24 Mar 20 (SEVENTEENTH article in a series)
Let’s hope that co-opting the COVID-19 political construct and leveraging us back to reality, but in a profoundly freer state; in what may be the year of the BOOMERANG, is a part of the Trump administration’s contingency plan to remedy this tragedy in which we currently find ourselves. Until such time, our priority must be working to fully understand our present landscape as accurately and thoroughly as we can. In such an endeavor, my efforts late last night had me filtering through endless DOJ PRESS RELEASES hunting for evidence of corruption and financial transactions germane to COVID-19 pandemic as a possible political construct. You won’t believe what I found because it’s deeper and more entangled than anticipated; and it wraps back to my prior work on an entirely different vector; and it has the Biden’s and China standing squarely in the middle of ALL OF IT. We’re going to examine the overlap of these two vectors and why the Bidens are connected to both.
All of that is going to take some housekeeping in order to properly line it out for you.
To begin, if you’re just now coming into this (haven’t read the body of work up to this point), you’re jumping into the ocean with no shoreline in sight. You need a backdrop of context to understand the enormity of all of this. You’ll find the HOUSEKEEPING ITEMS at the bottom helpful.
First, this article is different. I’m writing this to ask the professionals to just consider what I’ve outlined in what is now a catalog of 17 unintended articles, and determine if there is a grain of veracity to any of it. Unleash the resources and help to rule in or out what appears to be an abundance of open-source evidence that paints a nefarious picture.
Here’s the first housekeeping item – familiarizing yourself with the Biden’s connection to Ukraine, which I researched at length and discussed in the context of cryptic messaging from QAnon. Yes, I give much time to QAnon and for this simple reason – no matter if you believe QAnon to be absolutely real or absolutely fake, QAnon has consistently remained in front of the news cycle; with great accuracy, over time and while the MSM and other “news” outlets have consistently gotten it wrong for that same time. Yes, you have to dig to get the information but the doormats are conveniently placed in front of you if you care to enter. I care to enter.
Therefore, if you care to examine my findings on Biden and the Ukraine HERE, it’s within the QAnon dialogue. What those findings establish is one entire vector to the overlap that we are examining today and namely, the effort of the Biden family, while Joe was then Vice President, to use the existing corruption enmeshed in Ukraine to execute a corruption scheme in the global energy markets; primarily in natural gas. That’s nothing new and it’s been all over the press. It’s also not the full story.
So, on one side of the Bidens we have the Ukraine and a vast amount of global corruption in the energy markets. Precisely here, unless you know where I’m going with this, we have a gap. This gap I will fill-in for you below but for now, what is on the other side of the Bidens is represented by a cohort and the connection or nexus to it is our gap. Here’s that cohort: George Soros, Open Society Foundations, Unitaid, Gilead Sciences, Bill Gates, Pirbright, the World Health Organization and China. If you don’t have a full understanding of the details as to why this list represents a cohort, please refer to the HOUSEKEEPING ITEMS at the bottom.
So then, let’s fill in the gap (or the nexus) that ties global corruption in the energy markets using Ukraine as the conduit to a global viral pandemic with COVID-19; and with the Biden in the middle.
We’ll begin with THIS article from yesterday and what was outlined therein, which was THEN LATER CONFIRMED (to a large extent) by a subsequent QAnon post in #3896. From there, the DOJ search commenced using several search parameters. Consider this significant press release from 25 Mar 19, which deserves to be presented in full and with EMPHASIS ADDED:
Former Head of Organization Backed by Chinese Energy Conglomerate Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for International Bribery and Money Laundering Offenses
Schemed to Bribe the President of Chad and the President and Foreign Minister of Uganda
Chi Ping Patrick Ho, aka “Patrick C.P. Ho” and “He Zhiping,” was sentenced today to serve 36 months in prison for his role in a multi-year, multimillion-dollar scheme to bribe top officials of Chad and Uganda in exchange for business advantages for CEFC China Energy Company Limited (“CEFC China”) Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman for the Southern District of New York announced. Ho was convicted of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), money laundering, and conspiracy to commit the same, in December 2018, after a one-week jury trial before U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska, who imposed today’s sentence.
