Italy Seizes $135 BILLION Of US Bonds

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    Just came in over the transom.

    Anyone heard of this one??

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    Italy Seizes A Ridiculous $135 BILLION Worth Of Smuggled US Bonds
     
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    Be interesting to find out the deal. Wouldn't be surprised if anyone was unloading US treasury backed instruments at this point. The Treasury had to pull the plug on the market last September to stop a run. There is no shortage of players that want out.
     
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    This is bad either way....Much worse if they're real.
     
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    Greetings from Milan,

    This letter must come to you as a big surprise, but I believe it is only a day that people meet and become great friends and business partners. I am Mr. Shoichi Nakagawa, former Finance Minister for a Group of 7 country. I write you this proposal in good faith, believing that I can trust you with the information I am about to reveal to you.

    I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. In February of this year an agent of a foreign power spiked my cold medicine with opiates causing me to nod off during an important press conference. I was subsequently forced to resign in disgrace.

    As my termination loomed I took the chance to retain US DOLLARS 134 BILLION in negotiable bearer bonds I found forgotten in the dusty bottom drawer of the prime minister's desk. I have since, by the grace of God, deposited these documents with trusted associates in Italy.

    As I am under constant surveillance I cannot directly deposit these bonds without the help of a foreigner and that is why I am contacting you for an assistance. My associates will travel to Switzerland by train to deliver the documents to the Swiss banking organization of your choice.

    If you accept to work with me, I want you to state how you wish us to share the funds in percentage, so that both parties will be satisfied. If you are interested, contact me as soon as you receive this message so we can go over the details. Thanking you in advance and may God bless you. Please, treat with utmost confidentiality.

    I wait your urgent response.
    Regards,

    Mr. Shoichi Nakagawa

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