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Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by deomelo: 8:06pm On Dec 02, 2018
Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has for a long time been challenging Nigerians who accused him of being corrupt to come forward and prove it. So far nobody has come forward.

Well, PMNEWS has received a report on how Atiku was the subject of a probe ten years ago, by a United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by Senator Carl Levin.

The report detailed how Atiku Abubakar while still the vice president of Nigeria between 2000 and 2008, used offshore companies to siphon millions of dollars to his fourth wife in the United States, Jennifer Douglas.



In 2004, the then President Bush barred Atiku and other corrupt politically exposed persons from being issued visa to the United States.


The committee submitted its report on 4 February 2010, three years after Atiku left office.

The report unveiled violations of US laws by Atiku and his fourth wife, Jennifer Douglas. It also included revelations about Siemens bribe paid into one of the accounts, and it possibly provided the basis for Atiku being barred from entering the United States, since then.


https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2017/12/03/corruption-us-senate-report-finally-nailed-atiku-abubakar/

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by Mutemenot(m): 8:12pm On Dec 02, 2018
Where's the report card/sheet ?
Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by deomelo: 8:19pm On Dec 02, 2018
Here is a summary of the report:

Atiku Case History
.

From 2000 to 2008, Jennifer Douglas, a U.S. citizen and the fourth wife of Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President and former candidate for President of Nigeria, helped her husband bring over $40 million in suspect funds into the United States through wire transfers sent by offshore corporations to U.S. bank accounts.

In a 2008 civil complaint, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleged that Ms. Douglas received over $2 million in bribe payments in 2001 and 2002, from Siemens AG, a major German corporation.

While Ms. Douglas denies wrongdoing, Siemens has already pleaded guilty to U.S. criminal charges and settled civil charges related to bribery and told the Subcommittee that it sent the payments to one of her U.S. accounts.


https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2017/12/03/corruption-us-senate-report-finally-nailed-atiku-abubakar/


Pay close attention to the bolded lines.


1. Atiku was bribed by Siemens and Atiku funneled the exact bribe money into his wife's bank account in the US and in the process, exposed himself via paper trail and violation of the laws of the USA.

2. Siemens confessed that they bribed Atiku and the bribe money came from them, Siemens also plead guilty and was made to pay $800 million fine.


So, it is on record that Atiku is a crook, a bribe taker, a corrupt public official, a PPE and an undesirable element.


These are facts according to the US government, not according to me or opposition members in Nigeria

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by Karatum(f): 8:22pm On Dec 02, 2018
Zombies will as usual come and masturbate on this thread grin

Buhari is a failure that must be kicked back to Daura

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by meeky007(m): 8:22pm On Dec 02, 2018
bad mkt

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by Karatum(f): 8:24pm On Dec 02, 2018
Same way Tinubu is a drug lord indicted in the US. We have told you zombies, even if Atiku is caught red handed stealing from CBN, we will still vote him.

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by Munzy14(m): 8:25pm On Dec 02, 2018
Karatum:
Zombies will as usual come and masturbate on this thread grin

Buhari is a failure
Why not, lol op is their PRO. very daft in reasoning. Every morning they wake up and realize atiku is contesting, na heart attack

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by deomelo: 8:25pm On Dec 02, 2018
Mutemenot:
Where's the report card/sheet ?




United States Senate
PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
*** Carl Levin, Chairman
Tom Coburn, Ranking Minority Member
KEEPING FOREIGN CORRUPTION OUT
OF THE UNITED STATES:
FOUR CASE HISTORIES
MAJORITY AND MINORITY
STAFF REPORT
PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE
ON INVESTIGATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE


https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/FOREIGNCORRUPTIONREPORTFINAL710.pdf


Live US Senate LINK.

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by Karatum(f): 8:26pm On Dec 02, 2018
Munzy14:

Why not, lol op is their PRO. very daft in reasoning. Every morning they wake up and realize atiku is contesting, na heart attack

Don't mind the BMCs. They must work for their 30k per month lying job

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by deomelo: 8:36pm On Dec 02, 2018
In 2004, the then President Bush barred Atiku and other corrupt politically exposed persons from being issued visa to the United States.


When you hear stories like Atiku is going to the US, Atiku obtained US Visa, just laugh and wave them off because Atiku is a PPE according to the US government and he's barred from obtaining an American Visa or entering the US by a US presidential proclamation, a presidential ban, an executive order by the president of the United States.


