Asked if his New York Crime Family was dealing in narcotics, John Gotti replied: "No, who can compete with the government?" Here Read: + DynCorp: Beyond the Rule of Law / Colombia Journal: --"Despite the fact that a company contracted by the U.S. government to carry out its program of fumigating and eradicating coca crops in Colombia has been caught smuggling heroin out of the country, no attempts have been made to bring it to justice." "These discoveries might only be the tip of the iceberg as DynCorps activities are conducted in absolute secrecy and appear to be beyond the jurisdiction of any governmental body. A high ranking police official in Colombia, who has known about DynCorp since their 1993 arrival in Colombia, told Semana magazine, 'no authority, whether the Civil Aviation Authority, police or army, is authorized to search DynCorps planes. Nobody knows what they carry on their return to the United States because they are untouchable.' "According to the Guardian Weekly, the U.S. governments contract with DynCorp is full of ambiguities, giving the company even more leeway to avoid oversight by both Colombian and U.S. authorities. This not only increases the opportunities for DynCorp employees to personally profit from drug-trafficking, but also enables the company to conduct counter-insurgency operations for the U.S. government that go far beyond their official role of assessing and implementing the fumigation of illicit crops." + Breaking the Grip? Obstacles to Justice for Paramilitary Mafias in Colombia / Human Rights Watch: --"Eric Holder would have a troubling conflict of interest in carrying out this work in light of his current work as defense lawyer for Chiquita Brands ..." "Chiquita has already admitted in a criminal case that it paid the AUC around $1.7 million in a 7-year period and that it further provided the AUC with a cache machine guns as well." "Indeed, Holder himself, using his influence as former deputy attorney general under the Clinton Administration, helped to negotiate Chiquita's sweetheart deal with the Justice Department in the criminal case against Chiquita." + Banana Cream Pie / The Next Hurrah: --"I asked him about the drugs-for-weapons exchange and the Chiquita freighters.... 'Look, there were drugs, and there were times that they sent drugs for weapons. They sent the kilos of drugs, and from out there, those duros said we are going to send this many kilos of drugs and I need this many rifles,' Lorenzo said." + Dirty Tricks, Inc.: The DynCorp-Government Connection Conspiracy Digest: --"Even more sinister is the fact that DynCorp manages email and information systems for many federal investigation agencies like FBI, DOJ and SEC. What does that mean? Whenever criminal behavior is detected, DynCorp controls the information, giving it defacto power to subvert the process of law and cover-up corporate-government criminal activities." "Dudley Mecum, DynCorp Director since 1988, who just happens to also be the managing director of ... CitiGroup, the New York banking conglomerate, convicted of serial money laundering and other criminal offenses." + Citigroup Tries to Repair Its Image in Japan / NY Times: --"In particular, the regulators discovered that the office did little to monitor against money laundering ..." + The Banking Industry´s Dirty Little Secret: Money Laundering For The Drug Cartels / American Chronicle: --"The United Nation´s Office on Drugs and Crime Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa recently told the Austrian magazine Profil that drug money has been the only thing that has kept many major banks in business." + UN crime chief: Was the bailout the largest drug money laundering operation in history? / Corrente: --"The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime had found evidence that 'interbank loans were funded by money that originated from drug trade and other illegal activities,' Costa was quoted as saying. There were "signs that some banks were rescued in that way." Now consider how, in USA v. Juan Vincent Castrillon (2nd Circuit Homepage / Decisions / Sotomayor Dissent), Judge Sonia Sotomayor stated: "I agree fully with the majority that there was ample evidence establishing the existence of a large-scale, international money laundering conspiracy. I disagree, however, with the majority's conclusion that there was sufficent evidence for a rational juror to conculde, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Huezo had the requisite knowledge and specific intent to launder the the proceeds of specified unlawful activity so as to support his conviction for money laundering or conspiracy." Yet the facts of the case are: Huezo drove a fellow conspirator and a suitcase containing $500,000 to a meeting with an undercover cop. On a latter occasion, surveillance disclosed that Huezo started his Jeep then left it running while positioning himself so he could see both the front of the house and the street, whereupon another conspirator emerged with a suitcase containing another $500,000 which he placed in the back of the Jeep for a second delivery. Huezo had $6,000 cash in his possession. + National Drug Intelligence Center Puerto Rico/US Virgin Islands High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis 2009 (USDOJ): --"The San Juan High Intensity Financial Crime Area (HIFCA) reports that the leaders of high-profile money laundering organizations based in Central American and South American countries maintain money laundering cells in Puerto Rico and the USVI. The cells launder the illicit proceeds generated by traffickers operating in the HIDTA region and, in doing so, use financial institutions, money remitters, shell corporations, bulk cash smuggling, and other methods, such as the Colombian Black Market Peso Exchange." + FALN, Holder, and Obama: The Price Paid by One 'Ordinary American' / Human Events: --New Year's Eve, 1982: NYPD's bomb squad rushed to headquarters at One Police Plaza--a Puerto Rican Independance Group (FALN) bombing had destroyed the entrance... A total of 4 FALN bombs exploded in a single hour that night--including at the Manhattan FBI office and a federal courthouse in Brooklyn... Though Puerto Rico voted to remain a part of the US, the FALN waged war on America with bombings, kidnappings, threats and intimidation. The most horriffic attack was the 1995 Fraunces Tavern bombing in Lower Manhattan--timed to go off during lunch hour... "After members of the FALN were arrested, they threatened Judge Thomas McMillen's life ... Carmine Valentine told the judge, "You are lucky that we cannot take you right now," ... Dylcia Pagan warned the courtroom: "All of you, I would advise you to watch your backs." And Ida Rodriguez told the judge, "You say we have no remorse. You're right. ... Your jails and your long sentences will not frighten us." "Eight of these FALN terrorists later would receive pardons from President Clinton ..." "Holder played a central role in freeing these terrorists ... in this case he recommended that clemency be granted--despite vehement opposition from the FBI, the Bureau of Prisons, and his own Justice Department." + Tony Rezko / Wikipedia: --"... the jury found Rezko guilty of six counts of wire fraud, six counts of mail fraud, two counts of corrupt solicitation, and two counts of money laundering ..." + Grim proving ground for Obama's housing policy / Boston Globe: --Obama helped Rezko--his close friend and most important fund-raiser--get $87,000,000 to renovate 1,000 low-income Chicago apartments.