select Committee on INTEL Hearings
   
  Well Hi There NELDA LUCE RADABAUGH BLAIR and DC Jimmie DOZIER and CREW
And you thought the LAND FLIPPIN and STRAW BORROWING and BOGUS Title
Policies and WHITEWASHING was something the CLINTONS created,  WOW Flippin
from Arkansas to WESTHEIMER and John McCone's WESTERN BANK 
  Authorities probing forgery allegations  JAMES DRUMMOND, MARY C. BOUNDS :
Staff  The forgery allegations surfaced after Houston Commerce Bank sued
Mauro and several other investors to collect on the unpaid $850,000 real
estate loan.  01/29/1988 
   
  Good Ol GARY MAURO - Bill and Hill's CAMPAIGN MANAGER
   
  Intertec: Big deals, big names and very big problems/Cries of forgery and
fraud fly as well-connecte...  JAMES DRUMMOND, MARY C. BOUNDS : Staff 
  Allegations of fraud at Intertec have attracted the attention of the FBI
and the Harris County District Attorney's Office. That was clearly done
without my authority," he said. 
  01/17/1988 
   
  POTHOLES & PROMISES/Montgomery County's crumbling subdivisions/ Investors
mired in muddy mess of sub...  CATHY GORDON : Staff  Clesson said officials
at Western Bank-Westheimer in Houston , who financed the project, urged him
to take it over in 1978 after Eikel went into default on a loan. 
06/22/1987
  

judson witham <jurisnot@yahoo.com> wrote: 
  Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 09:26:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: judson witham <jurisnot@yahoo.com>
Subject: Conroe Land CONS - Oh Where's The Money ?? - Right Here - "CIA" in
TX & DIRTY Land Speculations - CIA Director John McCone - Judson Witham
To: news@montgomerycountynews.net
CC: news@montgomerycountynews.net
  WOW 635 Whitewater Stlye , Red Flag, Unrecorded, Land Cons ALL AROUND 
Monkey County IMAGINE THAT  
  You see Folks HOUSTON TEXAS was the HEART of the MASSIVE LOOTINGS and
well the CIA was in it up the KEASTER -  rumormail@rumormillnews.com
   
  Dear Senate Select Commitee On Inteligence, PLEASE release the records on
the meetings regarding this:  http://www.depts.ttu.edu/masscom/utilities/get_biog.php?record=8
   
  Houston Post 
          Beginning in 1990, an assortment of articles from the Houston
Post found their way into NameBase. In them Pete Brewton described
organized crime and CIA ...
www.namebase.org/sources/NK.html
   
  Good Old Oliver, North, Peter Brewton, Catherine Fitts, Herman K. Beebe,
THE US SENATE SELECT COMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE, the Houston Post, George
Bush, Steven Pizzo and
  CHARLIE WILSONS WAR MY ASS
   
  Houston Post 
          Beginning in 1990, an assortment of articles from the Houston
Post found their way into NameBase. In them Pete Brewton described
organized crime and CIA ...
www.namebase.org/sources/NK.html
   
  http://www.whereisthemoney.org/
  

judson witham <jurisnot@yahoo.com> wrote:
  WITNESS ES "KAT" WOOLDFORD FSLIC and FDIC
  http://www.usaid.gov/locations/europe_eurasia/mt/images/fsnl.pdf
  http://www.usaid.gov/locations/europe_eurasia/mt/images/fsnl.pdf#search='Woolford,%20FDIC
   
  Kat Woolford (BBA '72) of Baton Rouge, La., has done a little bit of
everything since graduation: exercised race horses, worked for the
Liquidation Division of the FDIC, and served as an advisor to the Bank of
Latvia and the National Bank of Romania.
   
  CNN's  NELDA LUCE RADABAUGH BLAIR
  American Title Lawyer 
  Montgomery County Attorney
  http://www.publicans.com/
   
  http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/index.asp?NID=133
   
  
   
  635 Clandestine - UNRECORDED Land Developments ONE COUNTY
   
  http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_buildstats.pl?Nelda9Blair
   
  http://www.apfn.net/Messageboard/09-29-05/discussion.cgi.50.html
   
  http://www.yachtserenity.com/
   
  http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oGkkh13BlID1sASUdXNyoA?p=Nelda+Blair%2C+Publicans&y=Search&fr=yfp-t-368&ei=UTF-8
   
  News Stories/Guest Information
news@trunews.com
  Technical Problems/Website and Program Issues
marshall@trunews.com
  Contribution Questions
support@trunews.com
   
  Where Is The Money ?
  Well here’s a HUGE PILE OF IT 
  Judson Witham
   
  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE WETERN BANK CORPORATION 
  http://mises.org/rothbard/WSBanks.pdf
   
  AND JFK’s & LBJ’s Director of CIA – John McCone and PINEWOOD VILLAGE,
CONROE TX
   
  LINK  http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=Western+Bank%2C+John+McCone&fr=yfp-t-368&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8
   
  http://www.google.com/search?q=Western+Banking+Corporation%2C+McCone&btnG=Search&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-us%3AIE-Address&rlz=1I7SUNA
   
  Yes COMING CLEAN 
  Ms.Catherine Austin  Fitts 
  http://www.solari.com/blog/?p=501
  http://www.solari.com/blog/?p=501
    http://www.westgate-ch.com/enabout.html
   
  SEE - http://mises.org/rothbard/WSBanks.pdf
   
  WESTERN BANK
  The DIRTIEST BANK IN TEXAS – 
  FDIC, Carlyle Group, Bearing Point,USAID 
  “Kat” Woolford
  FDIC Property Liquidation Specialist
   
  
   
  SEE -  http://www.google.com/search?q=Western+Banking+Corporation%2C+McCone&btnG=Search&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-us%3AIE-Address&rlz=1I7SUNA
   
   
  Still Sits - Right Next to Galleria Westheimer, Houston
   
  Site of the North Secord GW Bush Contra Fundraiser
  SUBJECT of Houston Post and Senate Select Committee
  CLOSED DOOR HEARINGS on NORTH and Herman K. Beebe
  See Houston Post, Senate Records and MAFIA, CIA & George Bush by Peter
Brewton
   
  This first appeared in World Market Perspective (1984) and later as a
monograph published by the Center for libertarian Studies (1995). Afterword
By Justin Raimondo.
   
  LINK http://www.lewrockwell.com/rothbard/rothbard66.html

   
  After the Bay of Pigs fiasco, Dulles was replaced as head of the CIA by
West Coast industrialist John A. McCone, who also had the capacity to serve
the administrations of either party with equal ease. Under-Secretary of the
Air Force under Truman and head of the Atomic Energy Commission under
Eisenhower, McCone was president of the Bechtel-McCone Corporation, and
represents the first major incursion of the international Bechtel
construction interests into American politics. McCone was also a board
member of the California Bank of Los Angeles, and of the
Rockefeller-dominated Standard Oil Company of California .
   
  LBJ and the Power Elite
  Lyndon Johnson's foreign policy was dominated by his escalation of the
Vietnam conflict into a full-scale (if undeclared) war, and of the
increasing splits over the war among the financial power elite. Johnson
retained the hawkish Rusk, McNamara, McCone, and Lodge in their posts. As
newly minted Vietnam doves were ousted from foreign policy positions, they
were replaced by hawks. Thus, William Bundy became Assistant Secretary of
State for Far Eastern Affairs, at the same time becoming a director of the
CFR. On the other hand, the increasingly critical W. Averell Harriman was
ousted from his post of Under-Secretary of State.
   
  Under the advice of Henry Kissinger and of ITT, the CIA funneled $8
million into Chile over the next three years, in an ultimately successful
effort to overthrow the Allende regime. Particularly helpful in this effort
was John A. McCone, the West Coast industrialist whom Johnson had continued
in charge of the CIA. Now a board member of ITT, McCone continued in
constant contact by being named a consultant to the CIA on the Chilean
question. President Nixon continued Johnson holdover Richard Helms as head
of the CIA, and Helm's outlook may have been influenced by the fact that
his grandfather, Gates W. McGarrah, had been the head of the Mechanics and
Metals National Bank of New York , director of Bankers Trust, and chairman
of the board of the powerful Federal Reserve Bank of New York .
   
  LINK http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?t=1105
   
  1941 Stephen Bechtel and John McCone form a separate company,
Bechtel-McCone, and receive a $260 million order for 60 freighters for
Britain . McCone would later build the hastily and poorly constructed
"Liberty Ships", many of which fell apart before they could be sunk by the
Germans. Bechtel-McCone would make $44 million from the deal.
   
