U.S. forces are currently transporting tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other equipment from Germany to Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary for a series of multinational exercises called Saber Guardian 17. Saber Guardian 2017 is a multinational military exercise involving approximately 25,000 military personnel from over 20 participating nations. The Black Sea Region exercises for 2017 include numerous U.S., ally, and partner national exercises, with SG17 being the largest. Each is separate and distinct, however many of them contribute to or enable SG17 in various ways. As a whole, these exercises demonstrate the United States and NATO’s superior joint and combined capabilities and highlight our collective will to defend against regional aggression.

“I’m really excited to be going to Romania,” said Sgt. 1st Class Alexander Graybill, a platoon sergeant for Company C, 588th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3/4 ABCT. “We just completed Combined Resolve VIII. Going to Romania with a new mission will allow us to apply the lessons learned to Saber Guardian. I feel that it will allow us to have more time to polish up on areas and prepare to go to Combined Resolve IX back in Germany later this summer.”

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The Wife in Death Wish

Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures distribution operation has set MGM’s “Death Wish” reboot for a Nov. 22 launch.   The new “Death Wish” stars Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Kimberly Elise, Mike Epps, and Elisabeth Shue. It will open against Disney-Pixar’s animated family comedy “Coco” and Broad Green’s comedy “Villa Capri,” starring Morgan Freeman and Rene Russo.

 

Hulu and Annapurna Pictures have an output-licensing agreement that grants Hulu pay-one window streaming rights following their theatrical release.

 

[January 13

Bruce Willis will play the role originated by the late Charles Bronson. He will star alongside Elisabeth Shue and Vincent D’Onofrio.
In Chicago,Eli “Hostel” Roth has directed the filming of some action sequences in the Loop and in the Pilsen neighborhood. Most of the picture is being shot in cost-effective and versatile Montreal. Originally released in 1974, the Michael Winner-directed picture relaunched then-53-year-old Charles Bronson’s career and drove the vigilante craze during the ’70s and ’80s. Death Wish spawned four sequels and a reboot has circled Hollywood since Sylvester Stallone expressed interest in the series back in 2006. The first major efforts, though, crystallized in 2012, when a script from Scott Alexander and Larry Karazewski was optioned, with Joe Carnahan to direct. However, after several sets of directors, the MGM/Paramount remake’s future still remained questionable.

Now that Roth is attached, he’ll likely bring his own sensibilities to the reboot. Known for hyperstylized elements similar to those of pop-auteur Quentin Tarantino (a clear influence, citing his NYU student film, Restaurant Dogs), Roth brings his own bloody aesthetic – which got him named as a member of the modern horror influencers, known as the Splat Pack – to Death Wish. Beyond his gruesome methods, though, the filmmaker clearly has a deep appreciation for gritty, grindhouse-style films of the era.

 

[March 29 2012 House at the End of the Street: releasing after Hunger Games, natch ]

Elizabeth Shue in House at the End of the Street

Elizabeth Shue in House at the End of the Street

A mother [Elizabeth Shue[and daughter [Jennifer Lawrence] move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over. House at the End of the Street, which just released its first trailer. (Days after Hungers Games’ record-breaking opening weekend. Coincidence? We think not.)

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The Slider (2017)
Drama

 

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“Sense8” an edgy sci-fi drama is gone after two seasons, “Sense8” Created by Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski (of the “The Matrix” fame) followed a small group of people around the world who were hunted by a mysterious organization because they shared a mental connection that allowed them to tap into one another’s thoughts and skills.

 

[June 20 2015 stars in Sicilian Vampire ]

Sicilian Vampire (2015), Thriller | 10 September 2015 release(Canada)

[June 9 Daryl Hannah: Sense8 downloaded by pirates, left-handed praise]

Daryl Hannah “persecution, bigotry and fear.”

Sense8 – season one, 5 June
“Eight people. Eight cities. One mind.” in a schoolyard premise that holds enough intrigue to call viewers back, has been downloaded by pirates more than half a million times less than three days after its release.

[January 26 Daryl Hannah stars in Death Squad [ 2047 – Sights of Death (2014)]]

Daryl Hannah in Death Squad.   Death Squad [ 2047 - Sights of Death (2014)]   perhaps 2047 Sights of Death isn't really designed for theatrical release.

Daryl Hannah in Death Squad. Death Squad [ 2047 – Sights of Death (2014)] perhaps 2047 Sights of Death isn’t really designed for theatrical release.

[September 9 2014 Daryl Hannah signs for Sense8]
The state of California filed a $62,622,tax lien against Daryl Hannah on March 24th with the EL Lay County CA Recorder of Deeds, said to get cleaned up.

On August 25, Daryl Hannah joined the film Michael to play Deborah, who runs a Colorado Buddhist retreat where Michael goes to find solace.

[Jun 29]

Daryl Hannah (“Kill Bill”)joins the international cast. of the upcoming 10-episode Netflix sci-fi series “Sense8” . Sense8 will follow a group of people who are somehow physically linked and find themselves on the run from an unknown force because of their “unique gift,” which is an “evolutionary leap, which was caused by technology.” Major themes of the series will reportedly be “persecution, bigotry and fear.” The cast has signed for all 5 Seasons of the show (should they be made).


[May 14]

[February 21]

Daryl Hannah in Rome January 2014

Daryl Hannah in Rome January 2014

Blade Runner 1982

Blade Runner 1982

Principal photography will commence this month in Rome on the action thriller in which Major Anderson (Daryl Hannah) and some unscrupulous mercenaries led by Lobo (Michael Madsen), do the dirty — both just out of “Skin Traffik” where they did the same in Britain.

AMBI Pictures, the Italy-based film development, finance and production company run by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, today announced that Danny Glover (“Lethal Weapon” series, “Saw” “The Color Purple”), Daryl Hannah (“Kill Bill” “Blade Runner” “Splash”), Rutger Hauer (“Blade Runner” “Sin City” “Batman Begins”), Stephen Baldwin (“The Usual Suspects” “Born on the 4th of July”) and Michael Madsen (“Reservoir Dogs” “Kill Bill” “Donnie Brasco”) have signed on to star in the action thriller “Sights of Death” / “S.O.D,” which will be directed by Alessandro Capone (“L’amore nascosto” “Superstition 2”).
Monika Gomez del Campo Bacardi, Lady of Bayfield Hall, better known as “Monika Bacardi,”
is the widow of drinks magnate Lord Luis Bacardi. The pair set up AMBI Pictures late last year.

[February 19]


Director Ara Bradley Paiaya: his debut ‘Hollywood’ feature film is ‘Skin Traffik’ . Rugby League player Keith Mason is set to appear on screens in just a few months’ time alongside Mickey Rourke and Daryl Hannah in Skin Traffik, directed by Ara Paiaya (The Suppressor, Maximum Impact). The film is a dark tale set in the world of human trafficking, with a jaded hit man regaining his humanity amidst a brutal underworld, in which daily survival is not so much a skill, but an instinct. The cast is headed by British action star, Gary Daniels and sees Michael Madsen, Mickey Rourke and Darryl Hannah all popping up to phone in performances. Skin Traffik is due out in the UK at the end of Summer 2014, maybe.

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07/04/17 The Administrative Court of Luxembourg upheld the former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn , who challenged on appeal his conviction to pay tax arrears for the company LSK of which he was a partner, AFP.

“The tax office […] has wrongly declared Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn a co-debtor in the amount of 74,792.40 euros,” the Court held in a ruling contrary to The one handed down in November at first instance.

 

September 13 2016 South Sudan leaders acquire stakes in overseas businesses because of international actors ]

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DSK of National Credit Bank South Sudan

 

“The key catalyst of South Sudan’s civil war has been competition for the grand prize, control over state assets and the country’s abundant natural resources between rival kleptocratic networks led by President Kiir and (former) Vice-President Machar.“The evidence is thorough, it is detailed and it is irrefutable. It involves arms dealers, international lawyers, international banks, international real estate and it is because of these international actors that we are also able to provide solutions to help end this criminal behaviour to protect innocent civilians,” he said.
The Sentry • TheSentry.org
War Crimes Shouldn’t Pay: Stopping the looting and destruction in South Sudan
September 2016

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[June 23 The Libertine: Johnny Depp as a Dominique Strauss-Kahn-like politician ]

Johnny Depp as a Dominique Strauss-Kahn-like politician

Johnny Depp as a Dominique Strauss-Kahn-like politician?

At Cannes, Warner Bros. was “involved,” but the project “isn’t being developed at” the studio. Brett Ratner is going full steam ahead with his new project, “The Libertine,” starring Johnny Depp as a Dominique Strauss-Kahn-like politician accused of sexual assault — despite all the controversy surrounding the star. Ratner announced his plans for the film at the Cannes Film Festival on May 11.
Less than two weeks later, May 23, Depp was hit with divorce papers from Amber Heard, and the actress and her friends have leveled intense allegations of physical abuse against Depp, while his pals defended him.
“The Libertine” will star Depp as “a powerful French politician who endures house arrest in a luxury NYC apartment while awaiting trial for sexual assault against a hotel maid,” Deadline reported. The film’s “loosely based” on the 2011 DSK sex-abuse scandal. Criminal charges were dropped against DSK, who settled a civil suit with the maid for an undisclosed amount. Ratner added, “The whole movie takes place in one location, and I’ve never done that before. It’s one of the best scripts I’ve ever read. People are surprised, because I’ve always been a commercial filmmaker, and this is a much smaller movie.”
But an insider told Page Six of the project,“Everybody agreed it would be impossible to still use Depp in light of the [abuse allegations].” Casting Depp “would create some controversy; they decided it was too hot to go near. You can’t do it. Brett would be devastated as this is a dream project.” But a rep for Ratner said of dumping Depp, “It’s not true,” adding the film is in “active development” with the actor attached. The film’s produced by Lloyd Braun and Andrew Mittman.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s hopes of rehabilitation suffered a blow June 16 2016,  when he was ordered to pay €10,000 to anti-prostitution campaigners after losing a civil court case.   The former managing director of the International Monetary Fund knew full well that the women with whom he had sexual relations at orgies were prostitutes, Douai appeal court ruled.   Mr Strauss-Kahn, 67, was acquitted of aggravated pimping last year after telling a criminal trial that his recreational activities included sex with strangers at libertine parties