In addition to his prison term, Ho, 69, a citizen of the People’s Republic of China who resided in Hong Kong prior to his arrest in November 2017 and has been detained since his arrest, was fined $400,000. Following his prison sentence, Ho will be removed from the United States.
“Patrick Ho bribed officials at the highest levels of government in Chad and Uganda in pursuit of lucrative oil deals and other business opportunities, all while using a U.S.-based NGO to conceal his criminal scheme,” said Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski. “This kind of corruption undermines world markets and tilts the playing field against law-abiding companies and individuals. The Department will continue to investigate and prosecute individuals and corporations that engage in foreign bribery. ”
“Patrick Ho schemed to bribe the leaders of Chad and Uganda in order to secure unfair business advantages for the Chinese energy company he served,” said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Berman. “His actions were brazen, including offering the president of Chad $2 million in cash, hidden in gift boxes. Foreign corruption undermines the fairness of international markets, erodes the public’s faith in its leaders, and is deeply unfair to the people and businesses that play by the rules. Today’s sentence recognizes the severe harm caused by Ho’s actions.”
According to the evidence presented at trial, Ho orchestrated and executed two bribery schemes to pay top officials of Chad and Uganda in exchange for business advantages for CEFC China, a Shanghai-based multibillion-dollar conglomerate that operates internationally in multiple sectors, including oil, gas, and banking. During the course of the schemes, Ho served as the secretary-general of a non-governmental organization based in Hong Kong and Arlington, Virginia, and registered as a charitable entity in the United States, the China Energy Fund Committee (“CEFC NGO”), which held “Special Consultative Status” with the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council. CEFC NGO was funded by CEFC China.
In the first scheme (the Chad Scheme), Ho, on behalf of CEFC China, offered a $2 million cash bribe, hidden within gift boxes, to Idriss Déby, the president of Chad, in an effort to obtain valuable oil rights from the Chadian government. In the second scheme (the Uganda Scheme), Ho caused a $500,000 bribe to be paid, via wires transmitted through New York, New York, to an account designated by Sam Kutesa, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda, who had recently completed his term as the president of the UN General Assembly. Ho also schemed to pay a $500,000 cash bribe to Yoweri Museveni, the president of Uganda, and offered to provide both Kutesa and Museveni with additional corrupt benefits by “partnering” with them and their families in future joint ventures in Uganda.
The Chad Scheme
The Chad Scheme began in or about September 2014 when Ho flew into New York to attend the annual UN General Assembly. At that time, CEFC China – a multibillion-dollar energy company based in Shanghai, China – was working to expand its operations to Chad, and wanted to meet with President Déby as quickly as possible. Through a connection, Ho was introduced to Cheikh Gadio, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Senegal, who had a personal relationship with President Déby. Ho and Gadio met at CEFC China’s suite at Trump World Tower in midtown Manhattan, where Ho enlisted Gadio to assist CEFC China in obtaining access to President Déby
Gadio connected Ho and CEFC China to President Déby. In an initial meeting in Chad in November 2014, President Déby described to Ho and CEFC China executives certain lucrative oil rights that were available for CEFC China to acquire. Following that meeting, Gadio advised Ho and CEFC China to send a technical team to Chad to investigate the oil rights and make an offer to President Déby grounded in factual data. Instead, Ho insisted on a prompt second meeting with President Déby. The second meeting took place a few weeks later, in December 2014. Ho led a CEFC China delegation, which flew to Chad on a corporate jet with $2 million cash concealed within several gift boxes. At the conclusion of a business meeting with President Déby, Ho and the CEFC China executives presented him with the gift boxes.
To the surprise of Ho and the CEFC China executives, President Déby rejected the $2 million bribe offer, but later agreed to accept the money as a charitable donation to the country. Ho subsequently drafted a letter to President Déby falsely claiming that the cash had really been intended as a donation to the people of Chad all along.