He can hire all the lobbyists' under the sun, he can send OBJ to the moon to beg the king of the moon, they can not overturn any presidential proclamation in the US, the US embassy can not, the state department can not, the DOJ can not and ICE can not.

This is the reason why after 15 years, he still can nor secure an America Visa, this is the reason why.

A PPE globally known corrupt individual and a bribe taker can never be the president of Nigeria

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by deomelo: 9:07pm On Dec 02, 2018
An internal Chevy Chase Trust Company memorandum dated January 30, 2006,
recommended resigning from the JDA Family Trust for the following reasons:
“ 1) Mr. Abubakar’s source of wealth is impractical to verify.
Under the US PATRIOT
Act, Chevy Chase Trust is obligated to conduct enhanced due diligence on its high
risk accounts. Since Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) are high risk, Chevy Chase
Trust must develop a reasonable belief that the source of funds is not derived from
illegal activities. Obtaining sufficient proof in Mr. Abubakar’s situation may not be
possible. Failure to adequately document the source of funds for this relationship
would increase the regulatory risk to the Trust Company.

2) The ongoing criminal investigation of Rep. William Jefferson could spread to
Mr. Abubakar and his wife. If she were to be indicted, Chevy Chase Trust would be
serving as co-trustee with person involved in suspected bribery of a US public
official. Given the high degree of media that these cases are receiving currently,
Chevy Chase Trust could be at increased reputation risk.”1164
With regard to the source of the trust funds, Chevy Chase noted that it “understood that
Abubakar family wealth, principally that of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, was the source of funds for
the JDA Family Trust when it was established at Merrill Lynch.”1165 Chevy Chase noted that the
trust had been fully funded prior to its coming to the bank, and thus Chevy Chase “did not
undertake additional efforts to identify the source of funds in the account.”



How Chevy Chase Trust, an American company distanced itself from Atiku because his source of wealth was impractical to verify.



When American companies hear PPE/Atiku, they run, they pick race quick quick.

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by deomelo: 9:11pm On Dec 02, 2018
The Subcommittee contacted Siemens about this allegation and also reviewed the
Citibank account records. The Subcommittee identified Citibank records showing three wire
transfers from Siemens AG, in 2001 and 2002, that together provided over $1.7 million to
Ms. Douglas’ personal checking account at Citibank. This chart identifies those wire transfers
.


The US government traced the bribe money Atiku took from Siemens to his wife's bank account.


.

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by deomelo: 9:14pm On Dec 02, 2018
Approximately $2.8 million of the bribe payments was routed through a bank account in
Potomac, Maryland, in the name of the wife of a former Nigerian Vice President. The Vice
President’s wife,
a dual U.S.-Nigerian citizen living in the United States, served as the
representative of a business consultant that entered into fictitious business consultant
agreements … but did no actual work for Siemens. The purpose of these payments was to
bribe government officials. Other corrupt payments included the purchase of approximately $172,000 in watches for Nigerian officials designated in internal Siemens records as ‘P.’ and‘V.P.,’ likely referring to the President and Vice President of Nigeria.”



You see why they call Atiku a THIEF?

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by deomelo: 10:13pm On Dec 02, 2018
The Jefferson connection.






The bribery investigation started in March 2005 when a “cooperating witness”, who has since been identified as a Virginia-based businessman, Lori Mody, approached the FBI after he suspected that he had been a victim of a fraudulent scheme involving Mr Jefferson, Vernon Jackson, and Brett Pfeffer.

Mr. Mody told the FBI that he suspected that the trio were scheming to defraud him of $3.5 million using Mr. Jackson’s company, iGate Incorporated.

He said he paid the money to Mr Jackson, who had developed a technology that could enable the transmission of data, audio and video through copper called “Triple Play”, for its reacquisition from another company which had acquired it from iGate. However, Mr. Jackson, after collecting the money, could not produce proof that he had reacquired the technology.

He also told the FBI that Mr. Jefferson promised to assist him with his business dealings in Nigeria for a percent share of his business, which he directed to be issued in the names of his children.

At the time, Mr. Jefferson was a member of the congressional African Trade and Investment caucus as well as member of the congressional caucus for Nigeria.

The FBI revealed that Mr. Jefferson had already received a 30 per cent equity in a Nigerian company controlled by Mr. Mody in exchange for promoting communication equipment and services offered by iGate in Nigeria. Mr. Jefferson also requested that the 30 per cent stake be placed in a Nigerian company controlled by his children.

