ANOTHER BANKER DEATH: THE HEAD OF DANSKE BANK IN ESTONIA

ANOTHER BANKER DEATH: THE HEAD OF DANSKE BANK IN ESTONIA

There has been another death of a banker, again an apparent "suicide", this time in Tallinn, Estonia. The banker, Aivar Rehe, was found dead in his own backyard. But there's a catch here, and needless to say, it's the subject of today's high octane speculation (our thanks to all of you who shared this article):

The first few paragraphs of this New York Times article by Jack Ewing say it all:

FRANKFURT — Aivar Rehe was once one of Estonia’s most prominent bankers, the chief executive of Danske Bank’s unit in Tallinn and an integral part of the former Soviet state’s transition to a free-market economy.

But when investigators revealed last year that customers from Russia and Eastern Europe had used the Danske subsidiary to launder billions of dollars in dirty money, Mr. Rehe inevitably shared the blame. The money laundering, from 2007 to 2015, took place on his watch.

On Wednesday, Mr. Rehe was found dead, an apparent suicide, in his backyard in Tallinn, the Estonian police said.

Mr. Rehe, 56, had been the focus of an intensive search since Monday when his family reported him missing from his home. (Emphasis added)

Then, in the following Zero Hedge article (again, thanks to all of you who passed this along), we read this:

Danske Bank Executive At Center Of Massive Money-Laundering Scandal Found Dead

Danske Bank's Estonian branch is at the heart of one of the largest money-laundering scandals, with €200 billion ($220 billion) of suspicious funds flowing from Russia, Moldova, and Azerbaijan, for at least a decade. The amount of money that was transferred was equivalent to 10 times Estonia's GDP, mostly originating from Russia.(Emphasis added)

And from the NY Times article once again, there's this:

The police said there was no sign of foul play, and prosecutors said Mr. Rehe was not a suspect in their criminal investigation of the money laundering. Still, his death focused renewed attention on money-laundering allegations that have tainted the previously upright image of Scandinavian banking; led to official investigations in Sweden, Germany and the United States; and even threatened the economies of the Baltic countries.

The scope of the investigations widened Wednesday when prosecutors in Frankfurt confirmed that they were investigating Deutsche Bank’s role as an intermediary that helped Danske Bank process transactions in United States dollars for suspect customers. The New York Times has reported that Danske Bank was part of a federal investigation of whether Deutsche Bank complied with laws meant to stop money laundering and other crimes.(Emphasis added)

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In Tallinn, as many as 50 police officers and volunteers had searched for Mr. Rehe before his body was found Wednesday morning, the authorities said. He had left his home without his cellphone or wallet, and the police considered him a suicide risk. Mr. Rehe’s family had previously searched the area where he was found, said Marianne Ubaleht, senior press officer for the Estonian Police and Border Guard.

The police are not investigating Mr. Rehe’s death further, according to a police statement. Ms. Ubaleht would not comment on how Mr. Rehe had died. The police were still investigating what he had done and where he had gone between Monday and Wednesday, she said. (Emphasis added)

Mr. Rehe was not considered a suspect in the criminal investigation, a spokeswoman for Estonian prosecutors said. However, he supervised the bank from 2006 to 2015, and from 2007 to 2015 there were “major deficiencies in controls and governance that made it possible to use Danske Bank’s branch in Estonia for criminal activities such as money laundering,” the bank said in a 2017 statement.

So what do we have? Consider this list:

1) Mr. Rehe disappears from Monday to Wednesday, and his body is found Wednesday;

2) He's considered a suicide risk (and notably, no reason is given for this);

3) When he disappears, he does not take his wallet nor his cellphone, in other words, he went "somewhere" and did not wish to be tracked or traced;

4) An "intensive search" is launched, but he is found dead in his own backyard(!);

5) He presided over the Estonian operations of Danske bank from 2007 to 2015, during a period that money laundering operations were conducted through the bank, prompting the question, "How does the head of a bank not know about such operations?";

6) Some of the money laundering involved either Russia or former Soviet territories;

7) The whole operation is connected to Deutsche Bank, which looks like it's fast becoming the BCCI (Bank of Credit and Commerce International, or as some people called it, the Bank of Crooks and Criminals International) of the 2000s.

