Prominent Bahamian attorneys were involved in setting up companies and bank accounts used to launder the ill-gotten gains of a seedy security firm in the United States.
Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks today started to publish more than five million confidential emails from the global intelligence company Stratfor.
The emails, dated from July 2004 to late December 2011, are said to reveal the ‘inner workings’ of US-based firm known as the ‘Shadow CIA’.
Among the allegations to emerge is that Stratfor’s claim to be a media organisation providing a subscription intelligence newsletter is a front for ‘running paid informants networks’ and ‘laundering those payments through the Bahamas, through Switzerland, through private credit cards’.
Stratfor ‘is monitoring Bhopal activists for Dow Chemicals, Peta activities for Coca-Cola’, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claimed at a press conference in London today.
However, what could cause the greatest embarrassment for the U.S. government is his suggestion that information is also being gathered by paying contacts from agencies including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency.