Appleby Is “Apalachin Meeting”

On November 14, 1957 a summit of the American Mafia was held at the home of mobster Joseph “Joe the Barber” Barbara, in Apalachin, New York. This is known as the Apalachin Meeting. An estimated 100 Mafiosi from the United States, Italy, and Cuba are thought to have attended this meeting. Local and state law enforcement became suspicious about the many expensive cars bearing license plates from around the country all parked at Barbara’s estate. So they did a license plate check. The names of the cars’ owners raised red flags and the police raided the meeting, causing many of the participants to flee into the woods and area surrounding the Barbara estate. “One of the most direct and significant outcomes of the Apalachin Meeting was that it helped to confirm the existence of the American Mafia to the public, a fact that some, including Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover, had long refused to acknowledge publicly.” [1]

On November 5, 2017, almost exactly 60 years to the day after the Apalachin Meeting, the Paradise Papers were made public. They are a digital version of the Apalachin Meeting, this time with the various members assembled at the “home” of Appleby, an offshore legal service provider. Appleby has offices in the key offshore locations of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Mauritius and Seychelles as well as the financial centers of Hong Kong and Shanghai. [2]

Just like the names of Vito Genovese, Carlo Gambino, Joseph Profaci, Joseph Bonanno and others all being assembled together in one place caused a stir in 1957, so have the names of those assembled at the 2017 “Appleby Meeting” been causing a stir.

Of course, tax avoidance (as contrasted with tax evasion) is “perfectly legal.” And so too was it “perfectly legal” for Vito Genovese, Carlo Gambino, Joseph Profaci, Joseph Bonanno and others to be all meeting together in Apalachin.

(What is the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion? The answer is, when they do it, it is tax avoidance. But if you do it, it is tax evasion.)

The threads from the Paradise Papers disclosures lead all over the place. For instance, Stephen Bronfman, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s adviser and close friend, quietly moved millions of dollars to a Cayman trust. And Stephen Bronfman is cousins with Sara and Clare Bronfman, who are associated with a secret sisterhood and a “bad-ass bitch boot camp.” [3]

Another of the threads leading out from the Paradise Papers begins with Ricardo Salinas Pliego, fourth richest person in Mexico and chairman of Grupo Salinas. The Wikipedia entry says that Ricardo “has been linked to ex-President Carlos Salinas de Gortari”, but doesn’t explain how. [4] It does not appear that Ricardo is a relative of Carlos, although the name “Salinas” which they share is tantalizing. 1994 saw the imminent expiration of President Carlos Salinas’ term of office. On March 23rd, 1994, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio was assassinated in Tijuana. The brother of President Carlos Salinas, Raul Salinas, allegedly consulted with witches regarding the Colosio slaying. Reuters (“Mexico Police Probe Witches In Colosio Case,” 12/16/95) reported that investigators had traveled to the Canary Islands to interview two “witches” who might have information.

The threads of the Paradise Papers are so many it is hard to wrap your arms around them all, and they lead to many places.

——- Sources ——-
[1] “Apalachin meeting”, Wikipedia, November 9, 2017. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apalachin_meeting
[2] “Appleby (law firm)”, Wikipedia, November 9, 2017. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appleby_(law_firm)
[3] “Threads Of the Paradise Papers”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, November 9, 2017. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2017/11/09/threads-of-the-paradise-papers/
[4] “Ricardo Salinas Pliego”, Wikipedia, November 9, 2017. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricardo_Salinas_Pliego

 

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Editor of Conspiracy Nation, later renamed Melchizedek Communique. Close associate of the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Jack of all trades, master of none. Sagittarius, with Sagittarius rising. I'm not a bum, I'm a philosopher.
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