So, permit me to crawl to the end of the twig of our trademark High Octane Speculation once again. It would appear that Mr. Rehe may have gone to a private meeting to which he did not wish to be tracked, nor monitored covertly while taking it, hence his not having his cellphone. The same might apply to leaving his wallet, with its credit cards. The meeting does not go well, and Mr. Rehe is "Epsteined." And there is a potential motive ready to hand for "Epsteining" him: as the chief operating officer of Dankse Bank's operations in Estonia during the crucial period of the alleged money-laundering, he simply knew too much. As an alternative, perhaps Mr. Rehe did commit suicide, but again, only after taking whatever meeting he may have attended, which did not "go well." Perhaps he was even given "the Rommel option."

This much, at least, would appear to be rather obvious implications of the story.

But there is something else, and that's the timing of his tenure vis-a-vis those money laundering operations: 2007-2015. Notably, this would place the operations within the time frame of the run-up to the 2008 bailouts, and their fallout (which we're still dealing with). Recall, for a moment, that during those Congressional hearings, one of the things that the banksters insisted upon was both being bailed out, and that they could not tolerate any oversight from Congress or anyone else of what they planned to do with all that money. At the time, I commented that this behavior is that of people in a panic, of people with, perhaps, a gun of some sort being held to their head. You know, this sort of thing: "pay us the ransom money, but absolutely no cops. If we see any, the deal is off." Since that time, we've seen story after story about missing money, lots of missing money. It's this coincidence of the timing of the alleged money-laundering at Dankse Bank's Estonian operations that makes me suspect that perhaps the story about Russia, Moldavia and so on, while perhaps true, may be a bit of deliberate deflection from much larger issues, namely, that the Deutsche Bank-Danske Bank relationship may be but one spoke in a much larger wheel of where some of that bailout money may have flowed. In this connection, the NY Times article notes that several banks terminated relationships with banks in the Baltic States after observing suspicious transactions, from 2010 to 2015, which again places the timing after the 2008 bailouts. When one places Mr. Rehe's suspicious death in the context of all the other banker deaths over the past few years, this speculation tends to become much stronger, for virtually all those deaths involved people in positions to monitor operations and transactions, from accountants, to information-tech managers, investment advisors, and so on.  And as in those other deaths, squatting in the middle of them is another consistent pattern: there is present a prime bank, be it Chase, or Hong Kong Shanghai Bank (HSBC), or here, Deutsche Bank. What's extremely odd thus far is that we've seen relatively few "Epsteined" bankers connected with Deutsche Bank. Sadly, Mr. Rehe's suspicious death might be an indicator that that is about to change...

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16 thoughts on “ANOTHER BANKER DEATH: THE HEAD OF DANSKE BANK IN ESTONIA”

  1. The term “Epsteined” rings a bell… like, ding dong, Express Flight 666 to Tel Aviv is now boarding.

  2. The term “Eptsteined” rings a bell… like, ding dong, Express Flight 666 to Tel Aviv is now boarding.

  3. Did we missed something dr. Farrell in Germany? We got FASB56 so we can get rid of Epstein-like, no need for them anymore. Did Germany just passed similar regulation to FASB56 ? If yes that’s just the beginning of suicided bankers on the other side of the pond.

  4. Loxie Lou Davie

    This all makes me think of Dutch banker Ronald Bernard & his life story. Having been a part of the “elite” banking scene, he was able to give us a view into how this all operates.

    Those “in control” at the top can just sit & laugh at the rest of us as they are handling things above the level of nations or political parties!! It is good to remember that his “trigger moment” came when, to progress to a higher level of The Organization, he was ordered to kill a child.

    Someone from Hollywood said, “Pedophiles run the world.” If this is the sick organization that Trump is trying to take down, then we all need to be praying that he will succeed!!! The average “normie” cannot even conceive of what these people do because they would not do so themselves.

    Time for us ALL to wake up to The True Reality of what has been governing us for centuries!!! This 75 year old Grandmother was in a brainwashed frame of mind for 70 years, so she can speak for the many who have NO CLUE as to what is REALLY going on. We need to actively engage, as C.A. Fitts says, at the local level & take back control of our own lives!!!

  5. anakephalaiosis

    Investigation, into the cause of the economic meltdown in the North Atlantic, disclosed origin, in a meeting in Faroe Island, in 2001, between banks, fishing industry and the Icelandic president, on an official visit, with special permission, from the Danish royal head. There are Freemasonic fingerprints on the whole affair.

