Rothschild Bank Now Under Criminal Investigation Over Missing $4 Billion in Global Corruption Probe

rothschild_banksBy Jay Syrmopoulos

Last year the veil of invincibility seemingly came off the secretive Rothschild banking empire, as Baron David de Rothschild and his company the Rothschild Financial Services Group were indicted by French prosecutors for allegedly defrauding British pensioners in a scheme that saw large sums of money embezzled.

Only two months ago, we reported on the Swiss branch of the Edmond de Rothschild Group announcing that they were the target of a French criminal probe “regarding a business relationship managed by a former employee.”

Now, the Luxembourg unit of Rothschild banking empire is being investigated by the Luxembourg state prosecutors office — alleged to have sent hundreds of millions of dollars to an account at a bank in Luxembourg that originated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

The fund, 1MBD, was established by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in 2009 as a government investment fund. There have been widespread accusations of corruption surrounding Razak after $1 billion dollars in deposits into his personal bank accounts were revealed. The deposits totaled hundreds of millions of dollars more than had previously been exposed by probes into state fund 1MDB, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The Luxembourg investigation stems from an international probe of money that may have flowed from the Malaysian government investment fund, which is at the center of various worldwide corruption probes.

According to a report in the WSJ:

The Luxembourg unit of Edmond de Rothschild Group, a private bank that manages money on behalf of wealthy clients, said it is “cooperating” with an official investigation of money that may have flowed from a Malaysian government investment fund at the center of various world-wide corruption probes…

The Luxembourg investigation widens probes of 1MDB already under way by authorities in Switzerland, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi. Swiss authorities said in January that 1MDB-related losses from misappropriation could reach $4 billion. The Luxembourg prosecutor said its case was connected to the investigation in Switzerland.

1MDB was created to invest in local energy and real-estate projects to boost the Malaysian economy. The fund amassed $11 billion in debt which it has struggled to repay. Last July,The Wall Street Journal reported that almost $700 million was transferred to Mr. Najib’s bank accounts via a web of entities, money which investigators believe originated with 1MDB. 1MDB has denied sending money to Mr. Najib’s accounts and denied wrongdoing and said it is cooperating with probes

“Edmond de Rothschild Europe is actively cooperating in the judicial proceedings,” a spokeswoman for the Edmond de Rothschild Group told the WSJ.

The Edmond de Rothschild Group oversees roughly $164 billion in assets, according to Bloomberg. The private bank and asset management firm to the elite was founded by Edmond de Rothschild in Paris in 1953. Edmond’s son Benjamin de Rothschild succeeded his father as head of the group in 1997. Last year, Benjamin appointed his wife, Ariane, chairwoman of the executive committee. The Swiss unit traces its roots to the acquisition of Banque Privee in Geneva in 1965.

But the history of the Rothschild banking empire stretches far further back in time.

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According to The Richest:

The Rothschild Family as we know it is descended from Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who was born in what is now Frankfurt, Germany. The son of Jewish moneychanger and trader Amschel Moses Rothschild, Mayer Amschel Rothschild was the fourth of 8 children, and went on to establish a huge international banking empire.

Through his 5 sons, Mayer Amschel Rothschild expanded his banking business, which was founded in the 1760s, to international areas and, as such, managed to bequeath his huge wealth, unlike many rich members of the Jewish community at the time. Mayer Amschel’s 5 sons were each stationed at one of the major European financial centres, one in Frankfurt, London, Naples, Vienna, and Paris.

This passing on of Mayer Amschel’s wealth and business meant that his sons could continue to build on the foundations of their father’s success. In the 19th century the Rothschild Family were at the height of their powers, and were known all around the financial world. Their great fortune and ingenious business minds meant that they carried great power during this time. They utilised this power by affecting some very significant events in human history in order to profit greatly from it. This included backing the British forces with huge sums of money during the Napoleonic Wars (more on that later) and funding Brazil’s claim for independence from Portugal.

The Rothschild banking dynasty is a family line that has been accused of pulling the political strings of many different governments through their control of various economic systems throughout the world. Historically, there is ample evidence to show that the family has used insider trading to bilk money from both private and public funds.

Towards the end of the Napoleonic Wars, in 1813, Nathan Mayer Rothschild saw Napoleon’s war efforts as a threat to his business practices and decided to step in to help defeat the French conqueror. He became the most important financier of the British war effort pouring the equivalent of $900 million dollars in today’s dollars in 1815 alone. The defeat of Napoleon, and subsequent ending of the Napoleonic Wars, which started in 1803 and raged throughout the continent for 12 years before finally coming to an end in 1815.

