- Scaramella-Berezovsky link to World Trade Center security
firm emerges in Italian law enforcement investigation.
- Mario Scaramella, the Italian interlocutor for the poisoned
Alexander Litvinenko and Russian-Israeli media/mobster tycoon Boris Berezovsky,
is now under investigation by prosecutors in Rome, Naples, and Bologna
for international arms smuggling, divulging official judicial secrets,
conspiracy, international trafficking in radioactive materials, and the
dumping of hazardous waste through unauthorized third parties. Scaramella
was arrested last month by Italian police and his offices have been searched
by police several times.
- The Italian media is reporting on transcripts of phone
conversations between Scaramella and two former U.S. intelligence officers.
One conversation, reported in La Repubblica, is a January 25, 2006 conversation
between Scaramella and a mysterious ex-CIA agent from California who uses
the name "Perry."
- In the conversation, Scaramella stresses to Perry
that his activities are not "just my activity, but the activity of
the organization.' It is becoming clear that the "organization"
to which Scaramella is referring is a private and global intelligence organization
involving former members of the KGB and Russian Federal Security Bureau
(like Litvinenko), private military and intelligence companies, and ex-CIA
and British intelligence officers.
- Scaramella discussed the political dirty "trick"
- they are preparing for Italian center-left leader Romano
Prodi and it is clear from the conversation that Perry gives Scaramella
his orders, though politely. When Scaramella goes into a tangent on his
international activities, Perry merely replies, 'You must work on the Italian
politics.' When Scaramella presents a list of the possible future options
open to him, Perry very curtly suggests, "You could be part of the
cabinet of the minister." But Scaramella is pessimistic when he states,
"most probably Prodi will win, even if we will launch our attack"
- The "attack" is key to the conversation. WMR
was the first media outlet to suggest that the Scaramella-Litvinenko affair
was a dirty bomb plot gone bad and that the intelligence services of Russian
President Vladimir Putin may have actually derailed the plot.
- Scaramella relates to Perry his conversation with then-Prime
Minister Silvio Berlusconi, in which he asked the right-wing and now-indicted
politician for a job, preferably at NATO or the United Nations. Scaramella
claims that he was first offered a seat in the Italian parliament but declined
because he feared a rough political campaign against him after he had made
public his "KGB claims" against Prodi and that he "preferred
a post outside Italy in an international organization."
- The Italian paper Corriere della Sera is also reporting
on a telephone conversation between Scaramella and Paolo Guzzanti, the
Miktrokhin Committee's chairman on 28 January 2006, three days after the
phone conversation between Perry and Scaramella that Romani Prodi was "cultivated
by the KGB" and cited ex-KGB Colonel Oleg Gordievsky as his source.
Guzzanti responds, "in that case he is our man?" "Yes,"
replies Scaramella's." "That's enough. I don't want to know anything
else", Guzzanti replies.
- It has also been revealed that while talking to Perry,
Scaramella declared that had obtained taped testimony against Prodi from
Gordievski and that the testimony was given in the presence of "Lou
Palumbo," who has now been identified as a 22-year veteran of the
CIA. Gordievski, who is under the protection of the British intelligence
services, has since denounced Scaramella as a fraud. It is also clear that
Scaramella's mission was to seek out prominent Russian exiles and defectors
in order to trick them into brining false charges against leftist politicians
- Previously, WMR reported that Scaramella was linked by
Italian investigators to Filippo Marino, who is involved in the security
business and founded the Special Research Monitoring Center (SRMC), claims
he was a member of the elite Italian Army 131st Regiment and member of
an Italian law enforcement organized crime task force targeting the mob
in Naples. One of Marino's companies, Securitydirector LLC, is registered
at P.O. Box 190487, Miami Beach, FL 33119-0487. According to La Stampa,
a link has now been discovered between Marino and Hallandale, Florida-based
Incident Management Group (IMG). Marino has been a senior consultant for
IMG, according to La Stampa. IMG's Managing Partner is none other than
Louis F. Palumbo, Scaramella's task master in the reported attempt to tarnish
Prodi. Palumbo's bio at the IMG website states that in 1977, he founded
the security consulting firm Ackerman & Palumbo. The Association of
Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) lists a Louis F. Palumbo at 7980 N.
Biscayne Point Cir., Miami Beach, FL 33141.