[August 19 2015 Dominique Strauss-Kahn: a layered comedic dramatization from Warners? ]
Warner Bros., which has pre-emptively picked up the spec script titled The Libertine by Ben Kopit. The script is described as being a layered comedic dramatization on the scandal. Kopit, the son of Nine playwright Arthur Kopit, is also a Columbia University undergrad and a recipient of the 2013 Sloan Screenwriting Fellowship, and the 2013 David C. Baumgarten Endowed Award in Comedy Writing, among several awards.
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[July 2 Polls & more PR for the striver]

DSK with Thierry Leyne
Prime Minister Manuel Valls beat Strauss-Kahn in the study by French polling firm Viavoice, which asked would-be voters who would make a “good candidate” for the Left in the 2017 ballot. The Next French presidential election is scheduled to be held in April and May 2017 [640+ days]. If voters are not really paying attention to the election, do not expect the polls to be an honest portrayal of future outcomes.
Valls claimed 47 percent support, with Strauss-Kahn as the runner-up with 37 percent. Strauss-Kahn proved to be less popular among Socialist Party sympathisers who participated in the survey. Constituents who tend to vote for left-wing candidates favoured PM Valls, Lille Mayor Martine Aubry, Royal and Hollande over the disgraced former International Monetary Fund chief. French President François Hollande managed only 23 percent support, finishing fifth among left-wing leaders.
[July 1 ]

https://twitter.com/dstrausskahn/status/614846993253298176
DSK says Athens’ creditors should accept a temporary suspension of payments.
“My proposal is the following: Greece should get no more new financing from the EU or the IMF but it should get a generous maturity extension and significant nominal debt reduction from the official sector,”
more PR here
The Luxembourg state prosecutor is reviewing complaints stemming from the collapse last November of Leyne Strauss-Kahn & Partners following the suicide of Thierry Leyne, who had co-founded the investment firm with Strauss-Kahn months earlier.
[February 24 Dominique Strauss-Kahn: more on Myriam L’Aouffir after French TV]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="413"] Myriam l’Aouffir: President of “Just for them”association,is proud to help girls in rural areas achieve their dreams

Saturday, February 14, 2015 changed Saturday, February 21, 2015 – 12:22

“Just for them’ has worked since 2004 for education and literacy in rural areas to the Morocco, Myriam l’Aouffir, founder of the Daenerys consulting agency ‘ Com and former head of Digital Marketing at France Télévisions launched in 2006 the project “A bike for her”then”A career for her”to enable girls to achieve their college, usually located a few kilometres from their home, and thus be able to continue their education.

Myriam l’Aouffir explains to Atlasinfo the course of these young girls, their success and their integration into professional life.
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DEAUVILLE, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 13: Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Myriam L'Aoufir arrive at the closing ceremony and the 'Sin City : A Dame To Kill For' premiere during the 40th Deauville American Film Festival on September 13, 2014 in Deauville, France

DEAUVILLE, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 13: Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Myriam L’Aoufir arrive at the closing ceremony and the ‘Sin City : A Dame To Kill For’ premiere during the 40th Deauville American Film Festival on September 13, 2014 in Deauville, France

Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said the cabinet had decided to terminate the services of the 65-year-old economist, who is now on trial in France accused of pimping.

“The Central Bank of Sri Lanka had hired LSK and Partners,” headed by Strauss-Khan,(LSK & Partners. DSK holds 20.2% via Parnassus ]la société Parnasse, créée en 2012]) without the proper authority to do so, Senaratne told reporters.

He said $750,000 had been paid to Strauss-Kahn’s LSK and partners, but it was not clear what work he had carried out, or if any more money was owed.
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[September 14 2014 DSK’s Myriam L’Aouffir out at French TV]

Daenerys’Com is an agency based on the great communication at the heart of digital, as strategies of image communication and opinion. This agency Council also specializes in digital marketing, strategic and competitive intelligence, crisis communication, training and lobbying more generally. Daenerys’Com aims to develop hubs of international influence and create such bridges around Morocco.

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http://daeneryscom.com
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Marketing and Advertising
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Privately Held
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Myself Only
Founded
2014
Myriam l’Aouffir launches Daenerys’Com
Director at DAENERYS’COM
Myriam L ‘Aouffir “now wishes on the basis of experience gained around strategies and digital innovations, to experience a new challenge.” The advocacy agency Daenerys’Com
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[July 20 2014 DSK Global Investment Fund: Vanessa Strauss-Kahn redux]

  DSK was first married in 1967 to Hélène Dumas, whom he met in 1963 in the south of France when she was 16 and he was 14, when he was in the equivalent of 12th grade. When his parents opposed their living together, the pair got married. They would have a daughter, Vanessa.

Hélène,Vanessa: DSK was first married in 1967 to Hélène Dumas, whom he met in 1963 in the south of France when she was 16 and he was 14, when he was in the equivalent of 12th grade. When his parents opposed their living together, the pair got married. They would have a daughter, Vanessa.

The consulting firm of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, made 2.55 million euros in turnover in 2013.

Blacklisted in France, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has always been rated abroad. DSK created Parnassus in September 2012 to monetize his lectures and advice to investors. In 2013, the former IMF chief has “pocketed” 2.55 million euros in turnover via Parnassus, four times more than in 2012, when the exercise was, it is true, lasted only four months. Once expenses paid – including that of a driver for 18 149 euros and 358 euros in fines – and taxes paid, the former presidential posted a comfortable profit of 766,334 euros, on which he chose to immediately pay 700,000 euros in dividends.
DSK delivers its opinions on the global economy for a price ranging from 50,000 to 150,000 euros for half an hour. a Chinese internet company, a group of Korean media and a Ukrainian forum have already paid up. DSK also charged consulting services to the Serbian government, a bank of South Sudan and the Russian development bank regions.

This is not all. In September 2013, the former Minister joined his friend Thierry Leyne to create the banking LSK & Partners. Listed on Euronext, it is now worth 57 million euros. DSK holds 20.2% via Parnassus. Finally, in March 2014 with Thierry Leyne and his economist daughter Vanessa , he launched the DSK Global Investment Fund. The partners hope to raise $ 2 billion from institutional investors. Strauss-Kahn, who has never managed money for investors, will be running the fund, with his daughter, Vanessa Strauss-Kahn, a Paris-based professor of economics at ESCP Europe, overseeing the firm’s research. Institutional investors, such as public pension plans, often require a three-year track record before committing large amounts of money to funds. “If someone is highly experienced and connected in the world of academia and finance, that’s all well and good but without money-management experience, it is hard as a fiduciary to entrust our funds with them,” said Michael Rosen, chief investment officer of Angeles Investment Advisors LLC, a Santa Monica, California-based firm that advises clients on hedge fund investments. “Maybe he will surround himself with a great team of portfolio managers and analysts but realistically I wouldn’t invest in someone with no track record.” DSK was first married in 1967 to Hélène Dumas, whom he met in 1963 in the south of France when she was 16 and he was 14, when he was in the equivalent of 12th grade. When his parents opposed their living together, the pair got married. They would have a daughter, Vanessa.

In this busy schedule, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, however, will find a place for the Carlton Affair trial in February 2015. With 12 others, he will be judged in Lille Criminal Court for “aggravated pimping meeting.”

[May 29]

he came to spend the night in our apartment when I was not there It was crazy, neighbors sent me text messages: you know that DSK is with her?

he came to spend the night in our apartment when I was not there It was crazy, neighbors sent me text messages: you know that DSK is with her?

The ex-husband of Myriam l’ Aouffir, Johnny Cloutier, was divorced a year and a half ago . 49 years old, a freelance Canadian music producer, he denounced the indifference and brutality of which he is the object . on 11 February, the Paris court awarded Myriam l’ Aouffir temporary custody of their two son, aged 4 and 14 years, Cloutier says he is ready to do battle, outraged by this decision: “I m ‘worried because my children alongside DSK, , who does not really embody the moral rectitude to which I aspire for them, “.

At the hearing, the deceived husband said after 22 years together he did not see coming: “In 2007, Myriam took a year off to work at the Embassy of Morocco to be responsible for external relations and promotion the exhibition of the kingdom at the International Exhibition of Tangier 2012. At this time, at a reception, she met Dominique Strauss-Kahn, “he says. But it was not until September 2012, from the media, that he discovered their relationship. “She denied, I believed …” dad admits wounded,”Two months later, she told me she was going to live with Dominique and she left me in the apartment . In the months that followed the revelations, Myriam l’Aouffir never was installed with Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who simultaneously maintained a relationship with the writer Marcela Iacub (January-August 2012), who wrote a book ( Belle and Beast ). “So, it was he who came to spend the night in our apartment when I was not there It was crazy, neighbors sent me text messages: you know that DSK is with her? She had changde locks. I was in the hole, no money to rent a studio, I slept at the hotel and in my office, “said John. The cheated husband recently returned to the apartment Hauts-de-Seine,, Myriam l’Aouffir moved with his sons a few steps from the apartment to DSK, on boulevard Raspail.

“Ambitious, energetic,” . “She is in love with life that DSK lives. Myriam’s father, a Moroccan who had made a fortune in real estate in Rabat, died when she was five, and her mother, a loving German kingdom had her offered a golden childhood, “sighs sadly Cloutier. Who fears that his ex-wife finally will be established in Morocco. “DSK has a big house with swimming pool in Marrakech, they go there almost every weekend there is a room for my sons… I can not fight. ” For now, the businesswoman is dedicated to launching his company and traveled the world, sometimes enjoying the contacts of her famous companion, such as during a recent trip to Russia.

