Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Million Dollar Chief - Ron Giesbrecht : Update

The B.C. chief who made close to a million dollars last year in his role as both chief and economic development officer of the First Nation -- said he will not resign. Last week, several members of the band held a press conference calling for Kwikwetlem Chief Ron Giesbrecht to step down after his $914,219 salary was made public under the First Nations Financial Transparency Act, which required all band financial statements to be posted online.
Giesbrecht is responsible for just 82 band members only half of whom live on the reserve, located 30 km west of Vancouver.

Giesbrecht said he has been talking to band members and now has their support to remain chief. "I am pleased to have support of the majority of membership,"
It turns out that the $8 million “economic development” project that delivered Giesbrecht a $800,000 bonus was provincial government money used to “extinguish” a land claim on Burke Mountain.

The B.C. Ministry of Finance said the Kwikwetlem First Nation was paid to “extinguish” future claims on a plot of Crown land that was being sold off by the province. Mr. Giesbrecht collected a 10% bonus amounting to $800,000 thanks to his dual role as the economic development officer for the band.

The chief continues to hide behind a faulty interpretation of a non-disclosure agreement in order to prevent details from being revealed to Kwikwetlem members and taxpayers.

His tax-free income is almost triple that of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Mr. Giesbrecht does not have overwhelming support of the people on the reserve,” Moore said, noting many of them live in poverty and poor housing on the reserve while Giesbrecht lives in the Westwood Plateau neighbourhood of Coquitlam.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Penisnose, Corksuker, Chitface and Anusbreath - Update II

Shapray Cramer Fitterman Lamer specializes in corporate theft and commercial conflict enhancement and strategic thingys while screwing your bummy stupid. Shapray Cramer Fitterman Lamer is well known for dynamism (ahuck) ingenuity (yup) and common sense (chitloads), which, when matched by the wealth of the collective experience of our liars, results in untimely, and extremely costly solutions. As long as you can pay, we have an idiot liar for you.

The firm’s clients range from major crooked Canadian Banks to US-based criminal corporations. Our work frequently involves large, complex or high-profile disputes, and we routinely mismanage intricate, multi-party litigation and document-intensive cases and bill you absolutely fukkin stupid when we lose, don't be fukkin ridiculous.

Ask about our token minority liar. We try our fukkin damnest to juice indigent litigants because its dead fun and costs our 100% fully retarded clients (like CIBC) MAJOR and they are so fukkin damn stupid they don't even realize we are doing it. Ahuck.

God Bless da law and us HIGHLY ethical liars eh?
Explanation? After jerking our little abused pee pee almost clean off, our boyotard liar figures he needs to apply for a day's worth of costs (probably $ 6,000 or so) because, well, all that wicked jerky jerky made his poor wrist tired.

Dopus can't figure out this monkey is indigent. That means not only are the chances of convincing a judge of hard done-by-ness slim to fuk all, it means costs are already FAR FAR FAR more than this claim can ever be worth. Butt that doesn't matter to Penisnose, Corksuker, Chitface and Anusbreath ... dipchit CIBC will be paying for the irresponsible lawyertarding regardless.


Francesco Aquilini, John Tortorella, Mike Gillis
"Much of the distancing revolves around the hiring of Mr. Tortorella, whose reputation as a firebrand and penchant to coach defensive hockey made him a controversial choice last year. On Monday, Francesco Aquilini sent a Globe and Mail reporter a text message warning of legal action after the newspaper published a story discussing the family’s involvement in the hiring.

“I read your article today. You are a prick,” it said. Two hours later, a legal letter from the family’s counsel arrived by e-mail. It alleged defamation, sought a retraction and an apology, and threatened further action.

Howard Shapray
“The facts are that while the Aquilinis supported the decision of the General Manager, the hiring decision was his and not theirs,” lawyer Howard Shapray of Vancouver-based Shapray Cramer Fitterman Lamer LLP wrote in the legal letter to The Globe.

"The legal push also took aim at The Province newspaper in Vancouver, which several weeks earlier in a column had mentioned the Aquilinis’ role in the Tortorella hiring. Mr. Shapray on Monday sent a legal letter to The Province and made similar demands as were made of The Globe."

"The family, according to a person with direct knowledge of the events, was particularly taken with Mr. Tortorella, who had been fiery in the past."
So there we go Citizens. Wanna get DEAD SERIOUS about calling somebody in the press a prick cause yer little feelings are hurt?

Penisnose, Corksuker, Chitface and Anusbreath are here to help you do that with fukkin gusto and irrespective of how completely stupido it is ... butt never for free you utter bonehead.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thomas S. Monahan

Thomas S. Monahan President and Chief Executive Officer
Thomas S. Monahan is President and Chief Executive Officer of CIBC Mellon, Canada's leader in asset servicing. CIBC Mellon is 50-50 jointly owned by BNY Mellon and CIBC.

