Saturday, May 23, 2009

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Pay-To-Play Indictment IN JEOPARDY Over Key Witness Controversy

THE ACTIVITIES DESCRIBED BELOW ARE ALLEGED AND WAS SENT TO THIS BLOG BY A SOURCE WHO CONTACTED ME VIA EMAIL. WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE, so I find the person to be credible as a source -- and when you read this, it seems to be written in a credible fashion. -LA Daily Blog

Here is something from Zuma's LA Daily Blog inbox...YIKES!:

DOGG, TEE THIS ONE UP RIGHT!!!!! BUILD SOME MOMENTUM TO IT.!!!!!!! IT IS A MONSTER. THE WORLD IS WAITING. BUILD ANTICIPATION!!!!!

AG CUOMO'S SWEEPING INDICTMENT IN PAY-TO-PLAY KICKBACK SCHEME AT THE NEW YORK STATE COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE IN JEOPARDY AS PAST AND PRESENT OF KEY WITNESS BARRETT N. WISSMAN IS REVEALED. RELIABILITY OF TESTIMONY IN QUESTION BASED ON WISSMAN'S PAST INTEGRITY ISSUES AND NEW REPORTS OF CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT TREASON.

Chairman of IMG Artists, 47 year old Barrett Nathaniel Wissman, is the key witness and, as Kenneth Lovett of the New York Daily News reports, is known as John Doe 1 in the New York state Indictment and as Individual A in the related SEC Indictment. Wissman has a major role in this corruption scandal according to the indictments. It is now known that, in a plea agreement for cooperation and being an informant against former partners, clients, and other fund managers, Wissman made a deal with the AG's office where he plead guilty to a felony and a misdemeanor and agreed to pay $12 million over a specified period.

This plea agreement is obviously better for Wissman than the potential criminal sentencing that he is facing not including the new potential charges of conspiracy to commit treason.

Wissman is the 95% owner of IMG Artists, a management company for classical musicians, opera stars, and special events. Wissman is married to Russian Cellist Nina Kotova. The remaining 5% of IMG Artists is owned by the parent company, IMG, which is a portfolio company of Forstmann Little. The Chairman of IMG is Theodore (Ted) Forstmann. Wissman is also a long time partner in many investments with businessman and sports-team owner Clark K. Hunt.

Hunt is the son of Lamar Hunt founder of the American Football League and grandson of oil man H.L. Hunt.

Wissman's ownership of IMG Artists is held by W Artists, LLC. W Artists is owned by an offshore entity located in Jersey (Channel Islands). It is believed that Wissman does most of his business through offshore trusts and other entities in order to avoid US Income Taxes, part of Plaintif's First Amended Original Petition in Harris County & Texas, Case No. 2002-65222 EOS Partners, LP, et al., v. Novo Networks, Barrett Wissman, Clark K. Hunt, et. al. Wissman and Hunt, previously residents of Dallas, Texas, relocated a principal part of their business to Nevis and St. Croix and declared residents of St. Croix for a significant period as a tax avoidance scheme.

This tax avoidance tactic is presently under review by the Federal Government as it is alleged that they did not meet the business employment or days in residence requirement. Sources close to Wissman have noted that Wissman is in the process of obtaining a Dubai passport. It has been alleged that Wissman and his Russian wife plan to relocate outside of the United States and have no intention of paying the $12 million plea arrangement.

According to previous lawsuits and other sources, this is not the first time that Mr. Wissman has turned against former investors and family. Mr. Wissman has been involved with numerous lawsuits dating back to the late 1980's including one in which a judge found him guilty of fraud and forgery, final judgement, District Court 225th Judicial District, Bexar County, Texas, Case no. 89CI-17784. In another case, investors sued Wissman and his partner Hunt for deceiving investors and filing false revenue reports. In yet a third case, a partner alleged that Wissman did not properly disclose certain material facts and improperly reported the financial data of a public company known as Novo Networks, part of Plaintiffs First Amended Original Petition in EOS Partners v. Novo Networks as cited above.

The AG and the SEC indictments allege that the pay-to-play corruption conspiracy scandal reaches the highest levels of business and politics. Wissman has allegedly profited in the millions of dollars and has orchestrated the placement of the New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF) in the investment of over $1 billion. Many of the financial world's top investment managers were clients of Wissman along with indicted Henry "Hank" Morris. The two allegedly did business and shared placement fees for investments by NYSCRF in such investments managers including: The Carlyle Group, Consulting Services Group (CSG), Aldus Equity, Clessidra Fund, Quadrangle, Mezzacappa Management, Clinton Group, Pacific Corporate Group (PCG) CapitalPartners, and Access Capital Advisors.

