Tag Archives: DEA

Frank Sinatra, Pablo Escobar… and Meyer Lansky

"Two kilos of heroin for a little walking around money"   A  'friend' on Facebook found a link I posted there to a DailyMail story about Frank Sinatra's purported ties to Pablo Escobar, (Frank Sinatra was ‘a better cocaine dealer … Continue reading

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Free press in U.S. vs Mexico: Que es mas macho?

  Three Mexican journalists—each a woman who has spent years living with the real possibility that the death threats she regularly receives will one day result in a slow, gruesome death—heroically continue to report the truth about the drug war in their country that … Continue reading

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Donald Sterling’s New York "Slip & Fall"

 Beleaguered LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling  numbers among his associates at least three figures who were involved in a troubled “rogue” drug operation  run by Tampa ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) that consigned America’s reputation into the hands of people … Continue reading

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Tampa ‘Black Ice” drug operation tied to organized crime

Doug McClain learned the ins and outs of financial fraud while working for Robert Colgin Wilson, who—far more than “The Wolf of Wall Street”—exemplified the role of American organized crime in financial fraud during the last quarter of the 20th … Continue reading

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The Enterprise & Southern-style organized crime

The man who facilitated the purchase of several DC-9's for SkyWay Aircraft in St. Petersburg Florida was the company's  largest shareholder, Doug McClain Sr.'s Argyll Equities.  So how did he get such an important job in such a thriving Enterprise? … Continue reading

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Con man for Christ Floated ‘Cocaine One’ Drug Plane

Doug McClain Sr’s financial fraud career as a grifter, racketeer, and flimflam man can be  traced back more than two decades, and likely extends much further into his past. The so-far unanswered question about him has been where he first acquired … Continue reading

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The NSA, Drug Trafficking, & the Crash of Cocaine2

This will someday be remembered as the year when shocking new discoveries about the National Security Agency became an almost daily occurrence. But amid the steady drumbeat of revelations, the one I’ve been waiting for hasn’t yet surfaced: The NSA’s involvement … Continue reading

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Colombian Drug Lord Vanishes After Conviction… in the US!

A major Colombian drug trafficker who willingly sought extradition to the United States—even offering a $40 million bribe to officials in Brazil to send him to the US—apparently knew what he was doing. After being extradited and convicted in Federal … Continue reading

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Narco-jet in Costa Rica scandal tied to Iran Contra figure

A key employee in Bogotá of the Canadian oil company owners of the drug plane flown by Costa Rica’s President Laura Chinchilla was at the heart of the Contra Cocaine pipeline profiled by the late author Gary Webb in his 1996 best-seller “Dark Alliance.” David Scott … Continue reading

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DC-9 ‘Cocaine One’ kingpin’s secret conviction

It was the biggest drug seizure on an airplane in Mexican history. It led directly to the forced sale of Wachovia, then America's 4th largest bank. And it threatened to become America’s most notorious drug scandal since Iran Contra. Yet … Continue reading

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