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by Sherman H. Skolnick
There was a conference in Chicago supposedly on the topic of what to do about the dope scourge. The former chief federal prosecutor in Chicago was there, Anton R. Valukas. I was sitting right in front. So it should have been easy for me, as a free lance journalist, to ask the alleged crime-buster a question.
"Some contend the CIA is flooding the U.S. with dope by way of Chicago. What did YOU do about this problem, as the U.S. Attorney here, Mr. Valukas?" I asked in my usual point-blank manner. He refused to answer and instead, pointed to some other reporter who had a question just short of asking this panel member about the weather.
Also sitting on the panel as one of the speakers was Richard J. Dennis. He was over-stuffed. Looked to me like 350 pounds of laundry. On second thought, he seemed to be a pompous British viceroy, at some Caribbean colony, like in some movie about pirates. Dennis was glassy-eyed and seemed to me to be half-giggling. On a panel about dope, did they put up a speaker who was stoned?
Dennis has been dubbed the soybean king. He also is reportedly in favor of legalization of narcotics. My interview policy, however, is to never question, if I can help it, someone who is drunk or stoned. So, I didn't ask Dennis anything.
Dennis made his mark in the period of 1989. At the time, the Vatican-owned agro-chemical firm, Ferruzzi Finanziaria S.p.a., was determined to get a foothold in the U.S. soybean market, in competition with the highly secretive Cargill and the reportedly highly corrupt Archer-Daniels-Midland, A.D.M. Ferruzzi, fair and square, abiding by the rules, had cornered the market on soybeans. Cargill and ADM had bet big the wrong way. By the way commodity contracts are written, Ferruzzi had the right to seize THEIR assets if they defaulted. And they could not comply with the contracts, which would have damaged them worldwide. Some say billions of dollars were involved.
The bosses at the Chicago Board of Trade, in the middle of the game, changed the rules to protect Cargill and ADM as long-time speculators on the exchange. Ferruzzi went to federal district court. One of then President George Herbert Walker Bush's cronies, Chicago Federal District Judge James B. Zagel [(312) 435-5714] said he has no intention of helping Ferruzzi by defaulting the two grain speculators.
In a related case, also naming the Chicago Board of Trade, as defendant, another Federal Judge, George M. Marovich [(312) 435-5590] kept the matter hanging near forever. On the one side of that case were some bankers and such from Arkansas tied to Hillary Rodham Clinton and her law partner, Vincent W. Foster, Jr. On the plaintiff's side of that case in 1991, Hillary Clinton/Foster's representatives met me in Chicago. As a known judge-buster, I was asked if I could come up with some dirt on Judge Marovich. That was easy. Among other things, he was an owner of a small, closely held suburban bank, South Holland Trust & Savings Bank that reportedly dealt in the soybean markets through their then correspondent, Continental Bank of Chicago. Also, Judge Marovich owned a west suburban shopping mall, Cermak Plaza, which reportedly had enterprises laundering illicit funds in corrupt combination with top brass of the Internal Revenue Service, Chicago Region Office, and the Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue. That is, the mob and the state and federal tax collectors in a corrupt arrangement.
The clue to it all could not be disputed: ownership was shown on Judge George M. Marovich's mandatory financial annual disclosure form. That was the starting point.
I asked if they wanted to be on my public access Cable TV Program to discuss their misgivings about Judge Marovich having their case. They declined. Evidently they simply wanted leverage for reported blackmail, the usual practice of some lawyers.
Funny thing happened. In 1993, some of the top officials of the Chicago Board of Trade asked to discuss with me and my associates a problem. It was not directly related to the soybean mess. I suddenly changed the subject. In the presence of witnesses, I asked whether Judge Marovich was crooked in the soybean case against the Chicago Board of Trade [No. 89 C 8467, U.S. District Court, Chicago.] They blurted out that a total of FIVE JUDGES, INCLUDING JUDGE MAROVICH HAD TO BE "PAID". They were sore at having to reportedly "buy" Judge George M. Marovich, Judge James B. Zagel, and three judges in Chicago's Federal Appeals Court, Judge Jesse E. Eschbach [(312) 435-5824], Judge Joel M. Flaum [(312) 435-5626], formerly a crooked Illinois Tollway Official, and Judge Kenneth F. Ripple [(312) 435-5510]. All told the Board of Trade officials confirmed the "fix" cost them 62 million dollars. I recognized that as the biggest judicial bribery in my many years as court reformer. One of the Board of Trade officials turned to the other and said "You shouldn't be telling him (pointing to Skolnick)." Whereupon the Board of Trade Director answered: "I am telling him (meaning Skolnick) because he probably already knows and it is bound to come out and we're all going to get blackened. You (referring to the principal of the trading firm member) know we had to do it."
The above is from the undisputed court record in 96 C 4373.