  1947 John McCone becomes president of the Air Pollution Committee.
     
   
  The Historical Dictionary for Chile  - The CIA Abuses in Chile
   
   http://books.google.com/books?id=ISGPp5zG-GkC&pg=PA383&lpg=PA383&dq=Western+Banking+Corporation,+McCone&source=web&ots=LMcOC_VWCt&sig=mTb4M1ORXvju5NbNmeTURw_dA3M&hl=en
   
   
  The Western Bank and Bectel – Why Hello Cathy Fitts
   
  http://www.politicalfriendster.com/showPerson.php?id=17&name=Bechtel-Corporation
   
   
  
   
  Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 13:47:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: judson witham <jurisnot@yahoo.com>
Subject: INSIDE JOB the Looting of US Banks - "CIA" in TX & DIRTY Land
Speculations - CIA Director John McCone - Judson Witham
To: stephen@pizzo.com
CC: stephen@pizzo.com

John A McCone owned the Western Bancorporation you know the Peter Brewton,
Houston Post, William Webster, Herman K. Beebe story - They SCREWED Old
Judson In A Land Deal To, they had THOUSANDS of these things from FLIPPIN
ARKANSAS to Charlie Keatings CRAP North of Phoenix - Don Bolles was ON TO
THEM uh huh !!!

judson witham <jurisnot@yahoo.com> wrote:
  I would sumit that Peter Brewton, Steve Pizzo and Mary Fricker and Martin
Mayer and well many others claiming the CIA was at the HEART of the 1980s
BANKING CONS well they were right.
   
  Western Bancorporation, John McCone and Judson Witham
   
  The Great Texas Bank Job
  oh it's REAL
   
  OH BOY! THEY SURE AREN'T TALKING ABOUT THIS EITHER!!?? Sworn Testimony Of
Jim Clarke " National Bank Examiner" How "DIRT ROAD SUBDIVISIONS" ... Once
Upon a Time in Arkansas - Frontline Takes a look at the deals and ...
www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/ forum.cgi?read=114258 - Cached 
   
  I'll bet Jim Clarke did NOT KNOW about 
  Gary Mauro's Land Cons in TEXAS

judson witham <jurisnot@yahoo.com> wrote:
  Mr. Gunderson,
   
  Your email link http://www.tedgunderson.com/ at is
CORRUPTED with the %20  stuff Check It Out.
   
  Judson Witham is NO BULLSHITTER, NO SPOOK and he is DEADLY SERIOUS. US
Secret Service Agent Rick Williams and many, many others FAILLED to advise
me that the WESTERN BANK was directly owned by Kennedy's Director Of CIA.
   
  The thousands LAND CONS listed below are CORROBARTED by many, many
thousands of Witnesses.  SEE the names listed in the HOUSTON CHRONICLE just
for a sampling.
   
  The CLINTONIAN CON with Whitewater, Castle Grande, Maplewood Farms,
Campebello Island and the LAND CONS of Gary Mauro the Clintons CAMPAIGN
MANAGER and his position as Texas Land Commissioner are rather STRAINED
considering the looting of the MADISON was done the very same way as:
   
  Authorities probing forgery allegations  JAMES DRUMMOND, MARY C. BOUNDS :
Staff  The forgery allegations surfaced after Houston Commerce Bank sued
Mauro and several other investors to collect on the unpaid $850,000 real
estate loan.  01/29/1988 
   
  Intertec: Big deals, big names and very big problems/Cries of forgery and
fraud fly as well-connecte...  JAMES DRUMMOND, MARY C. BOUNDS : Staff 
  Allegations of fraud at Intertec have attracted the attention of the FBI
and the Harris County District Attorney's Office. That was clearly done
without my authority," he said. 
  01/17/1988 
   
  POTHOLES & PROMISES/Montgomery County's crumbling subdivisions/ Investors
mired in muddy mess of sub...  CATHY GORDON : Staff  Clesson said officials
at Western Bank-Westheimer in Houston , who financed the project, urged him
to take it over in 1978 after Eikel went into default on a loan. 
06/22/1987
   
  ROBERT L. VICKERS was Eikel Etheridge's ORIGINAL PARTNER with WG Horne
III of the Horne Co. a Texas Realty Giant
    
  Funds at more banks frozen in fraud case 
  RAD SALLEE : Staff  Investigator Clyde Wilson said he reached Vickers by
phone in a Yuma , Ariz. , prison, and Vickers told him his name is being
used by others, but he is not involved in the scheme. 
  12/29/1989 
   
  $14 million frozen in lawsuit alleging mortgage fraud 
  RAD SALLEE : Staff  Zager said that attorney Whittle's signature is on
the deeds of trust and that attorney Vickers' is on the title policy
commitments. 
  12/23/1989  
   
  COURTS/POLICE  Staff  Prosecutor Bill Taylor said Robert L. Vickers, 56,
used the funds, which were intended to pay the couple's income taxes, on
eight occasions from Jan. 18, 1984, to April 9, 1985.  12/12/1985 

judson witham <jurisnot@yahoo.com> wrote:
  I would suggest that the TEXAS AG's Office demand a little more
information on why WESTERN BANK WESTHEIMER was directly involved as the
MONEY MASTERS in so many FRAUDULENT Land Cons, you see it was NOT Just
PINEWOOD VILLAGE and The Texas National !!!  John A McCone former DIRECTOR
of CIA now WOW, looks like JUDSON was not such a NUT after all huh !!! 
   
  You may even want to LOOK Much Cloer regarding WHY the Griffin Abstract
Fire was PURPOSELY ALLOWED to Burn To The Ground and see WHY so many Banks
across from the Monkey County Court House were tied to County Recorder ROY
HARRIS !!
  Don Clesson, Clesson land Investment Inc.  the FALL Guy !!
   
  Hello Houston US Attorney's Office and Secret Service Agent Rick Willaims
- HEY Good Old Marc Winberry, DC Jim Dozier and CNN's Nelda Luce Radabaugh
Blair
   
  Clesson, Eikel, Witson B. Etheridge Robert L. Vickers , WOW maybe NELDA
LUCE RADABAUGH BLAIR, DC Jim Dozier and the TEXAS NATIONAL BOYS oh yeah
American Title Insurance may want to EXPLAIN HUH !!!
   
  The defendant companies allegedly obtained loans from PINEWOOD VILLAGE
VICTIMS by submitting bogus documents, including credit applications,
promissory notes, deeds of trust, property appraisals, title policy
commitments and proof of insurance.
   
  The defendants allegedly prepared fraudulent loan application packages
involving vacant lots in Houston 's Runningbrook subdivision and elsewhere,
claiming they had 20-year-old homes on them. 
   
  Hey just like the 635 Illegal Projects all over Montgomery Co, 
   
  ...$35 million for such loans, but sometime in 1989, the defendants began
creating packages including "fictitious deeds of trust, counterfeit title
commitments, fraudulent credit applications, phony appraisals and bogus
insurance policies.' The lawsuit says William J. Cartwright Sr. and others
conspired to buy more than 90 vacant lots, most of them in Runningbrook, at
foreclosure sales at bargain prices, then transferred the titles to
Beau-Bay and C&P Realty. Fraudulent packages for a number of fictitious
buyers were prepared by other defendants, who presented them to Pioneer. 
   
  Hey JUST Like Clesson, Eikel, Etheridge Robert L. Vickers and the
American Title Insurance Boys, jeesh just like the THOUSANDS of thers ALL
over Texas Huh 
  

judson witham <jurisnot@yahoo.com> wrote:
  You know JA "Tony" Canales, Ron Woods and the WHOLE FBI Gang at 515 Rusk
and when they moved over to TC Jester and especially SECRET SERVICE AGENT
Rick Williams, US Magistrate Lingo Platter, Montgomery County Sheriff Joe
Corely and Guy Williams and well I guess EVEN Texas Governor George Bush,
TX AG White, Mattox, Morales and Gregg Abbott and the ENTIRE DOJ and FBI
Teams that TRIED to Make WITHAM OUT TO BE A NUT, well, Wetsren Bank you
know the SAME ONE behind the TEXAS NATIONAL and PINEWOOD VILLAGE, uh that
was what John McCone's BANK huh.  How many BILLIONS did they LAUNDER
through all those UNRECORDED LAND SPECULATIONS, oh  yes feel FREE to attach
this EMAIL to the File On Me.  Thanks 
   
      
  You Know the HOUSTON POST placed these guys in the Galleria 
  for a FUND RAISER
  Right Next To John McCones Western Bank Westheimer 
   
  
   
  Notes on Charlie's and Ollie's and Richard's and BIG H's  SECRET WARS

judson witham <jurisnot@yahoo.com> wrote:
  ...in November investigative journalist Pete Brewton
reported in the Houston Post that 
   
  The Great Texas Bank Job
   
  ``the committee has not attempted to
trace any of the S&L money looted by C.I.A. operatives.''
   