[May 16]
France 2 featured a documentary on the euro where Dominique Strauss-Kahn comes, without jargon, among other witnesses.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn was a flop on France 2 May 16, only 1, 9 million viewers. Just ten days of the European elections and on the eve of the release of the film in France Welcome to New York from Abel Ferrara (inspired by the case of the Sofitel), France 2 has convinced DSK to speak on the euro in pre-recorded interview conducted by David Pujadas and Daniel Cohen. In fact, this interview is divided into several sequences in a set where others are expressed during the documentary aired Thursday at 20 h 45 with a debate in stride.

In total, the confidences of DSK does not exceed five minutes, but the announcement of his presence is a small media event insofar as his last televised speech of September 2011 on TF1. This return to the front of the stage for the former IMF chief is certainly also a factor in mobilizing public television viewers but the audience on a European issue seen by DSK,attracted only 1.9 viewers. Probably in the first half of 2015, ithe trial of the case of Carlton “affair” is expected.

[May 14]

On May 15 in the evening, a discussion that will bring together European policymakers with guest star Dominique Strauss-Kahn (thus signing his big TV return from his legal troubles). [sic]

Abel Ferrara’s “Welcome to New York”, based on the sex scandals and legal battles of French economist and former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, will instead be released on the internet in France.Though no theatrical release date is set in stone for now, Cannes organisers have said the US director’s film may still be screened at the festival. The Cinéma de la Plage, May 16, midnight

“In France, since the law forbids simultaneous releases in cinemas and online, we chose the internet,” The producers have said the film will be available on various internet platforms, including iTunes.

[December 13 2013]

Anne Sinclair smiling and his companion Pierre Nora arrive at the Elysee Palace in Paris December 9, 2013. The historian was raised by François Hollande, the rank of Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor.

Anne Sinclair smiling and his companion Pierre Nora arrive at the Elysee Palace in Paris December 9, 2013. The historian was raised by François Hollande, the rank of Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor.

[September 18]

Dominique Strauss-Kahn will advise Serbian Deputy PM Aleksandar Vucic, the finance minister and the prime minister, and help Serbia reschedule its debt. He is expected to arrive in Belgrade next week.
[August 11]
Serbia has asked Dominique Strauss-Kahn to become a government adviser as part of its drive against corruption.
The disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund was approached because of his ability to reassure international investors after the finance minister was sacked this week, ministers said.
Aleksandar Vucic, the Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the biggest party in the ruling coalition, said that a foreigner without ties to domestic politics would be less inclined to corruption.
[August 9]
Gothamist
ITEM: “Sex parties attended by Dominique Strauss-Kahn were described by witnesses as ‘carnage with a heap of mattresses on the floor,’ a newspaper said Wednesday, citing a report by judges who charged him with pimping.” Pretty hottt, oui? Hard to think of anything that gets us excited more than heaping mattress carnage, but we tried:
1. Having Gerard Depardieu as a seatmate.
2 Buzzfeed
3. The opening titles of “Basic Instinct.”
4. Threesome with Guy Fieri and a loaded baked potato.
5. The New York Aquarium’s “Conservation Hall.”
6. Ten hours of uninterrupted sleep in your flannel pajamas.
7. Sharing popcorn with Mickey Rourke.

[July 7]

The judges also argue that Mr Strauss-Kahn deliberately sought to “cover his tracks” by giving one of his mobile phone cards to one of the alleged organisers of the sessions and using coded language for female participants including “gifts” and “equipment”.

The judges also argue that Mr Strauss-Kahn deliberately sought to “cover his tracks” by giving one of his mobile phone cards to one of the alleged organisers of the sessions and using coded language for female participants including “gifts” and “equipment”.

In a document justifying why they chose to send him to trial – leaked to Le Figaro newspaper – the two investigating magistrates in charge of the case said he was clearly the “lynchpin” of a prostitution ring operating out of the Carlton hotel in Lille, northern France.
The indictment states that “all those present could not have been unaware” that prostitutes had taken part in these soirées as “the age and appearance of these female participants left little doubt as to their activities”.
The judges said these get-togethers, mainly in hotels, amounted to “sexual consumption”, or even “carnage on a pile of mattresses on the floor”.
Their nature made it clear “this was in no way a question of libertine acts” but about “factory line sex” and “orders for services”.
Text messages made it clear that DSK, as he is known in France, “kept control over the planning of the soirées, which were organised according to his diary availability,” they wrote.
Some took place in a flat rented by Mr Strauss-Kahn, which suggests, they wrote, that he “committed a material act of pimping” as “making premises available for prostitution is pimping”.
The judges also argue that Mr Strauss-Kahn deliberately sought to “cover his tracks” by giving one of his mobile phone cards to one of the alleged organisers of the sessions and using coded language for female participants including “gifts” and “equipment”.
Last month, Mr Strauss-Kahn blasted an “exclusively incriminatory judicial investigation” after the prosecutor chose not to appeal the judges’ decision to send him to trial along with 13 other defendants.
His lawyer, Richard Malka, slammed a “relentless” and “absurd” judicial onslaught on his client tantamount to a “witch hunt”.
The Carlton case is one of a series of probes that were launched in the wake of Mr Strauss-Kahn’s 2011 arrest in New York on suspicion of sexually assaulting a hotel chambermaid.
The judges’ scathing assessment of the one-time French presidential favourite comes after he said he gave two interviews in which he claimed he had “no problem with women”, and that his political career was “in the past”.
He said his new career as an economic consultant to big business and politicians was booming, amid reports the Serbian government is considering contracting him as an adviser.
[July 27]

DSK is one of 13 people, including a senior police officer and two businessmen, who were sent for trial July 25 for “aggravated pimping as part of a group” for their alleged part in organising hotel orgies. A more serious accusation of “conspiracy” was dropped.

There will be the trial of the Carlton Affair. On July 26, the Lille judges announced referral of Dominique Strauss-Kahn to the Criminal Court for “aggravated procuring in a meeting alongside 13 others. Magistrates investigating the so-called Carlton Affair – allegations of hotel orgies with prostitutes in France, Belgium and the United States – decided today to overrule the state prosecutor and send Mr Strauss-Kahn for trial.

Both the prosecution and Mr Strauss-Kahn, 64, can appeal against the ruling. If they fail, the former IMF chief and French finance minister will finally face a trial for sexual misconduct after a series of failed prosecutions or out-of-court settlements in other cases. An allegation of sexual assault against writer Tristane Banon in Paris in 2003 did not result in criminal charges because it had passed the legal time limit. In October last year, French prosecutors decided to drop an inquiry into allegations of gang rape at a hotel in Washington after one of the women involved who had made the claim retracted her evidence.

The state prosecutor had recommended that the Carlton affair charges against Strauss-Kahn be dropped on the grounds of a lack of evidence.

Magistrates decided otherwise; they put aside a charge of “aggravated pimping as part of an organised gang”, but maintained the lesser charge of “aggravated pimping as part of a group”. He is facing trial along with 12 other defendants.

In France pimping can cover a wide range of crimes including aiding or encouraging prostitution. A trial is expected to take place next year. If convicted, Strauss-Kahn could face up to 10 years in prison and a €1.5m (£860,000) fine.

Can DSK appeal??
No, Dominique Strauss-Kahn can not appeal his removal to the criminal court. The prosecution, he has the ability but he has, at this time, not stated such an intention . [July 27] Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to face trial on pimping charges, French prosecutors say.

DSK is one of 13 people, including a senior police officer and two businessmen, who were sent for trial yesterday for “aggravated pimping as part of a group” for their alleged part in organising hotel orgies. A more serious accusation of “conspiracy” was dropped.

Under French law “pimping” can mean any action, paid or unpaid, which assists an act of prostitution. It is not suggested that Mr Strauss-Kahn was paid but that he helped to organise the parties with a series of telephone text messages.


[July 22]

SMS  texts?

SMS texts?

A civil party l’association Équipe d’action contre le proxénétisme – Team Association action against pimping – campaigning for the appearance of the former IMF chief. In its brief is to provide judges and which Le Figaro had access, it argues that DSK should be judged not only for “pimping” but for “concealment of pimping.” The reasoning of Mr. David Lepidi, his lawyer (the association is also vice-chaired by senior judge, Yves Charpenel), is as follows. First, Dominique Strauss-Kahn “knew the quality of girls recruited prostitutes for his own benefit” – that has always challenged the person. In addition, “he was the instigator of these evenings having initiated sex (…) the introduction of a system based on the convenience of its immediate environment in order to satisfy his sexual needs.” The proof is mainly based on the many SMS exchanged between DSK and his friend entrepreneur Fabrice Paszkowski where the words “friends”, “gift” or “material” would not have been used to designate libertines, as claimed by the ex-presidential candidate, but prostitutes. For the lawyer, the vocabulary is characteristic of areas of prostitution. DSK would have “encouraged prostitution activity he drew an immediate profit in nature having sex with prostitutes was not paying.”
It would also “provide the means to help the prostitution of others” by organizing parties in an apartment avenue d’Iena in Paris or paying for hotel rooms. Finally, “he generously offered prostitutes relatives,” says the lawyer. In fact, in the folder, one SMS sent to a friend – “X, it will work. I saw her tonight and gave her a gift “- is actually ambiguous. As for the offense of concealment of pimping is formed under Lepidi Me: “By not paying the services of prostitutes, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has the proceeds of the offense of procuring knowing that prostitutes were offered him by pimps. ”
In support of its submission, the lawyer produced a jurisprudence of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court in 1994 that validated the conviction for procuring a prostitute who had lent his van to a “colleague” to enable it “to pursue his amorous activities.”[rough Google translation]
The question is now whether DSK will continue its multiple activities, including international, without the sword of Damocles of a trial in 2014.

