PART 2 of 3
Marilyn M. Barnewall
April 11, 2010
[Note: Some legal documents referenced in the following articles may be viewed here.]
As an intelligence operative at the highest levels, Leo Emil Wanta took seriously directives given and Oath taken to protect his country against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Since July 7, 1993, the day he was falsely arrested the first time, Wanta has been fighting domestic enemies. They have relentlessly pursued him, threatened him, imprisoned him, beaten him, and tried to kill him a few times (twice since I’ve known him).
Why was he arrested? A trumped-up charge for civil income tax assessment and non-payment (during two years he was not a resident of Wisconsin, the State that imprisoned him). He became a legal resident of Vienna, Austria in June 1988 while serving his country.
The erroneous amount of civil income taxes due: $14,129. How do I know the charges were trumped up? I know because records prove Leo Wanta paid $14,129 twice – even though he didn’t owe it. He had family in Wisconsin. He had the money to pay the taxes whether he owed them or not – and he didn’t have time for the headaches that would go with fighting his former home state over a civil income tax assessment. Wanta did not even live in Wisconsin during the years the civil tax assessment charges were made. His divorce records clearly prove he and his former wife separated in 1987 and it became permanent and legal in 1988.
I have copies (both sides) of the cancelled check for one of the payments and a foreign bank wire transfer was used to pay it a second time. They were sent to the Wisconsin tax office one month apart in May and June, 1992. Leo Wanta was arrested for non-payment in 1993 – a year after payment was made. I also have a copy of a letter from the Kansas City Internal Revenue Service for one of the years in question saying he owed 15 cents in taxes that year and wasn’t required to file. I have another letter from the Wisconsin tax authorities saying there is no record of back taxes owed by Leo or Lee Emil Wanta during the two years in question.
It was a set up.
On July 7, 1993, Ambassador Leo Emil Wanta was arrested in Lausanne, Switzerland. He was to meet with Vince Foster in Geneva (a few days before Foster’s dead body was found in the bushes at Marcy Park in Washington, D.C.). After meeting with Foster and once out of Switzerland, FBI Director William Sessions had given Wanta a warrant and told him to arrest Marc Rich (yes, the same one pardoned by Bill Clinton on his last day as President). But he never met Vince Foster and Wanta himself was arrested by the Suisse Sûreté before he could arrest Rich. President Clinton fired William Sessions at almost the same time Wanta was arrested. Hmmmm…
Between prisons in Switzerland, New York, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma, Wanta spent over eight years behind bars. More years were spent under house arrest – all for something he did not do. Overall, he was sentenced to 22 years. That’s right. He got 22 years in prison for not paying an unlawful, erroneous $14,129 civil income tax assessment in the State of Wisconsin which, in reality, he did pay. Tommy Thompson was Governor at the time.
Wanta spent 134 days in a Swiss dungeon before a coded message sent to him by Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin evidently jarred the Swiss and they put him in chains and on an airplane with armed guards to New York where a New York City Federal Judge dismissed the case. He was re-arrested on the steps of the federal courthouse, sent to the Brooklyn House of Detention, a city jail, for more than two months before being sent to Wisconsin for trial. On what charge did New York arrest him? I can find no evidence of that and Ambassador Wanta says he was never served an arrest Warrant. He chuckles that because he was a fire department Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Brooklyn prison guards put him in charge of the nightly suicide watch.
One might ask why the government of Switzerland arrested an Ambassador assigned to their nation. What happened to diplomatic immunity? Ambassador Leo E. Wanta holds Diplomatic Passport Numbers 04362 and 12535. Wanta says, “…no legitimate Court has ever lawfully revoked my Diplomatic status.”
That, however, is another long story.
In June 1988, Leo Wanta was a legal resident of Vienna, Austria. He served as Director General of New Republic/USA Financial Group LTD. GES.m.b.H. (duly registered corporation with Austrian Courts – the American equivalent of Inc., but more difficult to get).
That this man played a key role in the failure of what President Reagan termed “The Evil Empire” by destabilizing the ruble currency and defunding Soviet military operations is fact. No one argues the point – not even those who call him “thief” today. It has been well documented. Doubters can read Thieves’ World by Claire Sterling, (Simon and Schuster, 1994). The book was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Washington Week in Review, and others.
Or, read Sarah McClendon’s August 1997 Washington Report column: “He and President George Bush set up the Ameritrust (sic) account in the Credit Suisse bank for the U.S. government to use in case it needed to counter terrorists from overseas, according to Pat Cameron, Los Angeles attorney for Wanta. Wanta says that when former president George Bush sought to withdraw funds from the $210 billion on deposit that Wanta, a co-signer of the account, refused to give his signature for the withdrawal because the funds, he said, belonged to the U.S. government, not to an individual.”
