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Dar linked to Italian mafia dirty money scandal!

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  1. Invisible

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    Investigators suspect the money was meant for buying diamonds, as one of the suspects was found to have diamonds from Tanzania at his home in Italy



    Tanzania security agencies are investigating how millions of euros from an Italian political party were transferred into the country through a foreign commercial bank and invested in the country.

    Police have learnt that around 10 million euros ($13 million) were transferred to Tanzania in dubious circumstances. Information made available last week from Italy indicates that the treasurer of the Northern League political party (which is allied to former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi), Francesco Belsito, is under investigation for fraud, embezzlement and money laundering.

    Italy's Guardia di Finanza (the financial unit of the tax police in Rome) is presently investigating a questionable 4.5 million euro ($5.9 million) transfer to Tanzania, while 1.2 million euros ($1.5 million) were sent to Cyprus and 1 million euros ($1.3 million) were invested in Norway Crowns.

    Investigation by The EastAfrican in Dar es Salaam showed that the money in question was sent to Tanzania through Federal Bank of the Middle East (FBME) in Cyprus and then to FBME Bank in Tanzania. Mr Belsito was apparently the one who deposited the money in the Tanzania bank.

    Tanzania's Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is investigating the case on suspicion of embezzlement, aggravated fraud committed against the state and money laundering.

    The chief prosecutor of Milan, Edmondo Bruti Liberati, told The EastAfrican that three judicial offices, co-ordinated by Milan assistant public prosecutor Alfredo Robledo and public prosecutors Roberto Pellicano and Paolo Filippini, were investigating the case alongside the financial police.

    The other investigators include prosecutors Henry John Woodcock and Vincenzo Piscitelli for Naples with the Carabinieri from the NOE ecological operational unit; Reggio Calabria prosecutor Giuseppe Lombardo with police officers from the DIA intelligence unit are investigating possible financial fraud on cheques going back and forth from Italy to FBME Bank in Tanzania.


    Allegations
    Mr Liberati said that the investigators are investigating the Northern League over a raft of charges of financial irregularities, fraud, embezzlement, and money laundering. The EastAfrican has been exclusively informed that some of the more explosive allegations have to do with links to a Tanzanian businessman who is in close contact with members of the De Stefano family, one of the most powerful clans in the ‘Ndrangheta, the organised crime syndicate based in Calabria, the toe of Italy.

    Indeed, the investments made in Cyprus and in Tanzania are being examined for possible links to organised crime. According to Mr Liberati, all the transactions were done in the last week of December 2011.

    Mr Liberati said the investigators started their investigation in April this year following allegations that Umberto Bossi, the charismatic leader of Italy's Northern League, used taxpayers' money to pay for improvements to his house and for travel, dinners and hotel accommodation for his children.

    "The claims, based on evidence collected through wiretaps, came to light in a judicial warrant issued for the search of the party's headquarters in Milan," said Mr Liberati.

    The money transferred to the FBME Bank in Tanzania was frozen and then sent back to Italy when the FIU and the Bank of Tanzania (BoT), which monitors foreign currency transactions, became suspicious of the large amount of money.

    Investigators suspect the money was meant for buying diamonds, as one of the suspects was found to have diamonds from Tanzania at his home in Italy.

    The investigators further said that the Italian mafia approached the Tanzania government proposing to invest $5.9 million in small scale mining for diamonds, but the government rejected the offer.



    SOURCE: Dar linked to Italian mafia dirty money scandal *- News*|theeastafrican.co.ke
     
  2. Entrepreneur

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    Italian Job
     
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    Zitakuwa kwenye Hotel za Zanzibar na Slipway may b...
     
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    i see..........
    I'll b back
     
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    Usiseme sana watasikia..ila money laundering is a big problem hata kama hatusemi.
     
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    NasDaz JF-Expert Member

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    Money Laundering (Utakasaji Fedha) hivi sasa ni tatizo kubwa sana duniani!! Hata hivyo, endapo mabenki yetu yatajipanga sawa sawa basi ni tatizo rahisi sana kulidhibiti. Na ili mradi hatuna stock exchange market iliyo strong basi udhibiti wa ML unaweza kutuwea rahisi zaidi.
     
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    Tanzania security agencies are investigating how millions of euros from an Italian political party were transferred into the country through a foreign commercial bank and invested in the country.

    This Ole Naiko Incompetence legacy He was warned before he choose to side with investors without him knowning the source of Investiment. Sad thing is more than 60% of all tourist hotel in Tanzania are here to clean dirty money.
     
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    My friend Nicola (owner wa Slipway) must be a possible link, no doubt about that.
     
  9. Maundumula

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    Mwambie rafiki yako wa slipway akae mkao wa kula maana FIU pale hazina soon itamgongea mlangoni.
     
  10. AirTanzania

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    Kikwete hajaongwa viatu vya kitaliano? Magamba watakuwa wanajua mchezo wote
     
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    Habari zenu wanaJF!!
    I have read that piece of "info" and I have concluded doubtlessly that it's totally and completely mythomanic. I'll try my level best to be explicit

    1)The money was not invested in Tanzania - walihitaji kuinvest Tazania( ni chama cha siasa kinaitwa LEGA NORD) lakini Bank ilizikataa pesa kwakuwa procedures za antimoney laundering were not respected. so pesa zilirudi nyuma.

    2) the total amount which they wanted to invest between Cyprus and Tanzania was 5.7m EUROS not the amount mentioned in the article.

    3)the money intended to be inveted had nothing to do with camorra,sacra corona unita,ndrangheta leave alone mafia.
    the money was what is called in italian " rimborsi elettorali" literally reimbursement of electoral expenses which all italian political parties receive after presenting election cost analysis to the presidenza del consiglio dei ministri.

    4) signor Belsito is not a ndrangheta affiliate he was simply a leganord treasurer.

    JF is too prestigious to rely on unverified news written by our local pseudojournalists who just copy and paste from internet. Ninakumbuka wakati Kikwete alipokwenda Davos(Uswisi) kuna gazeti liliandika kuwa alikwenda Sweden na likataja mji ambao hata sweden haupo!! humu ndani wakaanza kujadili mada ambayo haikuwa "perfect".

     
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    Jamaa kaweka source, the east african . Tafadhali wewe tuwekee source au source ndiyo hiyo hiyo lakini kwa jinsi ulivyoielewa wewe?.
     
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    shamba la bibi
     
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    bucha limeachwa lilindwe na fisi!
     
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    Drug barons say, money laundering is social responsibility.
     
  16. zomba

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    Nawashangaa Watanzania.

    Hao jamaa wanaleta fedha za nje humu ndani, inabidi tuzitumie ipasavyo na zitusaidie kwa ni vitu adimu.

    Mafisadi wanaokula 10% na wanaoiba mali za umma wanapeleka fedha zao kuweka mabenki ya Ulaya lakini hawazirudishi, wanaziweka huko zinawasaidia kujaza hazina zao.

    Tufikiri strategically.
     
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    Mr George Allen,
    Nimeona unahitaji source nitajaribu kukuwekea hapa chini;
    * corriere della sera Corriere della Sera
    *la stampa di torino LASTAMPA.it
    *il Giornale IlGiornale.it - Le ultime notizie, attualit, politica, economia, meteo
    *il Fatto Quotidiano www.ilfattoquotidiano.it
    *Libero liberoquotidiano.it, politica, attualità, economia, esteri, costume e società
    *KalokolaVIII

    Nafikiri zinatosha.

     
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    Thanks for the clarification. Mwandishi wA habari hii alichofanya ni ku-copy na ku-paste toka media za Italy ambazo kutokana na tofauti za kisiasa wamelink transaction hizi na familia za Camorra kwa sababu wanazozojua wao!

    Tanzania tumekataa baada ya kustuliwa na chama pinzani huko huko Italy, lakini hela ziliishaingi na zilikua tayari kuwekezwa.
     
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    Wewe ni kilaza mkuu!! four star kilaza
     
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    Hizi source hizi nimezipenda! ... saaana tu!, sasa mkuu georgeallen kama hajui kiitaliano sijui itabidi anze kuomba na translator wa kiitaliano .... kaaazi kweli kweli

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