- The file cabinets in the head office were bulging. Complaints
from those who claimed they were victimized by corrupt practices in the
California U.S. Bankruptcy Courts. Assignees of the Bankruptcy Courts selling
back to bankrupt retailers the best of their fresh inventory at a knock-down,
under the table price, for an appropriate pay-off so the retailer could
go back in business and undersell any competitor. Same type of complaints
as to manufacturing firms, and corporate operations.
- Complaints with specific details of Trustees in the California
U.S. Bankruptcy Courts working unholy deals for their own personal profits.
- Specific details of domestic and foreign interests, including
resident apparently renegade officials of various spy agencies, such as
Italy and Israel, falsely and fraudulently forcing mid-size firms, even
larger ones, into bankruptcy, so the firms could be plundered by the "California
- Details about California U.S. Bankruptcy Judges, in several
federal districts, who granted all the motions and petitions, regardless
of the law and the facts and the merits, of "favorites", those
who had some out-of-court financial link to the Judges and their immediate
relatives and former law and business partners, or secret present business
- Specific complaints about auctioneers of the California
U.S. Bankruptcy Courts un-padlocking the rear doors of firms in bankruptcy
and selling the goods at knock-down prices, back to the debtors, or to
competing firms, and anybody else willing to pay "under the table".
And the bankruptcy auctions were mysterioously cancelled.
- And the file cabinets likewise were jammed full of notes
of FBI and other government investigators, state and federal.
- Notes from the several different federal district officials
of the Criminal Division of the Internal Revenue Service.
- And then there were apparent documents, records, and
notes that may have originated from the American CIA regarding California
criminal gangs from Italy, Israel, and a few other places. It was not clear
from the records exactly where these records, filed away in the full file
cabinets, were coming from. The notes fingered Israeli operatives and those
of the Roman Catholic Church, operating in California more or less as part
of criminal enterprises.
- There were extensive specific notes of the operations
of the Japanese mafia, the Yakuza, owning most of the banks in California
and intersecting with the Bankruptcy rackets and the forwarding of illicit
funds through secret accounts.
- There was parked away in one of the cabinets, specific
notes of a government bank investigator, looking into criminal activities
of Wells Fargo Bank and Bank of America, among others. He was fired for
digging too deep into the latter day activities of the Yakuza and the California
banks. It was a disturbance to American-Japanese relations , however, to
be messing around in this subject. Besides, the Japanese, including the
Yakuza, owned upwards of 40 per cent of all U.S. Treasury Securities. A
little secret. The Japanese had their purchases of U.S. Treasuries back
by gold, a benefit not extended to U.S. buyers of the same. No one in authority
wanted to set off a Japanese run, Yakuza or not, on banks. [But see part
2 of this series as to Continental Bank Chicago.]
- Housed in the locked cabinets were specific notes from
well-informed tipsters and would-be government whistle blowers. They complained
there was no remedy in that the U.S. Treasury Inspector General was, as
described in their notes, "the highest ranking mafia representative
in the U.S. government".
- A Congressional subcommittee had a detailed report, not
published, and maybe never to be made public, somehow slipped out to "trouble-makers"
and certain loudmouths, such as in Chicago and elsewhere.
- And topping all this off were the secret reports of very
Special Federal Grand Juries, sitting in more than one federal district
in California, investigating all these goings on.
- What was the problem? The files were in the head office
of the Chief Federal Prosecutor in one of the Federal Districts in California.
So what is wrong with that?
- The U.S. Attorney as he is called in his official title,
had failed, for years and years, to take any remedial action as to this.
Supposedly, under the rules and procedures of his office, it was entirely
"within his discretion", whether to proceed or not to have somebody
indicted on federal criminal charges. So he just filed away all this data
in his head office. He had a hang up. One of many. His immediate family
member was a culprit, most likely subject to federal criminal prosecution,
in the dirty business of the "California Bankruptcy Club". And
moreover, the prosecutor came out of certain law firms and law circles
up to their eyeballs in the same rackets.