Atiku Abubakar
He was expected to use his influence to communicate with the Nigerian president and vice president to secure the business venture for iGate. The FBI said he wrote to Atiku seeking his assistance in overcoming opposition to iGate’s business venture from the defunct Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL).

“With regard to the Nigerian business venture, Jefferson has discussed the making of payments to high-ranking government officials there including the Vice President of Nigeria,” the affidavit stated.

“Congressman Jefferson met with the Vice President of Nigeria on July 18, 2005 in Potomac, Maryland. At the meeting the Vice President agreed to help secure the necessary approvals for the participants in the Nigerian business venture to commence operations in Nigeria in exchange for at least 50% of profit planned to be received by CW’s (Mr Mody, the cooperating witness) Nigerian partner,” he wrote.

The FBI also claimed that Mr. Jefferson discussed the payment of $500,000 to Atiku before the commencement of the Nigerian business operations. Video surveillance taken on July 30, 2005 at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City indicated that Mr. Jeffeson collected $100,000 in a leather briefcase (a reddis-brown Bosca briefcase) from Mr. Mody, which he allegedly claimed was to be given to Atiku to secure his support for the Nigerian business venture.

Two days later, Mr. Jefferson told Mr. Mody that he had delivered what he described as the “African art” to Atiku in the early hours of July 31, 2005.

Mr. Jefferson had originally suggested, in one of the two meetings with Mr Mody, where the possibility of bribing Atiku was discussed, that the alleged bribe should be paid into a foundation run by Ms. Douglas.

During the conversation Mr. Jefferson added that the stated aim of the foundation was to help Nigerian women. He however said the foundation was likely a front.

On the evening of July 18, 2005, the FBI stated that Mr. Jefferson visited Atiku and Ms. Douglas at their Potomac mansion and held a private meeting with the former vice president for approximately an hour.

At the end of the meeting Mr. Jefferson met with Mr. Mody at a restaurant and told him that Atiku agreed to help with securing the necessary approval for NITEL to participate in the iGate venture for a share of the profit to be earned by iGate’s Nigerian partner, Rosecom (Rosecom has a 25 per cent stake in the business) expected to earn from the business and a $500,000.00 described as “front end” payment.

Mr Jefferson also suggested that the money could be sent to Atiku through an investment in the stock market.


https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/261868-exclusive-blocked-from-america-atiku-sells-controversial-2-95-million-u-s-home.html

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by deomelo: 10:22pm On Dec 02, 2018
Atiku as a corrupt individual and unpatriotic Nigerian tried to use NITEL as a cash cow and instrument of corruption eventually sold NITEL ro his crooked and corrupt cronies for $900 million, but we still don't have any record per where the money went and the laid-off workers were never compensated, never benefited from the sale and their pensions was never paid.


Luckily for them, PMB paid their pension and outstanding wages in full over a decade later.


This crook and unpatriotic character, a voracious money hungry, a prolific looter and corrupt character can never be the president of Nigeria

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by OkaNaUbe(m): 10:38pm On Dec 02, 2018
Mediocre post by a mediocre slave of a mediocre dullard. No report but what you copied and pasted or concocted?

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by deomelo: 11:04pm On Dec 02, 2018
OkaNaUbe:
Mediocre post by a mediocre slave of a mediocre dullard. No report but what you copied and pasted or concocted?


United States Senate
PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
*** Carl Levin, Chairman
Tom Coburn, Ranking Minority Member
KEEPING FOREIGN CORRUPTION OUT
OF THE UNITED STATES:
FOUR CASE HISTORIES
MAJORITY AND MINORITY
STAFF REPORT
PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE
ON INVESTIGATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE


https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/FOREIGNCORRUPTIONREPORTFINAL710.pdf


Live US Senate LINK.


You mean I concocted the story about your crooked and corrupt athiefku uncle and gave it to the US Senate to investigate and put the report on the US Senate website.?


Mediocrity is when you are too lazy to read, comprehend and intelligently click a common link to read a simple report.


These corruption loving ignorant and unintelligent ipobs sef

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by Anwons(m): 11:16pm On Dec 02, 2018
If una like, make una publish text book against Atiku, I go vote am.

Zombies will forever be

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by docadams: 11:50pm On Dec 02, 2018
Atiku is on a lonely road to Siberia

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by delkuf(m): 12:26am On Dec 03, 2018
we know say Na thief, leave am. we go still vote am. who nor be thief. buhari nor be thief abi. oshinbajo nor Na saint. Na e make them they trace nema fund to am. all of them Na thief. even you when this rubbish, you be thief

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by KanwuliaExtra: 12:31am On Dec 03, 2018
Anwons:
If una like, make una publish text book against Atiku, I go vote am.