Thereafter, later in 1993, Foster, as the new deputy counsel in the Clinton White House was found dead. Visit our website, for details on the role of Greenspan/Bush in the murder of Foster: http://www.skolnicksreport.com Part Four of this series. About the same time as the death of Foster, the head of Ferruzzi, in Milan, Italy, was murdered, Raul Gardini. His family are reportedly angry that the American authorities were covering up the corrupt mess of the Chicago Board of Trade and corrupt federal judges in Chicago.
Knowing about all this got me, and my Cable TV associate, Joseph Andreuccetti, on Hillary Clinton's "enemies list", to be falsely hounded and pursued by the Federal Gestapo. [They used to follow me in my wheelchair into the washroom in the Federal Courthouse. I always offered to detail how much government toilet paper and paper towels I used there.]
So me and Andreuccetti sued Hillary Clinton, two IRS officials, and a top Clinton Justice Department official. The suit was in Chicago's Federal District Court. Guess who got our case? You guessed it! Judge George M. Marovich. Case No. 96 C 4373. A lot of the above details about him and the other judges were in our 65 pages of highly specific dates, names, and details. Despite the fact that our suit detailed him and his reputed mafia/IRS shopping center, Judge Marovich DID NOT DISQUALIFY HIMSELF. In an unprecedented ruling, he dismissed our case, claiming we had TOO MANY FACTS, DATES, and DETAILS for him to consider.
The attorneys for Hillary Clinton and the other defendants NEVER DISPUTED or challenged our facts in the Court record.
Later, as a punishment for fingering them on bribery, the Judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago, issued an order barring me and Andreuccetti from ALL THE COURTS in their 7th Circuit, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. [Don't bother to tell me about my First Amendment rights. At the hands of corrupt judges, our rights have been cancelled. And the next higher court, the U.S. Supreme Court, refuses to do anything about it.]
Somewhere in the middle of all this was soybean hotshot Richard J. Dennis. He reportedly does corrupt business deals with former movie star U.S. Senator Fred Thompson (R., Tenn.). Thompson, in turn, is the reported link between Dennis and the laundering of gangster movie funds disguised as soybean deals. Dennis' clients for this reportedly are Hollywood bigshots, reportedly interested in massive tax evasion. Remember, we have already pointed out, the elder Bush and his crony Bill Clinton, and Ollie North, were jointly instrumentally implicated in the CIA-dope trafficking through the southern states. The money came up to Chicago reportedly via a bank in Chicago, Garfield Ridge Trust & Savings Bank. And who was a stockholder of that closely held bank? Why, the head of the tax-writing committee of Congress, Congressman Dan Rostenkowski, crony of crooked Democrats as well as Republicans interested in massive tax evasion. Defrocked, Rosty, as he is called, was sent to prison for defrauding the private bank of the House of Representatives. BUT, Rosty was given a pass on the numerous apparent bribes he got from the Chicago Board of Trade, labeled "honorariums", lecture fees.
Rosty's bank was the transit point to funnel the illicit funds to the Chicago Board of Trade where it was disguised reportedly by Dennis and others as "soybean" trades. Federal Reserve dictator Greenspan reportedly approved of these dirty money deals done jointly with George Herbert Walker Bush and Bill Clinton and Senator Fred Thompson.
These reputed dope "soybean" transactions for Dennis/Bush/Fred Thompson and some in the movie and sports industry, reportedly went through the elder Bush's secret account at Metropolitan Federal of Tennessee, in Nashville, Tennesseee. See attached document of Alan Greenspan coded approved secret wire transfer to the Tennessee bank, TEN BILLION DOLLARS to Bush's secret account.
One of Richard J. Dennis' reported clients has been sports celebrity Michael Jordan. People forget that Jordan and/or his father reportedly got involved in sports gambling apparently with Chicago mobsters and reportedly refused to make good betting losses to the Chicago criminals. Some claim that this reneging on sports bets resulted in Jordan's father getting murdered. To teach Michael a lesson you don't screw the mob. Two nobodies were blamed for murdering the elder Jordan. Someone else apparently had killed the elder Jordan and dumped his body in a swamp. In the beginning, because it was a black man, the local authorities reportedly did an inadequate job of examining the body. The two nobodies found the abandoned car but were later caught with it. Since they had the car, they were blamed for the murder.
In this regard, you have to consider the 1988-89 case in the federal court in Chicago, the Norby Walters case involving sports agents most often being linked with mobsters. The reality is, that if you want to be a sports celebrity, you most likely have to have a sports agent IN with the gangsters. Remember our earlier story about Bush and the Jacobs family and their food and beverage concessions at stadiums all over the U.S. Jacobs' firms were reportedly mafia-linked. Also, the monopoly press, linked financially with sports events, like the Chicago Tribune and the TV Networks, are instrumentally interwoven with criminals.
