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FORMER MOB BOSS SHEDS LIGHT ON BIDEN FAMILY CORRUPTION

  

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FORMER MOB BOSS SHEDS LIGHT ON BIDEN FAMILY CORRUPTION
. Like the Biden family’s shell corporations, these businesses “had no brick and mortar office[s], we had no employees, we had no product that we were selling.” They were set up for the sole purpose of obfuscation.

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Former mobster Michael Franzese, 72, operated for many years as a caporegime in the Colombo crime family. He joined Fox News’ Jesse Watters on Thursday night to discuss the striking similarities between the Biden family’s alleged money laundering operation and his own experiences. (How much longer must we preface every mention of the Biden family’s activities with the word “alleged”?)

Franzese funneled money through a series of 18 shell corporations. He told Watters that these companies consisted only of a bank account through which funds could be laundered. Like the Biden family’s shell corporations, these businesses “had no brick and mortar office[s], we had no employees, we had no product that we were selling.” They were set up for the sole purpose of obfuscation.

Although Democrats repeatedly argue that, so far, none of the funds from foreign entities can be traced directly to Joe Biden, Franzese explained that is the whole point. “He [Biden] doesn’t want it, you know, attached to him in any way.” He noted that, “I didn’t put the money in my account. It went everywhere else and then I collected it in a different way.”

This is how influence-peddling schemes work. Rather than depositing funds directly into the bank account of the individual whose influence is being bought (or in Franzese’s situation, the individual who is trying to evade government scrutiny), payments are made through a maze of shell accounts to family members or significant others, as they were in the Biden’s case. The House Oversight Committee has traced millions of dollars of foreign money flowing into the accounts of nine Biden family members, including a grandchild, for no discernible business purpose. Those payments first passed through an elaborate network of shell corporations before hitting the accounts of the ultimate recipients as is typical in a money-laundering scheme.

In a recent New York Post op-ed, George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley   wrote , “It is absurd to expect a deposit slip from a corrupt Ukrainian official to the account of Joe and Jill Biden, one of the most vulnerable accounts in the world to review and monitor.”

Franzese sees this as a “slam dunk RICO” case and said if he or any of his former associates had done this, they’d “have been indicted a long time ago.”

The segment can be viewed at the 26:30 mark   here .

Full transcription of discussion :


Jesse Watters: This is a family with over 20 shell companies offshore bank accounts, bribe allegations, millions in dirty foreign cash, no taxes paid. Most people like that end up in jail with that kind of record. And my next guest did. Michael Franzese is a former mobster with the Colombo family.

So Michael, what did you do to get convicted?

Michael Franzese: Well, it was a RICO case that I pled guilty on. I actually had three RICO cases – two of them were federal, one brought on by Rudy Giuliani and the other one was a state RICO case out of Florida. So I spent several months on trial defending one. I was fortunately acquitted in that case. I pled guilty to a second federal RICO indictment and also pled guilty to a third in Florida, so I’m very familiar with the statute.

JW: So the statute you understand is a kind of a conspiracy deal and obviously there was some taxes not paid. How is that similar and what you were doing similar to the Bidens?

MF: Well Jesse, you know, I had 18 shell companies and when I say shell companies, all these companies had was a bank account. They had no brick and mortar office, we had no employees, we had no product that we were selling – nothing. All we did was collect money and the money that I was collecting was tax money that we were defrauding the government out of.

And the only purpose, again, for these companies was to collect that money so, um, you know, it’s, it’s exactly the same thing that I see going on with Biden and I’m wondering why they’re not asking certain questions. What service did you provide? What product did you sell? Why were you collecting this money? I mean these are easy questions, but there don’t seem to be any answers to them.

And, you know, I’m going to tell you this Jesse. I’m very familiar with the statute. You have suspicious bank accounts, you got money flowing into shell companies, you have money going into everybody but Joe Biden of course. He doesn’t want you to know – put this money in his account – you wouldn’t do that.

I didn’t put the money in my account. It went everywhere else and then I collected it in a different way. So you have all of this, you have text messages, you have emails, you have photos, you have witnesses. This is a slam dunk RICO indictment.

Now, I’m not saying there’s going to be a conviction. I don’t know, you’re innocent until proven guilty. But as far as an indictment, if this were one of my fellow associates on the street or myself, I’d have been indicted a long time ago – with the amount of evidence that I’m seeing just from a distance and what I’m hearing every day.

JW: Michael, you said that the money came into these shells and none of them actually hit your bank account. You got the money in other ways. What did you mean by that, because that’s what Joe’s saying? No penny hit his account.