  CIA Director John McCones Western Bank Houston
   
  Western Bank failures largest in city's history 
  SCOTT CLARK : Staff  Starting with the bank on Westheimer, Western built
a group of five banks in the early 1980s. The North Wilcrest bank was
opened in 1983.  10/02/1987 
   
   
  John McCone was DIRECTOR OF CIA when 
   
  Kennedy Was MURDERED
  THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY by Eric Jon Phelps ... that had
the power to execute Kennedy's murder and successfully cover it up. ... was
John McCone, director of the CIA during the Kennedy administration and, in
... www.whale.to/b/phelps3.html - Cached 
  POTHOLES & PROMISES/Montgomery County's crumbling subdivisions/ Investors
mired in muddy mess of sub...  CATHY GORDON : Staff  Clesson said officials
at Western Bank-Westheimer in Houston , who financed the project, urged him
to take it over in 1978 after Eikel went into default on a loan. 
06/22/1987
   
  ROBERT L. VICKERS was Eikel Etheridge's ORIGINAL PARTNER with WG Horne
III of the Horne Co. a Texas Realty Giant
    
  Funds at more banks frozen in fraud case 
  RAD SALLEE : Staff  Investigator Clyde Wilson said he reached Vickers by
phone in a Yuma , Ariz. , prison, and Vickers told him his name is being
used by others, but he is not involved in the scheme. 
  12/29/1989 
   
  $14 million frozen in lawsuit alleging mortgage fraud 
  RAD SALLEE : Staff  Zager said that attorney Whittle's signature is on
the deeds of trust and that attorney Vickers' is on the title policy
commitments. 
  12/23/1989  
   
  COURTS/POLICE  Staff  Prosecutor Bill Taylor said Robert L. Vickers, 56,
used the funds, which were intended to pay the couple's income taxes, on
eight occasions from Jan. 18, 1984, to April 9, 1985.  12/12/1985 
   
   
  Charilie Wilson's War MY ASS
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  http://www.skepticfiles.org/conspire/cia-s&ld.htm
   
  http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=William+Webster%2C+Select+Committee+On+Intelligence&yhdr_submit_button=Web+Search&fr=ush1-mail
   
  http://www.silverbearcafe.com/private/realdeal.html
   
  http://texasmonthly.blogspot.com/2007/01/patrick-carr-murder-of-presbyterian.html
   
  http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=Don+Bolles+Murder&yhdr_submit_button=Web+Search&fr=ush1-mail
   
  http://www.gigdig.com/~conspiracy/illumin.txt
   
  http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1P2-8046571.html
   
  The last issue of Convergence (Fall 1990) reported that an investigation
by
the Christic Institute had found new evidence that drug traffickers may
have taken advantage of S&L deregulation to launder cocaine profits
destined for the contras. In a separate investigation, the Houston Post has
concluded that several failed S&Ls were looted by businessmen connected
with both organized crime and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Last summer the House Banking subcommittee on financial institutions
attempted to investigate the reports, but abandoned the effort when C.I.A.
Director William Webster refused to testify. But the subcommittee's chair,
Illinois Democrat Frank Annunzio, referred the allegations to the House
Intelligence Committee, which has jurisdiction over America 's spy
agencies.
  Cochise County Treasurer ... COUNTY TREASURER 'S PROJECT - LAND FRAUD.
Elected Official. Marsha ... Treasurer's Project-Land Fraud. Special
Districts Overview. Past County Treasurers ...
www.co.cochise.az.us/treasurer/Cochise_Land_Fraud.asp - Cached 
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  ·                                 Thomas,K. Keith,J. The Octopus. 1996
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  ·                                 I knew something STUNK when the
Whitewater, Castle Grande, Maplewood Farms, Campebello Island, Ozark
Realty, Quapaw Title, Chris Wade and JIM MacDougal DIED in Federal Custody
in Fortworth !!!
   
  Ollie, Secord, Poindexter, McFarlane, Big H Bush and the CIA Bank Western
Bank Westheimer, Herman K. Beebe
   
  http://www.westgate-ch.com/enabout.html
   
  Throughout the 1980s, the assets of the holding company, Western
Bancorporation, exceeded $1 billion and became the 4th largest bank of the
Houston Metropolitan area.
    
  POTHOLES & PROMISES/Montgomery County's crumbling subdivisions/ Investors
mired in muddy mess of sub...  CATHY GORDON : Staff  Clesson said officials
at Western Bank-Westheimer in Houston , who financed the project, urged him
to take it over in 1978 after Eikel went into default on a loan. 
06/22/1987
   
  Good Old Harreal Blackshear and 
  CIA Director John McCone's   Western Bancorporation
   
  The Pinewood Village MAFIA
   
  POTHOLES & PROMISES/Montgomery County's crumbling subdivisions/ Investors
mired in muddy mess of sub...  CATHY GORDON : Staff 
  Pinewood Village resident Shelly Dayton said she lives for the day when
she can travel Pinewood Village roads without battling potholes. 
  06/22/1987 
   
  Resident's crusading `fans fire'/Subdivision's critic outlines
difficulties 
  CATHY GORDON : Staff  I want to warn people about the Pinewood Villages
of the world." But my only motivation is putting a stop to Pinewood
Villages. 
  06/22/1987 
   
  Man charged in threat against Bush 
  CATHY GORDON : Staff  Authorities said all the threats appear to stem
from Witham's frustration at road, drainage and septic tank problems in
Pinewood Village, the subdivision in which he lives. 
  11/21/1985 
   
  Conroe man charged with threatening assistant county attorney's life 
  CATHY GORDON : Staff The telephone call apparently stemmed from Witham's
frustration over getting problems corrected in Pinewood Village , the
subdivision in which he lives east of Conroe . 11/20/1985
   
  Now Maybe We Should Look A Little CLOSER
  at the Houston Posts Stories and that
  CLOSED DOOR Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Hearing
  William Webster, Herman K. Beebe , Ollie North 
  and the Houston Post
   
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCone
   
  http://www.namebase.org/mccone.html
   
  After the Bay of Pigs fiasco, Kennedy tried to appease the right-wing by
appointing McCone as CIA director
   
  Right up the street from the Galleria were North, Secord and B H Bush
  took up one of their FIRST COLLECTIONS for Iran Contra and the
  ENTERPRISES
          Westgate Investments
   
  Western Bancorporation is a private bank holding company owned by Swiss
investor O.R. Lababedi.  Although the company's remaining banks will be
sold, the Lababedi family will retain ownership of the holding company,
Scogin said. 
   
  Western bank failures largest in city's history 
  SCOTT CLARK : Staff  Starting with the bank on Westheimer, Western built
a group of five banks in the early 1980s. The North Wilcrest bank was
opened in 1983. 
  10/02/1987 
   
  SAME EXACT CRAP 
   
  THE   CLINTONS  PULLED, the DIRT ROAD LAND CONS of TEXAS are EXACTLY like
those in Arkansas, and Arizona, Utah, California, New
Mexico........................
   
  Hillary' Clintons's GARY MAURO in this UP the ASS 
  ( He was Texas State land Commissioner during this whole MESS )
   
  Authorities probing forgery allegations  JAMES DRUMMOND, MARY C. BOUNDS :
Staff  The forgery allegations surfaced after Houston Commerce Bank sued
Mauro and several other investors to collect on the unpaid $850,000 real
estate loan.  01/29/1988 
   
  Intertec: Big deals, big names and very big problems/Cries of forgery and
fraud fly as well-connecte...  JAMES DRUMMOND, MARY C. BOUNDS : Staff 
  Allegations of fraud at Intertec have attracted the attention of the FBI
and the Harris County District Attorney's Office. That was clearly done
without my authority," he said. 
  01/17/1988 
   
  This CLOWN Vickers was DIRECTLY responsible for the PINEWOOD VILLAGE /
WESTERN BANK CONS along with AMERICAN TITLE
   
  Funds at more banks frozen in fraud case 
  RAD SALLEE : Staff  Investigator Clyde Wilson said he reached Vickers by
phone in a Yuma , Ariz. , prison, and Vickers told him his name is being
used by others, but he is not involved in the scheme. 
  12/29/1989 
   
  $14 million frozen in lawsuit alleging mortgage fraud 
  RAD SALLEE : Staff  Zager said that attorney Whittle's signature is on
the deeds of trust and that attorney Vickers' is on the title policy
commitments. 
  12/23/1989  
   
  COURTS/POLICE  Staff  Prosecutor Bill Taylor said Robert L. Vickers, 56,
used the funds, which were intended to pay the couple's income taxes, on
eight occasions from Jan. 18, 1984, to April 9, 1985.  12/12/1985 
   
  Since its founding in 1972, BCCI has been described as one of the
fastest-growing banks in the world and the largest Arab-owned international
banking group. 
   
   
  a $200,000 tract of land in Montgomery County TX used for marijuana
processing, 
   
  LUCY PROCTOR Conroe Courier and CATHY GORDON Houston Chronicle WITNESSES
along with Nelda Luce Radabaugh Blair American Title Lawyer, Montgomery
County COVER UP ARTIST
   
  All around CONROE & HUMBLE TEXAS vast land Fraud Cons were engaged in a
MASSIVE Bank and S&L Looting Debacle that ROCKED the 1980s. It happened
again in the 1990s with Corp " O'RAT Wall Street Lootings. The bottom line
is MASSIVE amounts of LOOT was donated by the Crooks to the PUBLICANS. see
http://www.publican.com   and see what
Dubbya's TOP Contributers do for money. CNN's Nelda Luce Radabaugh Blair is
one ROTTEN Publican
   
  Good Ol Nelda- She was the LIAR for Montgomery County JC Jim Dozier and
the American Title Company over at HOPE and MAYES
   
   
  ASK good Old Peter Brewton, US Select Committee on Inteligence, BIG H
Bush there at the HOUSTONIAN ESTATES  and William Webster and the FORMER
MURDERED HOUSTON POST, regarding the COLLECTION North and Secord took up at
the GALLERIA and  about Beebe's and Ollie North's COLLECTION at the
GALLERIA well THREE DOORS DOWN from the WESTERN BANK WESTHEIMER, with H
Bush in attendence !!! -  These were the BASTARDS laundering money for the
ENTERPRISE through LAND CONS in CONROE , TEXAS
   
  You see Robert L. Vickers, Corson,
   
  McConnell, whose multimillion-dollar real estate empire collapsed in
bankruptcy in 1986, has been in jail since Nov. 17 on bank fraud charges.
While in jail, he attempted suicide, apparently because of despondency over
delays in the bond appeal. 
   
