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S.E.C. CHARGES BROTHERS WITH $550 MILLION FRAUD

Allegations against the Wyly brothers…the names should give these people away! Case began when Bank of America terminated accounts of companies based in the Isle of Man because it could determine who actually owned them. Civil action brought by S.E.C. Surprise, surprise…theyre big Republican Party supporters!

INSIDE THE FOG OF WAR – REPORTS FROM THE GROUND IN AFGHANISTAN

Wikileaks has posted an archive of documents from the war in Afghanistan on the internet. Ive chosen to link to the New York Times article rather than the Guardian, although both papers were given access prior to publication as well as Der Spiegel. The publication helps explain some of the media campaign against Wikipedia in recent weeks.

MILITARY COMPUTER ATTACK CONFIRMED

But not who did it or how successful it was. 2008. Somebody [a foreign intelligence agent] downloaded a programme from a flash drive onto the computers overseeing the combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. The good news appears to be that the Russians are the main suspects…

“DEVASTATING” DRUG DEALERS ARE JAILED

This is a group from the Swindon area. Around the country, the police and SOCA seem to have had a resounding number of successes in operations that must have begun around 2007. I hope someone has been doing the sums to get the overall picture.

BRITAIN “FLOUNDERING” IN ONLINE MEPHEDRONE CRACKDOWN

BBC quoting Professor Les Iverson chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. Chemicals made in China being sold on the internet as legal “highs”. I suspect its a “puff” for A BBC TV programme, but it’s an intriguing phenomenon nevertheless. Is it a new form of organisation for criminals or really the same old? How is the stuff being trafficked? Who is moving it and who is selling it?

CRIME GANGS IMPORT NEW MEMBERS ON WORK VISAS

There’s quite a lot of unrelated information in this Telegraph piece. reads like someone attended a SOCA press conference and just threw it all together. It begins with a typical Torygraph prejudice against the previous government, migrants and cunning foreigners, before going on to some self-promotion by SOCA. Lots of stuff to follow up in here, though.

“COUNTDOWN THIEVES” PUZZLE POLICE

they’re stealing letters from shop signs. Police are worrying about what the letters spell. Wouldnt they be better engaged working out just how the thieves intend to make money out of them?Mind you, it is happening in Norfolk…

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