Richard J. Dennis reportedly bankrolls publications that seek to glamorize dope or puss to legalize it. He reportedly is the money bags, in part, behind "Z Magazine". When Oliver Stone's movie about the murder of President Kennedy, "JFK", was making a big splash, Z Magazine ran a story condemning it as if it were a fairy tale. There is a lot the way Z Magazine and an organization linked to it, operate, that seems to be a CIA proprietary operation, functioning reportedly with CIA Foundation money. Is there an overlap between Dennis, the soybean-dope business, and the American CIA? The answer is most likely Yes.
The soybean-dope mess has been interwoven with massive operations in the Chicago markets by the Red Chinese who have an armlock on the Chicago Board of Trade, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Part of that is through the elder Bush's brother, Prescott S. Bush, Jr. who is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United States of America-China Chamber of Commerce. Visit their website: http://www.usccc.org Some contend Prescott is implicated in illicit transactions by the Red Chinese through the Chicago markets. Remember: there have been published accounts that Prescott Bush, Jr. has worked corrupt deals with the Japanese mafia, the Yakuza, that is big with the dope trade through Chicago. The Yakuza owns about 50 per cent of all the high-rise Chicago downtown buildings built in the 1980s. More currently, the age-old foes, Red China and Japan are together when its come to money laundering of criminal loot. George Herbert Walker Bush was part of the U.S. liason to China.
Much of this is well-known to professional traders on the Chicago markets. Little, if any, of this ever gets into the monopoly press.
Some of the Bush/Dennis/Fred Thompson reputed illicit transactions also reportedly went through the Mexican bank with operations in the U.S., Grupo Financiero Bancomer. In 1998, the bank pleaded guilty to U.S. criminal charges that the bank was a dope money laundry. The bank has a white-wash explanation on their website: http://www.bancomer.com That bank is interwoven with reputed criminal money laundry, run by the Bronfman's, Bank of Montreal and their Chicago unit, Harris Bank. A major owner along with the whiskey-soaked Bronfmans [who own Seagrams booze, reputed gangster movie chain, Cineplex Odeon, and various entertainment entities in California and elsewhere] has been U.S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald (R., Ill.). See our story about this: "The Reputed Cocaine Bank Money Laundry Wizard".
As we have shown in this series, the Bush family has 25 or more secret accounts, transacting billions of dollars under the direct coded supervision of Federal Reserve dictator Alan Greenspan. And the bank in Tennessee is one of those, doing illicit transactions reportedly jointly with Richard J. Dennis and U.S. Senator Fred Thompson. You can understand now why Senator Thompson dragged his feet in supposedly investigating campaign fund misdeeds. He was digging in an area where he would have had to finger some banks, ending up holding up a mirror to himself and his own criminality.
Note: we have shown that the Elder Bush has a joint account with the Queen of England in the British-monarchy-owned Coutts Bank, London. And the royals are notoriously in the dope traffic since the Opium Wars 150 years ago. One book points out how close Bush is to Queen Elizabeth II:
"When George Bush was elected Vice President in 1980, Texas mystery man William ("Will") Stamps Farish III took over the management of all of George Bush's personal wealth in a 'blind trust'. Known as one of the richest men in Texas, Will Farish keeps his business affairs under the most intense secrecy. Only the source of his wealth is known,not its employment. Will Farish has long been Bush's closest friend and confidante. He is also the unique private host to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Farish owns and boards the studs which mate with the Queen's mares. That is her rationale when she comes to America and stays in Farish's house. It is a vital link in the mind of our Anglophile President." "George Bush, the Unauthorized Biography", by Webster Griffin Tarpley and Anton Chaikin, 1992, paperback edition, page 46. More is coming to this series.
Stay tuned.
Click on the documents, to view items related to this story:

#1 Picture of Richard J. Dennis

#2 another Federal Reserve secret wire transfer to Bush's account in Tennessee.

Since 1958, Mr.Skolnick has been a court reformer. Since 1963, founder/chairman, Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, disclosing certain instances of judicial and other bribery and political murders. Since 1991 a regular panelist, and since 1995, moderator/producer, of one-hour,weekly public access Cable TV Show, "Broadsides", Cablecast on Channel 21, 9 p.m. each Monday in Chicago. For a heavy packet of printed stories, send $5.00 [U.S. funds] and a stamped, self-addressed business sized envelope [4-1/4 x 9-1/2 #10 size] WITH THREE STAMPS ON IT, to Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, Sherman H. Skolnick, Chairman, 9800 South Oglesby Ave., Chicago IL 60617-4870. Office, 7 days, 8 a.m. to midnight, (773) 375-5741 [PLEASE, no "just routine calls]. Before sending FAX, call.

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