A Rash Of Deaths And A Missing Reporter – With Ties To Wall Street Investigations

A Rash of Deaths and a Missing Reporter – With Ties to Wall Street Investigations (Wall Street On Parade, Feb 3, 2014):

In a span of four days last week, two current executives and one recently retired top ranking executive of major financial firms were found dead. Both media and police have been quick to label the deaths as likely suicides. Missing from the reports is the salient fact that all three of the financial firms the executives worked for are under investigation for potentially serious financial fraud.

The deaths began on Sunday, January 26. London police reported that William Broeksmit, a top executive at Deutsche Bank who had retired in 2013, had been found hanged in his home in the South Kensington section of London. The day after Broeksmit was pronounced dead, Eric Ben-Artzi, a former risk analyst turned whistleblower at Deutsche Bank, was scheduled to speak at Auburn University in Alabama on his allegations that Deutsche had hid $12 billion in losses during the financial crisis with the knowledge of senior executives. Two other whistleblowers have brought similar charges against Deutsche Bank.

Deutsche Bank is also under investigation by global regulators for potentially rigging the foreign exchange markets – an action similar to the charges it settled in 2013 over its traders’ involvement in the rigging of the interest rate benchmark, Libor.

Just two days after Broeksmit’s death, on Tuesday, January 28, a 39-year old American, Gabriel Magee, a Vice President at JPMorgan in London, plunged to his death from the roof of the 33-story European headquarters of JPMorgan in Canary Wharf. According to Magee’s LinkedIn profile, he was involved in “Technical architecture oversight for planning, development, and operation of systems for fixed income securities and interest rate derivatives.”

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The case of David Bird, the oil markets reporter who had worked at the Wall Street Journal for 20 years and vanished without a trace on the afternoon of January 11, has this in common with the other three tragedies: his work involves a commodities market – oil – which is under investigation by the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for possible manipulation. The FBI is involved in the Bird investigation.

Bird left his Long Hill, New Jersey home on that Saturday, telling his wife he was going for a walk. An intentional disappearance is incompatible with the fact that he left the house wearing a bright red jacket and without his life-sustaining medicine he was required to take daily as a result of a liver transplant. Despite a continuous search since his disappearance by hundreds of volunteers, local law enforcement and the FBI, Bird has not been located.

When a series of tragic events involving one industry occur within an 18-day timeframe, the statistical probability of these events being random is remote. According to a number of media reports, JPMorgan is conducting an internal investigation of the death of Gabriel Magee. Given that JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank and Russell Investments are subjects themselves of investigations, a more serious, independent look at these deaths is called for.

2 thoughts on “A Rash Of Deaths And A Missing Reporter – With Ties To Wall Street Investigations

  1. Bird is dead, thanks to sociopathic interests that wanted him silenced. Any reporter is at risk. In the US, a real reporter is run out of the industry, he must have been on to something very big. This is so obvious. Will there be any real investigation? That is the real question.
    Whistleblowers are hunted down like vermin in the US, am not sure about the Euro zone.
    Things are not good in the world markets. Russia had to cancel another bond sale today. Argentina is in trouble, France has lost 77% of foreign investment over the past couple of months. The markets are shaking, even the most rigged one, the US market, is weakening…….the house of paper and smoke is falling apart. Only so much duct tape and plastic can be used before the entire mess collapses.

  2. Chips Tatum, Breitbart, Hastings, were just the start of a campaign by the cabal of 300 within the establishment to squash information flow on the underhand dealings carried out by the wunch of bankers and their henchmen as they pillage the world’s resources for their own benefit and prepare their safety net whilst they undo the chord for the rest of us to freefall as the world economy heads for the gutter.

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