Sherman H. Skolnick
by Sherman H. Skolnick
Corrupt top IRS and Illinois State Revenue and other officials, are reportedly incriminated in a sizeable dope bust in a Chicago suburb. The narcotics arrests, attempted to be downplayed by politically worried state and federal drug agents, occurred in the first business day of the new century. That came in the wake of our exclusive related stories aired on our weekly public access Cable TV Show, cablecast within Chicago on November 29, 1999.
On that one hour program, we had the picture of an ocean-going boat, renamed "California Rose", owned and operated by current and former IRS officials of the Chicago Region Office and State Revenue collectors. Plying the Caribbean and with trips to Mexico, England, Portugal, Spain, and elsewhere in Europe, the boat is reportedly used for on-board and off-shore laundering, disguised as gambling monies and such, of massive funds from dope trafficking, gun running, and major underworld and tax-cheating enterprises. The boat is reportedly linked to an accounting operation near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, apparently specializing in all-cash so-called "bookkeeping", run by former IRS officials.
As shown in undisputed court records, some of the same revenue officials are also reportedly silent partners in a Chicago suburban shopping center, Cermak Plaza, in which money laundering from illicit enterprises is likewise conducted. The shopping mall is reportedly linked to the nearby First National Bank of CICERO, in the mafia enclave long known as Al Capone Land. According to federal judicial financial disclosure records, the shopping center is owned by Chicago U.S. District Judge George M. Marovich [(312)435-5590]. The revenue officials and that Judge reportedly use their official position to protect and condone the money laundering and criminality.
Reluctantly describing the early morning drug bust, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials said they snatched a cache of more than 835 pounds of marijuana with a wholesale value of $835,000. The drug operation was through one or more apartments in Kingspoint Condominiums, located in Chicago's western suburb of Addison. [Footnote One]. Reporters accidentally found out about the arrests and questioned the drug officials as to why they sought to avoid press coverage on the sizeable drug raid. No real answers were given. The reporters omitted this from their routine press reports. Also omitted, was why FEDERAL officials brought the suspects to a STATE court and prison facility.
A few weeks prior to the arrests, we sent by Registered Mail, six heavy volumes of documents relating to the misdeeds of top state and federal tax collectors, including those in the Chicago Region IRS Office as well as state officials in the Illinois capitol; the documents were received by the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C. [Footnote two.]
The drug arrests are just a small recent part of a highly complex series of events revolving around four large apartment buildings, the selfsame Kingspoint Condominiums, in Addison, Illinois. Started about 1980, the buildings were built on land owned by Chicago-based Apollo Savings & Loan Association, owned by known mobsters jointly with corrupt top officials of the IRS and the Illinois Department of Revenue. Now defunct, the S & L was a money washing apparatus for criminal enterprises and major tax-cheaters. The downfall of Apollo was whitewashed by some of Chicago's too numerous bank-owning crooked judges.
As shown by undisputed court documents, the sole owner of the buildings was Joseph Andreuccetti, a caulking contractor. Andreuccetti has been swindled out of more than 50 million dollars by a series of banks. To make good his pending claims, a federal regulatory agency parked 58.4 million dollars in 1983, with Household International and Household Bank, the principal owner of which is the Vatican. General Counsel of Household was William Colby, former Director of the American CIA. At a key point in the Andreuccetti Affair, in 1996, Colby was murdered by a foreign intelligence team and disguised as a "boating accident". Previously, Colby had likewise been General Counsel of Nugan Hand Bank, like Household, a CIA proprietary operation. Amid scandals and murders, Nugan Hand Bank disappeared in 1980. [As to Colby and Nugan Hand Bank, and the CIA, see the book "The Crimes of Patriots" by Jonathan Kwitny.]
In 1988, 50 million dollars of the federal funds escrowed with Household, disappeared and could not be located despite searching by more than 32 U.S. Government bookkeepers. The funds were secretly transferred by John E. Gierum, a supervisor of the funds and crony of the Hillary Rodham family. Gierum and Hillary resided in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. Gierum went to law school with Hillary's brother. In a confession made to me as a reporter, in the presence of his former client, Joseph Andreuccetti, Gierum complained that Bill and Hillary Clinton were seeking to frame and jail him for the mysterious 50 million dollar disappearance. When confronted in court, Gierum did not dispute the details of the confession.
The 50 million dollars showed up in Little Rock, Arkansas, in an attempt to cover up the 47 million dollar embezzlement of Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan, for which Bill and Hillary Clinton are subject to federal criminal prosecution.
