Sunday, December 18, 2016

Underworld links

Follow up to multiple postings included in NYT details how Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S., today’s NBC News report – U.S. Officials: Putin Personally Involved in U.S. Election Hack: “U.S. intelligence officials now believe with “a high level of confidence” that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. presidential election

Praha exclusive now in Anglickom jazykom American charged in bank hacking turned down Russian asylum: lawyer | Reuters “Lots of odd things about the timing and claims in this piece. Not clear to me what motive Russia would have to offer asylum to a mere IT-style bank fraudster.”. John Helmer: “It sounds like Aaron figured out he was to be held on the Russian side and then traded for someone Russian caught up in a US indictment for hacking and taken to the US; e.g., or Aaron’s lawyer would have told him he would do less prison time in the US if he came over voluntarily than if he remained in Russia; enjoyed the Russian quality of life; and was then arrested one evening and put on plane back to the US.”

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It began with a glint of high-vis orange, poking out from underneath a piece of plywood in the shallows of the Parramatta River. Fully-clothed in a jumper, cargo pants and Asics runners, Michael Gavanas' body was found face down in the mangroves on July 18, 2015 Underworld links silent friends and a body in the mangroves mystery surrounds Sydney death

FIRST cop, then killer. Now Roger Rogerson has transformed himself into Long Bay’s very own jailhouse rocker after prison chiefs splashed out on a keyboard. Belting out numbers by The Beatles and Frank Sinatra as well as show tunes, the 75-year-old known as “The Dodger” has formed a trio with fellow prisoners to entertain inmates in the jail wing for the elderly and infirm. A favourite of the singalongs has been Sinatra’s My Way, which has impressed staff and ageing co-­offenders alike, despite the irony of its first line: “And now, the end is near.” Roger Rogerson

Eddie Obeid's legal bill given $10 million boost with property sale