    Borrowing money on the fishing quota, I asked, wasn’t that the same, as lending money on a fish, that was swimming in the ocean, not yet been caught? This type of vernacular rhetoric brought me into trouble, receiving countless threats, was beaten up several times, with carefully planned character assassinations.

    From a Bardic point of view, that is grand invitation to a ball, allowing me to dance a jig on their reputation, for general amusement. I did so, and I suspect, that I will never be allowed on the front pages again. My conclusion is, that monarchies are fronts for mafia operations.

    Since the maternal grandfather of the first Glücksburg on the Danish throne, financed Rottenchild and supported Adam Weishaupt, then the heist of the Tsar’s gold out of Russia, – that was “laundry melted” under Bernadotte on the Swedish throne (a proven court J*w) – becomes a pattern.

    Nations are apparently looted, by those on the top, playing chess with pawns, while promoting themselves in glossy magazines. Investigating Runes, looking for original power of definition, becomes countermeasures, against nanny speeches out of teapots.

  6. Ah yes all that nasty “money laundering in Eastern Europe” aka ordinary banking business. This episode calls to mind the famous “Russian Mafia”, the personnel of which is famously said to be connected with a prominent “ethnic” (actually a misnomer) power group. Infighting or “damage control”?
    If some analysts like Keiser, Celente, Willlie and others are right, the current “bond apocalypse” and negative interest rates could be a precursor to bank collapses, perhaps in Germany or elsewhere in Europe,

  7. Had been pondering an old Prussian saying, at least, a paraphrasing of one; . . . “Politics is war by other means.” . . Or something closely similar. It came up in something one was reviewing regarding exopolitics and how to handle such similar tactics but without destructive outcomes as would be associated with most kinetic confrontations. Sort of like what “whah-whay” of the Orient that Ming the merciless might deploy with the help of their former Sovietzski tutors from the northwest frontiers. Their basic play book is red.

    Many items of past recollections of a clandestine operations slant became apparent. In each case the weak link was the hominid corporeal frame. It’s no wonder why the Party is endeavoring to keep their chosen few of the Mandarin collective alive for an enduring 150 years. Probably why His Excellency, of the Party was given a life position in it. And, probably why a bio-hack gained access to a cancer research data center for helpful tips on dealing with incompatible cells growing out of control and leading toward a shortened life span.

    An Estonian involvement in banking matters with a well wired and wireless nation over all may be fast in profit shares and deal making but is also a bullseye for snoops and attacks to include a wide-ranging swathe of players. One doesn’t need a conspiracy generated since that information is wired for the taking. To have such deviant country neighbors is not anything new, either. In some ways it seems a round-a-bout way to Babylon skirting Venice to the south. Who is one kidding? Their tentacles stretch and span the continents. Probably headed for Bay-Jing on a make-shift northern silk passage. The big dragon desperately wants those Yankee dollars these days. Badly! Bounty hunters of the Bay-Jing dragon remember, . . . ‘do NOT walk the western road of constitutionalism, separation of powers, or judicial independence.’ . . Within the dragon’s one-hundred-year goal there’s likely room for patience, process, and perseverance and the avoidance of jurisprudence it does not want. Makes one wonder who’s been paid off and still at large from the bounty hunters of Bay-Jing.

    With the speed of those Baltic networks such ephemeral transactions are likely to have more plausible deniability than the potential zeros right of the whole numeral left of the decimal point. Probably the same for the roster of shadow banksters. Besides, who needs to know anything these days when you’re well connected. Throw in well-placed obfuscations here and there and the saga continues on its own. Just give it a *click**Tap**Swish* at the teller’s for Thalers by way of your favorite device. News of these types of events travel fast these days – when allowed, that is.

    Between Hidden Finance, Babylon’s Banksters, and Vipers south of the Alps, there’s probably room for one on the Dragon of the eastern Asian mainland while including the Tolar of Slovenia and its distant neighbors.

  8. Well, I don’t really think (aka “feel” in MSM-speak) that bankster deaths in Estonia are actually what IS hot news right now. Sorry, Joseph!