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[July 15]

DSK will join the Board of the Russian Bank for Regional Development, a financial institution controlled by the Rosneft oil company . He is listed as a representative of DSK‘ s consulting firm “Parnassus”。

Three former employees of Morgan Stanley (MS) left OAO Rosneft after eight months at the firm as Russia’s largest oil company switched its bank’s strategy to focus on corporate and consumer banking.
Rair Simonyan and Elena Titova, Morgan Stanley’s two top bankers in Moscow, and Walid Chammah, a former head of its international unit, departed from the Russian Regional Development Bank, Rosneft said in an e-mailed statement today.

Igor Sechin, an ally of President Vladimir Putin who runs Rosneft, hired the trio and Igor Kan, former head of Russian equities at Citigroup Inc. (C) in Moscow, to help hedge the company’s oil risk. Simonyan, Titova and Chammah joined from Morgan Stanley in November along with 10 of the U.S. bank’s support staff.
Sechin didn’t respond to requests for more information on Rosneft’s banking plans. Chammah declined to comment by phone.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, was appointed to the bank’s supervisory board, a spokeswoman for Rosneft said on the usual condition of anonymity. Strauss-Kahn left the IMF in 2011 after facing allegations including the attempted rape of a hotel maid in New York. He denied the charges, which were later dropped, and he settled the maid’s lawsuit last year.
Morgan Stanley, based in New York, was Russia’s top mergers and acquisitions adviser in 2010 and 2011. It tumbled to seventh position last year after the Rosneft defections, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
The U.S. bank advised Rosneft on its $10.4 billion initial public offering in 2006, Russia’s largest. It was one of the first U.S. financial firms to enter Russia after the Soviet Union collapsed, opening an office in Moscow in 1994.

MOSCOW, May 31 (UPI) — Clients of a bank owned by Russia’s largest oil company are under investigation for possible laundering of almost $1 billion, interior ministry officials say.

The money was sent from the All-Russian Regional Development Bank in three multimillion-dollar transfers to Belarus in 2011 and 2012.

The transfers allegedly paid for imported foreign goods.

Approximately 85 percent of the bank, the 78th largest in Russia, is owned by Rosneft, an oil company lead by Igor Sechin, a government official when Vladimir Putin was prime minister.

In announcing the investigation, an Interior Ministry spokesman said the criminal case is “not against the bank or its employees but in relation to unnamed clients of the bank.”

No arrests have been made and police say they have no official suspects.

A bank source said Rosneft has no connection to the alleged money laundering, ITAR-Tass reported.

The bank has 20,000 clients, the source said.

Belarusian imports and exports are hard for Russian banks to track because of the country’s membership in a customs union with Russia.

JFK airport May 2011

JFK airport May 2011

Investigators made the jaw-dropping discovery when they arrested Dominique Strauss-Kahn in May 2011, law enforcement sources said.

“He was wearing a money belt around his waist with stacks of foreign currency in different denominations,” said one source. “He also had stacks of foreign currency in his pants pocket. Bleary-eyed detectives counted each bill and handed DSK a receipt for the cash to claim once his criminal case was resolved.

[June 23]

Fabrice and frend

Fabrice and friend

The thinking of the Lille prosecution in moving to dismiss charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahnis now available in reports, here in rough Google translation. It appears to turn on a reading of the text messages exchanged with Fabrice Paszkowski , the business manager of Pas-de-Calais.
The offense of procuring also means’ aid, assistance or protection of the Prostitution of Others (…) or having been the instigator or aiding in the organization of a prostitution ring. ” By sending SMS [“Short Message Service” –text] to his friend entrepreneur Fabrice Paszkowski to ask for the “material” or provide evenings around the world with “small”, DSK was considered by the judges as the instigator of the parties and the primary beneficiary. This is not the opinion of the prosecutor. According to him, ” the organization of the network requires a more sophisticated use of SMS communication system . ” The term “material” ? It may include, according to prosecutors, libertine as prostitutes.

According to the prosecutor, it is clear that DSK, then head of the IMF, was courted. But ” it probably took advantage of his position, his reputation, if the men around him trying to get back personal advantage, its expected for the presidency of the Republic accession, this does not make it a pimp . ” His “friends” who always defended him saying hiding the professional nature of the parties, they should be referred to the court.

SMS messages were leaked in 2011 The Lille judges, who retain their records, investigate indeed now on SMS exchanges between DSK and Fabrice Paszkowski , the business manager of the Pas-de-Calais indicted for pimping and misuse of corporate assets.The individual is suspected of having organized thin parts to Paris and Washington have paid part of the services with the business.
The newspaper Liberation announced Thursday a series of messages exchanged between the two men, from the beginning of summer 2009. It is a question every time evenings with young women. “I’m taking a small boxes to Vienna (Austria) Thursday, May 14 It tells you to come up with a lady? “And DSK wrote in June 2009. A few days later, he re Lille interlocutor to ask him if he thought “the book suite with swimming pool.” A few weeks later, on July 4, it comes to an evening in Spain. “Do you (can you) to discover a beautiful naughty club in Madrid with me (and equipment)?” DSK proposes to his accomplice.
Then it comes to be found in Belgium, in late July 2009. “OK.Well received. In Ghent, you must tell me quickly what it is.This is a box or a private party? “. Finally, on July 30, 2010, DSK wrote: “At 2 o’clock in the morning, we took a bottle of champagne over. I’ll avoirdes huge debts. ”
“Perfect for Mosco, I’ll tell you Monday”
In May 2011, just before the Diallo case, DSK wrote a new message revealed by our colleagues in the point : “You come together in Washington?” and insists “I know her?”. These messages are sent by DSK mobile Fabrice Paszkowski. The businessman had indeed forgotten his phone at the end of organized at Hotel Murano thin part and it is DSK who had recovered. Whoever is then further IMF chief then sends SMS with the cell his friend.
The Lille judges also interested in posts mentioning executives PS, without apparent connection with unbridled sexual life of two friends. June 21, 2009, DSK writes: “Perfect for Mosco, I’ll tell you on Monday.” A few days later, he wrote “Call Christophe Borgel says him and asks that you can call home Aubry.” Christophe Borgel is the time for the leadership of the Socialist Party Martine Aubry alongside. The other part of the PS mentioned in trade is Jean-Marie Le Guen, deputy of Paris. “Le Guen said that you called” DSK sends 23 September 2009. Then on October 8: “You tell me Le Guen.”
Investigators will have to define links with Fabrice Paszkowski cadres PS. The case is even more troubling than the Lille business leader was close to DSK but never played a particular political role.

[June 12]

The happy couple at the French Open

The happy couple at the French Open

The judge in charge of the case now has one month to decide whether to follow the prosecutor’s advice or to insist on Strauss-Kahn standing trial.

In France, it is not unusual for judges to ignore prosecutors’ recommendations but Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers voiced confidence their client would be cleared.

“I’m happy the prosecutor shares our view that there is no admissible evidence of any crime or offence having been committed,” lawyer Henri Leclerc said

French prosecutors are seeking to have charges dropped against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a case involving a hotel prostitution ring.

Charges against Mr Strauss-Kahn and another man “were not sufficient”, the prosecutors said in a statement.

Mr Strauss-Kahn had faced charges of “aggravated pimping”.

He has admitted attending sex parties in northern France, but says he did not know that some of the women present were paid prostitutes.

The investigating judge in the case will now decide whether or not to drop the prosecution.

[May 25]

Myriam and Dominique view blood popsicles

Myriam and Dominique view blood popsicles

Myriam L'Aouffir and Dominique Strauss-appeared on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival

Myriam L’Aouffir and Dominique Strauss-appeared on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival

Myriam L’Aouffir and Dominique Strauss-appeared on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of Jim Jarmusch’s vampire tale “Only Lovers Left Alive”. The story takes place in two evocative settings: Tangier, where Eve (Swinton) wanders the ancient streets in slow motion, wearing beige silk that swings with her long vampirish hair, and Detroit, where her life-long lover Adam (Hiddleston), a musician, hangs out listening to vinyl records and composing on his many stringed instruments, while awaiting his blood supplies. We also have a third character in Tangier, a cultivated old man named Marlowe (John Hurt), who perhaps is actually Shakespeare.

[May 19]

The venture involves Romanian, Sudanese, and Israeli partners. No further details have been made public, but DSK is not believed to have a stake in the bank.

The venture involves Romanian, Sudanese, and Israeli partners. No further details have been made public, but DSK is not believed to have a stake in the bank.

said the film was a “Shakespearian” look at a fall from grace

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Vincent Maraval, the co-head of Wild Bunch, which is distributing the film Welcome to New York in Cannes: “There’s a dozen lawyers working on the project. Every scene shot is validated by lawyers, even the improvised ones – everything is checked. There is also an error and omission insurance so that everyone we sell the film to is insured against possible legal action.”

The characters in the film are given fictional names. He said the film was a “Shakespearian” look at a fall from grace, the running theme in all of Ferrara’s work.

Maraval added: “He couldn’t care less about Dominique Strauss-Khan or French politics. What he’s interested in is what it means to be publicly disgraced for an addiction, in this case a sexual one, and what the implications are for a couple who’ve been living in denial. When the issue is out in the open does it bring them together or tear them apart?”

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DSK arrives in South Sudan to 'open bank' for Swiss interests

DSK arrives in South Sudan to ‘open bank’ for Swiss interests

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Strauss-Kahn said he planned to open the National Credit Bank (NCB), as well as explore investment opportunities in the new nation. Few details have been made public about the NCB bank, although AFP quoted officials as saying the Swiss-backed private venture was being launched in cooperation with South Sudanese partners. Straus-Kahn was greeted by South Sudan’s minister of commerce, Garang Diing, following his arrival in Juba. Sudan said on May 14 it had received the first crude shipments from South Sudan since 2012.

[April 26]
Dominique Strauss-Kahn , is working with an investment bank, the ARJIL member of Altium Group, a European network of teams investment bankers. The bank specializes in mergers and acquisitions and manages “big issues” of international dimension. DSK, they say, has an office on the premises of ARJIL, in Paris , however, “DSK and ARJIL are business discussions, as ARJIL is in discussion with other business and DSK has no office in the premises of the bank,”. The former IMF chief has an advisory role on some issues. A job that he would in conjunction with the various international conferences he has given abroad in recent months.