- Palumbo's partners at IMG include Daniel Donohue, a former
CIA clandestine services agent in Southeast Asia and India; Harley Stock,
a "forensic hypnosis" expert with the FBI and US Secret Service;
and, perhaps most intriguingly, Christopher Hagon, a 21-year veteran of
the London Metropolitan Police or "Scotland Yard."
- Hagon told La Stampa that Marino did work as a consultant
for IMG as a consultant. In fact, IMG's consultant profiles list Marino
- "FILIPPO MARINO, SENIOR CONSULTANT, has 10 years
of international experience in the areas of security and environmental
crime prevention. Marino has worked on a variety of security-related assignments
ranging from investigative support of judicial authorities to personal
awareness training and private consulting worldwide. He is one of the founders
of Special Research Monitoring Center (SRMC) and a founding member of the
Permanent Intergovernmental Conference for Environmental Crime Prevention.
He is currently Director of Security & Operations, for the SRMC. Marino
served as an officer of the prestigious 131st Regiment of the Italian Army,
and is an inspector for a law-enforcement, environmental task force against
organized crime in Naples, Italy. He holds a magna cum laude B. A. in Behavioral
Sciences from San Jose State University, and has obtained multiple certifications
in security and protection services. He speaks fluent Italian and German."
- Note that Marino's links to Scaramella's ECPP is also
cited above. Also of interest is the listing of a Curtis Perry as an IMG
- "CURTIS PERRY, SENIOR CONSULTANT, has 27 years experience
in government and private sector security. He served for ten years in the
CIA and was stationed throughout the Far East. Mr. Perry is fluent in several
Chinese dialects and has access to numerous government agencies in the
Philippines and throughout Southeast Asia. Previously he was employed as
a Senior Consultant by the security firm of Ackerman & Palumbo and
was a Managing Director for Kroll Associates in Manila from 1992 -1996.
Mr. Perry has undertaken numerous investigations for Corporate America
including those involving kidnappings, extortions and product contaminations
in the Far East and Australia."
- Another IMG consultant is Robert Wager, whose bio claims
he manages security for the US Embassy in Bogota, Colombia. Scaramella
claims to have also worked in Bogota. The bio of another IMG consultant,
Ned Timmons, states, "for two years Timmons directed an international
import/export corporation operating undercover in Colombia, Venezuela,
Peru and Central America [and] ... He currently serves as a consultant
to the U.S. and Cayman Governments on drug trafficking matters." There
is yet another Colombian link, "John Stabler, Senior Consultant, has
17 years experience in security management and consulting profession, with
13 years of specialization in Colombia. He has designed security for plantations,
mines, pipelines, piers and airfields in hostile locations in Colombia,
Panama, Ecuador and Chile."
- Also of interest is another "environmental"
link that ties the various Scaramella-Litvinenko players under the cover
of an international environmental network. An SEC EDGAR search revealed
a stockholders' agreement between Harrison-Kroll Environmental Services,
Inc. of Louisiana and Palumbo Partners, a Delaware corporation dated December
31, 1992. A Google search also revealed that former Secret Service Presidential
Protective Division agent Jim Holt served as Training Director for Ackerman
& Palumbo and was "one of the original directors and consultant
partners with Palumbo Partners, Inc., Miami." An office of Harrison-Kroll
Environmental Services is listed at 300 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 1300, Los
Angeles, CA 90071.
- Kroll Associates is an enigmatic "security services"
company which has close links to the CIA. Not only is Kroll active in private
military contracting in Iraq but it has long been associated with dubious
U.S. intelligence activities at home and abroad. According to a knowledgeable
source, Jules Kroll, who founded Kroll Associates in 1972, obtained needed
funding for his firm from Foothill Capital in the 1980s. Foothill was deeply
enmeshed in the Savings & Loan collapses in the 1980s but salvaged
itself to become a part of Wells Fargo Bank. Kroll, who helped Curtis Publishing
(renamed Cadence Industries after a merger) cut waste in the 1970s (and
pilfer the company's pension fund in the process), got his first big break
when he helped locate the stolen millions of Philippine ex-President Ferdinand
Marcos (he would later go after the off-shore bank accounts of Haiti's
Jean-Claude Duvalier and Iraq's Saddam Hussein).