  McConnell and five co-defendants were indicted late last year in what
federal prosecutors called one of the largest bank fraud cases in
history.... McConnell was also working on a play about his experiences and
a historical text, according to the affidavit. The historical text was
reportedly a history of Galveston Island. 
   
  Fraud a factor in Houston bank failures, FBI says 
  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff  McConnell's complex real estate dealings are the
largest case of alleged bank fraud yet prosecuted in Houston . 
  04/01/1988 
   
  Take a look into the MONTGOMERY COUNTY BANK, The Griffin Title Company
FIRE and even look to Peter Brewton and the SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON
INTEL regarding Beebe's THE HOUSTON POST and Ollie North's BANK LOOTINGS,
hell even SECORD went down for REAL ESTATE BASED Land Cons !!!
   
  Western Bancorporation is a private bank holding company owned by Swiss
investor O.R. Lababedi.  Although the company's remaining banks will be
sold, the Lababedi family will retain ownership of the holding company,
Scogin said. 
   
  Fraud `epidemic' cited in bank, S&L failures  JAMES DRUMMOND, BOB
SABLATURA : Staff  Insolvent banks are much less likely to be audited by an
independent accountant than healthy banks.  10/14/1988
   
  Road woes continue/Neighborho od battles county over upkeep 
  PAUL McKAY : Staff  Such agreements are frequently negotiated with
residents of red flag subdivisions, Winberry says. The problem goes a lot
further than just this single subdivision. " 
  09/24/1989
   
  Rising tide of thrift frauds feared 
  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff  Most of the alleged fraud concerns real estate
loans, investigators said. When the real estate market crashed along with
the oil business, losses mounted. 
  06/17/1988
   
  Financier convicted in bank fraud/Beebe pleads guilty in connection with
loan from failed thrift  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff   Beebe was facing a new
trial in Louisiana on the bank fraud charges. Beebe was accused of filing
false statements and overvalued real estate to borrow money from Louisiana
banks. 
  05/03/1988 
   
  fraud/Beebe pleads guilty in connection with loan from failed thrift 
  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff  Herman K. Beebe Sr., a Louisiana financier with
longtime ties to Texas financial institutions, pleaded guilty and was
convicted Friday of two counts of bank fraud. 
  05/03/1988
   
  NATIONAL BRIEFS 
  Houston Chronicle News Services 
  A mistrial was declared in the federal loan fraud trial of former
Shreveport millionaire Herman K. Beebe after the jury said it was
hopelessly deadlocked. 
  10/06/1987 
   
  Louisiana trial may reverberate in Texas/Prosecutors say Beebe case may
become part of federal probe... 
  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff  Herman K. Beebe Jr., Beebe Sr.'s son, has been
listed as a director of the bank for several years. Beebe's once-thriving
group of companies now lies in disrepair. 
  09/06/1987 
   
  Regulators close Louisiana bank 
  United Press International  Another reminder of the collapsed financial
empire of former Shreveport entrepreneur Herman K. Beebe fell Wednesday
when state banking officials closed Pelican State Bank of Mansfield . 
  06/25/1987
   
  The U.S. invasion of Panama/Noriega could unveil American secrets if he
were to be tried 
  NANCY MATHIS, Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau : Staff 
  WASHINGTON - Deposed Panama Gen. Manuel A 
  12/31/1989
   
  Hakim pleads guilty to misdemeanor in Iran-Contra case 
  Houston Chronicle News Services 
  About $8 million from the maze of companies operated by Hakim and his
business partner, Richard Secord, remains frozen in Swiss bank accounts the
two men formerly controlled. 
  11/22/1989
   
  Hakim expected to plead guilty in Iran-Contra case 
  Associated Press 
  He is accused of conspiring with former business partner Richard Secord
to set up a $200,000 fund for North's family. 
  11/21/1989
   
  Reagan's Iran-Contra records are subpoenaed 
  Houston Chronicle News Services 
  Richard Beckler, Poindexter's primary attorney, said the order also
authorizes him to subpoena Reagan as a witness at Poindexter's trial. 
  11/17/1989 
   
  Prosecutors pleased at Secord guilty plea 
  ROBERT L. JACKSON : Los Angeles Times 
  Richard V. Secord was hailed by prosecutors as closing an important
chapter in their long investigation of the scandal. Sources said Secord's
plea places Hakim under new pressure to enter a plea. 
  11/09/1989
   
  Secord pleads guilty to charge of perjury 
  Houston Chronicle News Services 
  Secord's attorney, Thomas Green, objected to that portion of the
government's evidence, saying Secord had not been involved in a cover-up.
Hakim and Secord were the middlemen in U.S.-Iran arms sales. 
  11/08/1989
   
  Iran-Contra case figure arranges plea bargain 
  ROBERT L. JACKSON, RONALD J. OSTROW : Los Angeles Times 
  Richard Secord have negotiated a plea bargain with federal prosecutors on
the 12 criminal charges against Secord in the Iran-Contra case, it was
learned Tuesday. 
  11/08/1989
   
  Secord pleads guilty in deal 
  Staff  Richard Secord, a central figure in the Iran-Contra scandal,
pleaded guilty today to a single perjury charge in a deal for his
cooperation in the criminal investigation into the affair. 
  11/08/1989 
    
  Farewell to turbulent 10 years/It was a decade of dichotomies 
  THOM MARSHALL : Staff 
  Oliver North took the heat, proudly admitting his part in the crooked
arms deals, but insisting he was following orders as a patriot. 
  12/31/1989 
   
  Laundering of drug money linked to bank and cartel 
  MICHAEL ISIKOFF : Washington Post 
  The agents soon were flying off to Europe to take instructions from
senior BCCI officials. Awan, who had personally managed a secret $20
million BCCI account held by Panamian leader Gen. 
  10/30/1988 
   
  Bank just stumbled into money-laundering trap 
  JEFFREY SCHMALZ : New York Times 
  BCCI continued last week to make only brief comments. Agents said BCCI
would transfer the money by wire through a New York bank to BCCI
headquarters in Luxembourg . 
  10/16/1988 
   
  Bank indicted in plot to launder drug money 
  Houston Chronicle News Services 
  The bank, known as BCCI, had assets reported at $19.64 billion in London
six months ago. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa obtained a court order
preventing the export of assets held by BCCI. 
  10/12/1988 
   
  Bank indicted in scheme owned by Arab families 
  Houston Chronicle News Services 
  BCCI said it had not knowingly been involved in drug traffic-related
money laundering. BCCI has 400 offices employing 13,500 people in more than
70 countries. 
  10/12/1988 
   
   
  POTHOLES & PROMISES/Montgomery County's crumbling subdivisions/ Investors
mired in muddy mess of sub...  CATHY GORDON : Staff 
  Clesson said officials at Western Bank-Westheimer in Houston, who
financed the project, urged him to take it over in 1978 after Eikel went
into default on a loan. 
  06/22/1987 
   
  COURTS/POLICE 
  Staff  Prosecutor Bill Taylor said Robert L. Vickers, 56, used the funds,
which were intended to pay the couple's income taxes, on eight occasions
from Jan. 18, 1984, to April 9, 1985. 
  12/12/1985 
   
  Rising tide of thrift frauds feared 
  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff 
  Most of the alleged fraud concerns real estate loans, investigators said.
When the real estate market crashed along with the oil business, losses
mounted. 
  06/17/1988
   
  Two Houston thrifts among those closed/Heights, AllenPark S&Ls fell with
real estate market  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff 
  09/10/1988 
   
  3 Texans indicted in fraud scam 
  Associated Press Johnson was a real estate promoter who was buying and
selling real estate, said FBI spokesman Woody Specht. 
  04/30/1988
   
   
  Texas S&L commissioner named/Houston attorney selected for post vacant
for six months  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff 
  Bowman, 58, said his retirement was not related to controversy that arose
last year over his partnership in a real estate company with the former
chairman of a failed Dallas thrift. 
  04/22/1988 
   
  Western bank failures largest in city's history 
  SCOTT CLARK : Staff  Starting with the bank on Westheimer, Western built
a group of five banks in the early 1980s. The North Wilcrest bank was
opened in 1983. 
  10/02/1987 
   
  Western bank failures largest in city's history 
  SCOTT CLARK, JOHN BARNETT : Staff  Customers of those banks were able to
do their banking today at nearby Texas Commerce branches. Starting with the
bank on Westheimer, Western built a group of five banks in the early 1980s.