    What IS hot news right now is the CIA putsch going on in the good old Vaterland — sorry, Homeland — led by the Demsholvik Swampthings, abetted by CIA “whistle-blowers” who–amazing the coincidence!–just had the CIA’s own definition of “whistle-blower” changed two weeks ago from “I saw firsthand” to “I heard from somebody,” and this purported (that is to say, second-hand, CIA sponsored and MSM backed) “whistle-blower” (kinda, sorta, not really actually, but that’s not what’s really important here) is now spearheading the overthrow of the USSA’s own president, who is persona non grata because he refuses to bomb Iran and continues to hold office and to breathe, which he simply is not allowed to do because… reasons (many of them, too many to go into)! Anyway, if you have followed this chaotic mash-up so far, then bully for you! You’re paying attention, and the Mockingbird media haven’t yet filled your head full with propaganda and outright lies.

    Anyway, getting back to the putsch to overthrow the actual gubmint of the so-called “country”–the law firm representing the second-hand CIA whistle-blower is being represented by the law firm named — are you sitting down? — “the “Compass Rose Legal Group,” made up mostly of HRC/DNC/Mueller committee liars — sorry, “lawyers,” some 18 of them apparently.

    look closely at the name of this “legal group”: Compass Rose.

    Just what is a “compass rose”? Well, for one thing it is the symbol of the CIA itself — you know, that famous compass-rose photographed in black-and-white and set into the floor of the CIA HQ in Langley and reproduced a gazillion times? Yes, That “compass rose.” Any more in-your-face and you’d suffocate.

    We return you now to dead banksters in Estonia…

    1. Point taken Basta and have ya noticed how professional wrestling this left right fight is? Pelosi and all for sure are pursuing every nonfunctional avenue to fight Trump and the right while ramming through fascists laws all over domestically. They accuse Trump of the most heinous impossibilities. He stands and waits. Get’s absolved by even the most strident msm dem cheerleaders even if it’s backhanded. And to any and all voters (what is that down to 49% of us?) left, Orange Man Bad gets more and more tiresome daily. The way this is going, Rahm Emmanuel, Obamas, all of em who aren’t in jail are gonna vote Trump in 2020.

      Clearly this is some of the best reverse psyche psy-op we’ve ever seen. Remember msm lying to us constantly about W and what a great and powerful irresistable bubba he was even as they pretended to object to him? They never did publish any thing substantive about him. Same goes here only they’re selling strident lies about what a terrible guy Trump is and screaming their hatred for him, making themselves and the few truths they tell sound ridiculous.

      What’s this called? Reverse gatekeeping?

  9. He lucky his killers left the body on his lawn and he didn’t get the cement shoe-overcoat treatment.

  10. From cited article: “…and an integral part of the former Soviet state’s transition to a free-market economy.”

    This means that he was an integral part (as Robert said) of the rape of Russia. I recommend Naomi Klein’s book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism to get anyone up to speed on how the West raped Russia during the early post-USSR years. (Caution: you will be very angry.) Key to that rape was a set of pre-ordained ‘oligarchs’ who immediately started transferring wealth outside of Russia.

    When Putin came to power, he immediately started a war on the ‘oligarchs’. He even imprisoned a few of the worst. However, he was forced into an uneasy truce with others.

    So, my end-of-twig speculations is that – in this case – Putin actually did it. I suspect that the ‘ratline’ of money out of Russia diminished but did not stop. What to do?

    Putin will be out of office in a few years. He may have wanted to leave Russia as ‘clean’ as possible of funds clandestinely heading for the West. Best remedy: Make a point with a prominent middleman . ‘Others’ duly note that they are being watched, and that there are consequences. My guess…

    (And, I suspect the cellphone and wallet were not ‘left behind’. I suspect that very-professional ‘operatives’ removed any potential tracking devices from him, before he was taken away for questioning. And then, they had a nice sit-down “chat” with him for a few days. That is probably what is freaking-out various banksters and oligarchs. What did those ‘operatives’ entice/coerce out of him before he was suicided or given the Rommel choice?)

  11. Robert Barricklow

    “Head of a unit integral to Soviet transition to a free-market economy”? How many lies can the NY Times hide inside a simple statement? I had to laugh right off from the get-go of sentence one. Where/when did all those Russian billionaires steal their great fortunes? The rape of Russia?

    1. Robert Barricklow

      No sign of foul play? Right. Because obviously, with no sign explicitly spelling out the motive, weapon and murder[s]; then he and/or she has been suicided. On & on goes the weasel lies, sentence after sentence.
      Of course this money trail tells the story of betrayal by trusted government[s]; most likely within the government’s intelligence/financial sector connections.

      1. Robert Barricklow

        The theft is still ongoing; draining the remaining public power base into the coffers of the private, unaccountable, unelected technocratic puppets.

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