Carlos Ramiro Mena Bravo




Carlos Ramiro Mena Bravo, the retired Colombian Police General who gave David Miscavige an unauthorized medal in an equally unauthorized ceremony in Barbados in 2018, presently finds himself criminally charged in Colombia.

General Carlos Ramiro Mena Bravo received severe criticism in the Colombian media and the government for giving an unauthorized medal to David Miscavige. In his proclamation, General Mena Bravo awarded Miscavige the medal for, “saving humanity from violence, evil, terrorism, drug dealings, and all the negative factors that threaten it.”

This language is absurd on its face. General Mena Bravo, a career police officer who fought with Colombian drug cartels and FARC guerillas, knows it is nonsense. Nevertheless, he had motives for participating in the farce to award an unearned medal to David Miscavige.

Receiving the medal constituted stolen valor on Miscavige’s part. And now General Mena Bravo’s legal problems only further tarnish Miscavige’s fake Colombian medal.

General Mena Bravo disappeared off the radar after he pinned the fake medal on Miscavige’s chest in Barbados. However, the general’s name surfaced in October 2020 when he was charged with a “serious fraud” for violating the duties of his office when he was still on active duty:

Bogotá, October 22, 2020 . The Office of the Attorney General of the Nation issued a statement of charges to Major General (r) Carlos Ramiro Mena Bravo, in his capacity as Inspector General of the National Police (2015-2018), for alleged omission of his duties.

The Public Ministry reproached the investigated person for having issued a first-instance conviction at a hearing on June 13, 2017, within the GRUTE-2017-1 process, followed by a mayor of the institution, when apparently he was aware that the PGN had exercised preferential power in this case.

Likewise, it pointed out that Mena Bravo could have departed from the fulfillment of his duties by allegedly not verifying that among the information provided by the defense attorney was the official letter of the office of the Vice Attorney General of the Nation, dated June 8, 2017, in the one who assumed the disciplinary process.

For the control entity, the inspector general could have compromised his disciplinary responsibility, affected due process and probably violated the right to defense and the principles of impartiality and proportionality.

The alleged offense was provisionally classified as serious as fraud.

The charges were filed in October 2020. As this is a pending investigation, no updated information is presently available. We are monitoring developments in the case.

So important was General Mena Bravo to Scientology’s bogus PR efforts in Colombia that Scientology arranged for its key operative Tom Cruise to meet the General:

David Miscavige only deploys Tom Cruise for big assignments. For example, in 2003 Cruise met with US Vice President Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff Scooter Libby and Deputy US Secretary of State Richard Armitage when President Bush was in office. Nikki Finke reported on the meeting in Deadline:

I hear that Tom Cruise’s name, and that of his then girlfriend Penelope Cruz, have surfaced during testimony in the recently begun Scooter Libby trial. A CIA official who appeared as a witness recalled a June 14th, 2003, intelligence briefing with Libby where the chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney bragged about just having had a sitdown with Tom and Penelope. Libby told Craig Schmall, who was responsible for putting together the material for the daily morning briefings from the Agency for Libby, how excited he was that he had just met the actors, according to the briefing notations.

The subject of the tête-à-tête was Cruise’s concern about Germany’s treatment of Scientology. Meanwhile, it was revealed last August that former State Department No. 2 Richard Armitage had a private afternoon appointment with Cruise the day before the sitdown with Libby in 2003.

Why did David Miscavige bring in his #2 man to meet a Colombian Police General?

We think the answer is twofold. First, Police General Mena Bravo was the Director of Criminal Investigations for Interpol in Colombia. This gave the General access to Interpol’s global database.

Mena Bravo’s access to the Interpol database came at a crucial time when Scientology was embroiled in legal cases in Europe and particularly in Germany. Scientology’s strategy seems obvious. This is the scenario we posit:

1. Use Tom Cruise to get Vice President Cheney and the US State Department to pressure Germany to take the heat off Scientology. Cruise’s meeting only became known during the Valerie Plame affair in America when, for reasons of political retaliation, journalist Robert Novak publicly exposed Valerie Plame as a CIA agent in 2003. This scandal led to an investigation in which subpoenaed documents revealed Cruise’s meeting with Scooter Libby.

2. Use Scientology’s connections to the Colombian Police and the Army to get Interpol information on its investigation into Scientology in Europe. This would require General Mena Bravo, or more likely someone on his staff so that he had plausible deniability, to access the Interpol data and give it to Scientology.