Ho and CEFC China did not obtain the unfair advantage that they had sought through the bribe offer, and by mid-2015, Ho had turned his attention to a different so-called “gateway to Africa”: Uganda.
The Uganda Scheme
The Uganda Scheme began around the same time as the Chad Scheme, when Ho was in New York for the annual UN General Assembly. Ho met with Sam Kutesa, who had recently begun his term as the 69th president of the UN General Assembly (“PGA”). Ho, purporting to act on behalf of CEFC NGO, met with Kutesa and began to cultivate a relationship with him. During the year when Kutesa served as PGA, Ho and Kutesa discussed a “strategic partnership” between Uganda and CEFC China for various business ventures, to be formed once Kutesa returned to Uganda.
In or about February 2016 – after Kutesa had returned to Uganda and resumed his role as Foreign Minister, and Yoweri Museveni (Kutesa’s relative) had been reelected as the president of Uganda – Kutesa solicited a payment from Ho, purportedly for a charitable foundation that Kutesa wished to launch. Ho agreed to provide the requested payment, but simultaneously requested, on behalf of CEFC China, an invitation to Museveni’s inauguration, business meetings with Museveni and other high-level Ugandan officials, and a list of specific business projects in Uganda in which CEFC China could participate.
In May 2016, Ho and CEFC China executives traveled to Uganda. Prior to departing, Ho caused CEFC NGO to wire $500,000 to the account provided by Kutesa in the name of the so-called “foundation,” which wire was transmitted through New York, New York. Ho also advised his boss, Ye Jianming, the then-chairman of CEFC China, to provide $500,000 in cash to Museveni, ostensibly as a campaign donation, even though Museveni had already been reelected. Ho intended these payments to influence Kutesa and Museveni to use their official power to steer business advantages to CEFC China.
Ho and CEFC China executives attended President Museveni’s inauguration and obtained business meetings in Uganda with Museveni and top Ugandan officials, including with the Department of Energy and Mineral Resources. After the trip, Ho requested that Kutesa and Museveni assist CEFC China in acquiring a Ugandan bank, as an initial step before pursuing additional ventures in Uganda. Ho also offered to “partner” with Kutesa and Museveni and/or their “family businesses,” making clear that both officials would share in CEFC China’s future profits. In exchange for the bribes offered and paid by Ho, Kutesa thereafter steered a bank acquisition opportunity to CEFC China.
The investigation was conducted by the FBI and IRS Criminal Investigation. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Department of Justice, Criminal Division’s Office of International Affairs provided assistance.
Trial Attorney Paul A. Hayden of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section, FCPA Unit and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Daniel C. Richenthal, Douglas S. Zolkind, and Catherine E. Ghosh of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Southern District of New York’s Public Corruption Unit are prosecuting the case.
The Fraud Section is responsible for investigating and prosecuting all FCPA matters. Additional information about the Justice Department’s FCPA enforcement efforts can be found at www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud/fcpa.DOJ PRESS RELEASE
It’s the CEFC/Chad/Uganda entanglements that have our attention. Before we get into it, Chad/Uganda are the only connections I’ve uncovered thus far and its a virtual certainty that more exist. For the time being, though, here’s why Chad and Uganda are relevant in all of this.
What happens if you go to Unitaid’s website and search for Chad?
You get THIS, which demonstrates a convergence on the same relative timeline as CEFC energy ventures into Chad. Look at the focus, EMPHASIS ADDED.
News | 21 September 2017
A third season of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) is now underway in Burkina Faso, Chad and Nigeria through the Unitaid-funded ACCESS-SMC project implemented by Malaria Consortium. A Unitaid delegation arrived in Burkina Faso today to monitor the project there. Most childhood deaths from malaria in the region occur during the rainy season. SMC treatment during this period has proven to prevent illness and death from malaria.
News | 25 April 2018
On this year’s World Malaria Day, Unitaid is pleased to see its work to stop early-childhood malaria in Africa’s Sahel region being carried on by governments and other organizations, offering the potential to one day protect all the region’s smallest children from the deadly disease. From 2014 to 2017, Unitaid funded the ACCESS-SMC project, the world´s very first large-scale pilot to evaluate the effectiveness of seasonal malaria.
