So, a judge gets in a tizzy and sends Paul Manafort to jail for what? He disregard his confinement agreement. Yes, as bad as it may seem, he is accused of texting a witness through an app that disguised his phone number.
Is money laundering a big thing in the world of business and banking? Apparently this type of crime is more frequent than we know.
Politico Magazine writes:
How big is the world’s money-laundering crisis? It’s hard to say for sure, because precise data don’t exist. The International Monetary Fund believes money laundering makes up about 2 percent to 5 percent of the world’s GDP, or approximately $1.5 trillion to $3.7 trillion in 2015. Similarly, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime found criminal proceeds in 2009 amounted to 3.6 percent of global GDP, or roughly $2.1 trillion. Using these guesstimates, the amount of international money laundering today is approximately the same as the annual U.S. federal budget.
Depending on what is included in the count, the reality is much higher. For example, there is an international movement to recognize tax evasion as a predicate offense to charge money laundering. The Tax Justice Network, a nongovernmental organization that advocates against tax evasion, estimates that between $21 trillion and $32 trillion is hiding in more than 80 international tax havens.
With that being said, why is a private bank collecting our tax money? It’s no big secret that the IRS is the collection agency for the privately held Federal Reserve. For all too many years, the IRS has been kicking doors in who don’t pay or refuse to even file a return. Isn’t that Un-Constitutional? Sure is. It has been proven over a dozen times in the Supreme Court. There have been numerous books written, a plethora of documentaries uploaded to the internet and yet no one in government seems to care. I guess not to many politicians care when they are some how, some way instant millionaires working on a government salary. Imagine that!
With all things being equal, the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Morgans and many other banking families have been known to ‘own’ and control the Federal Reserve which is not “Federal’ by any stretch of the imagination. They have been using this central bank as their personal piggy bank for over 100 years and counting. When Congress asks for answers about the Fed’s finances, we never get a straight statement. Just hyperbole’s and tight lipped responses.
Paul Manafort is far from being the problem here in America. Until we see the “real” owners of our government in jail, this case is just another political lynching to keep all the people who are in the know or are doing business with the real criminals in line. A message sent to the political elite.
Article reference: Politico