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Re: Trump, Bayrock, Doyen, soccer and the Kazakh gangster
« on: November 21, 2018, 04:38:45 am »
I first learned about Bayrock, it was through a story where Felix Sater was the main topic.
When I looked further, it didn’t make sense to me at all, and I quickly concluded that Tevfik Arif was the more interesting one of the Bayrock directors...
In this post I present information that Bayrock is not only associated with Donald Trump and Turkish president Erdogan, but also financed Obama and affiliated with the Bush family.
I’ll begin with some information on the ties to long-time Manafort funder, Oleg Deripaska.

David and Simon Reuben set up Trans-World in 1977, and began exporting aluminium from the USSR in the 1980s. By 1991-92 Trans-World was handling almost half of Russian aluminium exports.
In May 1992, David Reuben became friends with Russian businessman Lev Chernoi and they became business partners. Together they brought a 20% stake in Krasnoyarsk and a controlling interest in Bratsk, the 2 largest smelters in Russia.
In 1994, the Reubens began their relationship with Oleg Deripaska, who had access to shares in the Sayansk smelter, the third largest and most profitable smelter in Russia. The group also owned a stake in the Novolipetsk steel mill, and owned plants in Kazakhstan that supplied the Russian plants.
In 1997, Trans-World was Russia’s largest aluminium exporter with sales of $6 billion (£3.7 billion).

In 1994, the Reubens’ shares in Krasnoyarsk were seized. Eventually Trans-World regained control of the smelter, with the help from Aleksander Lebed, who became governor of Krasnoyarsk in 1998 after campaign contributions from Chernoi.
Chernoi has allied himself with Russian oligarchs Roman Abramovich and the late Boris Berezovsky, who bought Trans-World’s assets.

In November 1997, Deripaska ended contracts with Trans-World. Trans-World sued him for fraud: http://www.reubenbrothers.com/aluminium-%E2%80%B2risk-taker%E2%80%B2-changes-tack-in-russia/
(archived here: http://archive.is/02RZY)

Until Roman Abramovich entered aluminium, he was dealing in oil with his mentor, Boris Berezovsky.
In 1993, Lev and Mikhail Chernoi were employees of the “French” Trans Commodities and left to join Trans World. At its height, in 1997, it produced half of Russia's aluminium and a fifth of its steel.
In 1995, Berezovsky had arranged that a consortium of Russian interests bought a stake in Sibneft.

On 17 February 2000, Abramovich was present at a meeting in Moscow with Deripaska, the Chernois, and Iskander Makhmudov.
Abramovich had control over the state-owned oil company Sibneft, and had the supported of the new Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Three months later, Putin would be made president.
Abramovich’s proposal led to the creation of Russian Aluminium (Rusal) that would become Russia's largest and the third-largest aluminium company in the world. Deripaska was appointed as general manager, while Abramovich, and Sibneft, would be a major shareholder.

In December 1996, Swiss police arrested Mikhail Chernoi, suspecting him of being in contact with a Russian Mafioso. Because the Russian authorities refused to provide information, Chernoi had to be released.
In 1998, the World Bank wrote in a report that Marc Rich, the US fugitive that was pardoned by then US President Clinton, had given seed capital to Trans World.
In 2000, Trans World was investigated by the authorities in the UK, Germany and Switzerland during 2000 for laundering $7 billion before Abramovich had taken control. The police investigations were dropped, with no charges brought: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2003/jul/06/russia.football
(archived here: http://archive.is/32XRm)

Roman Abramovich of course owns Chelsea, while the Doyen Group of Tevfik Arif and co is laundering money through soccer transfers…

In 2009, the FBI (when its director was Robert Mueller) asked Oleg Deripaska in a series of secret hotel meetings in Paris, Vienna, Budapest and Washington to funnel millions of dollars to Iran.
One agent who negotiated with Deripaska was Andrew McCabe, recently fired as FBI deputy director. McCabe supposedly played a seminal role in starting the Trump-Russia story.

The FBI rewarded Deripaska for his help. In 2009, Deripaska visited Washington on a rare law enforcement parole visa. Since 2011, Deripaska was granted entry on at least 8 occasions on a diplomatic passport (even though he’s no diplomat).
In 2016, couple of months before Trump was elected, Deripaska was in New York as part of Russia’s UN delegation when 3 FBI agents awakened him to discussed how Russia could get Trump elected.

I wouldn’t claim that Robert Mueller is completely blind, but it is sort of strange that in his indictment of Manafort (the “investigation” has been running for more than a year) Deripaska isn’t even mentioned. Some lawyers have argued that Deripaska’s absence from Mueller’s indictments could be related to his connections to the FBI. According to Melanie Sloan, a “far more significant issue” is that the earlier FBI operation was probably illegal in violation of the Antideficiency Act.

Maybe some reporter can find out what a “conflict of interest” is: http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/387625-mueller-may-have-a-conflict-and-it-leads-directly-to-a-russian-oligarch
(archived here: http://archive.is/e2uwc)

Burak Yeneroglu was ranked number 96 on a list of Obama’s top fund-raisers for 2011-12, with $652,900.
Yeneroglu was listed as owner of “Bayrock Natural Stone LLC”, located in Carlstadt, New Jersey.
In November 2008, Yeneroglu had made a campaign donation to Hillary Clinton's PAC. He then listed his employer as Bayrock Group LLC, the parent corporation of Bayrock Natural Stone.