  10/02/1987 
   
  POTHOLES & PROMISES/Montgomery County's crumbling subdivisions/ Investors
mired in muddy mess of sub... 
  CATHY GORDON : Staff 
  One of those former developers, Tom Eikel, can sympathize. Eikel also
ventured into the house-building business with Robertson. 
  06/22/1987 
   
   
  `Epidemic' of bank, S&L fraud cited/D.C. panel blaming insider misconduct
for many failures 
  JAMES DRUMMOND, BOB SABLATURA : Staff 
  Insolvent banks are much less likely to be audited by an independent
accountant than healthy banks. They are drawn away by higher salaries paid
by banks. 
  10/14/1988 
   
  Thrifts caught in maelstrom 
  NATHANIEL C. NASH : New York Times 
  One is the scope of the problem: how many billions of dollars will be
needed to resolve it depends partly on how much the government can salvage
from real estate loans gone bad 
  06/13/1988 
   
  Hurwitz started out as fund salesman 
  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff 
  Hurwitz is credited with an impressive turnaround of McCulloch Oil
through an artful renegotiation of the company's disastrous real estate
contracts. 
  05/29/1988 
   
  Milestones 
  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff 
  Sells off pattern business and concentrates on real estate development. 
  05/29/1988 
   
  Florida developer to plead guilty in Texas bank, thrift fraud case 
  Reuters News Service 
  05/27/1988 
   
  900 doctors join in lawsuit against Texan 
  Associated Press 
  Defendants also include San Antonio attorney David Young and real estate
agent Robert DePaolo. 
  05/18/1988 
   
  Luck turns sour in Gibraltar land deals 
  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff  After the merger, the company's lifeblood - real
estate lending - began to sour. The company was aggressive but not
foolhardy in its real estate lending, several savings and loan analysts
said. 
  12/29/1988 
   
  PEOPLE IN BUSINESS 
  Staff  He most recently was president of First City Bank-Medical Center .
Kenneth M. Woods has been promoted to vice president and compliance officer
at Western Bank-Port City .  05/27/1986 
   
  Good Old WG Horne III and the Horne Realty MAFIA 
   
  PEOPLE IN BUSINESS 
  Staff  Maurine L. Smith has been elected vice president and controller at
Western Bank-Westheimer. 
  12/17/1985 
   
  Houston ready to `show off' attractions for city visitors/Runners advised
about heat 
  SARA STRONG : None  The Galleria, located at Loop 610 and Westheimer, is
a landmark for residents and tourists in Houston . Houston may be well
known for country-western music, but other musical styles are notable, too.

  08/25/1985 
   
  Chairman of Singer indicted in takeovers/Bilzerian accused of making
millions from hidden stock in t...  GAIL APPLESON : Reuters News Service  A
Harvard Business School graduate, Bilzerian has said he made more than $100
million from real estate between 1979 and 1982 and additional sums in
stock-market speculation beginning around 1982. 
  12/22/1988 
   
  Legal delay could give Coppola chance at `Godfather III' 
  NINA J. EASTON : Los Angeles Times  Singer, one of Canada 's largest real
estate developers, rescued Coppola's studio during production of "One From
the Heart" by offering to loan Zoetrope $8 million. 
  12/20/1988 
   
  Hopeful successors, glum Bakker debate PTL's fate 
  Associated Press  When he entered the PTL bidding in October, Mernick
said he was interested in the assets "purely as a real estate deal." 
  12/15/1988 
   
  FBI, IRS arrest former chairman of troubled S&L/Insider trading plot
figure accused of pulling pisto...  BOB SABLATURA : Staff  FBI spokesman
Johnie Joyce said his agency launched a bank fraud investigation two months
ago into Universal insider loans at the request of state S&L regulators. 
  11/05/1988 
   
  Marcos' wife pleads not guilty/Bejeweled Imelda held over in N.Y. 
  Houston Chronicle News Services  NEW YORK - Imelda Marcos - regally
jeweled and dressed in a floor-length gown - pleaded 
  11/01/1988 
   
  Imelda Marcos pleads innocent to racketeering 
  Houston Chronicle News Services  After the innocent plea was entered, the
judge set bail to be secured by real estate, cash and personal possessions
"amounting to a reasonable market value of $5 million."  10/31/1988 
   
  What went wrong with BankAmerica 
  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff  Such wrongheadedness led lending officers to
Houston , where they got caught up in the real estate boom. 
  10/30/1988 
   
  Former House speaker accused in land scheme 
  PETE SLOVER : Staff  Renner and McConnell had similar methods, though
Renner's holdings never equaled the McConnell real estate leviathan. By
early 1985, the Houston real estate market had cooled. 
  10/23/1988 
   
  Many VA homes foreclosed on twice/GAO questions Houston office's approval
of some loan applications  RALPH BIVINS : Staff  The GAO report indicated
fraud from outside the agency also might be contributing to double
foreclosures. But outside the agency's doors, real estate fraud is still
lurking. 
  10/23/1988 
   
  Indictment of Marcos reported/Ex-leader's wife also faces fraud charges 
  Houston Chronicle News Services  The indictment reportedly involves
charges that Marcos fraudulently acquired real estate in New York City
valued at hundreds of millions of dollars, the officials said. 
  10/21/1988 
   
  Indictment of Marcos to be asked/Fraud charge expected in N.Y. property
deals 
  Houston Chronicle News Services  10/21/1988 
   
  Marcos, his wife indicted 
  Houston Chronicle News Services 
  NEW YORK - A federal grand jury today indicted former Philippine
President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife on racketeering charges, alleging
they plundered their homelan 
  10/21/1988 
   
  2 local developers indicted in Dallas  BOB SABLATURA : Staff 
  Two Houston real estate developers indicted several months ago for
allegedly defrauding defunct Mainland Savings face a similar indictment in
D 
  10/14/1988
   
  Seized art collection linked to Marcos  DAN MORAIN, WILLIAM C. REMPEL :
Los Angeles Times  Some items from the estate initially were housed in a
Philippine Museum, but some were said to have appeared in a New York
townhouse owned by Imelda Marcos. 
  10/12/1988
   
  Marcos plea bargain sought/Pact would spare him prison term if convicted
of fraud 
  WILLIAM C. REMPEL, RONALD J. OSTROW : Los Angeles Times 
  The RICO charges would carry with them authority to seek forfeiture of
Marcos' New York real estate and other assets. 
  10/11/1988
   
  Campaign `88: A heartbeat from the presidency/Bentsen: Private man,
master politician 
  NANCY STANCILL : Staff  Bentsen Sr. denied the allegations of fraud and
said he had earlier sold the land to a real estate developer. 
  10/09/1988 
   
  2 more banks fail; state's total now 29 
  Associated Press  The Frisco bank will reopen Friday as a branch of
Promenade National Bank of Richardson . United Bank of Texas was the 84th
bank to fail in the United States so far this year and the 28th in Texas . 
06/05/1987 
   
  PEOPLE IN BUSINESS 
  Staff  Western Bank-Westheimer has realigned senior management
responsibilities: Gene L. Burgen has been promoted to vice chairman; Brian
K. Delaney has been promoted to president. 
  04/23/1985 
   
  Campaign '88: A heartbeat from the presidency/Bentsen: Private man,
master politician 
  NANCY STANCILL : Staff 
  Bentsen Sr. denied the allegations of fraud and said he had earlier sold
the land to a real estate developer. 
  10/09/1988 
   
  Regulators turn eyes to ailing area thrifts 
  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff 
  In Texas , the collapse of the oil and real estate markets exacerbated
the problems. 
  10/02/1988 
   
  Continental Savings fails/FBI looking for bank fraud 
  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff 
  Last Wednesday, a Bastrop jury awarded Austin real estate developer Will
Thurman $12 million after finding Continental guilty of civil fraud and
usury, said Thurman's attorney, Robert Kuhn of Austin . 
  09/27/1988 
   
  McConnell's suicide letter blasts witness/Widow: Officials withholding
diary 
  BOB SABLATURA : Staff  The former real estate developer committed suicide
in July while a prisoner at the Harris County Jail awaiting trial on those
charges. 
  09/16/1988 
   
