Archive | April 16, 2015

Dementia Prevents Lord from Facing his History of Paedophilia*

Dementia Prevents Lord from Facing his History of Paedophilia*

A veteran peer will not stand trial for historic sex abuse allegations because of his dementia.

The move has sparked anger and Leicestershire Police are threatening legal action against the Crown Prosecution Service to challenge the decision not to charge Lord Greville Janner.

More than a dozen people came forward to claim Lord Janner, now 86, abused them during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, the CPS said.

He is alleged to have used his influence as a Labour MP for Leicester to prey on vulnerable young boys at local children’s homes.

Despite admitting there is enough evidence to prosecute the peer for 22 alleged sex offences against nine people, the CPS said it is not going to pursue the case because of the “severity of his dementia”.

But In a statement issued through lawyers, the peer’s family said: “Lord Janner is a man of great integrity and high repute with a long and unblemished record of public service.

 

Following the CPS announcement Labour said it had suspended him from the party.

Leicestershire Police, who have led the latest investigation against the peer, branded the decision extremely worrying and said they are considering taking legal action to overturn it.

Assistant Chief Constable Roger Bannister of Leicestershire Police, who has overseen the investigation named Operation Enamel, said he believed the decision was “the wrong one”.

He said:

“I am extremely worried about the impact the decision not to prosecute him will have on those people, and more widely I am worried about the message this decision sends out to others, both past and present, who have suffered and are suffering sexual abuse.
“We are exploring what possible legal avenues there may be to challenge this decision and victims themselves have a right to review under a CPS procedure.”

Lord Janner has been investigated by police on child sex abuse allegations four times over the past 25 years, but has never been charged.

In the latest police probe, Operation Enamel, the CPS found there was enough evidence to charge Lord Janner with 22 sex offences.

Today the CPS admitted it had made “mistakes” and there was enough evidence to charge the peer back in the early 1990s.

It said:

“It is a matter of deep regret that the decisions in relation to the previous investigations were as they were.

“Had the previous decisions been to prosecute, as they should have been, Lord Janner would have had the opportunity to challenge the evidence and defend himself through the trial process, with a jury ultimately deciding on his guilt or innocence some years ago.

“Victims of the alleged offences have been denied the opportunity of criminal proceedings in relation to the offences of which they have complained.

“It is of obvious and particular concern that such proceedings did not take place as a result of what the CPS now consider to be wrong decisions.”

The CPS said it has asked retired High Court Judge, Sir Richard Henriques, to conduct an independent review into the CPS decision-making and handling of all past matters relating to the case.

Lord Janner served as an MP for 27 years and was made a life peer in 1997

Lord Janner served as an MP for 27 years and was made a life peer in 1997

They said if Lord Janner was well, he would be charged with 14 indecent assaults on a male under 16 between 1969 and 1988; two indecent assaults between 1984 and 1988; four counts of buggery of a male under 16 between 1972 and 1987; and two counts of buggery between 1977 and 1988.

The politician allegedly befriended a children’s care home manager to gain access to vulnerable youngsters who he abused.

The CPS said the claims against the peer are “extremely serious” and admitted his alleged victims are “understandably vociferous in urging the taking of action against Lord Janner”.

They said: “The children and young people in this case were vulnerable and in a situation where they should have been looked after and protected.

“The allegations in this case are thus extremely serious, with a number of alleged victims and allegations of multiple offending over a lengthy period of time.

“The core allegation was that Lord Janner, in a position of authority and trust as the local MP for Leicester West at the time, befriended the manager of a children’s care home to allow him access to children in order to allow him to perpetrate serious sexual offences on children.”

Lord Janner was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2009 and requires round-the-clock care.

The CPS said that “but for medical considerations, it would undoubtedly have been in the public interest to prosecute” and the peer would be facing trial.

Peter Saunders, founder of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, branded the decision “bizarre and worrying”.

He said the CPS should apologise for the “catalogue of mistakes” it has made in the handling of the case over the past 25 years.

He said: “I’ve yet to meet anybody that hasn’t been astounded by this development and decision.

“I can’t begin to imagine the distress the many (alleged victims) will be feeling.”

From Alexandra Bruce

The UK’s Crown Protection Services says they’re declining to prosecute Greville Janner, an 86-year-old member of the House of Lords, on child sex allegations because the Lord suffers from dementia. Though Janner’s Labour Party is distancing itself from the Lord and his 22 counts of indecent assault or buggery, his dementia has not up until this point offered him sufficient reason to resign his position.

 

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Conscientious Police Officer Warned off British Elite Paedophile Ring*

Head of Children’s Homes Accused of 49 Counts of Paedophilia*

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Israel Uses Child Slave Labour to Plant and Harvest its Agriculture*

Israel Uses Child Slave Labour to Plant and Harvest its Agriculture*

Human Rights Watch says children as young as 11 are working for low wages on farms in the Jordan Valley in often dangerous conditions.

View of Jordan Valley farmland from the Mount of Temptation, Jericho, West Bank, Palestine – Photo: Alamy

View of Jordan Valley farmland from the Mount of Temptation, Jericho, West Bank, Palestine – Photo: Alamy

Child Labor On Israeli Farms Exposed

By Robert Tait

Palestinian children as young as 11 are being employed under dangerous conditions in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank in breach of international law, a human rights group said on Monday.

Hundreds of child labourers are working in farms and agricultural businesses in the strategically sensitive Jordan Valley for just £13 a day, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch, which documented cases of young people suffering work-related ill health and injuries.

The 74-page report, Ripe For Abuse: Palestinian Child Labour in Israeli Agricultural Settlements in the West Bank, says economic hardship is forcing some children to drop out of school to work in the farms to support their families.