- According to our well-placed source, Ray Steffans (aka
diStefano of New Jersey), Jewish mobster Gideon Chern, and Eddie Baker
of Vanguard Petroleum met in Houston in September 1983 to discuss, among
other items, funding for Kroll. In December 1977, Bernard Taubenfeld, Gideon
Chern and Shalom Goldburd, officials of B'nai Torah Institute affiliate,
Nutrition for Youth, were convicted of defrauding the government by submitting
bills for food that was never served to poor children in the New York City
summer lunch program. Chern's other organized crime activity in the 1980s
reportedly had an important protector -- former US Attorney for the Southern
District of New York Rudolph Giuliani. The former New York Mayor and prospective
GOP presidential candidate reportedly suppressed a wealth of evidence against
- Litvinenko-Scaramella case now linked to World Trade
Center security firm.
- Two days after the Houston meeting, a Jaguar supposedly
with the body of Baker in it was found charred outside of Houston. A fire
investigator later revealed that no body was found in the car at the time
of the fire. Kroll, after Enron's bankruptcy, purchased Zolfo-Cooper, and
thus owned Zolfo-Cooper's Steven Cooper, the attorney appointed by New
York bankruptcy Judge Arthur Gonzalez to run Enron in bankruptcy. In July
2004, Marsh-McLennan bought Kroll and Associates. Marsh-McLennan is run
by Jeffrey Greenberg, son of Maurice (Hank) Greenberg of AIG. Funny, since
Chase and Citibank notes from Kenneth Lay/Enron were purchased in May 2001
by AIG and the MacArthur Foundation.
- Kroll was responsible for the security of the World Trade
Center on 9/11, The firm had hired FBI top counter-terrorism agent John
O'Neill as Director of World Trade Center security upon his retirement
from the FBI. O'Neill dies in the 9/11 attacks. Kroll also markets Identity
Theft Shield, the first time Kroll has offered its services to individuals
as opposed to governments and companies. As of June 30, 2006, Kroll had
amassed over 560,000 customers for its Identity Theft Shield program.
- The Chern link brings us back to the Russian-Israeli
Mafia connections of Scaramella and company. Berezovsky's friend, former
Yukos co-owner Leonid Nevzlin, a Russian-Jewish oligarch and former President
of the Russian Jewish Congress who now lives in Tel Aviv and is wanted
by Russia for tax evasion and corruption. As the Democrats prepare to assume
control of Congress, Nevzlin is now in the United States, protected by
the FBI from arrest based on Russian and Interpol arrest warrants. This
is not Nezvlin's first visit to the United States. In the summer of 2005
he appeared before the US Congress' Helsinki Committee to criticize the
government of Vladimir Putin. Nevzlin's sponsors were incoming House International
Relations Committee chairman Tom Lantos (D-CA) and New Jersey Rep. Chris
Smith. Nevzlin used the hearing to argue for the expulsion of Russia from
the G-8. Another Nevzlin supporter is Arizona Republican Senator John McCain,
another prospective GOP presidential candidate.
- In a further example of the dubious activities of the
Arlington, Virginia-based Fellowship Foundation, dubbed the "Christian
Mafia" by many local residents, two of Nevzlin's wanted Yukos fellow
shareholders, oligarchs Mikhail Brudno and Vladimir Dubov, who were indicted
in Russia on charges similar to those brought against jailed Yukos former
chairman Mikhail Khodorkovsky, were invited the have breakfast with President
George W. Bush at the February 5, 2005 "National Prayer Breakfast."
- The annual Prayer Breakfast contrivance of the Fellowship
Foundation is a ruse designed to provide a series of top level intelligence
and organized crime meetings under the sanctioning smile of "Jesus."
The person who invited Brudno, Dubov, and the jailed Khodorkovsky to the
prayer breakfast was Lantos, whose wife, daughter, and son-in-law are devout
Mormons. Brudno and Dubov, citizens of Israel, were assured by the FBI
that it would ignore the Interpol and Russian arrest warrants, just as
the FBI is ignoring the arrest warrant for Nevzlin, who is now in the United
States, most likely with the acquiescence of Lantos. Lantos, who has his
own connections with mob-run unions operating at San Francisco International
Airport, does not seem to mind the fact that Nevzlin has been under investigation
by Israeli police for illegally laundering $500 million through a Tel Aviv
branch of Bank Hapoalim, Israel's largest bank.