Bayrock has also sponsored various Gülenist events, and it appeared in the portfolio of Lotus Media Productions of the Gülen movement. The clients of Lotus are exclusively Gülen organisations, private Gülen schools, or Gülen charter schools.
Yeneroglu is affiliated with the Turkic American Alliance that’s also close to Fethullah Gülen.

Fettah Tamince, who supposedly “owns” the Rixos hotel chain in Turkey, while Tevfik Arif secretly owns a majority share, is also affiliated with the Gülen Movement. In an interview, Tamince once said that Gülen is his "idol" and he visits him frequently in the US.

When Mahmut Topal made three $35,800 contributions to the 2012 Obama campaign, these were returned. Topal listed his employer as Calik USA.
The Calik Group is owned by billionaire Ahmet Calik, a friend of Turkish President Erdogan. Son-in-law of Erdogan, Berat Albayrak, was CEO of Calik Holding from 2007 till 2013 and has since become a Minister.
In 2009, Joshua Hendrick wrote that:
The GM [Gülen Movement] is also intimately linked with Turkey's recently famous multi-billion dollar family holding company, The Calik Group...

Gülen Charter schools receive substantial grants from the federal government; for example, an 28 December 2012 letter informed the Harmony Public Schools (Gülen charter schools in Texas), that they would receive a grant in the amount of $29,866,398.00: http://turkishinvitations.weebly.com/bayrock-group-and-35800-a-plate.html
(archived here: http://archive.is/oZA6P)

I have found information that Felix Sater was also partners in crime with none other than Neil Bush, son and brother of US presidents George Bush Sr and Jr.

Sater and a former Trump Organization colleague, Daniel Ridloff, received roughly $20 million — from a case linked to a multi-billion-dollar global money laundering scheme originating in Kazakhstan, and stretching to Russia and the USA.

Now the most interesting stories that I’ve found – the connection to Neil Bush...

In 2013 a complaint filed by a Swiss financier, that accused Sater and Ridloff of absconding with nearly $43 million from the sale of the Ohio shopping mall Tri-County Mall near Cincinnati to American Pacific International Capital (APIC).
One of the directors of the San Francisco based APIC is… Neil Bush.
Bush has denied knowing Sater and says that the mall was purchased for $43 million by APIC at a public auction, and then transferred to a real estate company SingHaiyi Group based in Singapore that he chairs.

In one of those strange coincidences, Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank and the city of Almaty (Kazakhstan) accused 3 Kazakh men - Viktor Khrapunov (former Almaty mayor), his son Ilyas, and Mukhtar Ablyazov (former chairman of BTA Bank) - of disappearing with billions of dollars.
A testimony in the Khrapunov case is by Nicolas Bourg, the same Swiss financier who accused Sater and Ridloff of stealing the $43 million from the Ohio mall deal. Bourg was president of the real estate fund Swiss Development Group (SDG) that was controlled by the Khrapunov family.
The Financial Times has revealed that 3 Trump Soho condos in Manhattan were bought in 2013 with $3.1 million that came from laundering the Khrapunov billions. The beneficiary of the companies that bought the condos was Elvira Kudryashova — the California-based daughter of Viktor Khrapunov. Sater and Ridloff worked closely with Kudryashova in 2012.

In Ridloff’s Linked-In bio he refers to himself as the former vice president of SDG-Investment Fund. Bourg claimed that the shell he created in Luxembourg — Triadou — was wholly-owned by SDG. Bourg states that Triadou was also used to buy the Ohio shopping mall.
Telford International was used to fund Triadou. Telford was allegedly used to move the money to the same FBME Bank that was banned in the US due to money laundering and terror financing allegations: https://www.dcreport.org/2017/05/12/the-kazakhstan-connection-trump-bayrock-and-plenty-of-questions/
(archived here: http://archive.is/nKSQM)

Not only has Sater’s LinkedIn bio, been removed from the internet, but also from web.archive.org…
When I searched for Sater’s LinkedIn page it found 2 results, 9 May and 11 October 2017. Both links give no information: https://web.archive.org/web/*/https://www.linkedin.com/in/felix-s-153455
Here’s a screenprint of the 11 October 2017 result; the error message “Wayback Machine doesn’t have that page archived”.

In Felix Sater’s LinkedIn bio he described himself as a former “Senior Advisor to Board of Directors” to TxOil of none other than Neil Bush (TxOil once drilled in Turkmenistan).
Companies he has worked for are Mirax (2008-2010), Trump (2010-2011), TxOil (2011-2013), Regency Investment (1998-present), Rixos (2005-present), Sembol Construction (2007-present), Global Habitat Solutions (2009-present). Bayrock isn’t on this list.
Tevfik Arif owns a majority share in both Sembol and Rixos...
See (a picture of) Felix Sater’s LinkedIn page...


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