It records instances of children working outdoors in 100F (38C) temperatures while enduring even hotter conditions inside greenhouses.

“Israel’s settlements are profiting from rights abuses against Palestinian children,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa director.

“Children from communities impoverished by Israel’s discrimination and settlement policies are dropping out of school and taking on dangerous work because they feel they have no alternatives, while Israel turns a blind eye.”

Some 38 children and 12 adults working on seven settlement farms were interviewed for the report, which states that children and young people are employed to pick, clean, and pack a range of crops including asparagus, tomatoes, aubergines, sweet peppers, onions, and dates.

Much of the produce is exported to EU countries and the United States, the report said.

All of those interviewed said they were recruited by Palestinian middlemen and described working days starting as early as 5.30am and lasting up to 12 hours during peak harvesting periods. They were often pressured by supervisors not to take breaks.

Among the ill-effects reported were vomiting, dizziness and skin rashes from spraying pesticides without adequate protection and pains from carrying pesticide containers on their backs.

“Many suffered cuts from using sharp blades to cut onions, sweet peppers, and other crops,” the report said.

“Heavy machinery also causes injuries. One child said he saw another child who was pinned under a tractor that rolled over. Another boy said he caught his finger in a date-sorting machine.”

The report was denounced as a “horrific lie” by David Elhayani, head of the Jordan Valley regional council, who said there were no children among the 6,000 Palestinians employed by the authority, which administers the area’s 21 settlements.

“There is no justification for employing children, not just morally and legally but financially as well,” he told Israel Radio.

Around 4,500 Jewish settlers and 60,000 Palestinians live in the Jordan Valley region, a 75-mile long strip of land abutting the River Jordan.

The area became a major stumbling block in peace talks which collapsed last year after Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, insisted that Israeli troops should remain there indefinitely after any agreement to guard against invasion – a positon rejected by Palestinian negotiators.

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Palestinians Now Forced to Live in Caves*

IMF Chiefs: Prostitution, Kickbacks and Money Laundering*

IMF Chiefs: Prostitution, Kickbacks and Money Laundering*

First it was DSK with his ‘frequent’ sex-parties, rape charges, and pimpin’ hookers.

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) – who denies charges of pimping – has told a court in northern France that prosecutors had greatly exaggerated the frequency of his “licentious evenings.” In fact, as The BBC reports, DSK explained (with a straight face) that he took part in only a few rare sex parties – “only 12 parties the last 3 years.”

As he took the stand on Tuesday, Mr Strauss-Kahn said: “I committed no crime, no offence.”

“The prosecution gives the impression of unbridled activity,” he told the court. But, he added: “There were only 12 parties in total – that is four per year over three years.”

Then came Christine Lagarde’s corruption and kickbacks scandal.

In 2008, Lagarde decided to allow an arbitration to end a dispute between Bernard Tapie, a businessman and supporter of then President Nicolas Sarkozy, and former state-owned bank Credit Lyonnais. Lagarde, who was put under investigation for “negligence” by the Cour de Justice de la Republique, denied any wrongdoing, saying it was the best option for the state.

“They consider at this stage that she did not willingly participate in activities to defraud the state,” said Stephane Bonifassi, a lawyer at Lebray & Associes in Paris, which is not involved in the case. “A further decision will have to be made about whether she should go to trial or not.”

Lagarde faces a rarely used minor charge of negligence in the use of public funds in the criminal case, which carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a fine of 15,000 euros ($20,000), the lawyer said in an interview. There’s no time limit for the court to decide on taking the case to trial and it may continue “for a fairly long time,” he said.

And today we discover yet another Former IMF Chief (2004-2007) Rodrigo Rato is now under investigation by Spanish authorities for money-laundering.

Rodrigo Rato, the former International Monetary Fund managing director, under investigation for possible money laundering, El Pais says, citing government officials without naming them.

Rato! What an unfortunate name

Rato facing probe after taking advantage of tax amnesty to repatriate previously undeclared offshore funds, El Pais reports.

Rato’s lawyer Ignacio Ayala didn’t respond to two messages requesting comment that Bloomberg left with his assistants in Madrid.

Rato is not alone as Director of Spanish tax agency Santiago Menendez told Parliament on Feb. 17 that 705 people involved in tax amnesty were being investigated for possible money laundering.

Spokesman for Budget Ministry, which introduced amnesty, says it didn’t include protection for financial criminals; declined to say whether Rato was under investigation, citing legal restrictions.

But that’s not all – Rato is is already the target of another investigation into his role as chairman of Caja Madrid, the failed savings bank, and its successor Bankia.

An investigating judge is holding Rato and his predecessor, Miguel Blesa, responsible for the credit card abuse that went on at both lenders, where board members and top managers were handed “black cards” with a monthly spending limit that they could use for personal purposes. These cards were not declared to the Tax Agency, nor did the monthly allowances show up as part of the beneficiaries’ salary.

Between 2003 and 2012, 83 executives and board members racked up €15.5 million in expenses that included travel, gourmet restaurants and jewellry.

Finally, Rato is under scrutiny for the way Bankia was floated on the Spanish stock exchange, a move that investigators believe may have involved fraud and document forgery.

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3 strikes and you’re out of credibility. Where there is smoke (and mirrors) there is fire… or is this all just coincidence for the person who, after The Fed, is probably the most powerful in the world.

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Related Topics:

Strauss-Kahn and the French Battle of the Sexes

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Spanish Judge Makes Bank President and Former IMF Chief Pay for Financial Crimes*

The Real Purpose of the IMF*

IMF Eyes on Pensions and Your Savings Account

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Enough of IMF, Portugal Opts Out of Bailout*

IMF Economists: ‘We Were Wrong.’ Will Someone Please Tell The Press And The Politicians.