News | 25 April 2015
Giving More Children Protection Against Malaria. As the world marks malaria day with a call to ”invest in the future, defeat malaria,” we can celebrate that the global malaria map is steadily shrinking as millions more are reached with measures to prevent, diagnose and treat the mosquito-borne disease. Yet despite a nearly 50 percent fall in mortality since 2000, malaria still claims more than half a million lives globally every year, most of…
Note the following from the extracts above: anti-malaria research with special emphasis on chemoprevention and preventing childhood infection (COVID-19 only really impacts seniors and holds harmless younger demographics.)
Why is the anti-malarial angle important? It’s anti-malaria treatments that currently pave the best path to remedying COVID-19.
What happens if you search Unitaid for Uganda? You get THIS and it’s a copious amount of results showing much the same. Consider these several examples (EMPHASIS MINE).
News | 22 April 2016
Two-year-old Kamaragi was reeling with high fever when he was brought to the Luweero Hospital in northern Uganda. Not surprisingly, he tested positive for severe malaria, which often affects children in Africa. Fortunately for Kamaragi, he was given injectable artesunate, a new malaria treatment that can bring people, especially children, back from the brink of death. By the second day, Kamaragi was much better and the fever was gone, buying…view more
News | 27 November 2019
The country has the largest national HIV programme in the world Unitaid has played a key role in ushering in the new and improved treatment, which works toward ending the HIV epidemic Johannesburg, South Africa – One in five people in the world on HIV medication will be able to switch to a simpler, more affordable, more effective treatment following an announcement today that the Government of South Africa will roll out a state-of-the-art…view more
News | 25 April 2017
Geneva – Unitaid’s Executive Board has approved three new malaria grants totalling over US $72 million on the occasion of World Malaria Day. The grants will help to prevent malaria deaths among pregnant women and children under six years of age, both considered high-risk groups for the disease. Unitaid funds interventions that have a catalytic effect, preparing the way for other partners to adopt and scale up innovative health products or…
News | 06 December 2017
Geneva – Unitaid and the University of Bordeaux today launched a four-year research project to cut TB deaths among children by widening availability of fast tests that can be used even in remote, rural settings. The TB-Speed project will be implemented in Cambodia, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia by a consortium of eight organizations led by the University of Bordeaux and supported by a US$ 14.6…
News | 30 November 2016
Unitaid – CHAI grant aims to drive savings of $1.6 billion through 2024. Unitaid and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) today announced a three-year project to speed the introduction of new, optimal HIV drugs, and make them more available and affordable. The US $ 34 million investment is expected to be a boon for adults and children living with HIV who receive treatments that are not effective. In addition, 18 million people who…
Note the following from the extracts above: the same anti-malaria research as well as a nexus to the Clinton Foundation (no political conspiracy theory is complete without them.) Moreover, the HIV work, which aligns with the insertions found in the COVID-19 strain as previously covered.
This brings us full circle and we stay on the concept of nexuses as we fill in the one remaining piece of information in our gap. How do the Bidens factor into all of this.
Here’s how. Remember the Chinese energy company complicit in this all – CEFC? Well, consider this as sourced HERE (EMPHASIS MINE),
A high-ranking Chinese businessman was charged by the Justice Department with global corruption and bribery in 2017, and the first call he made after his arrest was to Vice President Joe Biden’s brother, James Biden, who thinks the call was meant for Joe’s son, Hunter.
Patrick Ho, the lieutenant to the founder of the multibillion-dollar Chinese conglomerate CEFC China Energy, was indicted under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the Southern District of New York for his role in a global money laundering and bribery scheme aimed at government officials in Africa. The Justice Department also accused Ho of helping with Iranian sanctions evasion and working to use the Chinese company’s connections to sell weaponry to Chad, Libya, and Qatar.