Zombies will forever be

cheesy grin cheesy grin cheesy

delkuf:
we know say Na thief, leave am. we go still vote am. who nor be thief. buhari nor be thief abi. oshinbajo nor Na saint. Na e make them they trace nema fund to am. all of them Na thief. even you when this rubbish, you be thief


cheesy grin cheesy grin cheesy

It is really better to read than post I swear.

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by deomelo: 1:42am On Dec 03, 2018
delkuf:
we know say Na thief, leave am. we go still vote am. who nor be thief. buhari nor be thief abi. oshinbajo nor Na saint. Na e make them they trace nema fund to am. all of them Na thief. even you when this rubbish, you be thief


lol @ ipobs trying to prove what we already know about them..

Who are the unpatriotic elements and supporters of crooked and corrupt looting and stealing clwons in Nigeria? Ipobs.


AthiefKU the prolific and voracious looting and stealing will be the president of your ipob villages, not Nigeria.

Can't wait to see you jokers go back to referendum and agitation after Athiefkulooter s loss... grin

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by omonaijiria: 1:53am On Dec 03, 2018
deomelo:









Una go wail taya.


Nairaland BMC are just too daft.

They will keep repeating their rubbish

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by omonaijiria: 1:54am On Dec 03, 2018
deomelo:



lol @ ipobs trying to prove what we already know about them..

Who are the unpatriotic elements and supporters of crooked and corrupt looting and stealing clwons in Nigeria? Ipobs.


AthiefKU the prolific and voracious looting and stealing will be the president of your ipob villages, not Nigeria.

Can't wait to see you jokers go back to referendum and agitation after Athiefkulooter s loss... grin

Keep repeating your reprogrammed memory.

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by omonaijiria: 1:55am On Dec 03, 2018
docadams:
Atiku is on a lonely road to Siberia

Just like someone is leading you to

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by omonaijiria: 1:56am On Dec 03, 2018
deomelo:






Live US Senate LINK.


You mean I concocted the story about your crooked and corrupt athiefku uncle and gave it to the US Senate to investigate and put the report on the US Senate website.?


Mediocrity is when you are too lazy to read, comprehend and intelligently click a common link to read a simple report.


These corruption loving ignorant and unintelligent ipobs sef






You keep making fool of yourself

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by deomelo: 2:57am On Dec 03, 2018
omonaijiria:


You keep making fool of yourself



Coming from a mediocre cant read and comprehend corruption loving ipob...


These ipobs sef...

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by deomelo: 3:14am On Dec 03, 2018
In February 2007, a Nigerian ad hoc Senate Committee
was formed to examine the EFCC charges. Mr. Abubakar made a presentation to the Committee,
asserting in part that the allegations were a bid to prevent him from running for office.1015 The
Senate Committee subsequently called for Mr. Abubakar to be “sanctioned,” because he had
“abused his office by aiding and abetting the diversion of public funds in the sum of $145
million” as loans to his friend, however, that the full
Senate imposed such a sanction on Mr. Abubakar.


AthiefKU was actually convicted by the Nigerian senate back in 2007 for, of course, corruption, looting and stealing.

This man's voracious appetite for money, corruption and criminal activities no get second.

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by omonaijiria: 7:03am On Dec 03, 2018
deomelo:



AthiefKU was actually convicted by the Nigerian senate back in 2007 for, of course, corruption, looting and stealing.

This man's voracious appetite for money, corruption and criminal activities no get second.

Are you okay at all.

You keep repeating your pre-programmed robbittic pronouncement

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by oyoirabor: 9:26am On Dec 03, 2018
cheesy

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Re: Corruption: The US Senate Report That Finally Nailed Atiku Abubakar by soulpeppersoup(m): 9:45am On Dec 03, 2018
deomelo:



Pay close attention to the bolded lines.


1. Atiku was bribed by Siemens and Atiku funneled the exact bribe money into his wife's bank account in the US and in the process, exposed himself via paper trail and violation of the laws of the USA.

2. Siemens confessed that they bribed Atiku and the bribe money came from them, Siemens also plead guilty and was made to pay $800 million fine.


So, it is on record that Atiku is a crook, a bribe taker, a corrupt public official, a PPE and an undesirable element.


These are facts according to the US government, not according to me or opposition members in Nigeria




The money Buhari received from Dasuki is called what?

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