  Trial date set for inmate in McConnell's death 
  Staff  McConnell, a onetime millionaire real estate developer, had been
in jail since November awaiting trial on federal bank fraud charges. 
  07/13/1988 
   
  Inmate: McConnell paid for suicide help 
  T.E. BELL : Staff  The man accused of helping J.R. McConnell kill himself
in the Harris County Jail said Friday that McConnell had paid several
people to help 
  07/09/1988 
   
  Grand jury to get evidence in McConnell's death 
  JAMES T. CAMPBELL, JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff 
  For the 1,200 people who invested with McConnell through Texas Guaranty
Investments, the collapse of his real estate empire was especially hard
felt. 
  07/07/1988 
   
  Lawyer blasts judge's handling of McConnell case 
  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff 
  The former real estate tycoon apparently committed suicide Monday by
electrocuting himself with an electrical cord he had pulled off a cell
mate's electric wheelchair, jail officials said.  07/06/1988 
   
  McConnell is found electrocuted in jail 
  JAMES T. CAMPBELL : Staff 
  McConnell had amassed one of the largest real estate portfolios in
Houston and Galveston . 
  07/05/1988 
   
  McConnell first lost control, then hope 
  BURKE WATSON : Staff 
  Prosecutors say he bilked banks and savings and loan associations out of
more than $162 million in a complex series of real estate deals. 
  07/05/1988 
   
  Cox admits to bank fraud/Former state official made false statements to
secure loan 
  Houston Chronicle News Services 
  He submitted his resignation last week when he announced he would plead
guilty to the bank fraud charge. 
  06/25/1988
   
  Prosecutors reconsider charges against banker 
  BOB SABLATURA : Staff 
  Candace Temple also was indicted on charges of bank fraud. In order to
prove bank fraud, the government has to prove that harm was done to the
bank," he said. 
  06/23/1988 
   
  Federal study blames bank management for failures 
  Reuters News Service 
  More than half of failed banks relied excessively on so-called
collateral-based lending, such as real estate loans. 
  06/21/1988 
   
  Court OKs Hunts' reorganization plan 
  PETER ELSWORTH : Reuters News Service 
  Penrod will also make a cash payment of $53.8 million to the banks, and
the trust estates will convey numerous tracts of real estate to the banks
in return for forgiveness of $200 million of debt. 
  09/17/1988 
   
  Western selling three bank subsidiaries here 
  SCOTT CLARK : Staff  Starting with its flagship bank on Westheimer,
Western built a small holding company in the early 1980s with five
subsidiary banks. The sale of the Western banks is subject to regulatory
approval. 
  06/03/1987
   
  Fraud `epidemic' cited in bank, S&L failures 
  JAMES DRUMMOND, BOB SABLATURA : Staff 
  Insolvent banks are much less likely to be audited by an independent
accountant than healthy banks. 
  10/14/1988 
   
  2 Houston banks closed by regulators 
  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff 
  Charter Bank bought Western Bank's flagship Westheimer bank, and Texas
Commerce Bank- Houston bought Western Bank-North Wilcrest and Western
Bank-Westwood. 
  01/29/1988 
   
  Authorities probing forgery allegations 
  JAMES DRUMMOND, MARY C. BOUNDS : Staff 
  Wright, who was a director at Western Bank-Downtown when the $850,000
loan was made, and Caraway launched a dozen real estate projects in the
Clear Lake area in the early to mid-1980s. 
  01/29/1988 
   
  Three First American banks are closed 
  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff 
  The bank had total assets of about $6.9 million. Not since Western
Bank-Westheimer and two related banks were closed last October have three
Houston-area banks failed in a single day. 
  03/11/1988 
   
  Three First American banks are closed 
  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff 
  The bank had total assets of about $6.9 million. Not since Western
Bank-Westheimer and two related banks were closed last October have three
Houston-area banks failed in a single day. 
  03/11/1988 
   
  2 Houston banks closed by regulators 
  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff 
  Charter Bank bought Western Bank's flagship Westheimer bank, and Texas
Commerce Bank- Houston bought Western Bank-North Wilcrest and Western
Bank-Westwood. 
  01/29/1988 
   
  Authorities probing forgery allegations 
  JAMES DRUMMOND, MARY C. BOUNDS : Staff 
  Wright, who was a director at Western Bank-Downtown when the $850,000
loan was made, and Caraway launched a dozen real estate projects in the
Clear Lake area in the early to mid-1980s. 
  01/29/1988 
   
  FDIC declares Cy-Fair Bank insolvent/Insured deposits, other assets sold
to Charter Bancshares  RALPH BIVINS : Staff 
  The bank, however, continued to deteriorate, Vance said. After the
transaction is completed, Charter will have four banks and five branches. 
  04/15/1988 
   
  HOW HARRIS COUNTY BANKS RANK 
  Staff  Bank Texas ........98,089,504.......73,452,467...........27,46
28.Northwest Bank................................................... 
  04/06/1988 
   
   
  Northwest Bank and Trust shut down 
  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff 
  Northwest Bank and Trust is the 17th bank to fail in the Houston area
this year. The biggest bank to fail was Western Bank-Westheimer, which had
$290 million in assets when it toppled last October. 
  06/24/1988 
   
  POTHOLES & PROMISES/Montgomery County's crumbling subdivisions/
Developers facing county crackdown  CATHY GORDON : Staff 
  Homes resembling shacks border its pothole-riddled dirt roads. 
06/23/1987 
   
  POTHOLES & PROMISES/Montgomery County's crumbling subdivisions 
  Staff  Had they known of Montgomery County rules 10 years ago, some
developers say their subdivisio  06/23/1987 
   
  POTHOLES & PROMISES/Montgomery County's crumbling subdivisions/ Investors
mired in muddy mess of sub...  CATHY GORDON : Staff  We have potholes big
enough to park in." 
  06/22/1987 
   
  Couch, Associated file for reorganization 
  SCOTT CLARK : Staff  By filing for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the
federal bankruptcy code, Couch and its affiliates prevent creditors from
seizing their assets while they try to work out their problems. 
  10/11/1986 
   
  `Epidemic' of bank, S&L fraud cited/D.C. panel blaming insider misconduct
for many failures 
  JAMES DRUMMOND, BOB SABLATURA : Staff 
  Examiners have become more aggressive in rooting out fraud, Dudine said.
Until recent years, regulators felt it was outside their function to police
fraud. 
  10/14/1988 
   
  Thrift sues title firm over Couch properties 
  BRIAN LEVINSON : Staff 
  Over the years, United bought $140 million in mortgage loans from Couch
and its affiliates. United has $7.5 million in loans where it bought two
mortgages on the same properties. 
  08/22/1987 
   
  Bankruptcy judge's trustee cited for possible violations 
  JON VERBOON : Staff 
  That does not include his fees as trustee for Couch Mortgage, which as a
sole proprietorship of O. Dean Couch Jr. is one of the largest personal
bankruptcies in Houston history. 
  05/22/1987 
   
  Probe indicates $15 million never reached lenders 
  SCOTT CLARK : Staff 
  The conflicts arose when Couch sold a mortgage on a property to one
investor and then sold additional mortgages on the property without paying
off the earlier loan. 
  02/11/1987 
   
  POTHOLES & PROMISES/Montgomery County's crumbling subdivisions/
Homeowners handle property woes  CATHY GORDON : Staff  I wouldn't have paid
that much if it weren't for all the amenities promised.  06/21/1987 
   
  First Texas merger may be in works/Proposal by regulators includes Vernon
Savings' successor, source... 
  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff  If the merger is completed, the new First Texas
will account for more than 11 percent of the state's thrift assets. They
were wiped out when the government seized Vernon. 
  10/03/1988 
   
  Continental Savings fails/FBI looking for bank fraud 
  GREG STEINMETZ : Staff  Regulators seized ailing Continental Savings
Association Monday morning amid a federal investigation into possible bank
fraud at the Bellaire thrift. 
  09/27/1988 
   
  Business briefs 
  Houston Chronicle News Services  The action, which had been expected,
followed a move Tuesday by federal thrift regulators to seize control of
American Savings & Loan and put it into receivership. 
  09/08/1988
   
  Fake savings and loan may have bilked many 
  PETE SLOVER : Staff  The search warrants to seize the records alleged
possible felony theft and misapplication of funds. 
  03/26/1988 
   
  `Coup' effort marks thrift gone bad/Former owner says regulators ruining
First Savings of East Texa... 
  JAMES DRUMMOND : Staff Dailey now blames much of the thrift's problems on
the management that ran the thrift from 1982 to 1984. Despite the changes,
the regulators swarmed on the thrift. 
  09/27/1987
   
  Davis is ruled in contempt over records 
  KEVIN MORAN : Staff McConnell said Davis maintained that except for
assets exempt from foreclosure, he is virtually broke. 
  07/01/1987 
   
   
  http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3505348655137118430
   
  THE ASSHOLE at FBI who made the BULLSHIT CALL is 
   
  http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=John+Connolly%2C+Former+FBI+Agent&yhdr_submit_button=Web+Search&fr=ush1-mail
   
   
  

Hapa1234@aol.com wrote:
  Chron.com | News, search and shopping from the Houston Chronicle 
   
  Right on Counselor!  Now I know who where you are being the rogue son of
SWAMPFOX,  for your early insights to the Savings and Loan fraud, linked to
Iran - Contra "players" with  Wall Street Corporate fraud cabals,
controlled by the Regulatory  Federal Reserve, SEC, and Washington DC
linked to AIPAC interests in the Middle East!
   
