Monday, March 28, 2016

man with a scam

Gilbert Chikli, 50, uses his phone at his home in Ashdod, Israel, Monday, March 28, 2016. Chikli, a visionary fraudster, ripped off some of the world's biggest corporations, and then laundered millions in China, which is serving as a massive money laundering machine for foreign criminals, an AP investigation has found. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
I wonder if Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders would not do well to hire Gilbert Chickli, a Tunesian convicted of money-laundering in France but living in Israel. Chickli is quite capable of putting flesh on the Sanders bone that the rich are in a wonderful position to take more than their fair share.
"I understood that the bankers were never convicted," he said. "If the bankers were never convicted, then I needed to indirectly become an official banker."
While laundering his money through China, Chickli became a multi-millionaire. Since he was only pretending to be an official banker, it seems fitting that he only pretend (if that) to be in jail.

A good AP article, if a bit wobbly: The Chinese aren't about to 'fess up any more than the bankers are.


  1. Lassez faire, free market capitalism. Just because he didn’t create jobs is no reason to regulate his business affairs.

  2. Actually, he's prolly hired some staff for his home in israel, that's job creation.