This is not at all implausible as corruption and bribery are rife in Colombia. Colombia Reports wrote a shocking December 2020 article detailing the violence and corruption in which the Colombian government, Army, and Police are engaged:

Massacres more than tripled in Colombia this year as corruption is corroding the government’s capacity to govern.

Conflict monitor Indepaz said Monday it has registered 83 mass killings of more than three people this year, compared to 25 last year.

At least 349 people were massacred in a new wave of violence that adds to ongoing terror caused by the mass killing of human rights defenders and community leaders…

Government corroded by corruption

“That damn drug trafficking!” exclaimed Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo in response to the latest massacre, conveniently forgetting he oversaw the massacre of 13 by police in Bogota in September.

Trujillo, whose father was a Medellin Cartel associate, has become the personification of an administration that is being consumed by its own corruption and increasingly unable to govern.

Far-right President Ivan Duque‘s control over the prosecution has allowed him to suppress investigations into the president’s Democratic Center party that conspired with a drug trafficking organization to rig the 2018 elections…

The escalation of violence is not just due to drug trafficking as the defense minister would like to believe, but political and ethnic violence, and a surge of drug-funded guerrilla and paramilitary groups.

Additionally, corruption within the security forces is causing major tensions within both the police and the national army.

In some cases, police and army units have been accused of working together with drug traffickers, paramilitaries and even dissident FARC guerrillas….

The charges against General Mena Bravo are serious and are related to accusations against his engaging in obstruction of justice. In a larger context, General Mena Bravo is part of the pervasive corruption in Colombia. That he was charged three years after his retirement is noteworthy inasmuch as prosecutors are reaching back in time to charge Mena Bravo. There is pressure to bring Mena Bravo to justice.

Scientology’s version of its connection to the Colombian Police and Military began in 2008 when the Freewinds was taken into drydock in Cartagena for the 2010 SOLAS mandated refit of all ships.

Scientology has claimed that Freewinds PR Officer Guillermo Smythe initiated a relationship with Colonel Ricardo Prado of the Colombian National Police during this time. Colonel Prado’s boss was General Mena Bravo who was then the Police Chief of Cartagena, Bolívar, and La Guajira.

As we reported on in the past, the Colombian Army and Police during this 2008 time frame were subjected to intense domestic and international pressure for extrajudicial killings. Essentially, the Police and the Army lured poor young Colombian men into the jungle, usually with the promise of work, and murdered them. The victims were then dressed to appear as FARC guerillas. This allowed the Army and the Police to claim inflated body counts in its fight against FARC. The knowledge of the  extrajudicial killings sent shockwaves across Colombia and the world.

Scientology has claimed that Guillermo Smythe and Colonel Ricardo Prado began to distribute copies of Scientology’s booklet The Way to Happiness across troubled areas in Colombia and that this pacified criminal gangs and reduced overall violence.

Scientology further claimed that the materials produced by its human rights front groups were used to educate the Colombian Army and the Police to respect human rights and end the extrajudicial killings and human rights abuses. This claim is so bizarre that is serves as a damning indictment of Scientology’s willingness to tell incredibly big and demonstrable lies for internal PR purposes.

What this phony story misses is that Colonel Prado, with the full support of his boss General Mena Bravo, was able to order the officers under his command to comply with the distribution of Scientology booklets or face serious disciplinary action. Indeed, this Scientology PR photo offers us proof that Colonel Prado ordered his officers to distribute Scientology literature when they should have been performing their duties as sworn law enforcement officers:

Scientology, Colonel Prado, and General Mena Bravo took matters a step further and claimed that Scientology was educating the Colombian National Police and the Army in human rights.
Photos of Colombian Police studying Scientology materials were splashed across Scientology’s PR magazines:

Colonel Prado went to absurd lengths in his PR work for Scientology. For example, in February 2009 during Colombia’s annual Carnaval de Barranquilla, Prado’s officers tossed out a few copies of The Way to Happiness before resuming their duties of crowd control:

Passing of The Way to Happiness on the concert

Scientology used this photo of Carnaval de Barranquilla in its magazines and online website to “prove” that Scientology’s booklet The Way to Happiness was pacifying the violence Colombia which was then considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world.

The reality of Scientology’s efforts in Colombia were practically nonexistent. When Colonel Prado was outlandishly claiming he was the Scientology hero and architect of the Colombian Miracle, the reality in Colombia was that Scientology could only get small groups of people to hold banners. In this photo there are 14 people, most of them teenagers, holding a banner on a street in Bogata:

The Church of Scientology outrageously  claimed a 96% reduction in “reported human rights abuses” by the Colombian Police and Military as a result of Scientology training:

The Colombian Scientologist brother and sister team of Sandra and Felipe Poveda were the PR faces of Scientology in Colombia. Both Sandra and Felipe are IAS Freedom Medal recipients.