“We are committed to doing well by doing right,” said Tom Monahan, president and chief executive officer, CIBC Mellon. “I am proud of our performance in 2010 as a company, as a corporate citizen, and as an organization committed to taking responsibility for the impact of our actions on our stakeholders.”

Harry Migirdic
In a landmark case, Montreal Superior Court Judge Jean-Pierre Senècal awarded more than $3 million, including $1.5 million in punitive damages, to retirees Haroutioun and Alice Markarian, who had unwittingly guaranteed the trading losses of people they didn't know at the behest of their former CIBC Wood Gundy broker, Harry Migirdic. The brokerage invoked the guarantees to seize $1.4 million from the Markarians in 2001, leaving $2.54 in their accounts.

Senècal called CIBC's conduct "reprehensible" and said it "cruelly failed" in its duty to protect its clients and supervise its employee. CIBC subsequently settled out of court with several other former clients of Migirdic, who was terminated in 2001.
[614] Daniel Bowering, Compliance Department officer, was mandated by CIBC to investigate Migirdic's fraud and he testified. He wrote to his bosses at the end of his investigation that the firm should probably absorb the Markarians' losses, given all the irregularities committed by Migirdic, Migirdic's statements, the Markarians' statements and all the information revealed in Bowering's investigation. Bowering's recommendation was not followed.
[615]So why was everything blocked? Why were the false guarantees exercised? Why did CIBC seize the Markarians' assets?
[616] Because Tom Monahan, the president of CIBC Wood Gundy, decided that was what to do.
[621] Monahan acknowledged that Migirdic's fraud justified his dismissal. He acknowledged that it did not, however, prevent ... the guarantees from being executed.
[638]CIBC thus became the accomplice in Migirdic's fraud and did everything in its power to benefit from it directly.

Thomas S. Monahan President and Chief Executive Officer
He said the brokerage appropriated the money illegally, treated the Markarians in an arrogant and "degrading" manner and "cruelly failed" to control and supervise its employee. "CIBC must assume responsibility for the fraud of which (the Markarians) were victims," Judge Senecal said. "It was responsible not only indirectly, but directly."

"The brokerage's behaviour was both reprehensible and irresponsible."

Why didn't CIBC World Markets go to the police as well? Why didn't they just settle with the Markarians in 2001 instead of forcing them through 5 years of hell?

CIBC World Markets withdrew their appeal and paid the $1.5 million in punitive damages one month after the court decision.
"A quintessential up-by-the-bootstraps success story, Markarian arrived in Montreal from Egypt in 1962 with $300 in his pocket and co-founded his own mechanical company. He sold the business and retired in 1993 with a nest egg of $4.5 million."

"In March of 2001, CIBC Wood Gundy called Markarian and his wife into a meeting with Thomas Noonan—Migirdic’s boss—and a lawyer employed by the bank. Noonan showed the Markarians the signed guarantees, receiving confirmation it was Haroutioun’s signature. Noonan then told the Markarians that they now owed the bank $1.35 million. Their accounts were frozen and they could no longer carry out any transactions.

Noonan and the lawyer never uttered a word to the elderly couple about Migirdic’s fraud or confession. Markarian, sixty-eight years old at the time, went into shock. At the end of the meeting, he was unable to stand up, and had to be helped out of the room. He could not speak for fifteen minutes, then began asking his wife, “Is it a dream, Alice? Is it true?” Once home, a doctor was called to his bedside.

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"IN THE END, Migirdic turned himself in. Stressed by his growing web of deceit, he contacted Wood Gundy head Thomas Monahan in February of 2001 and admitted there were “problems” with certain accounts. Monahan told Migirdic to write down the details of the fraud, and Migirdic indicated he deceived Markarian about the documents he was asked to sign. When Migirdic met with his superiors, he reiterated that Markarian never knew he was guaranteeing the debts of perfect strangers."

"Did you consider that [Migirdic] obtained a fraudulent signature of Mr. Markarian on the guarantees? Was it one of the facts that justified his dismissal?” Létourneau asked Monahan.

Monahan rambled, realizing he was stuck in a contradiction: why fire Migirdic unless he’d committed fraud? “But we didn’t know that it had been fraudulent,” Monahan replied. “We knew that that was what he said…and we knew that we had reliable guarantees that had been duly signed by a sophisticated businessman.”
Monahan finally conceded that Markarian “was deceived by Mr. Migirdic.” Still, when Létourneau asked Monahan whether he felt justified in taking Markarian’s money, Monahan responded, “Yes.” “You still maintain it today?” “Yes.”

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Union Street Guest House pulls a Kleargear

Built by the Rockefellers and the Vanderbilts, you’d think Union Street Guest House in Hudson, NY would be a bastion of fine service, serving strawberries and champagne dipped in gold and aristocracy as check-in treats. But this “vintage” joint prides themselves on snark, according to the New York Post. As part of their "About Us" page, Union Street stated guests will pay if the hotel doesn’t like their user reviews:
“Please know that despite the fact that wedding couples love Hudson and our inn, your friends and families may not,” reads an online policy. “If you have booked the inn for a wedding or other type of event . . . and given us a deposit of any kind . . . there will be a $500 fine that will be deducted from your deposit for every negative review . . . placed on any internet site by anyone in your party.”
Social media exploded after the matter was reported. Suddenly all manner of interesting reviews hit the mainstream.