MF: Well, of course, you wouldn’t hit his account if this is money he doesn’t want to be attached to him – if he’s influence-peddling or his son is going around selling Joe’s office or Joe’s, uh, illusion of, you know, being able to provide a service as vice president. Why would he have the money going into his account? He doesn’t want it, you know, attached to him in any way. So he could send it everywhere else.

But, you know, in this case, sending it to family members, there still has to be a service that these family members provided. Why is the money going into their accounts? What did they do for it? And, of course, the sources are questionable – you know China and Ukraine and so on and so forth.

Again Jesse, I’m not saying he’s innocent or he’s guilty. What I’m saying is, from my experience, and it’s vast, this is a slam dunk indictment. No doubt. There’s a pattern of racketeering here. This was done over a period of time. You could say that – there’s an argument can be made that the Biden is a criminal organize if this money is coming in illegally, um, but it certainly looks that way to me. I mean and again uh you know not only did I defend my own but I’ve seen many of my former associates that had RICO indictments and the pattern is always the same and this looks exactly like that.

JW: Are you in the United States right now?

MF: No. I’m in Italy right now.

JW: Ciao.

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Sean Treacy
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1  seeder  Sean Treacy    8 months ago

"You have suspicious bank accounts, you got money flowing into shell companies, you have money going into everybody but Joe Biden of course. He doesn’t want you to know – put this money in his account – you wouldn’t do that.

I didn’t put the money in my account. It went everywhere else and then I collected it in a different way"

A criminal recognizes other criminals. 

This seems like common sense, but there's a swath of progressives who think unless there's a cancelled check made out to Joe Biden with  "for corruption" listed on the memo, then no evidence exists that Biden has done anything wrong. We can be thankful they never sat on a jury, I guess.

The unavoidable fact is the multiple off shore bank accounts for shell corporations with millions flowing the Bidens are in fact evidence of corruption.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Sean Treacy @1    8 months ago

Is this satire?

 
 
 
GregTx
PhD Guide
2  GregTx    8 months ago

512

 
 
 
bugsy
Professor Participates
2.1  bugsy  replied to  GregTx @2    8 months ago

That is absolutely nasty. Can you imagine the stench coming from Kamel Toe?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.2  Texan1211  replied to  GregTx @2    8 months ago

I like it!

When Joe stumbles, he will take Kamala down with him!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3  JohnRussell    8 months ago

Is there any proof that this mobster knows what he is talking about, in specific about joe Biden? 

I didnt see any. 

If there is so much evidence that Biden has done wrong, why cant the GOP clown show committees prove it? 

This seems more like Jesse Waters slime than anything else. 

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Expert
3.1  MrFrost  replied to  JohnRussell @3    8 months ago

I was going with satire...

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.2  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @3    8 months ago

That's exactly what 'this' is.  If there was any dirt on President Biden, it would have been discovered and provided long ago.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
3.3  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @3    8 months ago

There is absolute proof that leftists that were willing to believe the absolutely fake Steele Dossier with no damn proof- yet can't see the mountain of real evidence being gathered against the Brandon family.

I am sure leftists eagerly search the internet every day hoping that someone will make their wildest dreams come true by posting the "Trump pee tapes".

The next two years aren't going to be pleasant for Brandon or his family. Maybe a lot longer once the last of the whistleblowers come out and present their evidence. Maybe Brandon and Hunter can share a cell with Garland, Wrey, and Weiss.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.3.1  Texan1211  replied to  Ronin2 @3.3    8 months ago
There is absolute proof that leftists that were willing to believe the absolutely fake Steele Dossier with no damn proof- yet can't see the mountain of real evidence being gathered against the Brandon family.

No rhyme or reason as to what sycophants are willing to believe or overlook about one of their heroes.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.4  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3    8 months ago

Patience, grasshopper, patience.

The Congressional and DOJ investigations are ongoing.

One thing the article asks, as I have repeatedly, is this:

What service did you provide? What product did you sell? Why were you collecting this money? 

Sure would be absolutely fascinating to hear why a Biden grandkid was receiving foreign money. Or exactly what any of the Bidens provided to earn this money.

The only other thing as fascinating (and entertaining, of course!) would be to read the spin from leftist Biden sycophants.

 
 
 
GregTx
PhD Guide
3.5  GregTx  replied to  JohnRussell @3    8 months ago
If there is so much evidence that Trump has done wrong, why cant the Democrat clown show committees prove it? 

Fixed it for ya, no charge....

 
 

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