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Jacqueline Bisset

Jacqueline Bisset

Jacqueline Bisset , aged 68 , will replace Isabelle Adjani in the role of Simone in the film prepared by the filmmaker Abel Ferrara about the former director of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn , replacing Adjani who has withdrawn from the role based on Anne Sinclair, aged 64.

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[March 8]

Focus now on Myriam?

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Got to Rethink This

Halle Berry as Myriam

Halle Berry as Myriam

actress Isabelle Adjani has announced that she’s leaving the project, in which she was supposed to play Strauss-Kahn’s wife Anne Sinclaire. Her reasoning involves what she called the film’s “destructive intrusion into the private sphere of these two people.” “In the current context that notes that the destructive intrusion into the private sphere of these two figures, the bias to interpret this film can not match me today. ”

Myriam L'Aouffir at Wailing Wall with friend

Myriam L’Aouffir at Wailing Wall with friend

Myriam L’Aouffir is the Online Communication Manager and the Social Media Marketing Manager for France Television. She manages the e-Presence and the e-Reputation of the brands of France Televisions and defines digital communication strategies which take into consideration the new uses and new consumption patterns, related to the screens and the enhanced television. Prior to her current role, and after being in charge of the communication at France 2, she joined the Moroccan Embassy in Paris as External Relations Manager.
[November 8]

Dec. 19, 2011: Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn gestures as he speaks at an economy conference organized by Chinese Internet company Netease in Beijing, China.

Dec. 19, 2011: Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn gestures as he speaks at an economy conference organized by Chinese Internet company Netease in Beijing, China.

November 1, Dominique Strauss-Kahn conducted a workshop for a handful of senior execs by an investment company based in Singapore. His return to the circuit leading speakers was hailed by the media: “Invited by the group NetEase, one of the giants of the Internet in China.” Strauss-Kahn serves as an external consultant for the firm. DSK also spoke at a conference organized by Netease in Beijing, China The internet company that operates 163.com, a popular web portal. NetEase has a market value of US$7.8 billion as of May 2012, and over 6000 employees as of 31 December 2011. Some of the company’s most prominent clients came from overseas just to take part in the workshop.

During the workshop, Strauss-Kahn spoke mainly about the European and US markets and expressed pessimism about prospects of global economic recovery. He claimed that governments needed to take the required measures and affect reforms, otherwise the situation would deteriorate. He was more optimistic about the upcoming year, saying he foresaw no economic calamities on the horizon.

Strauss-Kahn stayed at a discreet boutique hotel so as not draw attention and kept a low profile throughout the visit.
[October 30]

Isabelle Adjani may play Anne Sinclair

Isabelle Adjani may play Anne Sinclair

So far, Abdel Ferrara has not raised the funds to start filming the DSK Sofitel movie; no French TV or producer in France has signed on. Filming is expected to begin this fall and be held in New York. More below
[October 25]

Pierre Nora and Anne Sinclair

Pierre Nora and Anne Sinclair

Composite photo illustrating rumor: Anne Sinclair and Pierre Nora, historian and member of the French Academy, 81 years old, 17 years older than Anne Sinclair

[October 18]

Invasion of privacy? 2012/09/24 Condoleezza Rice and Dominique-Strauss-Kahn in Ukraine

Invasion of privacy? 2012/09/24 Condoleezza Rice and Dominique-Strauss-Kahn in Ukraine

The magazines named in the suit are VSD and Closer, which had published photographs of Mr Strauss-Kahn and Myriam L’Aouffir embracing and other shots of the pair on vacation.
Mr Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer said he was seeking 80,000 euros (£65,000) in damages from VSD, the first magazine to publish the photographs, and 50,000 euros from Closer.
Mr Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer Richard Malka said it was clear the photographs were not in the general interest, adding sarcastically: “All this is not being done to sell copies, it’s just to inform us.”
The VSD photographs showed them on holiday in Corsica and claimed that with his new girlfriend, “DSK has become a gentleman again”.
L’Aouffir’s lawyer Laurent Jourdan said she was seeking 100,000 euros from each publication

Unlike the United States, French law (article 9) says “each person has the right to the respect of their private life” even when they are public figures or public officials. Even though Article 9 does not specifically mention a right over one’s image, the French courts have interpreted it as giving individuals a droit à l’image. What is protected is not the image itself, but a person’s right not be photographed without her consent. Article 9 provides protection even if the person is famous.
Paris lawyer Christophe Bigot argues that “all the events of a private life made public by a political figure should in principle become events about which investigation and news are legitimate.” In Ressiot and Others v. France, the ECHR held unanimously in June 2012 that the French Government had not proven that a fair balance had been struck between the different interests at stake.

Query: does the filing of the lawsuit not further display DSK’s separation from Anne Sinclair? Was the public display of affection not an answer to the interviews Anne Sinclair has given lately? Is it a warning to the producers of the film now being made [see below]? Or, was the suit filed to stop rumours

[October 1]

Dominique Strauss-Kahn addresses Moroccan Conference

Dominique Strauss-Kahn addresses Moroccan Conference

Dominique Strauss-Kahn filed on September 1 the statutes of a new limited liability company with the Commercial Court of Paris. “The company aims to advice, information, conferences in the economic, social, real estate, politics, both in France and abroad. And, more generally, all (…) relating to the subject indicated above or any other similar or related nature to promote, directly or indirectly, the aim of the company, its expansion and development. ” The official document then gives the name of the company: Parnasse [Parnassus],
The company’s offices are in Montparnasse in Paris’ 14th arrondissement, where Mr Strauss-Kahn now lives after splitting up with his wife of two decades, Anne Sinclair,

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[September 22]DSK continues his comeback in Morocco

[September 7]

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DSK à monter au créneau

Myriam L'Aouffir,

Myriam L’Aouffir,

Myriam

Myriam L’Aouffir,
In a riposte to the Sinclair interview, a DSK public display of affection?

DSK to be played by Gerard Depardieu who will not his hair white

DSK to be played by Gerard Depardieu who will not dye his hair white

[Sep 1]Isabelle Adjani will play your character in a film by Abel Ferrara inspired by the DSK case. Did she contact you? I have no other information on the subject than what I have read in your newspaper. If Adjani requested it would you meet her? You say yes? Yeah, I love this woman . But if it is to talk about the specific topic you mention. In France, the press is free, , oh, the movie is free, oh. And I am free to live my life the way I want without being accountable to anyone.or telefilms There are also in preparation bestselling books of the case, Ariane Chemin and Raphaelle Bacque … Mitterrand had beautiful phrase: “Do not offend wants. ” How is your personal life from your separation from Dominique Strauss-Kahn? I look good, I took a vacation, I reworked hard, I am Building on the American elections. I still have a strong bond with my six children. And I’m very well, thank you.
[August 30]The US director Abel Ferrara — whose work includes steamy films such as “Bad Lieutenant” — is due this year to film a movie about the scandal with Gerard Depardieu in the starring role and Isabelle Adjani as Strauss-Kahn’s wife.: This will be the story of a couple caught in the storm. Even if we do not bear the names of the persons in question, who is fooled? It should be exciting because there is a director who is not French commands and it will go where it hurts. With him, there is no risk of political correctness. The idea is that Gerard Depardieu will not his hair white, and I’m not going to take 10 pounds heavier. No! ” It is not surprising that Abel Ferrara, famous for his sulfurous cinema, his attraction to the shallows, vice and the darkness of the human soul, was interested in such a story. Shooting is about to begin in New York, Washington and Paris.. Dsk, a one-time presidential hopeful and head of the International Monetary Fund, has been a political pariah in France since his arrest in New York last year over the alleged attempted rape of an immigrant hotel worker, Nafissatou Diallo.

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“Wonder Wheel,” a drama set in Coney Island during the 1950s, will debut in limited release on Dec. 1, 2017, providing an alternative to  “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which hits theaters on Dec. 15..  Allen will certainly be good counter-programming in indie movie theaters. “Wonder Wheel’s” cast includes Jim Belushi, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake, and stars Kate Winslet.

[September 12 2016 filming for Woody this Fall ]

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Juno Temple joins Kate Winslet, Jim Belush Justin Timberlake In Woody Allen 2017 Film.   It will film in New York, in the fall/autumn, and it will be some sort of drama.

[January 21 2013 Juno Temple is to play the late Princess Margaret in the film Girls’ Night Out. ]

Juno Temple to play Princess Margaret

Bafta Rising Star 2013, Juno Temple

[January 21]

 “Margot” HRH Princess Margaret Rose,  Companion of the Imperial Order of the Crown of India, Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, Dame Grand Cross of the Most Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem.

“Margot” HRH Princess Margaret Rose, Companion of the Imperial Order of the Crown of India, Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, Dame Grand Cross of the Most Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem.

On V.E. Day in 1945, Princess Margaret and her sister Elizabeth were allowed out from Buckingham Palace for the night, where they encounter romance and danger.
Juno Temple is to play the late Princess Margaret in the film Girls’ Night Out.

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Faced by Macron’s 350 seats, conservative Républicains and their centrist allies had their worse ever score with 130 seats (against 229 in the last Parliament).

 

[May 9 Russian hacking shows Macron offshore accounts? ]

 French prosecutors are to open a probe into the campaign of president-elect Emmanuel Macron.   French cyber police will lead the investigation after documents purporting to show off-shore bank accounts were released online.  Mr Macron has vigriously denied all allegations relating to bank accounts.   Said to be a hoax

[May 8 Co-Habitation – Penelope and Brigitte ]

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Who has more fun politics? Brigitte accused of hair extensions, veneers and cosmetic surgury

 

 

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Tiphaine

Brigitte Marie-Claude Trogneux, was married to a banker named André-Louis Auzière and has three children and seven grandchildren, with him. Her 30-year-old daughter, Tiphaine Auziere, is a lawyer and also works on her stepfather, Emmanuel Macaron’s campaign. At her first campaign event, Tiphanie praised Emmanuel, calling him an “intelligent man” with an “exceptional personality.” Brigitte’s eldest child, Sebastien was born in 1975, which makes him two years older than his stepfather. Brigitte’s youngest daughter, Laurence, is the same age as Emmanuel, and were actually in the same class.