Congressman Dan Burton [R., Ind.] commented on how Clinton sent the mysterious 50 million dollars out of the U.S. to a known dope money laundry in the Caribbean. [Congressional Record, 5/29/96, pages H-5627-28.] The 3 million dollar difference, between the 50 million dollars secretly transferred, and the 47 million for the embezzlement cover up, is known in mob jargon, as "street tax". The three million dollars quickly showed up in the hands of reputed "fixer" from Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, who moved to Arkansas to raise "campaign funds" for Clinton's presidential campaign, by apparent extortions and shake-downs. Describing Rahm Emanuel as a "fixer", the Chicago Tribune commented on how the 3 million dollars which apparently just showed up, was used to jump-start Clinton's campaign and put him in first position. [Chicago Tribune Magazine, Sunday, 11/23/97, page 34.] Clinton rewarded Rahm Emanuel by making him for six years, on and off, White House Senior Advisor.
Undisputed court records show the theft of the Kingspoint Condominiums buildings, to victimize Joseph Andreuccetti, was started by bank disbursements falsely showing payment to Andreuccetti who never received such payments. In fact, the funds were taken by Christian Henning, Jr., godson and nephew of Bishop Paul Marcinkus, up to 1991 head of the Vatican Bank and originally from Cicero, the gangster stronghold. Henning falsely labeled himself as Andreuccetti's "partner". With the aid of Marcinkus-dominated First National Bank of Cicero, Henning and other persons were permitted by First National Bank of Cicero jointly with corrupt IRS officials and reportedly under the supevision of the Arthur Andersen accounting firm, to misappropriate the funds for Henning and his cronies own purposes.
According to Italian authorities, First National Bank of Cicero, Marcinkus, the Archbishop of Barcelona, Spain, and a CIA-agent and corrupt paymaster living in Italy, were implicated in a vast operation with the mafia, the Vatican Bank, and the American CIA. They were all accused of smuggling clandestine gold, osmium nuclear bomb triggers, and high quality counterfeit foreign currencies. In Italy, it is known as the Roger D'Onofrio Affair, named after the CIA agent living near Naples.
It was always puzzling why and how First National Bank of Cicero pushed Joseph Andreuccetti and his wife into INVOLUNTARY bankruptcy and kept them there for almost 14 years, one of the longest pending cases of its kind. The case all the while was heard by Chicago Chief Bankruptcy Judge John D. Schwartz, a former official of First National Bank of Cicero and through nominees, a concealed stockholder of that Bank. [Sept.1984 to December 17, 1997 was the pendency of the cases.]
In 1990, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Auctioneer, Wallace Lieberman, instead of auctioning off the buildings, bought the buildings himself jointly with a known mobster who had long been granted immunity by the corrupt IRS in Chicago, Robert Bellavia. Shortly after Vatican Bank Chief Marcinkus returned to Chicago in 1991, Lieberman was murdered, gangland-style, near the Marcinkus-dominated First National Bank of Cicero. Bellavia was suddenly and quickly prosecuted and sent to prison, the hurry-up work of an IRS team ordered to do so by their superiors. [Our TV Show were the only ones to air a one-hour documentary on the murder of Lieberman.] At about that time, as Lieberman was dumped into the cemetery and Bellavia parked in jail, top IRS officials and State Revenue officials stole the Kingspoint Condominium buildings for themselves personally, not for the public Treasury. To cover up this top-level corruption, computer records as well as back-up records were "glitched out", so that land titles and such disappeared or were concealed. A matter of undisputed court record are the related and pertinent admissions and confessions of an IRS official, as to this, speaking for the Acting Chief of the Criminal Investigation Division of IRS, 9/20/94, interviewed for 90 minutes by myself in the presence of Joseph Andreuccetti.
>From the beginning of the events to misappropriate the Kingspoint Condominiums, by corrupt revenue officials, narcotics agents have known the buildings and adjoining parking lots were "immune" locations for the safe distribution of dope and transfer of large sums of dope cash. Both the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Chicago, and their predecessors, as well as the Chicago FBI, have granted absolute immunity to the reported drug traffic centered in or near the buildings. The state and federal authorities knew, as well, that some of the dope traffic was part of the massive Japanese mafia, the Yakuza. For example, authors of the book, "Yakuza", Dubro and Kaplan, contended in a radio broadcast that the Japanese underworld owns 50 per cent of the high-rise buildings built in downtown Chicago during the heyday of the 1980s.
Living near the Kingspoint Condominiums has been Congressman Henry Hyde [R.,Ill.], implicated himself with corrupt top revenue officials. Hyde, head of the House Judiciary Committee that limited impeachment of Clinton to sexual matters, reportedly owns a strip joint in an unincorporated area adjoining Chicago. Hyde's reputed establishment uses strippers from Russia and other foreign countries, and violates regulations of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, INS. Hyde's reputed strip club, featuring total or near total nudity, reportedly keeps no records or reports for the state or federal revenue, as required by law.