In addition, Wissman used his influence to have NYSCRF invest over $100 million in funds that are controlled by Wissman and Hunt, including, Hunt Financial Ventures, Trinity Hunt, and Easton Hunt. Suprisingly, Hunt has not yet been charged and is denying any knowledge of Wissman’s actions even though he either owns, manages, or controls these funds.

Wissman also attempted to raise money and place investments with the New York City Pension Funds. During due diligence performed by New York City and their consultants, much of what is revealed above concerning Wissman came to light. As a result, New York City declined to invest and do business with Wissman.

The new reports of Wissman’s conspiracy to commit treason are presently in the hands of the office of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, but the office has not yet acted considering the damage these reports would do to their case. It is now known that the following memo has been put before senior staff at the office of the AG;

Re: URGENT MATTER – ILLEGAL TRANSFER OF RESTRICTED MILITARY TECHNOLOGY
I am writing to you concerning an urgent matter. I have learned that the Chairman of IMG Artists, Barrett N. Wissman is involved in an unlawful transfer of restricted military technology, including a violation of both United States and Israel International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The restricted military technology in question is discussed in further detail below. I believe that transferring this restricted military technology in violation of law may negatively impact the United States, our troops in Iraq or Afghanistan, and Israel.
As described more fully below, the Chief Executive Officer of IMG Artists, XXXXX, telephone number XXXXX, and the Chief Financial Officer of IMG Artists, XXXXX, telephone number XXXXX, have already refused the directive of Mr. Wissman to sign the relevant documentation that is required to transfer the restricted technology. This documentation requires the signor to fully certify the end user. Both XXXXX and XXXXX are prepared to cooperate with the relevant federal authorities. They are also fully prepared to provide sworn affidavits and testify as necessary including as a witness in federal court.
Wissman has arranged a quid pro quo that, in exchange for arranging this illegal transaction, Sheik Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will invest over $100 million in one or more of Wissman’s companies. It is believed that after the Sheik obtains possession of the restricted military equipment, he intends to transfer it to Chinese authorities. It is also believed that once the Chinese obtain this technology, they will reverse engineer it, use it at will and/or transfer it to Iran as well as others. Wissman has made multiple trips to the UAE and China in an effort to arrange this unlawful transfer.
Wissman has conspired with the Sheik to illegally acquire the restricted military technology from the Camero Company of Israel. The technology that Wissman is attempting to illegally acquire and transfer is known as the Xaver 800 High Performance, ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance). The device is a portable, high performance sensor system, optimized for gathering instant and accurate real-time information from behind solid walls. The Xaver 800’s superior object resolution provides information about room dimensions and major infrastructure elements as well as a quick location of people hidden by walls and barriers. The technology tracks the movement patterns of people to support differentiation between victims and hostiles. This Camero technology requires evidence of the end user and is restricted from sale to the UAE 2 by both Israel and the United States. I have attached more information of the Camero Company and the Xaver 800.
Barrett N. Wissman is the 95% owner of IMG Artists, a management company for classical musicians, opera stars and special events. The remaining 5% of IMG Artists is owned by the parent company, IMG, which is a portfolio company of Forstmann Little. The Chairman of IMG is Theodore (Ted) Forstmann. Wissman is 47 years old and married to Russian Cellist Nina Kotova.
Wissman’s ownership of IMG Artists is held by W Artists, LLC, a Delaware based LLC. W Artists is owned by an offshore entity called Sienna Continuity Trust, a Jersey Island Trust. The trust administrator is Jane Dee of Europlan Trust.
Wissman’s first attempt to obtain the technology was by acquiring it from the UK Distributor, the Pilgrims Group. Wissman directed XXXXX, XXXXX, and XXXXX (Chief Counsel of IMG Artists) to receive and sign for the technology when delivered. They became very suspicious and refused to sign for the technology when Wissman was not able to provide a legal end user.
Due to the refusal of the executives of IMG Artists to cooperate, Wissman has now created a new offshore entity under the umbrella of the Sienna Continuity Trust. The new entity is being called IMG Artists International and was formed for the purpose of carrying out the illegal activity of Wissman.
PERSONAL INFORMATION OF BARRETT N. WISSMAN
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Hello world! Yes, it always breaks here, FIRST!

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: All of this because Antonio Villaragiosa had to push Zuma Dogg around on Venice Beach without offering mitigation to the circumstances. Passing illegal laws over FEDERAL law, or completely ignoring FEDERAL LAW seems to be the way the people you surround yourself with have been running the city, right under your nose, Antonio. ALL OF THIS BLOGGING, MR. CUOMO NEVER SHOULD HAVE OCCURED! BLAME THE PEOPLE WHO CONSULT ANTONIO!

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