  Don't forget:  during this same time frame for Political cover -ups
involved, the rogue CIA Director, William J. Casey, a former OSS, SEC
Chairman, Corporate Media manipulator {ABC - Peter Jennings with the Ronald
Rewald story in Hawaii}  and the secretive Iran - Contra drug for arms
profiteers {Richard Secord, Oliver North, John Singlaub, Edwin Black,
Admiral Yates, with THE CRIMES OF PATRIOTS, was under former CIA Director /
Vice- President - President, George H. Bush in political collusion with his
for CIA predator Directors, Richard Helms {Iranian Ambassador}  and William
Colby {Phoenix Project - Golden Triangle} under the Nixon Administrations
linked to the Family Jewels Report.  Bush Sr. was the new U.S. - China
Ambassador at the time.......opening the U.S. - Asian Trading doors to
  the sleeping Red Dragon.....which now controls our "Voo - Doo" Economic
Foreign Policy linked to Wall Street profiteers in Washington DC! 
   
  You are the oblivious American Public consumer's  "White Knight" under
Bob Marley's song:  "GET UP, STAND UP....STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS!"
   
  Keep on truckin' for Swampfox!  Good job.....since these guys are all
linked to THE CRIMES OF PATRIOTS {Kiwtny} operating with the same "players"
in Hawaii documented under:  DEFRAUDING AMERICA {Stich}.
   
  ninja cats - south pac
   
   
  This is the SIZE of the Land 
   
  Fraud banking and 
   
  S&L Looting Mess
   
   
  Bill Clinton Says
   
  "Uh Durr "
   
  A Texas Red Flag Subdivision CON IS JUST Like
   
   
  YUP  Ol Judson Witham Has It RIGHT
   
  Former Texas AG Mark White " Jim Hightower AGREES "
   
  A COLONIAS CON
   
   
   
  or a Texas or  ARIZONA Land Fraud 
   
  Says Former Texas AG Mattox
   
   
   
  I CONCUR "YES SIR"  I AGREE  !
   
  http://www.azcentral.com/specials/special01/
   
  http://www.azcentral.com/specials/special01/articles/0528bolles-overview.html
   
  http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/0123colonias0.html
   
  http://jeff.scott.tripod.com/donbolles.html
   
  Project Land Fraud CENSORED ??????
   
  Land Fraud 
  Land fraud in Cochise County ... Map. COCHISE COUNTY TREASURER'S PROJECT
- LAND FRAUD. Every Arizona County and hundreds of thousands of trusting
land purchasers were ...
  www.co.cochise.az.us/treasurer/LandFraud.htm - 18k - Cached 
   
   
   
   
  Every Arizona County and hundreds of thousands of trusting land
purchasers were victimized by the rampant land scams of the 1960’s. 
   
  Artist renditions showed trees and lakes with boating and all the modern
facilities: streets, street lights, golf courses, a real piece of the
American dream. The true picture was a section of dry Arizona deserts with
no development whatsoever. Although Arizona has the reputation of being the
worst in the nation, Florida was not far behind and many states had similar
swindles take place during the same time period.....
   
  Land fraud, bankruptcy, murder, suicide, incarceration and greed surround
the history of Cochise College Park subdivision. Located in Cochise County,
consisting of 2 phases of 12 units totaling 8,647 lots, it was the worst
fraud in the states and possibly the Nation. The scenic lake at Cochise
College Park was filled several times but never would hold water. They sold
lots throughout the Midwest, Florida, Canada, across the United States and
around the world. Some lots were sold twice. Some mortgages were sold
twice. Many documents remain unrecorded today. Some owners never received
their deed. Some received deeds but never received satisfaction of their
mortgage. Some paid mortgages in full and received satisfaction of the
mortgage only to learn the mortgage was sold and the second sale
  never recorded. The original mortgage is still on record at the County
Recorder’s office. They paid on an unrecorded mortgage. This story was
repeated in various degrees across the State
 creating tangled subdivisions with many unbuildable lots.....
   
   
  "Vickers, 58, was sentenced to five years in prison on Oct. 12, 1988, in
Arizona for money laundering and conducting an illegal enterprise."
   
   
  The Billary and William J. Clinton 
  Gary Mauro Connection !!!
   
  Authorities probing forgery allegations 
  JAMES DRUMMOND, MARY C. BOUNDS : Staff 
  Wright, who was a director at Western Bank-Downtown when the $850,000
loan was made, and Caraway launched a dozen real estate projects in the
Clear Lake area in the early to mid-1980s. 
  01/29/1988 
   
  Established in 2002, Westgate is the Swiss arm of RLG's Real Estates
Division and its management has an important role in RLG's global real
estates strategy. The Switzerland portfolio is to grow strongly over the
next few years through acquisitions and developments. Westgate Investments
aims to become one of the major players on the Swiss market by using RLG's
now traditional investment method, based on a secure financial structure,
irreprochable work ethics and excellent partner relations.
   
  McCone, John A. 
  McCone is a former CIA director, a member of the Bohemian Club, and a
director of Pacific Mutual Life Insurance, United California Bank, Western
Bancorporation, Standard Oil of California, ITT, and the Committee on the
Present Danger. More on McCone 
   
  King, Frank L. 
  King is a director of Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company. He has been
a director of Litton Industries and the chairman of Western Bancorporation
and United California Bank. 
   
  Shumway, Forrest N. (Treasurer) 
  Shumway is a director of United California Bank, president and chief
executive of The Signal Companies, Inc., and a member of the Bohemian Club.
USC accounts are handled by United California Bank, which is owned by
Western Bancorporation . Past and present United California Bank directors
include Jack K. Horton, Gordon L. Hough, Frank L. King, John A. McCone and
Charles B. Thornton. Past and present Western Bancorporation directors
include Horton, King, McCone and Thornton. Deceased USC trustee Asa V. Call
was also a director of United California Bank and Western Bancorporation .
Maurice Stans was Western Bancorporation president from 1961-63. 
   
  Horton, Jack K. 
  Horton is chief executive of Southern California Edison and a director of
Western Bancorporation, United California bank, Pacific Mutual Life
Insurance, and Lockheed. He is also a Stanford University trustee and a
member of the Bohemian Club. 
  

Hapa1234@aol.com wrote:
  Justice for Jonathan Pollard 
   
  In 1998, Jonathan Pollard changed his U.S. citizenship to Israeli
citizenship.  The Clinton Administration was being lobbied by AIPAC and
Israeli interests for compromising U.S. Pentagon and Department of Defense
secrets, as well recruiting U.S. agency spys later linked to Franklingate
{Larry Franklin, Steve Rosen, Keith Weismann, Ben Amir} which can be linked
to AIPAC Political fund raisers NORMAN PHILLIP BROWNSTEIN, DAVID STEINER,
AND JACK ABRAMOFF.
   
  ck it out....
   
  ninja cats
   
  SEE -  http://www.flippingfrenzy.com/category/texas/
   
   
  For sale by owner: junk real estate
US News & World Report, Dec 11, 1989 by Monroe W. Karmin

For the grab bag of less luxurious listings that constitute the bulk of =
the RTC
portfolio - foreclosed homes, motels, shopping malls, office and =
apartment buildings,
industrial parks and vacant land - the market seems even more =
forbidding. Still, plucky
sales agents are rising to the challenge. "The roof dips a tudge on one =
side, the porch
has a hole in it and there are termites," admits Kat Woolford, who is =
hawking a $7,500,
two-bedroom shack on a third of an acre in Tomball, Tex., north of =
Houston. "But it's a
cute hideaway."


Arizona real estate for sale: For sale by owner: junk real estate

For sale by owner: Junk real estate

Just as Americans have grown used to the idea of junk bonds, a new
financial bugaboo
looms on the horizon: Junk real estate. Set in desirable communities, many
of the
properties now being jettisoned by insolvent savings and loan institutions
seem to be
paradise. But like the 9-acre swath of Long Island beachfront off the Texas
Gulf Coast,
spectacular vistas rarely live up to a developer's dreams. Over half of the
$400,000
Laguna Madre parcel lies underwater. There is no sewer hookup and no sea
wall, and there
are high fees to maintain a private bridge that connects the island with
Port Isabel on
the mainland. "It could all go underwater in a hurricane," admits a
spokesman for La
Hacienda Savings Association in San Antonio, which holds the property.