A federal agency brought a damage suit in Chicago Federal District Court against Henry Hyde and other former directors of the west suburban Clyde Savings and Loan Association, contending these S & L officials by their wrongful acts, caused the federally-insured institution to go under. Among other things, Hyde was accused of causing 67 million dollars of the thrift's funds to mysteriously be transferred to Arkansas where it disappeared. Congressman Hyde, head of the House Judiciary Committee with power to remove corrupt federal judges, arrogantly said he is not going to pay a dime to the federal government despite their documented claims against him. The case was decided, naturally, by U.S. District Judge George M. Marovich, subject to blackmail because of his ownership of a mobster shoppping center jointly with corrupt revenue officials, as earlier stated. Operating under a malign if not corrupt influence, Judge Marovich heavily punished the OTHER former S & L directors, but turned loose Hyde without paying a dime.
According to reported media records as well as law enforcement files, the following occurred in 1988. An undercover news team, accompanied by anchor face Carol Marin, of NBC's Chicago outlet, WMAQ-TV, Channel 5, put themselves in a position to videotape the delivery of a suitcase full of cash from the Japanese mafia, the Yakuza. Married into the Utley family that owns the license of Channel 5, Carol Marin has long been a "faucet" for elements of the Organized Crime Strike Force of the U.S. Justice Department. From them, she received a tip of the fund transfer, to be done with the reported assistance of members of the purported church group headed by Rev.Sun Myung Moon who on behalf of the Korean CIA owns the Washington Times. The "church" has been accused by some in law enforcement of being a device to use huge sums in the U.S. from funds from Asia and South America, suspected proceeds of dope trafficking, gun smuggling, defense contract kick-backs, and other illicit activities.
According to the Justice Department leak, the huge cash was reportedly to be picked up by as yet then unknown representative of the Illinois Republican Party, to be used or disguised as alleged "campaign funds" concealing their illegal foreign origin. The clandestine video crew and Carol Marin were accompanied or "shadowed" by Chicago-based agents of British counter-intelligence, MI-6, because the funds had been conveyed by and through Hong Kong, then still a British colony.
These undercover operators were flabbergasted when Congressman Henry Hyde showed up himself, and accepted and took charge of the suitcase full of cash. They should not have been surprised, however, since Henry Hyde wears two hats:  as Congressman and  in violation of the U.S. Constitution's mandate of Separation of Powers, Hyde is also the head of CIA's "black budget", huge covert operations funds for political assassinations and other dirty tricks.
Carol Marin reportedly told her crew later that Channel 5 News Director told her that the TV station intended to run the videotape incriminating Henry Hyde. NBC management in New York, however, forbade the airing of the clandestine videotape. NBC already had their own problem, she apparently was told, since a Chicago-based activist, using a recorded phone message, already had implicated an NBC Vice President himself in the dope traffic. [Referring to a recorded phone message by me as head of our group. The NBC criminality was hushed up when the NBC dope traffic matter was blamed onto a low-level black technician as a scapegoat who was hustled off to jail.]
NBC and their Channel 5 TV in Chicago still have the videotape. [AND SO DO CERTAIN OTHER FOLKS.] The videotape shows Congressman Henry Hyde apparently picking up and taking transfer of the Japanese mafia suitcase stuffed with cash, apparently in one of the parking lots of Kingspoint Condominiums, that is, in a zone with absolute "immunity" by the DEA, the FBI, and other state and federal agencies, including the IRS and State revenue, whose officials stole the buildings.
Media records and law enforcement files reportedly go on to state that the reliable informants of the Justice Department and the DEA contend the foreign funds were transferred to be used as so-called "campaign contributions" by the Republican Party.
The INVOLUNTARY bankruptcy and all that happened was just a smokescreen for corrupt public officials to steal the buildings and use the area as a form of Switzerland, a neutral zone for dirty business, such as the dope traffic.In statements in court records, Joseph Andreuccetti attributes the hell he has been put through for twenty years, as his "failure to become a member of the traditional Italian and Sicilian mafia" as required by the correct politics in America.
Top honchos of the monopoly press are in a position to know what the dope bust was all about but most likely will remain silent.
Footnote One: A routine story about the dope bust in Addison is in a
paper in a Chicago suburb, called the Daily Herald, 1/4/2000. Footnote
Two: The six volumes of records were sent to the Inspector General via
U.S. Postal Service, Registered Mail, Return Receipt Requested,
#R-260786095, #R-531185415. And to confront Chicago Region IRS Director
Robert E. Brazzil, #R-260786066. And to confront Kenneth Zehnder,
implicated in the crimes as Director of the Illinois Department of
Revenue, and named as a defendant in a civil damage suit as to his
Since 1958, Mr.Skolnick has been a court reformer. Since 1963,
founder/chairman, Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, disclosing
certain instances of judicial and other bribery and political murders.
Since 1991 a regular panelist, and since 1995, moderator/producer, of
one-hour,weekly public access Cable TV Show, "Broadsides", Cablecast on
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