The Bangkok post reports that 22 year old Finnish man Aarni Otava Saarimaa allegedly gave a fortune of 5564.4 Bitcoins to a group of Thai men offering him the opportunity to invest in an online casino and an altcoin project they dubbed "Dragon Coin" (archived). Reportedly the Thai men instead converted the fortune into 797 million bhat of which 745 million bhat made it into their bank accounts. In a very Tradehillesque move, many of those bhat were further converted to real estate.
Local police have arrested a number of Thai men for connection to the plot while others they would like to arrest have fled, including one to the United States. Local police are insisting that despite earlier local reports which alleged a number of local politicians were involved, there were no politicians involved in fingering the Finn's Fortune.
Numerous reports are alleging that supplies meant to provide for Puerto Ricans in the wake of last year's devastating hurricane strike on the island are rotting at local election commision offices (archived). Intended to have been distributed, many of the perishable supplies have rotted after sitting for a year under the watch of the election commisions. Relatedly, the Puerto Rican government has conceeded this week that Hurricane casualties numbered at least 1427 despite their official tally having sat at 64 for an entire year following the Hurricane's end. "Our Democracy" strikes again.
The US National Rifle Association, an organization that has long been a major financial supporter of more than half of active US politicians at any given time, is in peril after facing a financial deplatforming attack led by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (archived). As a result of Cuomo's blacklist campaign the NRA has lost its general liability insurance and is having extraordinary difficulty accessing the fiat financial services their organization depends on.
Multiple agencies operating as part of the criminal conspiracy known as the USG hit Wildlands Outdoor Equipment in Vandalia, Illinois with an early morning raid (archived). Forces from "Homeland Security", the FBI, ATF, and Illinois State Police descended on the property of 82 year old Bob Hanabarger in armoured vehicles followed by flatbed trucks. The thieves made no arrests and the local US attorney's office declined to comment on why the USG raiders loaded property including entire intermodal containers onto their vehicles.
Hanabarger has reportedly been operating his business equipping outdoor enthusiasts for decades.
UN Secretary General António Guterres has begun begging members for money amid what he claims are "cash flow issues" (archived). This problem exists in spite a greater than normal portion of UN members having paid their dues for the year on time. This suggests that the problem is on the spending side.
The US Department of "Justice" has charged a Chinese man, Micheal Yin of Beijing, with 14 felony charges of securities fraud in the Southern District of New York. Yin is alleged to have traded shares of Lattice Semiconductor using non-public information. A second man, Benjamin Chow who worked for a private equity firm in Palo Alto is alleged to be the source of the information following Chow's own guilty plea. The full text is below: Continue reading →
Univision is fishing for offers to take the remains of the Gawker Media Group, now called the Gizmodo Media Group off their hands (archived). Univision bought the former Gawker properties back in 2016 apparently hoping to find synergy between their core Latino audience and Gawker's audience of urban Soylent Socialists. Following recent layoffs, writers on the site have taken to publishing pieces on Univision's dime begging for new ownership to buy them out.
Fifty year old Theresa Lynn Tetley, who did business on LocalBitcoins as "Bitcoin Maven", was sentenced to 366 days in prison and ordered to forfeit 40 Bitcoins, 292,264.00 USD in cash, and 25 gold bars after pleaing guilty to single counts of operating an unlicensed money transmitting business and money laundering (archived). The Bitcoin matron unknowingly began doing business with an undercover DEA agent in 2016 and according to the plea knowingly agreed to trade on entrapping terms insisted on by the DEA agent. Guilty pleas remain harmful to your future as they always were.