During the Battle of Waterloo in the Napoleonic wars, Nathan Rothschild was responsible for one of the oldest cases of “insider trading,” which led to the Rothschild family robbing a whole nation blind. When the battle of Waterloo took place in 1815, horse messengers were the fastest method of communicating information. The Rothschild’s took advantage of this by having their own spies on the frontlines of the battle that would then expedite the information to the family faster than the messengers used by the military.

When the British won the battle, Nathan Rothschild, was, of course, the first to know, and he immediately went to the stock exchange and started selling stocks while putting out the rumor that the French had won the war. This created a panic on the floor of the stock exchange and investors all over England began frantically selling their stocks. With the price of all stocks plummeting Rothschild was able to buy out the whole English market for a fraction of its cost. When word returned that the English had actually been victorious, the value of the market soared, and overnight Nathan Rothschild expanded his family’s wealth and cemented their position as one of the richest, and most influential families in the world.

Although the Rothschild family now keeps a very low public profile, they still have significant business operations across a wide spectrum of sectors. While you may not find any one particular Rothschild on the Forbes’ most rich list, the family is estimated to control $1 trillion dollars in assets across the globe, thus having a strong voice across the geopolitical spectrum that many perceive as a hidden hand manipulating events silently from behind a veil of virtual secrecy and silence.

Jay Syrmopoulos writes for TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared.

  • Dan Jones

    Like anything is going to happen to them??? They OWN the world…

    Always be a light that is .shininginthedark.

    • Rudy Campilii

      For a second there I thought maybe, just maybe. But I came to the same conclusion you did. They’ll fluff it off to some poor schmuck underling who will probably spend the rest of his life in jail.

    • Al Kene

      You beat me to it.
      Like anyone is ever going to be able to bring these dogs to heel through the rule of law; I’m so sure.

  • Arlene Lane

    this is not newsworthy, the news title that people all over the world would like to see would be, ROTHSCHILDS ARRESTED AND SENT TO DEVILS ISLAND,ALL MONEY TO BE GIVEN BACK TO THE PUBLIC AND ALL PROPERTY CONFISCATED, ALSO ALL MEMBERS, WILL STAND TRIAL FOR GENOCIDE, AND ALL FUTURE FAMILY MEMBERS WILL BE STERILISED AND NEVER ALLOWED TO EVER BREED AGAIN. it may be fantasy but it is only something of that magnitude that will make people happy,

    • lightingstrikesthrice

      I like and agree Mizz Lane.

  • sallyM

    These are the creepy ones that have stolen the worlds wealth.
    USURY is THEFT.
    Iceland the bankers.

    I agree Arlene – they are pure scum.
    They are the ones responsible for the military,industrial, government perpetual war machine. So long as their arsses aren’t anywhere near the action.

  • ErickDean

    Interesting revelation though I have become self educated concerning world and american history
    since college some forty years ago, even today not damned word is mentioned in any american
    ‘history’ text or classroom about these folks though a film about them produced in the 1930’s can
    be viewed on you-tube.

    Erick Dean Tippett
    Retired Musician/Teacher
    Chicago, Illinois

  • Bob

    4 billion is a drop in the bucket compared to what the Rothschilds and the central bank cartel have stolen over the past 100 years. Usury may be theft, but the biggest prize is being able to create money.

  • Heavenly_Traveler

    It is said that they set a place at their table for Satan and satan actually shows up.

  • Kuuleimomi

    Jeanette and Harry Weinberg Foundation did the same thing in the stock market. They financially support many community organization’s here in Hawai’i. You can’t miss it. Their name is prominently affixed and advertised on the building and or doors of the organization. Why can’t you just have the organization name prominently displayed? What gives with these money monger’s? Money talks, money talks. Poor Power backing. What chance is there the Weinberg and Rothschild DON’T know each other well?

  • Paschn

    Blah, blah, blah… Why, they could receive HOURS in lock up for their crime! Rather like dual citizen “Dov” Zakheim’s “punishment(?) for misplacing over 2 trillion from the Pentagram followed by a phantom “missile”, (9/11 false flag), hitting right…where…the…documentation…in the “investigation” was stored… DAMN how that must have pissed him off!

  • XeroSpaceOmega

    Hey “investigators” make sure you check that second set of books they keep.

  • joshmo

    Hang ’em high and there will be a thousand years of peace.
    Return to the silver certificate – JFK’s e/o 11110 -one major reason they took him out.
    and I agree SallyM
    USURY is THEFT.
    TAXATION is THEFT.

  • Really, you fall for this? Who’s going to investigate them when they can just pay everyone off?

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