Ex-FBI director Freeh granted Italian citizenship

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Ex-FBI director Freeh granted Italian citizenship

Postby seemslikeadream » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:12 pm

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Ex-FBI director Freeh granted Italian citizenship


WASHINGTON — Louis Freeh, the former head of the FBI, is now an Italian citizen.

Officials at the Italian Embassy in Washington say Freeh was made a citizen at a ceremony Friday.

An announcement on the embassy's Web site says Freeh was granted citizenship based on his close work with Italian authorities in fighting organized crime.

Before becoming FBI director in 1993, Freeh was a prosecutor who went after organized crime members in the United States and Italy.

Freeh eventually left the director's job in 2001. According to Italian officials, Freeh's maternal grandfather came to the United States in 1870 from the province of Avellino. Freeh retains his U.S. citizenship.
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Postby MinM » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:23 pm

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BTW, I'm not sure if it was here? But somewhere I just read that Louis Freeh made his bones by shutting William Colby up, for good?

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Postby chiggerbit » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:36 pm

Freeh is a verry, verry interesting study. If you read his wiki, the rumors about him being Opus Dei are totally untrue. Maybe so. \But when I heard the rumors, I thought it was interesting that Robert Hanssen's was also rumored to be Opus Dei. A lot of interesting FBI history happened during Freeh's tenure. And now Freeh is Saudi Prince Bandar's lawyer.

http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/04/08 ... e-bandars/

In case you missed it, last night Frontline aired a truly revealing look at the oligarchical state of the world. The subject was corporate bribery--both domestic and international--from the Watergate era to the present day. The unavoidable, if not very mind-blowing conclusion reached in the documentary is that justice works one way for the powerful, and another for the weak. Corporations and sneaky governments play by one set of rules, while the common citizenry are forced to live with another.

One aspect of the show that I woke up thinking about, however, was the revelation that our former FBI Director Louis Freeh is now working as legal council to Saudi Arabia's Prince Bandar, defending him in a corruption investigation launched by the U.S. Department of Justice that accuses a British defense contractor of funneling billions of dollars in payments and gifts to Bandar so that he could buy himself an airplane (which he had painted in Dallas Cowboy colors) and refurbish his royal palaces. Watch Frontline's interview with Freeh here.

After leaving the FBI, Freeh--who was appointed by Bill Clinton, and stepped down shortly before the attacks on 9/11--has been a busy guy. A director at Fannie Mae and Bristol Myers, he also advises DuPont. His real day job, however, is his consulting firm, Freeh Group International. The company's website lists its "Areas of Service" as:

- Strategic Management of Complex and Sensitive Inquiries

-Corporate Governance and Ethics

-Corporate Monitorships
(Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act)

-Homeland Security Strategies
(Threat Assments and Mitigation)

-Global Security Planning



The DOJ is continuing to look into the Bandar bribes, as it should, to see whether or not the British defense contractors broke The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Though everyone, including members of the Saudi Royal Family are afforded legal protection in the American system, this sure is a tangled web of intrigue, with Freeh somewhere near its center.
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Postby chiggerbit » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:47 pm

http://wapedia.mobi/en/Louis_Freeh?t=3.

...A National Geographic television special titled "The FBI" stated that Mr. Freeh was averse to the usage of computers. He had his removed from his office, did not use E-mail, and more importantly, did nothing to update the old and poorly working FBI computer system. This may have contributed to the 9/11 attacks since the FBI had a computer system that was ineffective at sorting all of the terrorist data that the FBI possessed...


...5. Post-FBI

Freeh approached acting New Jersey Governor Donald DiFrancesco, and offered to serve, without salary, as the state's anti-terrorism "czar". Di Francesco approached both major-party candidates for governor to secure their approval; Bret Schundler, the Republican candidate, agreed "in principle". However, Democrat Jim McGreevey, who won the gubernatorial election, turned down Freeh in favor of Golan Cipel. It was later discovered that McGreevey and Cipel had carried on a sexual relationship. McGreevey was heavily criticized for giving the post to Cipel rather than Freeh or another experienced individual. [29]

In September 2001, Freeh was appointed to the board of directors of credit card issuer MBNA; he also served as the bank's general counsel, as well as corporate secretary and ethics officer. Likewise, Bristol-Myers Squibb elected him to its board of directors.... [30]
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Postby seemslikeadream » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:56 pm

chiggerbit wrote:http://wapedia.mobi/en/Louis_Freeh?t=3.

...A National Geographic television special titled "The FBI" stated that Mr. Freeh was averse to the usage of computers. He had his removed from his office, did not use E-mail, and more importantly, did nothing to update the old and poorly working FBI computer system. This may have contributed to the 9/11 attacks since the FBI had a computer system that was ineffective at sorting all of the terrorist data that the FBI possessed...


...5. Post-FBI

Freeh approached acting New Jersey Governor Donald DiFrancesco, and offered to serve, without salary, as the state's anti-terrorism "czar". Di Francesco approached both major-party candidates for governor to secure their approval; Bret Schundler, the Republican candidate, agreed "in principle". However, Democrat Jim McGreevey, who won the gubernatorial election, turned down Freeh in favor of Golan Cipel. It was later discovered that McGreevey and Cipel had carried on a sexual relationship. McGreevey was heavily criticized for giving the post to Cipel rather than Freeh or another experienced individual. [29]

In September 2001, Freeh was appointed to the board of directors of credit card issuer MBNA; he also served as the bank's general counsel, as well as corporate secretary and ethics officer. Likewise, Bristol-Myers Squibb elected him to its board of directors.... [30]




contributed to the success 9/11 attacks


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Postby seemslikeadream » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:58 pm

MinM wrote:Image
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Postby anothershamus » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:46 pm

I read something that I can't find about LOTS of the Washington guys that have dual citizenship. Lots from Israel and Germany and now Italy. They getting ready to bug out when the balloon goes up?
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