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France’s center-right party, seeking to rebound after the defeat of its presidential candidate, said on April 26 it could share power with Emmanuel Macron if he is elected, as pollsters predict, on May 7.

Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, is tipped to comfortably win a runoff vote against far-right leader Marine Le Pen, but the political movement he created a year ago faces a huge challenge in the follow-up legislative election in June.

With Macron and his “En Marche!” movement at risk of being in a minority in parliament, the center-right party, The Republicans, hopes to secure enough National Assembly seats to demand a government role despite the defeat of its presidential contender Francois Fillon, eliminated in a first-round vote on April 23. president cannot do much without parliamentary support in France, since the office is less independently powerful than in the United States.
“Cohabitation,” is a particular feature of French government, under which it is possible that the president (who is elected directly) belongs to one party, and the prime minister belongs to the other. Although this confuses people from other countries, French citizens quite like it, as it creates a kind of domestic balance of power.

[April 25 Enter Brigitte Macron, the cougar?]

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17 and 40

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Who has more fun politics?

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is married to Brigitte Macron. As Brigitte Marie-Claude Trogneux, the now 64-year-old is the daughter of a family of chocolatiers, an organizer who is one of the masterminds behind the movement’s rise. Trogneux eventually separated from her husband with whom she has three children. In 2007, the two Macrons were married . Critics of the presidential front-runner frequently refer to his wife using the term “cougar” — a not exactly flattering word that describes older women seeking relationships with younger men.

[April 23 No French President Fillon ]

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Fillon finished  close behind the front-runners with 19.9 percent suppot and Fillon – a former prime minister – received some last-minute public endorsements from former President Nicolas Sarkozy and former Prime Minister Alain Juppe.
Fillon beat both of them in the primary vote to stand for the Republicans party, but his campaign has been hit by a series of allegations and charges of financial irregularities during his time as a government official and minister.

[February 1 Fun in horse race]

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Who has more fun politics?

What started last week as a page three article in Le Canard Enchaine (it was not even on the front) now has a serious chance of bringing down the man seen as favourite to be the next French head of state. Mr Fillon’s wife Penelope was paid hundreds of thousands of euros in taxpayers’ money for a fictitious job as parliamentary assistant to her husband and his replacement.. So a new method for choosing a replacement candidate would have to be devised. Many eyes are turning to Alain Juppe, the runner-up in November’s primary.
Last week Mr Juppe said there was no way he would let himself be considered again as a candidate – but that was then.
“What is striking to me is how little help there is being directed at Fillon from his fellows in the party,” says Cecile Cornudet. “It doesn’t look good for him.”
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy is no doubt watching closely, and other senior Republican figures are also being mentioned, such as Francois Baroin, Laurent Wauquiez and Xavier Bertrand. Marine Le Pen, French far-right National Front (FN) party president, too is embroiled in corruption allegations, after the European parliament demanded she start repaying around €300,000 it says were wrongly paid to legislative aides and her bodyguard

[December 8 2016 DSK “a dimension outside the system” in second place as left candidate ]

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December 7 2016

The former IMF chief is back on the podium from left presidential candidates. According to a survey, 37% of French see him as a good candidate.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn is back on the list of best candidates left for 2017, second only Manuel Valls in a ViaVoice poll for Liberation published Thursday December 8. To the question whether each of the nine tested individuals would make a good or a good candidate “for the left in the 2017 presidential election,” 47% of respondents put the head Manuel Valls. DSK reached 37%, ahead of Ségolène Royal (32%), Martine Aubry (28%), Arnaud Montebourg (24%). François Hollande gets only 23%.
Among supporters of the left, Dominique Strauss-Kahn (45%) but ranks only 5th place, preceded by Manuel Valls (67%), Martine Aubry (62%), Ségolène Royal and François Hollande (56% each) . “Data for Dominique Strauss-Kahn are particularly unexpected,” notes political analyst Francois Miquet-Marty on behalf of ViaVoice. According to him, for DSK assets “a dimension outside the system, including during the trial proceedings; in contrast, the image of competence reinforced this time in the heart of the system “, and that” a determination, a perceived strength. ”
Moreover, Nicolas Sarkozy is designated by 28% of the sample as the winner of the presidential election if the were held today (23% for Marine Le Pen, only 9% for Hollande). 63% of respondents disapprove of the present policy (19% approve, 18% did not respond). 34% think that the right would be better that the Socialists if it was in power, and 28% believe that the National Front as it would do better.
Survey conducted online June 23 to 26 among a sample of 1,002 people representative of the French population aged 18 and over. Quota method.

[February 9 Alain Juppé ahead of Nicolas Sarkozy in polls ]

Alain Juppé is married to Isabelle Juppe (Bodin-born Legrand) is a former journalist who has long worked for the Lagardere media group. A Digital Specialist ,”The digital Woman in 2007″ .

Former French Prime Minister Alain Juppé will win The Republicans party nomination to run for president in 2017, beating Nicolas Sarkozy, according to a poll from Ipsos published in daily newspaper Le Monde February 8.
Forty-four percent of the respondents who are “certain” to vote in the party’s primary elections said they would choose Juppe, compared with 32 percent for Sarkozy, Ipsos, which conducted the survey with the Cevipof political institute, said. While former President Sarkozy may win more votes among party followers, The Republicans’ primaries will be open to all voters, which could allow Juppe to take the lead, the survey shows. France’s two-round presidential elections will be held in May 2017 and The Republicans’ primaries will be held in November. Sarkozy has vowed to slash taxes and pare back public spending if he is elected French president in 2017, as the former leader begins his campaign for nomination.

President Francois Hollande would lose the first round of the 2017 presidential election if either Sarkozy or Juppe win The Republicans’ primaries, according to a poll.

DSK – Comité de soutien

[December 1 2014 Hollande in Dakar row; Paparazzi did not snap Gayet, 5 staff fired ]

On November 29 at the meeting in the Senegalese capital Dakar, Hollande said “all human beings should be allowed to choose their leaders”.
Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said the French leader should not “decide what will happen in African countries concerning their political future”.
She added: “It’s a ‘Made in France’ democracy, and in Rwanda we find that shocking.”

Five members of Francois Hollande’s personal staff have lost their jobs after photos were taken of the president and his ‘secret’ lover at the Elysee Palace.
Taken last month, they showed the 60-year-old Socialist with Julie Gayet, the 42-year-old TV actress.There was no possibility of paparazzi having got into the highly secure presidential home in Paris, prompting the speculation that the pictures were taken by staff.
‘Five were immediately placed in the frame, and they are the ones who have been moved on to other duties,’ said a governmental source in Paris.
He said investigators did not know the exact person who had taken the snaps, so all five were ‘being let go’.

[November 29 Sarkozy elected party leader of UMP; Gayet is pictured at Elysee

As UMP holds an election, Julie Gayet is pictured at  Elysee

Say three times:Gayet à l’Elysée

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been elected party leader of UMP, gaining 64.5% of the vote. More than 150,000 party members – over 50% – voted in the election [ November 28] Sarkozy faces two internal challengers for the country’s main opposition party, the conservative UMP’s primary in 2016 to choose the party’s 2017 presidential candidate: former prime ministers Alain Juppe and Francois Fillon. Neither is running in the elections November 28,29.

[November 3 Sarkozy: Alain Juppé has become the main obstacle to the political return of Nicolas Sarkozy]

Alain Juppé is married to Isabelle Juppe (Bodin-born Legrand) is a former journalist who has long worked for the Lagardere media group. A Digital Specialist ,”The digital Woman in 2007″ .

A survey highlights the new popularity of Alain Juppe, who has become the main obstacle to the political return of Nicolas Sarkozy as the candidate in the 2016 primary of the UMP for the presidential election in 2017. The Mayor of Bordeaux in fact exceeds the former president of the Republic in popularity with supporters of the UMP, with 76% of good opinions, compared to 71% for Nicolas Sarkozy. The other potential contenders for the investiture of 2017 are far behind. A survey by polling group LH2 in October showed Alain Juppé, for the first time beating Sarkozy in the run-off due next year for the presidential ticket of their UMP party.

Alain Juppé, a prime minister under center-right French President Jacques Chirac and a senior minister during the presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy, said on August 20 that he would seek to become president in 2017. In 2004, he was forced to put his political career on hold, when a court sentenced him to one year of ineligibility for public office, in addition to a 14-month suspended prison term for having illegally helped militants within his party collect monthly payments from the Paris city hall. At the time, Mr. Juppé acknowledged errors and negligence but said he had never sought to violate the law.

In a brief statement, Jacques Chirac , the former president of the Republic is supporting former Prime Minister candidate in the primary of the UMP for the presidential election in 2017.

“I always knew that Alain Juppe would have an appointment with you his fate and that of France.” Few things could I do more fun, for me- even for him, especially for our country (…) If I had the energy, I would have already booked my place, even a small, at its HQ.”

[July 23 UMP supports Sarkozy despite indictment ]
Atlantico survey published July 17 shows that UMP supporters support Nicolas Sarkozy. Indeed, the former head of state grew by 6 points compared to June 2014, despite his indictment and the Bygmalion case.