The photo of David Miscavige receiving a Colombian medal n Barbados proved an embarrassment to the Colombian Police and the Colombian government. Tony Ortega reported on David Miscavige and his Colombian lawyers pushing back against the huge scandal that Miscavige’s phony medal had become in Colombia at the time:

A month ago, the Colombian media began a feeding frenzy over what it considered a juicy scandal: On June 23 in Barbados, to cap this year’s “Maiden Voyage” celebration of Scientology’s private cruise ship the Freewinds, Miscavige had himself pinned with a medal by a retired Colombian national police general, Carlos Ramiro Mena. For years, we’ve watched and rolled our eyes as Miscavige has used the Colombian police forces and military as props in his public relations schemes to impress wealthy donors. But having himself pinned with a medal was so over the top, Miscavige’s dockside display became an obsession for the Colombian media.

For weeks they’ve asked why some of Colombia’s top military men were bowing and scraping to Miscavige, and why they were passing out Scientology propaganda booklets by the millions to soldiers and civilians alike.

Those questions were taken up by two federal senators, Iván Cepeda of the left wing Alternative Democratic Pole party and Antonio Sanguino of the more centrist Green Party. They and several other senators (from all parts of the political spectrum) grilled Defense Minister Guillermo Botero on August 21 about Scientology’s influence in the Colombian military, and they demanded a full investigation.

And how has Miscavige responded? With both barrels, just as you’d expect.

A Conflict of Interest: In 2015 Colonel Prado came to the US to work as an IAS fundraiser. He earned a 10% commision on all monies he raised. Moreover, Colonel Prado wore his military uniform and IAS Medal of Freedom during the IAS fundraising tour:

August 2018: Following his retirement, and while hell was breaking loose in Colombia over Miscavige’s fake medal, Scientologist Ricardo Prado showed up at Scientology Flag Land Base in Clearwater. The retired Colonel may have been in search of some more lucrative Scientology IAS commissions. Prado showed up at Flag wearing his Scientology Medal of Freedom.

David Miscavige’s other favorite long-time top cop  was Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca. The bromance between Miscavige and Baca, however, came to a sudden and abrupt end when Baca was  criminally charged by the US Department of Justice for interfering with a Federal probe into police brutality in Baca’s jails (the LA Sheriffs Dept manages and staffs all LA jails). Baca was convicted and sent to prison.


There seems to be a Scientology Curse at work for top cops that take David Miscavige’s blood money. This curse extends to other top officials and elected leaders. US Congressperson Karen Bass was on then President-Elect Joe Biden’s short list as a VP pick. When word got out that Bass spoke at a Los Angeles Scientology event in 2010 with David Miscavige, she too fell victim to the Scientology Curse. Bass’ name was removed from the short list to the “definitely never in a million years” list.


Colombian Army Lt. Colonel Anstrongh Polanía Ducuara was part of Scientology’s extensive mid-2010’s efforts along with General Mena Bravo and Colonel Prado. Lt. Colonel Polanía Ducuara spoke at Scientology events and appeared in Scientology publications:

Colombia’s El Tiempo reported on allegations that Polanía Ducuara had engaged in influence peddling and a cover up regarding an investigation into extrajudicial killings. Colombia’s OR website reported additional information on the matter:

In that same year, the José Alvear Restrepo group of lawyers received anonymous information about an alleged influence peddling and misuse of information by the then Lieutenant Colonel Anstrongh Polanía Ducuara, Army liaison in the Human Rights Unit of the Prosecutor’s Office .

In a letter addressed to Luis Fernando Navarro Jiménez (who served as director of the Center for Military Education), and dated February 4, 2013, which reached the lawyer Alirio Uribe, establishes the urgency of transferring soldier Julio César Mahecha Prieto to another unit, since the military man could uncover a scandal and thus jeopardize “the aid that the United States gave to the School of Human Rights.”

Anstrongh Polanía Ducuara, whose function was to facilitate the location of the soldiers who were being investigated, reported to General Navarro:

“The case of the soldier Mahecha has a special treatment. It was evidenced that he is part of the ESDIH (Army Human Rights School) (…) ”. “It endangers the certification of the School by the United States, since this was going to appear in the media, since it is about the cases of the so-called ‘false positives’«.

The Prosecutor’s Office said that Colonel Polonia should not have access to those processes, since these are only the responsibility of the Human Rights prosecutors. The Lieutenant Colonel’s role was a different one.