- Another problem was the heavy hitters in finance. The
records and witness statements showed the illicit funds skimmed off of
the California U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, were going offshore, through secret
accounts in California banks. One such named was Wells Fargo. But they
also funneled clandestine funds for the whole Pacific Basin covert operations
of the American CIA. And a major owner of Wells Fargo is Warren Buffet,
the Omaha poobah who claims he became a billionaire from properly operating
a local furniture store. For sarcastic reasons, we prefer to pronounce
his name as BUFFAY. We are not the only ones who suspect his fortune is
based in part on CIA operations, and even, reportedly, dope trafficking
on a big scale. [See our extensive series "Coca-Cola, CIA, and the
Courts". Warren Buffet is a major Coke stockholder and has been a
- Another big-time operation, once headquartered in San
Francisco but now in North Carolina, tied to the Bankruptcy rackets is
Bank of America, and their holding company (minus the OF in the middle
of the name) Bank America. As to the rotten history of Bank of America,
now greatly owned by the Yakuza, see our website stories "The Pope's
Banks in America, the Giannini Family, and the American CIA, Part One"
and "The Japanese Mafia in the United States".
- The way cases proceed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts is
the U.S. Bankruptcy Court is in a federal district. Any appeal, if one
is taken, goes to the U.S. District Court in the district, with the Bankruptcy
Court considered a step-sister to the U.S. District Court. The federal
judges higher up in the system select who, if anyone, is to sit as a judge
or Chief Judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, for a 14 year term. This is
unlike the other federal judges who sit for life subject only to "good
behavior" and they are almost impossible by impeachment to be removed.
A Bankruptcy Judge is subject to the supervision of the Chief Judge
of the U.S. Courts of Appeals in the circuit, California being part of
the 9th Circuit, of several western states. The federal appeals court,
9th Circuit, is headquartered in San Francisco.
- Like in Chicago and elsewhere in major federal districts,
the California U.S. District Court Judges and U.S. Court of Appeals judges
have quite a few skeletons in their closet. Key judges are also, as we
describe, Banker-Judges, tied to banks, particularly so of several judges
on the 9th Circuit.
- A reliable source told us to expect a package. One day
comes the package. Wow! Out pops the secret reports of the very Special
Federal Grand Juries in California. No real return address was on the package.
It detailed a mess many times bigger than that we knew about the Chicago
- One of the Reports referred to their key witness, code-named
"Jacobs". He was apparently disgruntled about being cheated out
of very lucrative deals by the grand jury-identified members of The Club,
Judges, Court Clerks, Assignees, Auctioneers, Trustees, the Bankruptcy
gang in short.
- "Jacobs" had direct personal knowledge of the
facts to which he was competently testifying and stated he would continue
to testify to the Special Federal Grand Juries. A summary of his testimony:
-  That he handled a great deal of the illicit proceeds
and skimming of the various California Bankrupty Club members.
-  That through Wells Fargo and Bank America and Bank
of America, at several branches and locations, in and out of the U.S.,
he handled and caused the funds so obtained to be placed into secret accounts.
That he read off the account names, numbers, secret passwords and codes.
Some of the funds went to Wells Fargo drop-off points such as in Hawaii.
- [With the downturn in tourism, Japanese nationals (not
U.S. citizens) bought upwards of 70 per cent of properties in Hawaii. And
a huge number of Japanese nationals now live in Hawaii. Some contend this
situation undercuts the validity of Hawaii being an actual part of "The
United States of America", and more properly, is a Japanese colony
under the jurisdiction of the Tokyo government. Of course, a great deal
of this situation is the apparent headquartering in Hawaii of operations
of the Yakuza, numbering many more members than the traditional Italian
and Sicilian mafias. The Yakuza is generally not bothered by American authorities
because they do covert operations worldwide for the American CIA.]
-  He read off the names of California U.S. District
Judges, part of "The Club". Also Club members are several judges
on the U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, through their link up to banks,
identified and detailed by the witness.
-  The witness detailed how some of the illicit funds,
corruptly skimmed off of phoney and fraudulent bankruptcy cases and their
assets and properties, were put into non-bank transactions, to cover up
the trail through the holding firm, Bank America, NOT a bank of deposit.
Some of the Bank America dealings for The Club was through little known
branches in South America, which the witness detailed.
-  That "Jacobs" knew and detailed specifics
of some of the related secret accounts, passwords, and numbers, of relatives
of various federal judges; with the relatives acting as their agents for
the handling of the illicit funds. Since the U.S. Supreme Court permits
only a handful of cases from the lower courts to be heard in Washington,
the federal appeals court inSan Francisco is the "end of the line"
for cases originating in the federal districts in California.
