Hallo Gerrit (002)
Door Jan Portein.
Zo zie je maar weer. Gewend als we waren aan eenzijdige correspondentie gingen wij er min of meer van uit dat een mail aan het adres van Ray Carrasco net zoveel nut zou hebben als het uitdelen van lachgas bij een optreden van Claudia de Breij (1). Maar omdat we toch wel nieuwsgierig waren naar een eventueel vervolg op Ray's brief aan de House Intelligence Committee klommen wij in onze digitale piano en stuurden hem in wat roestig Engels een strak deuntje met de vraag what had happened afterwards. En wat denk je? Ray gaf de next day al gedetailleerd antwoord. Komt ie:
“In answer to your e-mail. I did not receive an answer from the House Intelligence Committee or any US Federal Agency at that time. On or about 2000 I met an investor group from Denver, Colorado who were buying ABN AMRO Bank Guarantees from Buenos Aires bankers or brokers and needed an interpreter to meet with the bankers and translate the guarantee if needed. Some guarantees were written in Spanish they said. The bank guarantees were leased and usually sold for 100.000 US dollars. They were supposed to be put up for loans as collateral. The bank guarantees were supposed to be backed by excess cash that was deposited by international companies. I took the assignment and went to meet with the bankers in Buenos Aires. I thought. I was met by the brokers who were selling the guarantees. Two banker's names came up. Mr. Martin de Jong, ABN AMRO chief financial officer, and mr. Jurg Haller, Latin American banker at that time. I never met these men, but the brokers may have mentioned them. The guarantees shown me were of very poor black and white xerox copies and not presentable. I asked the brokers to make better copies or originals. I checked the bank guarantees with the banks and the US banks would not accept bank guarantees as collateral. I found out later that the European banks would not accept them if they were leased, or if they were not guaranteeing a sale or purchase of goods, a transaction etc.
Meanwhile the ABN AMRO brokers, PB Trading Ltd. headed by mr. Mark Cohen of New York, and Albaney Trading of Madrid headed by Ricardo Fernandez, continued selling the fraudulent guarantees. Mr. Mark Cohen is reported as diseased and his son Mark jr. took over. As reported on the internet there were 77 investment groups taken in by the ABN AMRO brokers. I reported them to the FBI but the Agency said that I didn't have “standing” because I was a consultant and not an investor. I ceased and desisted ABN AMRO and their brokers, and proceeded to put together a humanitarian package for UBS investors, which is another story.”
Officieel gebeurde er dus net niks. Maar om eens wat te noemen, eind 2001 streek Jan Maarten de Jong de bestuurlijke vlag bij ABN AMRO. Oorzaak en gevolg? Schuld en boete? We neuzen verder. Stay tuned.
(1) Mocht u niet weten wie Ray is: zie deel 1.