We will wait and see if the Scientology Curse follows the recently retired LAPD Captain Corey Palka. Palka is another Scientology top cop best friend. Captain Palka appeared regularly at the Celebrity Centre to take fat checks from the Cult.




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Going Clear – Scientology + The Prison Of Belief





STARTING TOP LEFT CLOCKWISE – Kimberly Ann Goguen, Tank (aka: Steffen Rowe, Steven Rowe),
Thomas Melville, Ava Cowan

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(1) eastern European Izmailovskaya organized crime family headed by MICHAEL CHERNAYA (aka: Michael Cherney)

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(2) fugitive Russian hacker EVGENIY BOGACHEV


MANNA WORLD HOLDING TRUST fraud reported in the press





Finance Minister ‘Gives’ Country’s Swift Code to Fraudster; Liberia Almost Duped over US$32 Million




Liberia was on the verge of losing US$32,835,654.14 to fraud but was reportedly saved by an alarm from the international banking system that hinted the government of the crime in progress.

The suspect, James Larmin Korboi, a Sierra Leonean, is now behind bars awaiting court trial, but FrontPage Africa has gathered he attempted transferring the amount out of the Government’s account when alarm blew.

This paper gathered that he was reportedly given the government’s swift code after he convinced the Ministers of State and Finance that he had over US$24 million to invest in the George Weah-led pro-poor government.

FrontPageAfrica further gathered that Finance Minister Samuel Tweah engaged the purported investor back in July this year via email correspondence and after several discussions back then, he released the country’s swift code which made it possible for the suspect and his cohorts to attempt the thievery. He was, however, unsuccessful with the transfer.

“The Minister of Finance signed an agreement with him after they got small kickbacks here and there, then they gave him the country’s swift code to wire the money not knowing this guy is a hacker. He hacked into Liberia’s financial system but was caught,” the source alleged.

The Finance Ministry source added: “When he hacked the government’s account and was taking out the money but he turned greedy and exceeded the maximum so there was a red flag and the international banking system called the government to countercheck.”

Finance Ministry sources hinted this paper that the Sierra Leonean then got in touch with the Deputy Minister for Fiscal Affairs, Samora Wolokollie on November 24 and started engagements. However, Wolokolie got concerned when the suspect tried convincing him on how they could transfer US$5.7 billion from Manna World Holding Trust Funds account.

The Manna World Holding Trust to Liberia is a company that holds Liberia’s development and road construction fund. A document obtained from the Monrovia City Court about the Trust Fund claimed that it had in its possession over US$5,914 billion for road construction and development initiatives in the country.

Wolokolie, according to information gathered got alarmed, suspecting him of being a member of Kimberly Ann Goguen gang, thereby prompting him to get the National Security Agency, the Liberia Anti-Corruption Agency and the Financial Intelligence Unit involved which led to his arrest.

Kimberly Ann Goguen is a fraud leader, queen-pin, who intentionally deceives individuals, and government officials, by offering them grants, free gifted money from Sovereign Trust Accounts FMCA7778887778889999 which is non-existent.

When contacted by FrontPageAfrica to get clarity or comments on his reported involvement with the alleged fraudster, Minister Wolokollie said, “Don’t bring your foolishness to me about you and Rodney, that is my response to you. The first thing your boss is supposed to do if there’s a news story is he’s supposed to talk to me before he does anything. So, if Rodney wants to discuss the issue, tell him I want to discuss with him face-to-face on radio; tell him that and don’t come and play devil’s advocate like you trying to seek my side and my response is don’t bring your nonsense to me you and Rodney.”

The Ministry of Finance is yet to comment on the matter since the arrest of alleged impersonator.

However, this paper gathered that the first attempt was unsuccessful because the United States Federal Reserve (FED) raised the red flag. The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) does its international payments through the FED. When this illegal transaction took place, the Central Bank was informed by the FED and also put stop payment on other Government of Liberia’s international payments until an investigation to find out how this transaction took place or whether it was an error on the part of Central Bank. The FED was informed by the Central Bank of Liberia that the transaction did not originate from CBL and the bank was not aware of such payment.

According to reports, Suspect Korboi was arrested from the office of Min. Tweah by the Liberia National Police.

He had presented himself as an executive of Maga Strategic Partners Limited, a construction company, to senior staffs of both ministries. He had lured them into believing that he had come to the country with an unspecified amount of money to help support President George Weah’s Pro-poor Agenda, especially in the areas of road construction and other development initiatives.

The Ministry of Justice says the company is non is non-existent.



New “buyer” for VBS, but where’s the money?