[July 17]

Her rhetorical style is a cross between gospel and opera and, with a voice like Billie Holiday

Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira: Her rhetorical style is a cross between gospel and opera and, with a voice like Billie Holiday

Questioned on the first indictment of Nicolas Sarkozy and attacks of the former Head of State against the judiciary, Christiane Taubira wished to recall that “everything is justiciable remedies, it is possible to challenge a decision. At this stage, Mr. Sarkozy has the opportunity to enter the investigating chamber. ” Nicolas Sarkozy has he been humiliated? “It is easy to imagine that a custody unpleasant [but] if the judges have reason to believe that custody is necessary, they do whatever the defendant, and the rule of law ” . regard to very strong criticism by Nicolas Sarkozy, Minister of Justice believes that “it carries a subjective assessment. If the law has not been complied with, there are remedies (…).

[July 13]

Under arrest

Under arrest

Le Monde newspaper published extracts from telephone calls in which Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly tells Mr Herzog – who has also been charged with corruption – he will help out Judge Azibert in return for the information.
The conversations apparently took place in February on a mobile phone Mr Sarkozy bought using a false name because he knew his calls were being tapped.
Judge Azibert has already been charged with illegally passing on information in relation to an enquiry into money being received by billionaire L’Oreal heiress, Liliane Bettencourt.
In another part of the phone tapes, Mr Sarkozy is also heard saying he will meet with Michel Roger, Monaco’s chief of government.
Mr Sarkozy later discovered that his phone was being bugged, and so did not end up sorting out the job for the judge, it
http://www.lemonde.fr/politique/article/2014/07/12/pourquoi-nicolas-sarkozy-est-mis-en-examen-pour-corruption_4455913_823448.html
[July 1]

Happy 58th Birthday, Nick

Happy 58th Birthday, Nick, January 28 2013

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been held in police custody for questioning over suspected influence-peddling,Sarkozy had a secret phone registered under an assumed name and it was conversations with his lawyer Herzog, recorded on that device, which triggered the probe, and that he was tipped off that his mobile phone had been tapped by judges looking into the alleged financing of his 2007 election campaign by former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Sarkozy got a friendly judge to try to influence the outcome of confidential legal deliberations related to the Bettencourt case in return for support securing a lucrative post in Monaco.
They also imply he had a mole in a senior position who tipped him off about a planned police raid on his offices. Such interference in the judicial process is regarded as “influence peddling” in French law and carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years. The ex-president was accused of “abuse of someone in an impaired state” in the case involving L’Oreal cosmetics fortune heiress Liliane Bettencourt, and was cleared last year of taking Bettencourt’s money when she was too frail to know what she was doing.

[March 6]

Lawyers for former President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni announced that they would file a complaint for invasion of privacy for privacy after the release of recordings made by former presidential adviser Patrick Buisson . An interim (emergency procedure) will “soon” filed in the High Court of Paris. Referred to the civil justice aims to stop “a manifestly ilicit” emergency and thus prevent further broadcasts excerpts or transcripts from such recordings. Substantive proceedings may nevertheless be the result. Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife cannot accept that the remarks, made in a private capacity , have been recorded and are distributed without their consent , the confidentiality of private conversations constituting also one of the foundations of a democratic society, “wrote Thierry Herzog and Richard Malka lawyers in a statement. By this procedure, the couple “decided to continue by way of interim relief which will soon be before the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris, capturing, recording and dissemination of some of their statements, in violation of Articles 226-1 and 226-2 of the Criminal Code, “they said. Both items are designed to achieve the intimacy of private life by recording words or images without the consent of the persons concerned and the preservation of such records and the fact of wearing or leave to inform the public. These facts are punishable with one year’s imprisonment and a fine of € 45,000

facts are punishable with one year’s imprisonment and a fine of € 45,000


Mary-Kate Olsen, 27, and Olivier Sarkozy , the half-brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and French banker, 44 are engaged. “Mary-Kate’s family thinks Olivier is the best thing to happen to her,”
Olsen won’t have a hard time adjusting to motherhood, either. She’s already close to Sarkozy’s two children Julien, 12, and Margo, 10, from his previous marriage to Charlotte Bernard.
On March 3, 2008, he was appointed Co-head and Managing Director of the Carlyle Group’s Global Financial Services Group. Olivier Sarkozy is based in New York City and is a member of the Board of Directors of BankUnited. They share a US$6 million townhouse in New York City.

The couple was joined by Sarkozy's daughter as they headed out to dinner in the West Village

The couple was joined by Sarkozy’s daughter as they headed out to dinner in the West Village

The fast set

123 East 10th Street – East Village, New York Olivier Sarkozy, the half-brother of former French president-slash-casanova Nicolas, is already selling off his 19th-century East Village rowhouse at 123 East 10th Street, which he bought last August for $6.25 million. Dubbed a “love nest” for him and much-younger girlfriend Mary-Kate Olsen, the Frenchman picked up this 1854 five-bedroom, four-bathroom house at 123 East 10th Street?designed by James Renwick of Grace Church and St. Patrick’s Cathedral fame?because it was old. (Insert joke about their 17-year age difference here.) Signs, a.k.a. the tabloids, report that, even after a year of dating, the couple is still canoodling all over the city, so perhaps he’s trading it in for a more modern residence. The handsome red-brick home with multiple parlors, eight fireplaces, original parquet floors, detailed moldings, and a garden is listed for $6,995,000.

123 East 10th Street – East Village, New York Erected in 1854 by James Renwick, one of the most famous American Architects of his time, amongst Grace Church, St. Patricks Cathedral and other internationally acclaimed projects, 123 East 10th stands out as one of the most exquisite Row Houses built. This house remains to be as attractive and architecturally significant today as it was almost two centuries ago. The home boasts at least five bedrooms and currently only four bathrooms but can easily accommodate more of each. An old world layout with a double parlor greets one with a lovely grand entrance and can accommodate multiple sitting rooms.

to Paris

USD $81,000

Exit Hotel Bristol, M-K & Ashley

Elizabeth Olsen on Tuesday (March 4) in Paris, France.

[September 9 2011]

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

(Comité de soutien de Dominique Strauss Kahn communiqué) Dominique Strauss-Kahn will not be the primary candidate of the Socialist Party for President of the Republic of 2012! DSK Club regrets to announce that DSK has taken an irrevocable decision in view of the impediment that has retained a New York court because of a hasty and prejudice that have played against him …! Being a man of responsibility and duty, he agreed to step back from his position as DG of the IMF to protect the institution he has reformed and put his candidacy aside to allow the socialists to debate calmly and prepare an alternative to the presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy! see DSK Club site

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Sioux Falls

 

A federal grand jury has issued a new indictment against Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints polygamous sect leader Lyle Steed Jeffs.   Jeffs has been charged with a new felony count for failure to appear. Prosecutors filed the charge in federal court in Salt Lake City on June 21.

 

 

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pawned Leatherman tools

Bishop Lyle Jeffs, leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was living out of his car for two weeks before his arrest in Yankton, South Dakota, an FBI official said June 15.   

A polygamous sect leader’s life on the run came to end June 14 after he hocked a couple pairs of pliers at a pawn shop in a small South Dakota town the day before.

Lyle Steed Jeffs sold the Leatherman multitools for $37 at River City Treasures and Pawn in Yankton, South Dakota, on June 13 using his last name as his first name, said owner Kevin Haug. Jeffs, he said, handed over his actual ID and filled out the form to complete the deal.

“That was Lyle’s master plan to avoid capture was telling that my first name’s my last name, I guess,” Haug said.

Haug wasn’t in the store at the time but said his employee thought Jeffs was “acting strangely” and Googled his name after he left. Jeffs came up wanted.

 

[December 22 2018 guilty plea by John Waxman]

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John Waxman

 

Speaking softly, John Wayman agreed to plead guilty to a single count of food stamp fraud.

“Has anyone offered you any inducements or threatened to get you to plead guilty?” Judge Stewart asked.

“No,” Wayman replied.

“Is it your intention to plead guilty of your own free will?”

“Yes.”
Wayman admitted that between 2011 and 2016, he knowingly facilitated Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to non-beneficiaries. Federal prosecutors have charged 11 FLDS members with food stamp fraud and money laundering charges, accusing them of ordering followers of the Utah-based polygamous church to hand over SNAP benefits to leaders, to do with as they wish. The feds allege the scheme exceeds $12 million in taxpayer dollars.

But under the deal, Wayman gets released from jail immediately and has to pay no restitution. He also doesn’t have any probation and a $100 fine. The feds have also agreed not to indict him for any other crimes that they may be aware of. Federal prosecutors defended their plea bargain offer, saying they believe it sends a message to the “culture of fraud” within the FLDS community, resolves the religious freedom issues and obtains guilty pleas. They also appeared to acknowledge some difficulty in obtaining a plea deal.

“It’s a very unique case that has unique legal issues,” assistant U.S. Attorney Rob Lund told the judge.
Plea deals have been offered to other defendants in the case, with one already notifying the government he will accept it.

[December 12]

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Kimball Dee Barlow

Kimball Dee Barlow will enter a guilty plea of a charge of conspiracy to commit fraud as a misdemeanor, Attorney Rudy Bautista says. The terms from there are, in addition to pleading to that, there would be no incarceration.
Lyle Jeffs is accused of escaping home confinement in june. The FBI has said he used olive oil to slip out of a GPS monitoring device. A $50,000 reward has been offered for information leading to his arrest
Lyle Jeffs is the brother of imprisoned polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, who is serving a life sentence in a Texas prison for child sex assault related to underage “marriages.”

 

August 30 Lyle Jeffs,SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS ]

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Lyle Jeffs [FBI]

On August 29,, the FBI announced the agency is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Lyle Jeffs, 56, who might try to change his appearance, is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Date(s) of Birth Used January 17, 1960, January 19, 1960
Place of Birth Utah
Hair Brown
Eyes Brown
Height 6’1″
Weight 210 pounds
Sex Male
Race White
Nationality American
NCIC W136539035
Reward:

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Lyle Steed Jeff

SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS

Submit a Tip:

If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Field Office: Salt Lake City
https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/wcc/lyle-steed-jeffs

 

 

 

[August 9 Short Creek FLDS reorganized ]

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Nephi Jeffs

 

 

Warren Jeffs has named a new bishop of Short Creek, replacing one brother, Lyle, with another, Nephi.