-  "Jacobs" gave specific details and dates
how at least two supervisory officials in California of the Internal
Revenue Service were corrupted and compromised in a commotion between two
competing firms, both apparently owned by Israelis, and one of the firms
facing possible bankruptcy court protection, real or possibly phoney and
arranged. [A Congressional subcommittee report noted that the U.S. Treasury
somehow did not punish those IRS officials but instead, they were
promoted, apparently with the connivance of the U.S. Treasury Inspector
General, mentioned as "the highest mafia representative in the U.S.
-  "Jacobs" testified that he was a form of
trusted "accountant" or "book-keeper" for the illicit
funds, proceeds of the Bankruptcy rackets in California. He became aware
of the rewards but also the jeopardies. Like a "mob book-keeper",
he said he was warned he could not "retire" from this work, except
to the cemetery.
- "Jacobs" was a key insider witness, a turncoat,
necessary to understand the workings of the "California Bankruptcy
Club" and their members. Was he given the protection of the ultra-secret
Federal Witness Protection Program? Or were the federal officials, operating
the program, also in business with criminals, mobsters, and the underworld
- Like Wallace Lieberman (mentioned in Part two of this
series), "Jacobs" was murdered. His body was found laying under
- Our reliable sources filled in the gaps. The highly politicized
and corrupt U.S. Justice Department blocked any possible indictments. Too
big a problem. They were not about to take down a large part of the banking
system in California as well as the federal judges. And besides, the Special
Federal Prosecutor no longer had a live key witness.
- The Justice Department, knowing how to hush up messy
matters, after the rub-out of "Jacobs", had their gang ransack
the offices, homes, and other places of "Jacobs". Key sources,
close to the "Horse's mouth", informed us in detail, how this
mass of notebooks, records, and computer stuff, was hauled away, shredders
for the papers, the hammer for the hard disks.
- So, apparently members of the California Bankruptcy Club
are at ease these days. What insider would become a new turncoat, subject
to no government protection and very likely to be snuffed out. "Jacobs"
was very likely bumped off by the duplicity of the federals.
- William A. Brandt, Jr., has offices in Los Angeles. [See
part two of this series as to him.] Yes, it would simplify our understanding
of the matter if we could, in L.A., find a reputed mob gold smelting outfit
of which Brandt could somehow in Bankruptcy, be in charge of as the new
CEO. Wells Fargo, with the aid of CIA darling Warren Buffet, can continue,
without difficulty, doing their covert operations money laundering for
the American CIA. Does anyone dare ask Warren Buffet, as a major purported
stockholder of Wells Fargo, if HE knows anything about the spy agency and
the funding of political assassinations? What mass media reporter could
pin down Buffet with such a question, and still have a job and be employable
within the monopoly press?
- Can the Vatican, which retains an interest in Bank America,
jointly with the Yakuza, dare remedy anything? After all, look what happened
to Pope John Paul THE FIRST, croaked after only 33 days in office. ["In
God's Name" by David Yallop, 1983. And John Paul 2nd survived an attempted
assassination in 1981,to remind him not to mess with such matters.]
- Some useful related matter can be seen on <http://www.defraudingamerica.com/>http://www.defraudingamerica.com/
It is a website of a very well-informed crusader againsst corruption, Rodney
- More coming....Stay tuned.
- SInce 1958, Mr. Skolnick has been a court-reformer and
since 1963, Founder/Chairman, Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts.
Since 1991, a regular panelist and since 1995, Moderator/Producer of "Broadsides",
a one-hour weekly taped public access Cable TV program, cablecast WITHIN
THE CITY LIMITS OF CHICAGO to upwards of 400,000 viewers each Monday evening,
9 p.m., Channel 21 Cable TV. Segments of some of the tv shows can be seen
on-line on our website, through videostreaming.
- Office, 8 a.m. to midnight, most 7 days (773) 375-5741
BUT DO NOT BOMBARD THIS LISTED PHONE with "JUST ROUTINE Calls, please,
such as what is our address, which is shown below.
- For a heavy packet of our printed stories, send $5.00
[U.S. funds only] plus a stamped, self-addressed BUSINESS size envelope
[ #10 envelope, 4-1/8 x 9-1/2 ] WITH THREE U.S. FIRST CLASS STAMPS on it,
to Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, Sherman H. Skolnick, Chairman,
9800 So. Oglesby Ave., Chicago IL 60617-4870.
- Updates of our work are on a recorded phone message NOT
an expensive call (773) 731-1100.
- WEBSITE: <http://www.skolnicksreport.com/>http://www.skolnicksreport.com/
[note "s" after name]
- E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org"