Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-18-2009, 11:26 PM   #21
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4,898
"The two in their 50s and 60s were questioned by Italian investigators on June 1 at a train station in Chiasso, at the border with Switzerland about 50 kilometers north of Milan. Most of the bonds they were carrying were later found to be bogus, according to diplomatic sources.

The men were released later that day after an Italian lawyer provided fidelity guarantee for them. The Italian authorities continue to probe how the two obtained the bonds and why they were trying to take the fake securities to Switzerland."


Consulate in Milan confirms 2 men carrying forged U.S. bonds as Japanese › Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

So if you're caught with fraudulent US bonds worth millions you can immediately get released if an Italian lawyer provides fidelity guarantee?
I wonder what would happen to Oldbabe if she got caught with millions in counterfeited US Bonds in her false bottom suitcase? Do you suppose she could get a lawyer to post bail?
This story has all the fun qualities of a Pink Panther caper and every bit of the credibility too.
__________________

__________________
Zoocat is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-18-2009, 11:40 PM   #22
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
clifp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7,450
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldbabe View Post
"

So if you're caught with fraudulent US bonds worth millions you can immediately get released if an Italian lawyer provides fidelity guarantee?
I wonder what would happen to Oldbabe if she got caught with millions in counterfeited US Bonds in her false bottom suitcase? Do you suppose she could get a lawyer to post bail?
This story has all the fun qualities of a Pink Panther caper and every bit of the credibility too.

Oldbabe, I think you have come up with an excellent way of meeting, some cute Italian cops (just make sure you get arrested by the cute ones.) The good news according to numerous sources is Italian men are much more appreciative of chronologically gifted woman than American men.

BTW, an unconfirmed report from Japan has it that one of the men arrested is the brother of the Japanese Federal reserve bank. So I suspect if you were Bernake or Geitner's sister you might get out of jail fairly easily.

Pink Panther yes that is a much better description than James Bond, Tom Clancy, John Carre' story that I keep reading.
__________________

__________________
clifp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 06:22 AM   #23
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,616
Quote:
Originally Posted by . . . Yrs to Go View Post
The "they're too smart to do something that dumb" argument ignores the fact that they got caught. What makes you think any part of their plan actually made sense?
Upon further reflection, perhaps the Japanese perpetrators were merely foiled in trying to implement their Italian FIRE "baguette option" plans...

Least amount someone has ER'd with
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 09:09 AM   #24
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4,898
Quote:
Originally Posted by clifp View Post
BTW, an unconfirmed report from Japan has it that one of the men arrested is the brother of the Japanese Federal reserve bank.
Seriously? Do you have a link?
__________________
Zoocat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 09:31 AM   #25
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,081
Conspiracy Central : Home
__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 06:45 PM   #26
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Bimmerbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,631
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldbabe View Post
Why isn't our mainstream press all over this?
Too busy talking about Lindsay Lohan's topless pics prolly?

That reminds me, I gotta go search for... um, something online.
__________________

__________________
Bimmerbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to know how much your neighbor makes? You can in Italy... FIREd Other topics 1 05-01-2008 02:34 PM
Italy vacation advice sunshine Travel Information 25 02-01-2008 05:19 PM
Western spies seized in Iran calmloki Other topics 1 07-21-2007 06:35 PM
Could your assets be seized? boont FIRE and Money 9 08-15-2006 09:41 AM
Back from Italy jacambece Other topics 4 05-01-2006 11:28 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:13 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.