A company claiming to represent the minority shareholders of VBS Mutual Bank has made an offer to purchase the bank and save it from being liquidated. What is uncertain, however, is whether the company tasked to do the buying has the necessary capital for such a transaction or any legitimate backers.

Last week, the VBS Stakeholders Forum sent out a press release, stating that the forum, together with its financial backers, had made an offer of R2 billion to purchase VBS Mutual Bank. “The offer has been delivered to the provisional liquidator, Mr Anoosh Rooplal, the Reserve Bank governor, Mr Lesetja Kganyago and the Registrar of Banks/CEO Prudential Authority, Mr Kuben Naidoo on 25 July 2019,” said the forum’s spokesperson, Mr M Muvhulawa.

The forum further threatens that, should the Reserve Bank and the provisional liquidator not respond within 14 days, an urgent court application will be launched for a review of the liquidation and curatorship process.

Earlier this year, the forum announced that it had mandated Africapacity Investment Group to “rescue, commercialize and recapitalize” VBS Mutual Bank. A task team was compiled to investigate and evaluate all facts surrounding the VBS saga. Africapacity came to the conclusion that National Treasury was the main contributor of VBS’s liquidity crisis, by instructing municipalities to withdraw their investment. It also accused the Reserve Bank of blocking investment funds to the tune of $75 million (roughly R1,05 billion) that was allegedly paid into Africapacity’s account by overseas investors.

Africapacity’s chief executive officer, Mr AM Moagi, refers in a letter addressed to the provisional liquidator to a meeting that took place on 12 July 2019. During this meeting, the provisional liquidator was notified that Africapacity’s “International Investment Committee had approved the recovery of VBS Mutual Bank by way of rescuing it from liquidation and capitalizing the New VBS Commercial Bank.”

From what could be deduced, the group was told that any purchase offer must be approved by the SA Reserve Bank. A letter was subsequently sent to the Reserve Bank and the provisional liquidator, offering to purchase the mutual bank, including its debt book, the assets and the loan book. A “guaranteed amount” of R2 billion was made available for this purpose. “The new commercial bank shall be capitalised with an approved guaranteed amount of R3 billion, which amount shall be the investment loan of the commercial bank,” said Moagi in the letter.

Moagi said that Africapacity’s “International Investment Committee” had approved a loan enhancement capital amount of $575 million in support of the final agreed offer. The parties were given 14 days to accept and sign the purchase offer.

Not so fast, says SARB

When the provisional liquidator, Mr Anoosh Rooplal, was approached for comment, he warned against jumping to quick conclusions. “We have always and will continue to engage with parties that have made unsolicited offers to purchase various assets of the Bank. We have not entered into any advanced stages of negotiation with any parties at this point. It would appear that some parties are misunderstanding or misrepresenting what has to date been discussed and generally most of these discussions have been introductory in nature or very general, and generic,” he said.

The SA Reserve Bank also responded to Africapacity’s claims of the latter’s being in the process of buying VBS Mutual Bank. “The authorisation to conduct the business of a bank/mutual bank (banking licence) is not transferable and requires a formal new application for such authority to be submitted to the regulatory authorities,” said the bank. The SARB explains that a bank’s assets may be acquired with the prior approval of the regulatory authorities, but the licence is a separate issue.

“VBS was placed into liquidation by the High Court of South Africa on 13 November 2018 and its banking activities and licence suspended. VBS is therefore under the control of the duly appointed provisional liquidator, Mr Anoosh Rooplal,” said the SARB.

In a radio interview last week with Arabile Gumede for The Money Show (on Radio 702), Africapacity’s chief investment officer (CIO), Enock Ratlabala, was confident that they could buy VBS and turn it into a major asset for the country. “From our funds, we can turn VBS into one of the major banks and we’ve got enough capital. We’re saying we’re ready to take this bank up,” he said.

When Gumede questioned him on where the funds would come from for this venture, Ratlabala was very evasive. “That one is a topic for another day. But we have raised the money … it’s not a new story. They [SARB] know about it,” he said.

Questions about Africapacity’s funders and the company structure were sent through to the VBS Stakeholders Forum, but were answered by Enock Ratlabala.

“We are awaiting the … provisional liquidator, and the SA Reserve Bank to accept the rescue offer. Once they have accepted, we will do a press conference and your questions will be covered at the press conference,” he said

Who are the investors?

In April this year, Limpopo Mirror tried to find out who Africapacity really is. Records from the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) show that the company was registered in 2009 and has two active directors, namely Nomzamo Xabanisa (31) and Nombini Xabanisa (42). The company had previously been in the process of deregistration but became active again in 2017. The registered address is in Rondebosch, Cape Town.