“My girlfriend and I stayed here over the weekend. They limited us to one poop per day or we were to be charged an “Excess Waste Fee” of $200. Had to put a cork in my ass just to save ourselves a couple Benjamins. Never, ever, again.”

“Everything about this hotel was great. Although, I forgot to give the bellhop a tip so they charged me $200. The staff was nice and polite and its a wonderful area.. but they did charge me $150 for wearing my sandals with socks, which I COMPLETELY understand. I was rushing and figured it wasn’t a big deal. Come to think of it I was charged for a lot of extras—Ordering movies from my room. $15—Food service. $25—Being left handed. $300—Speaking when not spoken to. $450—Having a sensible chuckle. $150 and because I have a long name they charged me an extra $600 ‘cause it took them longer to input my name into the computer. Above all great hotel/service!”

“I thought this would be the perfect hotel for me, since I recently caught Ebola while vacationing in Africa. Hospital quarantine was not an option as Obamacare won’t cover my expenses. So with the entire world mad at the Union Street Guest House for the $500 charge for bad reviews, I figured, this would be a cheap virtual quarantine option. Check-in was fine, even though I got strange looks for my head-to-toe thick plastic ensemble. However, the menu they presented me with charges for unruly behavior (sneezing after 3pm, wearing loafers in the lobby, etc.) really scared me! So I’m still here in my hotel room, crouched in the fetal position, just hoping I don’t break any of the rules. Minus one star because the place smells like socks. Will never stay here again unless I contact another infectious disease and require discounted quarantine.”

“Went to sleep here with two testicles. Woke up. They gone. This place sucks.”

“I drove by the place once and they charged me $500 for not stopping. The next time, I stopped, and they charged me $1000 for breathing their air!”

“First, the bedbugs. Then, the unknown gooey substance that covered the bedding. Screeching crack whores and gunfire kept me awake all night. The tip of my nose was gnawed off by a rat. To top it all off, I caught gonnorrhea from the toilet seat. It only got worse from there.”

“The thing I really like about the Union Street guest house are the hookers...”
Chris Wagoner, owner of the Union Street Guest House, posted to the hotel’s Facebook page explaining the policy was “originally intended as a joke” and something he never told employees to enforce.

Irrespective of Mr. Wagoner's sudden change of tune, several people have reported being chased for the dough before the issue was made public. Will the William Franklin Bermenders of the world EVER learn?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Thieves of Bay Street: Bruce Livesey

Thieves of Bay Street How Banks, Brokerages and the Wealthy Steal Billions from Canadians: Bruce Livesey.

Global TV producer Bruce Livesey delivers a series of compelling anecdotes describing the various flaws and shortcomings of Canada’s financial system, and the largely ineffective government bodies designed to regulate them.
One reader of Mr. Livesey's book seems particularly irked by it's content ... convicted fraudster Mr. Conrad Black.

Mr. Black, a fraud felon and ex-con, is seeking damages for libel from the publisher, Random House. At various times Mr. Black has sued, or threatened to sue, shareholders of Hollinger, former business associates, the Huffington Post, the Toronto Star, and many, many others.
Black was convicted in U.S. District Court in Chicago on 13 July 2007 and sentenced to serve 6.5 years in federal prison and pay Hollinger $6.1 million, in addition to a fine of US$125,000.

Black was found guilty of diverting funds for personal benefit from money due to Hollinger International, and of other irregularities. The embezzlement occurred when the company sold publishing assets. He also was found guilty of obstruction of justice. Black ended up serving 37 months out of a 42-month sentence in a Florida prison, and was fined $125,000.
On January 31, 2014 Black was removed from the Order of Canada and stripped of his honorary position in the Privy Council of Canada, on the recommendation of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

According to Will Ferguson, author of Canadian History for Dummies, “Black was revealed to be a swindler on a grand scale.” Noting that the Canadian history magazine The Beaver is running a contest to name “the worst Canadian ever,” Ferguson points out that Black, “having forsaken his own country and been convicted of swindling his shareholders, is one of the top nominees.”

"Thieves of Bay Street" is available at Amazon

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Eric Garner died from choke hold

It was a homicide — and the chokehold killed him. Eric Garner, the Staten Island dad who complained that he couldn’t breathe as he was subdued by cops, died from compression of the neck, the medical examiner said Friday.

The autopsy also found that compressions to the chest and “prone positioning during physical restraint by police” killed Garner. The manner of death, according to the medical examiner, was homicide.
Staten Island prosecutors are still investigating the 43-year-old man’s death. No one has been charged.