Peddling Texas swampland is just one of the dirty jobs facing the
Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), the U.S. agency that opened shop in
early August to administer the coup de grace to sick thrifts. The mop-up
has landed federal regulators in the same muck that mired the S&L industry:
Thousands of white-elephant properties, most located in markets as soft as
quicksand. The collection includes such exotica as a $900,000 equestrian
center (reduced from $1.5 million) north of San Antonio, the $25 million
StarPass golf-course community in Tucson, a historic bank building in
Houston, a boarded-up lumberyard surrounded by wetlands near Tampa, Fla.,
77 condominium units on the tip of Long Island, N.Y., and a 55 percent
stake in the opulent $200 million Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.
All 
 told, RTC officials estimate they now must dispose of close to $16 billion
worth of real estate currently on the books of 268 failed thrifts in 33
states.
   
  YEAH BUT ADD IN THE PORFOLIOS OF ALL THE BANKS TOO 
  

Fool's gold. Most of the properties will fetch pennies on the dollar's
worth of book value - if they can be unloaded at all. The 6-acre McCune
Mansion in Paradise Valley outside of Phoenix is typical of the RTC's
daunting task. Built in the 1960s by oil tycoon Walker McCune for his young
bride, the 53,000-square- foot house boasts numerous kitchens, a ballroom
with an $80,000 chandelier, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and ice-skating
rink, a theater, a darkroom, its own beauty salon, a 14-car garage and a
guest house. Mrs. McCune refused to move in, and the place saw a succession
of owners, most recently Gordon Hall, cofounder of the Nautilus fitness
company. RTC inherited the property when it took over the bankrupt
Southwest Savings & Loan Association earlier this year. "There's not a gre
 at market for 53,000-square- foot houses," says Jack Lake, the RTC agent
charged with finding a buyer.

For the grab bag of less luxurious listings that constitute the bulk of the
RTC
portfolio - foreclosed homes, motels, shopping malls, office and apartment
buildings,
industrial parks and vacant land - the market seems even more forbidding.
Still, plucky
sales agents are rising to the challenge. "The roof dips a tudge on one
side, the porch
has a hole in it and there are termites," admits Kat Woolford, who is
hawking a $7,500,
two-bedroom shack on a third of an acre in Tomball, Tex., north of Houston.
"But it's a
cute hideaway."

The heat is on for the RTC to speed up its fire sale. The agency has three
years to
gather up all the nation's ailing S&L's and seven years to dispose of
acquired
properties. Ideally, the feds would like to get rid of their sick thrifts
as whole
entities, bad real-estate investments and all. But most investors are
interested only in
the best assets, saddling the government with the white elephants. The
longer the RTC
hangs on to the losers, the higher the taxpayers' tab, already estimated at
$166
billion.

But the disposal process is being hindered by the fact that no one knows
how much sourreal estate the RTC will have to offer. An initial inventory
of properties currently
under its wing will not be completed until the end of this month. And that
is just the
beginning. Leonard Sahling, real-estate analyst for Merrill Lynch in New
York, figures
the government will wind up with at least a $50 billion portfolio when it
actually takes
over all the thrifts that now are technically insolvent. Others put the
total at $100
billion as more S&L's go belly up in the years ahead.

Nor can the RTC simply dump its holdings on the market wholesale.
"Everything we have is
for sale," says Thomas Horton, the agency's deputy director, "but
everything is not for
sale at any price." The government is barred by law from selling its assets
for less
than 95 percent of fair market value in the six depressed states of the
Southwest - Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado and Louisiana -
where about two thirds of the property is located. Still, "fair market
value" is in the eye of the appraiser;
  Horton admits that properties that cannot be sold at 5 percent discounts
will be
"re-evaluated" until buyers are found.

The most promising properties in the RTC's bag, mainly apartment and office
buildings
whose rents cover expenses, are sure to be snapped up by insurance
companies, pension
funds and other "deep pocket" investors. But such quality properties are in
the minority. The largest proportion of the government's holdings consists
of vacant land, a
tough commodity to peddle in the Southwest and other overbuilt areas.

In taking over Charles Keating's notorious Lincoln Savings & Loan, the RTC
acquired some
$1 billion worth of property, including plots for 17 planned communities in
Texas,
Arizona, Colorado, Florida and Louisiana. One of them is the 20,000-acre
Estrella
Project in the desert 20 miles southwest of Phoenix. Although Lincoln
invested $200
million in preparatory work, only three homesites have been sold. Now the
RTC's agent,
Mark Randall, is trying to figure out what to do with the property. "Vacant
real estate
has not fared well in the Arizona economy," he observes sadly.

Other parcels may not draw buyers - no matter how attractive the price.
"They'll have to
be plowed under to grow soybeans," predicts Michael Aronstein, president of
Comstock
Partners, a New York investment firm. But while developers may sniff at
many of the
government's offerings, interest is cropping up in some surprising
quarters.
   
  Conservationists already are picking through the pile of unwanted real
estate for
wildlife preserves and other ecologically valuable property. The Florida
Keys Land & Sea
Trust, for instance, paid $1.35 million for Crane Point Hammock, a 63
1/2-acre estate
that was going to be turned into a resort before its developers went broke.
Now, it is
slated to become a nature center.

PHOTO : Museum piece. The Phoenician Resort in

PHOTO : Picture perfect. Houston's historic Franklin National Bank will 
appear in "Dark
Angel"

PHOTO : Scottsdale, Ariz., comes decorated with millions of dollars' worth
of sculpture

PHOTO : Castle keep. The McCune mansion near Phoenix has a 14-car garage,
an ice rink
and a ballroom with an $80,000 chandelier
   
   


Mark W Lowry <markwlowry@gmail.com> wrote:   
http://www.fbi.gov/page2/april08/fraud_corruption041708.html
          Headline Archives       FRAUD AND CORRUPTION
Stemming the Surge       04/17/08         
  
  
                      The FBI is investigating 19 corporate fraud matters
related to the sub-prime lending crisis, the Director told litigators in a
speech on April 17.
  A day after warning the Senate about a "tremendous surge" in the FBI's
mortgage fraud investigations, Director Robert Mueller talked in more
detailed terms about the growth in both corporate fraud and public
corruption cases at the annual conference of the American Bar Association's
Section of Litigation in Washington, D.C.
  Despite limited resources, Mueller said that the FBI's corporate fraud
cases have grown more than 80 percent since 2003. Last year, we had more
than 490 corporate and securities fraud convictions.
  He predicted that the problem will only worsen because of the "ripple
effect of the sub-prime crisis and its impact on the credit market." The
FBI, he said, has already "identified 19 corporate fraud matters related to
the sub-prime lending crisis … targeting accounting fraud, insider
trading, and deceptive sales practices." And, we're currently investigating
more than 1,300 mortgage fraud matters.
  Mueller believes part of the problem is "rampant conflicts of interest in
the corporate suites." He said that FBI investigations "further emphasize
the need for independent board members, auditors, and outside counsel.
Shareholders rely on the board of directors to serve as the corporate
watchdog. ... [But] board members are often beholden to the executives they
are expected to oversee."
  Acknowledging recent FBI missteps resulting from inadequate internal
controls—and a new Office of Integrity and Compliance to identify risks
before they become problems—Mueller said, "As we all understand, it is
better for a company to self-report and remediate its own wrongdoing before
the FBI and the Department of Justice become involved. Executives who let
the situation escalate to the point of a sudden restatement—and a
resulting loss of shareholder confidence—often do greater harm to the
companies they are trying to protect than if they had exercised early
intervention." 
  Mueller said that in his days as a defense counsel, he "met a number of
executives who could rationalize every bad decision," warning that "it is a
slippery slope from behavior that skirts ethical or legal boundaries to
behavior that crosses the line completely." 
  The FBI also works to combat corruption in the public sector—our top
criminal priority—because, as the Director pointed out in his remarks,
"democracy and corruption cannot co-exist."
  Currently, the FBI has more than 2,500 open public corruption cases, an
increase of more than 50 percent since 2003. During the past two years
alone, more than 18,000 public officials have been convicted.
  "The FBI," Mueller said, "is uniquely situated to address public
corruption. We have the skills to conduct sophisticated investigations. But
more than that, we are insulated from political pressure. We are able to go
where the evidence leads us, without fear of reprisal or recrimination." 
  In the end, Mueller said, "it does not matter if the corruption is
national or local … if it is millions of dollars or merely hundreds. There
is no level of acceptable corruption."
  We encourage you to read the full text of the Director's speech. And
learn more about our efforts to combat both corporate fraud and public
corruption.

The  Reality is   TRILLIONS  WERE  ROBBED USING THESE SCAMS  AND  SCHEMES

MILLIONS OF  PEOPLE AND  FAMILIES  CHEATED AND  HUGELY DAMAGED

See The Following History

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