The CIO of the company, Ratlabala, said at the time that it was a 100% black-women-owned company with the majority of shareholding and investment coming from overseas. He said Africapacity was a subsidiary company that was involved in project funding and development of infrastructure projects that ranged from integrated housing development to shopping centres, office parks and public facilities.

In a letter addressed to the Reserve Bank Governor in August 2018, Ratlabala states that his company has “gone out to China and America” to seek investments and has secured more than $50 billion for infrastructure development.

When Ratlabala was questioned as to who the investors were, he did not want to disclose details. “This is a private agreement between us and them; it is confidential,” he said. “These are loans to our company, not to public or government institutions. The conditions and interest is between us and our funders and it is not for public consumption.”

In documents provided during an earlier press conference, two organisations that facilitated the funds are mentioned, namely Manna World Holdings Sovereign Trust and the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (SPDB).

Both these institutions have chequered reputations. In January 2018, the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank was fined $72 million for illegal lending activities. This was one of the stiffest penalties handed out in China’s crackdown on wrongdoing in its financial markets. The China Banking Regulatory Commission’s bureau in the Sichuan province accused the Chengdu branch of SPDB of falsifying loan deals and hiding non-performing assets.

The bank is, however, one of China’s big commercial banks. According to Reuters, the bank operates its businesses in domestic and overseas markets, with China as its main market.

Manna World Holdings Sovereign Trust (MWHST) is apparently some sort of cult movement, believing in a new world order where money does not fall under the control of governments. On one website, the “Kingdom of Manna” trust is described as “the keeper of the collateral accounts for all nations. After many attempts by Manna to release funds to Nations and (being) blocked by the elites and corrupt governments, the Kingdom of Manna has been established to free up Nations and give back Sovereignty to all.”

The “leaders” are apparently a certain Kimberly Ann Goguen, Terrance Cameron McDonald, a self-professed priest, and Lewis E Taylor, a self-professed philanthropist.

In an effort to prove that the SA Reserve Bank does not have the authority to regulate the banking industry, Africapacity distributed a letter supposedly written and signed by Manna’s “Acting Head of State”, Kimberly Ann Goguen. In the letter, she claims that the SARB is a corporation owned wholly by MWHST. She then proceeds to “give it back” to the people of the country. “Manna World Holding Trust recognizes the only Royal Monarchs of South Africa to be the Tribal Kings as appointed by the people,” she states.



Investigados da Operação Chabu formaram grupo de mensagem para montar “sala segura”

Equipamentos teriam sido contrabandeados do Paraguai para serem instalados supostamente na prefeitura de Florianópolis




Um grupo em um aplicativo de mensagens chegou a ser formado para organizar a implantação da chamada “sala segura” na prefeitura de Florianópolis. Essa e outras informações estão no inquérito policial de 156 páginas elaborado pela Polícia Federal, que detalha os supostos crimes praticados pela organização criminosa investigada na Operação Chabu e acusada de obter e repassar informações sigilosas de operações policiais.

O inquérito policial da PF originou a decretação da prisão temporária por cinco dias de sete pessoas, entre elas o prefeito de Florianópolis, Gean Loureiro, e 23 mandados de busca e apreensão, em decisão do desembargador federal Leandro Paulsen, do TRF4 (Tribunal Regional Federal d 4ª Região).

O documento tem como base principal informações coletadas junto aos telefones celulares do empresário José Augusto Alves e do delegado da Polícia Federal, Fernando Amaro de Moraes Caieron, dois dos sete acusados que tiveram prisão temporária decretada. Alves ainda está preso, enquanto Caieron foi libertado na noite de quarta-feira, quase 48 horas após ter sido preso em Porto Alegre (RS).

O grupo “Sala Segura” foi criado em um aplicativo de mensagens para tratar da implantação do espaço blindado, à prova de vazamento de informações, que supostamente seria instalado na prefeitura de Florianópolis. No dia 27 de abril de 2018, Luciano Cunha Teixeira, gerente comercial da Suntechs, avisa que irá ao Paraguai buscar os equipamentos necessários para a montagem da sala.

O grupo continua a discutir qual seria o melhor equipamento para montarem a “sala segura” da prefeitura de Florianópolis. Teixeira chega a listar os equipamentos que serão adquiridos, entre eles, gravadores de áudio, câmeras spy, e jammers, que emitem sinais com a mesma frequência utilizada na rede GSM causando interferências.  Por áudio, Alves explica aos integrantes do grupo as características necessárias aos equipamentos e indica que a intenção é vender para órgãos públicos.

