Additional information on the buying of vote riggers with
Saudi and former Enron funds has been obtained. The epicenter for the vote
rigging operation is Dallas, Texas, and the operation may involve retired FBI
agents who used a well-established "good ole boy" network to
arrange for access to polling precincts by electronic voting machine
technicians who took advantage of various November 2 security
"lockdowns" to illegally alter the tabulation of votes in favor of
Bush. Some of the retired agents may have used courtesy credentials issued upon
retirement to fool unsuspecting polling place workers.
The cost of the operation was estimated at $29 million with
the money sent via a circuitous network of offshore trust companies and shell
activities. This reporter has obtained a copy of a bank check for $29,600,000
that was allegedly sent to cover the cost of the Texas-based vote rigging
operation. The check is dated October 22, 2004, and was made payable to
"Five Star Investment Ltd.," a trust said to have long connections to
Saudi-funded operations in Texas and around the world. The payer is identified
as "Equity Financial Trust," a Houston-based "brass plate"
and post office box entity tied to offshore Cook Islands "folding
tent" accounts used to hide away profits amassed by the former Enron as
well as Saudi financiers.
On October 6, 2004, some two weeks before Equity Financial
Trust transferred the money to Five Star Investment Ltd., the Office of
the Superintendent of Financial Institutions for Canada listed Equity Financial
Trust, along with Bankers Financial and Security Trust, Falcon Financial and
Trust, and Unity Virtual Trust Group as "unauthorized financial
institutions." In fact, the check for $29.6 million, which is marked
"Not to exceed fifty million dollars," is drawn on the Laurentian
Bank of Canada's Toronto branch. Its serial number is 317675450 3 and the bank
number is 23-97/1020. The bank instrument is issued by Integrated Payment
Systems, Inc. of Englewood, Colorado, and Bank One, NA, Denver, Colorado.
It is noteworthy that a number of companies operated by
past Bush campaign contributor Pierre Falcone, under criminal investigation in
France for weapons smuggling in Angola, are called "Falcon." Several
non-governmental organizations, including Global Witness, have tied Falcone to
questionable Halliburton activities when Vice President Dick Cheney headed
Some of the vote riggers who were guaranteed a
minimum payment for their services have started talking about the
operation because they did not receive the money they were promised.
Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist, author and
syndicated columnist who previously served in the National Security Agency
during the Reagan administration. He concentrates on national security and