Warren Jeffs noted in his lengthy instructions to Nephi that each of Short Creek’s recent bishops had failed: “Each one has had the great sin of finding comfort in women’s attention,”

[March 8 FLDS towns will pay $1.6 million in civil rights trial

Colorado City camera

Colorado City camera

In a civil rights trial, the jury reached a verdict on its fourth day of deliberations, and awarded $2.2 million to six residents eligible for damages. But the towns will only have to pay $1.6 million because lawyers negotiated a settlement over that part of the case.

The judge will now decide what other punishments to impose. Federal authorities could ask for the Colorado City Marshal’s Office to be disbanded and for its duties to be handed over to local sheriffs. Federal attorneys describe the local police force and FLDS Church’s security operation as paranoid entities that worked to violate the rights of nonbelievers. Witnesses for the government said church security spied on people with cameras placed around the towns and positioned themselves to keep an eye on who was arriving.

The former head of church security described elaborate cloak-and-dagger efforts taken to avoid scrutiny from outside law enforcement, such as using “burner” cellphones, encrypted radios and driving 40 miles to make phone calls out of fear that a local cell tower was being monitored by investigators.

[March 1 FLDS : only one defendant, Kimball Dee Barlow, 51 at large  ]

Church leaders arrested

Church leaders arrested

On February 26, a judge in Salt Lake City ordered defendant John Clifton Wayman, 56, detained, finding that he presented a risk to flee. Seth Steed Jeffs, 42, of Custer, S.D., appeared February 29 in a federal court in South Dakota, where a judge ordered him to remain in custody , too, and to be transferred to Utah by federal marshals. As of February 29, only one defendant, Kimball Dee Barlow, 51, had not been apprehended or surrendered.

February 26 SNAP fraud indictments in Colorado City, Ariz.
Prosecutors believe leaders of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints diverted funds from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, and ordered church members to use the benefits to place goods in a communal storehouse to later be distributed among church members.
A two-count indictment charges 11 leaders and members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS Church) with conspiracy to commit Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The defendants include leaders of the church.Charged in the indictment are Lyle Steed Jeffs, age 56, John Clifton Wayman, age 56, Kimball Dee Barlow, age 51, Winford Johnson Barlow, age 50, Rulon Mormon Barlow, age 45, Ruth Peine Barlow, age 41, and Preston Yates Barlow, age 41, all of Hildale; Seth Steed Jeffs, age 42, of Custer, South Dakota; and Nephi Steed Allred, Hyrum Bygnal Dutson, age 55, and Kristal Meldrum Dutson, age 55, all of Colorado City.
The indictment alleges that in March 2015, using SNAP fraud proceeds, Kimball Barlow signed a check for $16,978 to Orchid’s Paper Products Company for the purchase of paper products. During the period May 31, 2013, through September 22, 2014, the indictment alleges Ruth Barlow signed five checks totaling $13,561 made payable to John Deere Financial. The SNAP fraud proceeds were used for installment payments on a 2013 John Deere load tractor. SNAP fraud proceeds were also used for 16 checks totaling $30,236 payable to Ford Motor Credit for installment payments on a 2012 Ford F-350 purchased by Winford Barlow about Sept. 29, 2012.
The violations included in the indictment are especially egregious since they allege that leaders of the conspiracy directed others to commit crimes, for which only certain people benefited,”

[February 8 federal jury trial against Colorado City, Ariz. and Hildale, Utah ]

Joseph F. Smith family

This turn of the century family portrait was taken close to the time Joseph F. Smith succeeded Lorenzo Snow as president of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in October 1901. Besides Levira, with whom he had no children, Joseph had five other wives and forty-eight children. His wives are (L to R seated by Joseph): Mary Taylor Schwartz (married, 1884, seven children); Edna Lambson (married 1871, ten children); Julina Lambson (married 1866, thirteen children, including Joseph Fielding Smith—top row, center); Sarah Ellen Richards (married 1868, eleven children); Alice Ann Kimball (married 1883, seven children); circa 1904

 

 

PHOENIX (CN) – The former chief marshal of two towns run by a fundamentalist Mormon sect testified February 3 that he looked the other way when men in Colorado City, Ariz. and Hildale, Utah took underage girls as their “spiritual wives.”
The Department of Justice sued the twin towns in 2012, claiming they denied non-church members police protection, water and housing. The towns are dominated by members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose leader, Warren Jeffs, is serving life in prison for sexually assaulting 12- and 15-year-old girls, whom he called his spiritual wives.
A federal jury trial against the two towns began in January and is expected to last through the end of February.
The government accuses the Colorado City Marshal’s Office of selectively enforcing “laws and regulations against non-FLDS individuals on the basis of religion.”

[September 16 2015 Floods catch 16 near FLDS center ]

Hildale • Washes divide Hildale, Utah, and adjoining Colorado City, Ariz. A big one, called Short Creek Wash, is supposed to act like a big drainage ditch and runs at almost a 45-degree angle through the community.

Smaller washes connect to Short Creek Wash. At about 5 p.m. Monday, 16 people — women and children — were caught when water rushed from one of those smaller washes into Short Creek Wash.

[March 24 2013 FLDS home covered in surveillance cameras]
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Colorado City camera

The twin towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., known collectively as “Short Creek” and home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is covered in surveillance cameras.
“Our idea was to stop the underage marriages, and I think we’ve done that,” said Gary Engels, a Mohave County investigator who spearheaded the crackdown. “But, if anything, the community has become a lot more closed to society. The people have become a lot more paranoid. map

[March 17]

Willie Jessop, ex-FLDS activist

Willie Jessop, ex-FLDS activist

Willie Jessop, former member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, walks down the hallway following a hearing Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in Salt Lake City. A 3rd District Judge has given initial approval for the eventual creation of a board of trustees to take over homes and property belonging to a polygamous sect led by Warren Jeffs on the Utah-Arizona border. Judge Denise Lindberg approved the plan during a hearing Tuesday morning in Salt Lake City. Her approval is not a final decision, but rather permission to explore this option. Any action is pending the Utah legislature paying $5.7 million it owes in professional fees to a trust created in 2005 to handle the properties Willie Jessop, said he’s confident a board can be created that does what’s best for everybody.
“There is enough compassionate people in the community that understand the importance of protecting their neighbors’ interests, even if their neighbor is required to answer them nothing,” Jessop said.

[February 14]

Second Ward fundamentalist Mormons

Second Ward fundamentalist Mormons

Members of the fundamentalist Mormon group in Centennial Park are behind the new grocery store off of AZ Highway 389 and say they will allow anyone to shop there.

The Centennial Park group broke away from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the mid-1980s and has prospered with a pro-business and welcoming mind-set.

The FLDS-controlled CMC Food Town, the only grocery store in Colorado City and its twin city of Hildale, Utah, abruptly closed in November. The towns’ lone hardware store and RadioShack also closed.

FLDS Church leader Warren Jeffs, 57, is imprisoned in Texas on convictions of sexually assaulting two underage girls.

Even while behind bars, Jeffs is said to still release edicts to his followers, including recent strict food restrictions and many believe he is behind the closing of the stores.

Controlling food is just one more way for Jeffs to control his people and punish outsiders as only FLDS faithful are allowed to get food from what’s called the Bishop’s Storehouse.

“You can only survive off the storehouse,” Knudson said. “There are absolute two societies now. If you are not in with them they don’t even talk with you.”

Humanitarian groups have been concerned over the closing of the grocery store and welcome the news of the new store in Centennial Park.

“This is great news,” said Paul Murphy, spokesperson for the Utah Attorney General’s Office. “People have literally been bringing truckloads of food into this area making sure families are fed.” On 13 May 1984 the portion of Johnson’s followers who were dismissed or left on their own, held their first Priesthood Meeting just outside of town. They named their group the “Second Ward” in contrast to those following Johnson, whom the Centennial Park group refers to as the “First Ward.” Initially they met in the home of Alma Timpson.
By 27 September 1986, the Centennial Park group had built a meeting house and later, in 2003, a charter school was built for the town’s growing elementary-age population.
Most of this group lives in Centennial Park City, Arizona (36°57′21.96″N 112°58′59.64″W), a town approximately 3 miles (5 km) south of the twin communities of Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah,[1] with a small number living in the Salt Lake Valley.

[February 6]

Ruby Jessops, children and sister

Ruby Jessops, children and sister

[January 22]
PHOENIX (AP) _ Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says there is an ongoing criminal investigation into a polygamous sect along the Utah-Arizona border.
The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ leader, Warren Jeffs, is jailed in Texas for life after being convicted of sexually assaulting two of his underage brides.
A 26-year-old woman who claims Jeffs forced her into marriage at age 14 has now fled the group. She says she and her six children were held against their will for years.
Horne says her allegations of forced underage sex, among other things, are part of the ongoing case, but he declined to provide details.
Jeffs was convicted in Texas after similar allegations were leveled against him and others following a 2008 raid on an FLDS ranch in Texas.
Ruby Jessop escape from Colorado City, Ariz. along with her six children ages 2 to 10.
“ She went to court in Kingman and got a court order to bring her children out. I talked to her for a bit his morning. The kids were huddled around a TV, which they have seldom if ever seen before. “

[October 11,’11]

Some wives of Warren Jeffs

Some wives of Warren Jeffs

The woman had been living with her parents, and ran to the home of Willie Jessop, former spokesman for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, who currently supports a rival seeking to replace Jeffs as prophet..
Washington County sheriff’s deputies helped one of the wives of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs leave the sect’s home base community along the Utah-Arizona border Monday.
The sheriff’s deputies helped diffuse what had become a standoff with FLDS men outside Jessop’s office, after a manhunt was launched, the woman was taken to a shelter. Deputies arrived on a ‘keep the peace’ call at about 3pm.
She asked for assistance in leaving the community,.
They are looking into allegations she was held against her own will and even drugged.