Já a participação de Caieron é ressaltada por uma “consultoria técnica” na construção de ambientes seguros à prova de investigações policiais e para que Teixeira consiga entrar no país com os equipamentos adquiridos no Paraguai. Para tanto, Alves também tenta ajuda de um policial rodoviário federal de Foz do Iguaçu, mas não tem sucesso, pois o mesmo está afastado da atividade. Porém, no dia 2 de maio, Teixeira informa que conseguiu trazer os equipamentos do Paraguai, fato que é comemorado pelo delegado através de ícones de mensagem.

Em depoimento prestado a Polícia Federal, o prefeito Gean Loureiro negou a participação na organização criminosa e a existência da chamada “sala segura”. Ainda segundo Loureiro, agentes da Polícia Federal estiveram na prefeitura e não encontraram os equipamentos. Os advogados de Caieron, Teixeira e Alves não foram localizados pela reportagem do ND.

Investimento de bilhões de dólares

O Inquérito policial federal também destaca que o empresário José Augusto Alves e o delegado da PF Fernando Caieron tinham atividades empresariais “de grande monta”. Uma delas seria a intermediação para implantar um projeto de US$ 10 bilhões, o “Cidade Tecnológica”, no Sul da Ilha de Santa Catarina.

Para isso, Alves e Caieron procuraram o prefeito Gean Loureiro, que chegou a encaminhar ofício ao Instituto Meta 21 para apresentar apoio formal ao projeto. Desenvolvido pelo Instituto Meta 21, o projeto receberia o aporte de US$ 10 bilhões de um fundo internacional, o Manna World Holding Trust.

Porém, para que o Instituto Meta 21 pudesse receber os recursos, Alves e Caieron tentaram obter a chancela do Banco Central sobre a origem dos recursos. Para isso, chegaram a agendar uma reunião com a superintendência do Banco do Brasil em Florianópolis. Na pauta, apresentação de carta de doação ao Banco Central,  contrato de doação do Instituto Meta 21 para construção da cidade tecnológica, verificação do Banco Central da prova e origem dos fundos e auxílio do governo na liberação do Banco Central.

Porém, Alves e Caieron não conseguiram obter vantagens econômicas com a negociação pois a proposta comercial de operação de câmbio não foi respaldada pelo COAF (Conselho de Atividades Financeiras), ou seja, a instituição bancária recusou a abertura de conta corrente que seria utilizada para o recebimento de US$ 10 bilhões de dólares.

Durante o depoimento à PF, o prefeito Gean Loureiro confirmou ter participado de reunião para participar do projeto, mas declarou que o plano de trabalho necessário para captação dos recursos do fundo internacional nunca foi elaborado por falta de credibilidade após pesquisas sobre o fundo internacional e que não havia exigência de contrapartida da prefeitura no projeto.

No próprio inquérito policial, Caieron afirma “que não é sócio, mesmo que informal, eventual ou esporádico de José Augusto Alves em qualquer atividade comercial” e que teria sido  convidado, assim como Alves, a “integrar projeto futuro a ser desenvolvido na capital, que objetiva desenvolver tecnologias com fins humanitários”.



Novi investitor za Aluminij? Nemaju ni web stranicu ni reference, a žele milionske firme




Građani BiH su u proteklih nekoliko godina bili svjedoci velikog broja “investitora” koji su izrazili spremnost da kupe firme, rudnike ili prirodna dobra u vrijednosti od više stotina miliona dolara, a da pritom njihove “firme” nemaju ni internet stranicu.

I u proteklih samo nekoliko dana bilo je takvih slučajeva, kada je, na primjer, u ponedjeljak bh. javnost saznala da se javila firma “Manna World Holding Trust” tražeći razgovor sa najvišim funkcionerima FBiH o kupovini strateškog preduzeća FBiH – “Aluminij” iz Mostara.

Ukoliko na internet pretraživač Google ukucate ime ovog fonda, nećete moći pronaći dokaz da postoji internet sajt ove kompanije. Jedina referenca koju smo pronašli je iz afričkog lista “Daily Observer” iz Liberije o nevjerovatnoj priči po kojoj je prevarant Džejms Larmin Korboi iz Sijera Leonea pokušao prevariti ministra finansija te zemlje kako bi iz “Manna World Holding Trust” fonda prisvojio 32 miliona dolara. Ovaj list piše da i dalje nije jasna uloga pojedinih funkcionera ove zemlje u pokušaju da se ukrade 32 miliona dolara. Inače, ovaj medij navodi da je “Manna World Holding Trust” fond u kojem se nalaze sredstva za obnovu infrastrukture u Liberiji, ali da, kako su istakli, visokorangirani izvor iz liberijske vlade tvrdi da zvanične institucije te zemlje nemaju nikakve veze niti dodira s pomenutim fondom.

