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BREAKING NEWS: $456,079 seized from governor's agent

Yue, Torres, Anderson

By Jacob Nakamura

(Tumon, Guam) The Internal Revenue Service today published documents out of Seattle that give the world a first glimpse at the money laundering schemes involving Gov. Ralph Torres that are part of the federal raids on November 7, 2019.

On November 8 and 9, 2019, Internal Revenue Service seized a total of $456,079.60 from Gov. Ralph Torres's confidante, agent and money man Alfred Lam Yue, who is listed first in the infamous Dirty 30. The seizures were from three of Mr. Yue's bank accounts:

  • $271,087.88 from a Bank of Saipan account ending in 0157 (November 8, 2019)

  • $39,188.38 from a Bank of Saipan account ending in 2098 (November 8, 2019)

  • $145,803.34 from a Bank of Guam account ending in 2064 (November 9, 2019)

The money was forfeited to the IRS.

The Dirty 30 is the list of people and businesses whose transactions with Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury. The records are due January 30, 2020 to the U.S. District Court of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Also on the list is Attorney Michael Dotts, who represented Mr. Yue's business associate Ron Li Anderson's Legend Realty in limited matters and who spoke to Saipan media in the wake of the FBI raids.

Legend Realty's offices were raided on November 7, along with the IPI financial office, the Governor's Office, the governor's home, and the governor's brothers's law firm, Torres Brothers, LLC.

Land transactions and the money flowing from these transactions as they relate to the casino and public corruption are at the heart of the federal grand jury subpoena. The transactions of the 30 people and companies on the list are tied to a local company named Billion Ventures, which has offices on Capitol Hill, and Wu, Chia Lien.

Mr. Yue conducted transactions with Legend Realty that are under federal scrutiny. His company, Marianas Consultancy Services, also is listed on the Dirty 30.

According to the Internal Revenue Service, their conviction rate for financial crimes is among the highest of all federal law enforcement agencies. Only the IRS has jurisdiction over financial investigations, which includes tax crimes, money laundering, and violations of the Bank Secrecy Act.

According to the IRS:

Financial investigations are usually very document-intensive. Specifically, they involve records, such as bank account information, real estate files, motor vehicle records, etc., which point to the movement of money. Any record that pertains to or shows the paper trail of events involving money is important. The major goal in a financial investigation is to identify and document the movement of money. The link between where the money comes from, who gets it, when it is received and where it is stored or deposited, can provide proof of criminal activity.
Tax evasion, public corruption, health care fraud, telemarketing fraud and terrorist financing are just a few of the types of crimes that revolve around money. In these cases, a financial investigation often becomes the key to a conviction. Traditional law enforcement relies on investigative tools such as crime scene analysis, physical evidence, fingerprint identification or eyewitness accounts. The limitations of these techniques become obvious to those who are trying to prove wrongdoing in a sophisticated financial crime. With no proof, there is no conviction.
What are the Major Areas of Financial Investigations?
IRS Criminal Investigation’s focus on financial investigations falls into three interdependent categories: Legal Source Tax Crimes, Illegal Source Financial Crimes, and Narcotics-Related Financial Crimes/Counterterrorism Financing. These three areas are mutually supportive and create a well-rounded law enforcement program for IRS which addresses the growing fraud in legal industries as well as penetrates the nucleus of money laundering operations and drug trafficking/terrorist financing organizations.
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CARE did a lot of legitimate work, especially with urgent housing and medical needs after the typhoon.

The person obsessed with Kilili needs to quit huffing shoe adhesive.

As for allowing unmoderated comments, what kind of dumb idea is that? They're a newspaper, not a bathroom wall.


FBI - what more do you want? IPI donated 400K to a nonprofit with Alex Sablan as the President for said nonprofit. Same Alex Sablan of the Trump Largo fundraising fame. Pull the financials on this nonprofit and tell us Alphie, what's it all about? How much actually went to helping those in need? LOL!! Tell Justice to get out the legal pad for another charge? Kandit, you need to keep on this particular issue. It's more than interesting where it all leads.

IPI giving $400K to a nonprofit run by Alex Sablan? What could go wrong?


Dufus Kilili Sablan. Just listen to this speech.

Watch video at 2:47. Let me ask you this Kilili, if a typhoon weather warming has been issued, don't you think people should take precautions like stocking up on FUEL for a generator or WATER for a dialysis center? And yet you sound like a mumbling bumbling idiot in your speech. Sure, go ahead and blame FEMA - real smart biting the hand that feeds you. Idiot.


Pizza Bob, overpaid twitter tweeter:

Hey Pizza Bob, please tell the residents of the CNMI (who are struggling) just how much your boss makes ($144,000K) and then please reveal his support staff numbers and the salaries (also the benefits).

Then tell us why the Jones Act hasn't been repealed. Tell us why the CNMI only had a 55% FMAP medicaid reimbursement rate. Tell us why the CNMI isn't energy independent after many years of federal dollars being dedicated to studies to do so? Tell us why the island is third world? Tell us Pizza Bob, why no new ideas?

And what about this Pizza Bob? Is it true, or is it just fantasy?

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Pizza Bob, me thinks your days are numbered in Washington. You and your boss having been milking it for far too long. Kandit is allowing free comments. Pretty soon people will realize that they have been played by the years of your bullshit press releases and manipulation via. the cultural practices of not complaining and not questioning. You are not the water walkers you pretend to be. The CNMI is in the sorry state it is in because it lacks qualified and intelligent representation. Hope you still remember how to make a pizza. You are going to need that skill after the election.

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