Ms. McClendon refers to President George H.W. Bush.
It is also well documented that Ambassador Wanta repaid to the Treasury Department in six months the $150 billion Ronald Reagan invested in him. He owes the government of the United States nothing.
President Reagan used the skills of this very talented man to pull an end-run on the hidden powers that have run Washington since the days of Andrew Jackson… the private financiers and central bankers of the world.
Even in the early 1980s, President Reagan knew the objectives of those who make up America’s shadow government. He knew they planned to lead the country into economic chaos and, from that upheaval, remove what was granted American citizens by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. He knew they intended to bring America to Third World status with two classes of people: underclass and elite. To achieve this, they would:
1. Create an economy dependent on credit for its survival.
2. Over stimulate the real estate market using low-rate and non-qualifying mortgages. This encourages speculation and unrealistic increases in home values.
3. Create credit products like equity lines of credit encouraging middle and upper-middle class people to borrow against their unrealistically over-priced homes.
4. Induce failure of the real estate market using Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). When people can buy homes they cannot afford, only one outcome is possible: Loss of the home and an eventual collapse of the residential real estate market.
5. Banks that held residential real estate as collateral on loans suddenly had huge credit quality problems. Borrowers with ten-year home improvement loans who used equity in their homes as collateral suddenly had too little loan collateral because equity shrunk as a percentage of property value. Too, the government changed accounting rules mid-stream. When federal banks are audited, loans are downgraded for having too little collateral. This causes (and will continue to cause) independent bank failure. Bank loans may be current and perfectly good, but if not properly collateralized they are graded “possible risk.”
6. America’s independent banks are the funding source of independent business which employs the greatest percentage of America’s middle class. Destroy independent banks and independent business is effectively eliminated.
7. Note: Though I have not been an active bank consultant for years, I advise independent bankers to apply for state charters.
Ronald Reagan wanted the money from Leo Wanta’s investments available to buy his country out of danger when the time came. He knew the plans of the treacherous men he viewed as enemies would, if no one halted them, subjugate the American people. It was the only way to eliminate the greatest social middle-class in the world. It was the only way to implement a world government. He trusted Leo Wanta (who he called his “junkyard dog”) to get the job done. And Wanta succeeded – until they illegally imprisoned him.
Ronald Reagan’s other objective was to bring down the economy of the Soviet Union. It was Wanta’s involvement in that project that made what the central bankers of the world were doing in 2007 to the American dollar so easy to recognize. They were forcing the American government over the same precipice from which the U.S.S.R. had jumped.
When the economy of the Soviet Union crashed, America’s politicians made a great to-do about winning the Cold War. Lee Wanta knew they had won nothing… perhaps a little time. They had won a battle against the external enemy, but the internal enemy was still hiding behind elected officials.
They were always in the shadows. They are always in the shadows.
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When the opportunity to steal more money presents itself they do magically appear. In May 2006, the People’s Bank of China wire transferred $4.5 trillion to a specific account in the name of Ambassador Leo E. Wanta at Bank of America in Richmond, VA. The money disappeared. I personally wrote letters to the Chairman of Bank of America, Ken Lewis, and to Mr. John Yiannacopoulos, Media Relations, inquiring about this transaction. No response has been forthcoming. This is strange because I met Ken Lewis when I consulted for years at the bank that merged with and became the new Bank of America – NationsBank – Charlotte, NC.
To find out what happened to all that money, read Part III. For part three click below.
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Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall began her career in 1956 as a journalist with the Wyoming Eagle in Cheyenne. During her 20 years (plus) as a banker and bank consultant, she wrote extensively for The American Banker, Bank Marketing Magazine, Trust Marketing Magazine, and other major industry publications. The American Bankers Association published Barnewall’s Profitable Private Banking, the first book written about private banks, in 1987. She taught private banking at Colorado University for the American Bankers Association and trained private bankers in Singapore in 1991. She has authored seven banking books, one dog book, and one work of fiction (about banking, of course). She has served on numerous Boards in her community.
Barnewall received her degree in Banking from the University of Colorado Graduate School of Business in 1978 and was named one of America's top 100 businesswomen. She was a founding member of the Committee of 200, the official organization of America's top businesswomen. She can be found in Who's:Who in America (2005-08), Who's Who of American Women (2006-08), Who's Who in Finance and Business (2006-08), and Who's Who in the World (2008).