The Crimes of Citibank
More CIA Connections
CITIBANK'S SENIOR MANAGER FOR GOVERNMENT
RELATIONS, NORA SLATKIN PLAYED KEY ROLE IN JOHN DEUTCH INVESTIGATION
- FORMER NUMBER 3 AT CIA
By Michael C. Ruppert - www.copvcia.com
[From the May 31, 2001 issue of "From The Wilderness"]
Special to NarcoNews - As the remaining unbiased press of
the Western Hemisphere, and especially of Latin America, rises
in outrage at the announced May 17 purchase of Mexico's giant
Banacci Group (Banamex) by Citigroup, more skeletons come
stampeding out of the Citigroup closet. Both banks have been
firmly connected to drug money laundering and Banamex owner
Roberto Hernandez owns land near Cancun, Mexico that is commonly
referred to as "the cocaine peninsula." President
Bill Clinton vacationed on the Hernandez property in the summer
Taken collectively these skeletons reveal a well-defined financial
and intelligence infrastructure that appears tailor-made for
the global management of the drug trade's billions of dollars
in illegal revenue along with the additional billions of dollars
generated annually by the illegal looting of national economies
by government officials.
One of these skeletons is Nora Slatkin. Having risen to a
post as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition in
1995 she resigned and was immediately appointed as the Executive
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Executive
Director is the number three position at Langley and is responsible
for all Agency operations. Her boss was then Director of Central
Intelligence (DCI) and current Citigroup Board Member John
Deutch. The timeline - as compiled from stories in The New
York Times, The Washington Post and AP and the CIA's web site
- around her tenure at CIA and of her transition to Citigroup
is most revealing.
Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- May 10, 1995 - John Deutch sworn in as DCI.
- May 19, 1995 - The Senate announces that Nora
Slatkin is leaving the Department of Defense (Assistant
Secretary of the Navy) to join the CIA as Executive Director.
- December 15, 1996 - Deutch resigns as DCI.
- December 17, 1996 - A CIA computer security
official visits Deutch's home and discovers thousands
of pages of classified documents on unsecured (CIA) Macintosh
computers. Almost immediately the CIA General Counsel,
Tom O'Neil and Nora Slatkin are advised of the breach.
Slatkin advises DCI Tenet.
- December, 1996 - Deutch joins the Board at Citigroup.
- Dec 20 ,1996 - Deutch begins deleting files
from his computers.
- January, 1997 - CIA security officials complain
to Slatkin that O'Neil is dragging his feet. Slatkin takes
no action in response, except to "hold discussions."
Deutch refuses to be interviewed by security staff.
- Summer, 1997 - The CIA security staff completes
a report on Deutch which languishes in the security office
- Fall, 1997 - Claiming ignorance of the security
office's investigation, DCI Tenet grants Deutch new security
- October, 1997 - On Deutch's recommendation Slatkin
also joins the Board at Citigroup. Her current title -
Senior Manger of Government Relations.
- December, 1997 - Because the Justice Department
has not been notified, a one-year statute of limitations
for the appointment of an independent counsel to investigate
- March, 1998 - After seven years of service,
CIA Inspector General Frederick P. Hitz retires to assume
the Goldman Sachs Chair on International Intelligence
at Princeton University. He later tells The New York Times
that he assumed that his successor, Britt Snider, would
advise the Department of Justice as to Deutch's possible
criminal mishandling of CIA records. Oops!
- April, 1999 - Janet Reno's Justice Department
declines to prosecute Deutch while nuclear scientist Wen
Ho Lee languishes in jail for similar violations.
- February, 2000 - After a CIA Inspector General's
report on Deutch's conduct leaks to the press Janet Reno
reopens the investigation. Prosecutor Paul Coffey recommends
- March, 2000 - Slatkin and Hitz contradict Tenet
and state that he was much more involved than previously
- Summer/Fall 2000 - The criminal investigation
of Deutch inches ahead in secret. Fears mount that John
Ashcroft, as Bush Attorney general, will aggressively
pursue criminal charges.
- January 20, 2001 - On his last day in office
President Clinton pardons Citibank Director John Deutch.
Given the enormity of documentation on Citibank's direct
involvement with drug and criminal money laundering and
the extraordinarily detailed investigations by journalist
Al Giordano at www.narconews.com,
several questions become obvious. Giordano's translation
of Spanish language reports on the on again, off again
relationship between Citibank and Peruvian CIA backed
strongman Vladimiro Montesinos, suggest that CIA tells
Citibank which criminal clients are acceptable for Private
Banking money laundering activities. Clearly, the timeline
implies that Slatkin's hiring at Citibank was a quid pro
quo for her services in stalling the Deutch investigation.
But more so it raises the question as to whether Slatkin
is the CIA liaison at Citigroup to open approved channels
for money laundering.
Also, it must be asked whether or not there is a partisan
flavor to Citigroup's activities. All of the players here
were Democratic Party apparatchiks. Is the Democratic
Party the sole beneficiary of Citigroup criminal money
laundering? Much will be revealed when the Bush Administration
weighs in on the Banamex acquisition.
JOHN DEUTCH AND WALL STREET
John M. Deutch is listed as a current director of the
following corporations that are registered with the SEC:
CMS Energy Corp
Cummins Engine Co Inc
He is also involved with the following ventures
(some offshoots of above corporations) as an investor and/or
Allied Digital Technologies Corp
Analog Acquisition Corp
Buenos Aires Bottling Co Inc
Citicorp Mortgage Securities Inc
CMS Energy Trust II
CMS Energy X Tras Pass Through Trust I
Consumers Energy Co
Cort Business Services Corp
Davco Restaurants Inc
Delco Remy International Inc
Galey & Lord Inc.
GNI Group Inc
Green I Acquisition Corp
Hudson Hotels Corp
Landmark Fixed Income Funds/MA/
Landmark Funds I
Landmark Funds II
Landmark Tax Free Income Funds
Palomar Medical Technologies Inc.
Sybron Chemicals Inc.
Tower Automotive Inc
Travelers Group Inc
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