The following high level have met their fate in 2014 alone*:
1. William Broeksmit - former senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG (the embattled German bank that is slated to become the Lehman Brothers of Europe in a matter of months). His former employer is facing charges that it hid $12 billion of FOREX losses and accused of rigging the overnight LIBOR rates. Suicide in London.
2. Gabriel Magee - JP Morgan trading platforms VP for the European division. He was responsible for JPM's fixed income and interest rate derivatives system. 'Jumped' off of the 33rd floor to his death, despite calling girlfriend to tell her he'd be home shortly.
3. Ryan Henry Crane - JP Morgan trading platforms executive director, Global Equities Group. Worked closely with Gabriel Magee in coordinating enterprise-wide trading platforms. Toxicology reports still to be released. Otherwise healthy.
4. Mike Dueker - chief economist at Russell Investments and former VP at St Louis Federal Reserve. Russell Investments is being implicated for 'pay to play' schemes in NY pension plans. The same pension plans that will be the first of many government confiscations to pay off our out of control debt and make up for our departing US treasuries investors. Dueker was found at the Tacoma (WA) Narrows Bridge, allegedly having fell 40 feet down an embankment to his death. Case treated by local police as suicide.
5. Richard Talley - American Title Services founder. 'Suicide' by shooting himself in the dick, torso, and head repeatedly. Cause that's a normal way to kill yourself, just like tossing yourself down an embankment into a briar patch. Under investigation by insurance regulators for improper behavior. Despite being a seemingly small player, title companies have been known to be complicit in the Bank of America 'robosigning' of fraudulent mortgages over the past five years. It is unknown whether this is any way related, but the significant linkages in the past have been made between megabanks and title companies helping keep the scheme alive.
*Information sources across multiple sites but primarily consolidated in a recent article by investigative reporter/podcast personality Douglas Hagmann. Full article here:
Other seemingly unrelated deaths have also been reported, including the August 2013 suicide of former Zurich CFO Pierre Wauthier and Swiss Re AG communications director Tim Dickenson dying under 'mysterious circumstances' last month. Also, Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird has been missing since January. He was on the case regarding commodities and energy price/market manipulations. It is well known that JP Morgan has been engaging in precious metals manipulation over the past three years.
The big question here is why this is suddenly happening. I realize suicides are a statistic that can be found in any occupation - but why so closely related? According to noted economist Jim Willie, "We are not seeing bad bankers removed - we are seeing bankers removed who are on the verge of revealing big data details." We know that the financial service industry and any linked markets can be easily manipulated. This is the case with mortgage backed securities, interest rate derivatives, commodities markets, LIBOR, foreign exchange, the looming burst of the bond bubble, the artificially inflated stock market. There are scandals all over Wall Street right now. JP Morgan keeps coming up because they are the capstone of the global financial economy. But they are the top of a shaky deck of cards, a deck that could fall any day now.
I bet you didn't hear that JP Morgan recently sold its $2.5 billion Manhattan HQ to CHINA for the bargain basement discount price of $750 million. It's also noted that multiple stories below the 'basement' of that building is one of the largest gold vaults in the world. With an underground tunnel to another large gold vault - that of the New York Federal Reserve. On record. You see, JP Morgan and all of the other big banks have been doing some naughty things with the gold China loaned them in the 1990's - they've loaned it out to OTHER parties ('rehypothecation') and have lost track of who wear the original gold is. That's why we are invading countries like Iraq, Libya, Mali, and other African countries under questionable motives (their leaders have epic amounts of gold). It's also why we told Germany to get lost when they asked for their own gold back last year, and we gave a paltry 5 tons of the owed 674 tons. We expect to give them the rest over the next six years. Yeah, good luck with that. The straw that broke the camel's back was the disastrous 'London Whale' scandal, in which JPM trader Bruno Iksil (nicknamed 'London Whale') placed obnoxiously sized credit default swap derivatives trades and racked up a loss of $2 billion for the firm. That number has now increased to around $10 billion. This would have sunk JPM when combined with the missing gold fiasco, so they put up their very own headquarters as collateral. And ultimately sold off to Chinese real estate developer Fosun International, an investment property conglomerate. Game, set, match.
This appears to be the tip of the iceberg. The 'Too Big Too Fail/Jail' bankers are petrified that someone will come forward and expose the investment banking for the fraud that it is. What Edward Snowden did to destroy the NSA and expose the emerging police state that is our elected government, so to will a rogue banker that spills the beans. And don't think this is the end. According to 'V', the Guerrilla Economist (a prominent alternative media financial insider making the rounds), we are watching one big house cleaning before the whole thing comes crashing down, and that there about 15-20 more 'suicides' or large-scale takeouts of high ranking bankers by mafia banker hit squads. I've also mentioned before that 1) we have a derivatives market estimated at $1.5 quadrillion that is built on quicksand and 2) each and every type of derivative is being manipulated and artificially valued. No one knows what the hell these things are, and we certainly have learned nothing from the 2008 crisis.
Stay tuned for future posts on this topic, as I'm sure we will be reading more about this in the coming weeks. Feel free to also put your head in the sand and pretend these are all coincidences. I've outlined before the lengths that government, central banks, investment banks, economists, and other companies will go to fool the general populace with cooked numbers and fluffy vague optimistic remarks about how wonderful things are. Now is no different. Open up your eyes!