Ho immediately tried reaching out to the younger Biden for help because that summer, as investigators circled, Hunter agreed to represent Ho as part of Hunter’s efforts to work out a liquefied natural gas deal worth tens of millions of dollars with CEFC China Energy’s leader Ye Jianming.
So, we know the Biden’s have a direct interface with CEFC. But what about the other side? The side opposite of the converging vast amounts of corruption in the global energy sector. Here’s one way to bridge that gap on the same timeline as sourced from Unitaid HERE. In it and from these extracts, we learn (EMPHASIS MINE),
Geneva – Unitaid’s Executive Board has approved three new malaria grants totalling over US $72 million on the occasion of World Malaria Day. The grants will help to prevent malaria deaths among pregnant women and children under six years of age, both considered high-risk groups for the disease.
Unitaid funds interventions that have a catalytic effect, preparing the way for other partners to adopt and scale up innovative health products or approaches.
Unitaid is investing US $50 million to ensure that pregnant women in malaria-affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa have access to a preventive therapy for malaria known as “intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy” or IPTp. The five-year project, to be implemented by Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, will increase IPTp coverage and expand antenatal care attendance in four African countries – Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Mozambique and Nigeria.
In areas with high malaria transmission, young children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable to malaria infection and death. In 2015, more than two-thirds of all malaria deaths occurred among children under the age of five. Malaria killed an estimated 429,000 people in 2015 , according to the World Health Organization, despite being preventable and treatable.
The three-year project, implemented by the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), will provide pre-referral treatment for more than 5000 cases of severe malaria per year in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Uganda. If the pre-referral treatment is scaled up, Unitaid estimates that RAS could benefit up to a million children and save up to 20,000 lives per year.
The Board also approved a US $3.4 million supply grant with Medicines for Malaria Venture to increase the availability of new, effective, affordable, user-friendly and quality-assured products for malaria pre-referral treatment with RAS, as well as medicines used for Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention in children and preventive therapy in pregnant women.UNITAID
Recall, it was Gates, who funds and steers the WHO; along with China as the other primary donor, and here we see Soros and his NGO ventures coalesce with Gates in the same anti-malaria, African nation, patent-sharing, vaccine and treatment research. Recall, it was John Hopkins that conducted a viral pandemic drill along with Bill Gates and the WHO in a precursory exercise antecedent to the outbreak of COVID-19. Recall that it was the WHO that was thrust into preeminent leadership in global viral pandemic scenario that was presented during the 13 Jan 17 Obama/Trump transition meetings. Recall that Joe Biden was the Vice President at that time.
So then, I ask you. What are the chances that the Obama administration, the Bidens and the Clintons were using corruption in the global energy markets (and assuredly elsewhere) as a mechanism to research and develop antimalarial treatments and vaccines relative to COVID-19? I don’t know. I do know that I’m reluctant to once again look the other way in the face of yet another possible example of profound corruption and apparently of the highest order.
The type of order that would have you confined inside your home to avoid a contagion that may have been bio-engineered and released for political purposes.
Requisite disclaimer – this is now the 17th article in a series on the COVID-19 coronavirus. All of this began with some curiosity about whom may stand to gain or benefit with the discovery of a promising treatment identified as Remdesivir – no more and no less; it’s that simple.
There was never an intent to write a single article; much less a series of them. The rabbit hole into which I placed myself diverged many times over transitioning into a mess of global entanglements that converted this work from an exploratory exercise to one hunting for evidence to scaffold an hypothesis. The content, therefore, is affected and takes a different tone and direction. For deeper understanding, here is the CATALOG of all articles in this series.
At this point, I’ve covered so much ground that attempting to recapitulate it to introduce each new article has become too cumbersome. Please refer back to the catalog for a deeper contextual backdrop to what appears above. To save time, I would encourage you to start with the NINTH ARTICLE (it serves as a recapitulation of the first eight and launches the effort in another direction, which is where we are right now and which is seemingly in the midst of a global 9/11; assuming the fulcrum point of the truth continues to shift in favor of my suspicions relative to the evidence uncovered thus far.)