Među rezultatima pretraživanja može se naći nekoliko internet sajtova sa teorijama zavjere u kojima predstavnici “Manna World Holding Trust” fonda govore o međunarodnoj medijskoj i finansijskoj zavjeri protiv običnih građana.

“‘Manna World Holding Trust’ ima više nego dovoljno sredstava da omogući svakom čovjeku, ženi i djetetu na planeti da živi u izobilju i prosperitetu, samo kada bismo mi finansirali sve banke na svijetu i probili blokade pohlepnih ljudi koji kradu novac od naroda”, samo je jedan od primjera na sajtu pfcleadership.org, na kojem pišu o ovom fondu. Takođe, jedan opskurni sajt o teorijama zavjere tvrdi da je i Tramp 27. januara prošle godine primio pismo ovog fonda, u kojem mu zahvaljuju što je “spasio SAD od kandži ilegalnog privatnog kartela poznatog pod nazivom Centralna banka SAD”. Portal Žurnal, inače, tvrdi i da je drugi potencijalni investitor u “Aluminij”, “Glencore”, takođe samo paravan.

Ovakvih sumnjivih investitora u BiH bilo je na pretek. Prije samo nekoliko dana javnost u BiH čula je za “investitora” iz Vijetnama, kojeg je primio Milorad Dodik, predsjedavajući Predsjedništva BiH. Nakon toga, ispostavilo se da je čovjek koji se predstavio kao milijarder Mai Vu Minh fotošopirao svoje fotografije, kako bi izgledalo da je pozirao zajedno sa Donaldom Trampom, predsjednikom SAD, Vladimirom Putinom, predsjednikom Rusije, Ši Đinpingom, predsjednikom Kine, Šinze Abeom, premijerom Japana, i drugim visokim zvaničnicima. Na društvenim mrežama su se nakon sastanka sa Dodikom i najvišim zvaničnicima RS pojavili i snimci na kojima se Minh vozi avionom Vlade RS, a s našim vlastima je razgovarao o investiranju u RS i BiH.

Nešto ranije javnost u BiH je saznala za kompaniju “Batagon”, koja otkupljuje potraživanja preduzeća od vitalnog interesa za RS, iako se ispostavilo da firma ima sjedište u porodičnoj kući na Ženevskom jezeru, vrlo sumnjivih referenci.

“Nezavisne” su pisale o nekoliko “renomiranih” firmi koje su pokušale da se predstave kao avio-kompanije koje bi letjele sa banjalučkog aerodroma. Među njima su bili kompanija “Sea Air”, koju su više evropskih zemalja, među kojima i Njemačka, prozreli kao prevarante i zabranili im poslovanje u toj zemlji, ali i navodni švedski avio-prevoznik “Montefly”, koji je želio uspostaviti letove ka Švedskoj, a ispostavilo se da im je sjedište u jednom napuštenom skladištu u predgrađu Stokholma.

U EU su svjesni problema pranja novca i sumnjivih investicija, a sedma od 14 preporuka koje su iznijeli odnosi se upravo na ovaj problem. Oni upozoravaju da se istrage o finansijskom kriminalu ne sprovode na efikasan način, borba protiv pranja novca nije na dovoljno visokom nivou, a pravosnažne presude za ove vrste kriminala su rijetke ili blage.

Sedma preporuka o ovom problemu sadrži šest konkretnih mjera, od kojih se prva odnosi na sprečavanje sukoba interesa i zaštitu zviždača, druga da se osigura bolje funkcionisanje antikorupcijskih agencija, treća se odnosi na usklađivanje pravila o javnim nabavkama s EU standardima, četvrta na uspostavljanje bolje koordinacije između policijskih agencija koje se bave ovim djelima, peta na bolje praćenje cjelokupnog postupka od pokretanja policijskih istraga do pravosnažnih presuda, a šesta na depolitizaciju i rekonstruisanje preduzeća u državnom vlasništvu.

Zoran Đerić, sekretar Predsjedništva BiH, nakon što smo stupili u kontakt s njim kako bi nam objasnio na koji način Predsjedništvo provjerava pozadinu ljudi koji dolaze u kontakt sa visokim zvanicama ove institucije, rekao nam je da ga nazovemo za pola sata kako bi on to provjerio i onda nam objasnio, ali nakon toga više nije odgovarao na naše pozive.