Thursday, January 16, 2020

Beneficial

"Virgin Islands allege Jeffrey Epstein trafficked girls as young as 12 as recently as 2018" (Chang/Hall):
"“The Epstein case highlights how sex traffickers — like all organized criminal enterprises — thrive on the secrecy provided by anonymous shell companies,” said Clark Gascoigne, executive director of the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition, a group calling for greater transparency about true owners of shell companies. “Opaque ownership structures make it difficult — if not impossible — for law enforcement to track individuals” behind human trafficking."
A nice way of saying the Mossad ownership is well hidden. Still, if they seize the islands to cover a small part of the damages, ownership will have to come out (which is why I'm sure this aspect of the proceedings will be allowed to die a quiet death).

Linking to an October article:  "For Jeffrey Epstein, one island hideaway wasn’t enough. How he stealthily acquired a second" (Hall/Brown).  The guy whose name they used to keep the unpopular Epstein off the legal documents is Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem (my emphasis in red):
"The seller of the Great St. James property was Christian Kjaer, one of Denmark’s richest men. Members of his wealthy family had owned the property for almost four decades. He did not want to sell it to Epstein because of the 2008 Palm Beach County conviction for solicitation and sordid accounts of sexual abuse related by his underage victims.

“He was not popular on the island,” Susan Astani-Kjaer, the seller’s wife, told the Danish publication B.T. two days after Epstein’s reported Aug. 10 suicide in a New York jail cell.

Locals in St. Thomas begged the couple not to sell the island because of the reports of Epstein’s deviant behavior, she said.

The fact that Epstein was the apparent buyer emerged only when his name appeared in local land-use permits as the sole member of the company that bought it.

Two outside attorneys for Epstein involved in the transaction — Kroblin and Kellerhals — did not return calls and emails requesting comment. Nor did Epstein’s longtime personal attorney, Darren Indyke. Kevin D’Amour, an attorney for the Kjaers in the Virgin Islands, declined to comment, and April Newland, the seller’s broker, did not return calls for comment. Maria Hodge, attorney for the Kjaers, did not answer detailed messages seeking comment, nor did Carrie De Leon of West Indies Title, LLC, the title agent on the deal.

The corporate vehicle for the 2016 purchase was an anonymous Virgin Islands corporation, Great St. Jim, LLC. In communications between lawyers, Bin Sulayem is repeatedly referenced as what in legal parlance is called the ultimate beneficial owner. The parties signed the contract on Jan. 8, 2016.

At least Erika Kellerhals signed it for Great St. Jim, LLC. The contract paperwork included Bin Sulayem’s name but the space above it — where the signature would normally be — is left unsigned. When the sale closed on Jan. 28, 2016, there was no apparent reference to Bin Sulayem anywhere in the subsequent documentation.

Bin Sulayem is a business mogul from Dubai with longstanding connections to the ruling Maktoum family. He has indirect connections to the Virgin Islands. He got his start developing and running Dubai’s port and tax-free zone in the mid-1980s, later expanding into government-tied real estate and port ventures. He is the CEO and chairman of the global ports operator DP World, and was a board member of the Investment Corporation of Dubai, the sovereign wealth fund of Dubai.

He has business ties to an Epstein friend and co-investor named Andrew Farkas, a prominent New York developer. Farkas, who is friends with President Donald Trump, is an investor in buildings and an online real estate funding firm owned by Kushner Companies, belonging to the family of Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner."
Hilariously, President Jared is tied into the MEGA Group blackmail operation against, amongst many others, his own father-in-law, an operation whose blackmail just led us to the brink of WWIII.
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