- Nevzlin also took over assets of Khodorkovsky's collapsed
bank, Menatep, which was also linked to money laundering involving the
Bank of New York. Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev supports Putin's
attempt to bring the Russian-Israeli oligarchs to justice. He told Britain's
Sunday Times that it is believed that the exiled oligarchs have hidden
away $1 trillion.
- Nevzlin's and Berezovsky's activities with Litvinenko
are the tip of a huge iceberg of private intelligence intrigue that involves
a number of wanted Russian exiles, including Nevzlin, Berezovsky, ex-Russian
media magnate Vladimir Gusinsky, Mikhail Chernoy, Roman Abramovitch, and
Chechen "Foreign Minister" Akhmed Zakayev. Berezovsky's [and
Litvinenko's] spokesman, Russian exile Alex Goldfarb, freely operates out
of both London and New York. All are involved in various efforts to destabilize
Russia with the help of neo-cons in the Bush administration and the government
of Israel. However, the Israel Lobby's pressure on the U.S. media, most
notably the Associated Press, New York Times, and Washington Post, ensures
that the Russian exiles' links to Israel and organized crime are studiously
- Alexander Litvinenko not the only Russian poisoned by
Russian-Israeli mafia gangsters.
- In another full circle between Tel Aviv and Italy, Menatep's
former chief for investment management Alexei Globuvich said, after his
arrest last Spring in Italy, that Nevzlin may have tried to poison him
and his family after mercury was found in his office, home, and car. Globuvich
said he was a threat because he knew where Yukos and Menatep assets were
located. Shortly thereafter, a Scotland Yard officer handed over to the
British security firm ISC Global plans by the British government to extradite
a number of Russian-Israeli exiles in Britain to Russia. ISC Global had
been part of Menatep and Nevzlin was one of its chief customers.
- The London offices of ISC Global, now known as RISC Management,
were visited in November 2006 by Litvinenko and Russian businessmen Andrei
Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun and traces of polonium-210 were discovered there.
According to the Sunday Times of London, Russian police are also investigating
whether the poisoning of Litvinenko and the attempted poisoning of Globuvich
are connected to the radiation poisoning death two years ago of Roman Tsepov,
a former bodyguard of Putin when he was deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg.
Tsepov was involved in the Russian government's tracking of Yukos assets.
Also of interest are connections to the June 2004 assassination of Forbes
Russian edition editor-in-chief Paul Klebnikov, a U.S. citizen who wrote
a damaging expose of Berezovsky. Three Chechen contract killers were charged
in Klebnikov's murder. The same Russian-Israeli mob ring is also being
looked at in the investigation of the assassination of Russian journalist
Anna Politkovskaya of Novaya Gazeta as a way to embarrass Putin.
- Forbes Russian edition editor Paul Klebnikov murdered
in 2004 by Chechen contract killers. Russian-Israeli tycoon Boris Berezovsky
claims to be the godfather of the Chechen rebellion. Klebnikov wrote an
- The connection of Nevzlin to the polonium and the receipt
of classified British secrets is more of a reason for Russia's Prosecutor
General's office to seek his extradition -- but the FBI refuses to cooperate
due to the orders coming from people like Lantos, McCain, FBI Director
Robert Mueller, and others who do the bidding of the Russian-Israeli mob
and their Italian mafiosi underlings.
- The Russian Prosecutor-General's office has stated, ""A
version is being looked at that those who ordered these crimes [polonium
poisoning, etc.] could be the same people who are on an international wanted
list for serious and very serious crimes, one of whom is ... Leonid Nevzlin."
- The connections now discovered by Italian and Russian
investigators between the Russian-Israeli-Italian-British-US private intelligence
network of former intelligence agents and billionaire mobsters suggest
that the "serious crimes" committed may be more than the poisoning
of Litvinenko and others with radioactive materials. The investigators
are wise to pursue the links to U.S. security firms and former CIA personnel
involved in pre-9/11 protection functions. The FBI cannot or will not investigate
the actual perpetrators of 9/11. However, the Italian and Russian law enforcement
professionals are beginning to get very close. It is a shame that American
law enforcement is not interested in pursuing real leads in the biggest
crime in American history.