John McCarthy Roll was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. He joined the court in 1991 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Roll was shot and killed on January 8, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona, in a SUPPOSEDLY random shooting by a crazed, disconnected lunatic.  Many Americans already know this.  Most Americans, however, do not know ANYTHING about “The Story Behind The Story” of Judge John Roll – and why I personally believe he was monitored, stalked and then shot and killed by a “Manchurian Candidate” programmed killer named Jared Lee Loughner.   Think about it, in a high-level – POLITICALLY MOTIVATED assassination (such as President JFK) it would be highly desirable to make it look to be the random act of a crazed lone-gunman “lunatic shooter”.  If this is indeed so, then what was the motive for the contract killing?

Fact #1:  Before being appointed the Chief Federal Judge of Arizona by President Bush, Judge Roll, in his position as a State Judge, was accused of being complicit in the machinations of a massive child abduction ring operating in Arizona with ALL of the earmarks outlined by attorney John W. DeCamp in his seminal book: “The Franklin CoverUp – Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska.” Over 2,500 “missing” children were involved in this scandal in Arizona, and Judge Roll was, according to witnesses, deeply “in the loop” of this most heinous activity.

Fact #2:  An integral piece of this scandal involved Mexican Drug Cartel money being laundered through American bank accounts.  Judge Roll had in fact authorized the seizure of hundreds of millions of drug cartel funds – and was openly defying U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s demands to release the money to federal control (which I submit would then find its way quickly back into its original Organized Crime accounts.)   Roll refused to do follow Holder’s demands, and on Friday, January 7, (the day before his PLANNED ASSASSINATION) he issued a ruling that seized drug money would remain in State of Arizona control.

So — which BANK appears to be involved in this “money laundering” process?  The answer may well lie in this recent Salt Lake Tribune article: 



Feds slap Zions over billions in illegal money transfers

By paul beebe

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: February 12, 2011 09:15AM
Updated: February 12, 2011 12:30AM

Two federal agencies have slapped Zions Bank with multimillion-dollar civil penalties for failing to monitor suspicious wire transfers of billions of dollars related to transactions that may have involved drug trafficking and other crimes.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on Friday said it imposed an $8 million penalty against Zions for shortcomings in its anti-money laundering controls — violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and the USA Patriot Act.

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network — a Treasury Department agency involved in fighting money laundering — also fined Salt Lake City-based Zions $8 million but said the government would be satisfied by a single payment of $8 million.

“The bank is supposed to file suspicious activity reports if they find suspicious activity, and the bank failed to file those on a timely basis,” OCC spokesman Dick DeBuck said.

“The regulations also require the bank to monitor this wire activity, and the bank did not do that, either.”

Zions did not admit or deny the allegations spelled out in separate documents issued by the OCC and the Financial Crimes Network.

In a statement, CEO Scott Anderson said the bank takes “very seriously our obligations to comply with federal laws and regulations, including the Bank Secrecy Act.”

Anderson said Zions has closed down the business unit handling the money transfers and has been cooperating fully with regulators.

“Over the past three years, we have employed considerable resources bankwide to significantly enhance our systems designed to detect and report potentially suspicious activities,” Anderson said in the statement.

The OCC said Zions had developed a “remote deposit capture product” that allowed customers to deposit imaged financial documents such as checks into accounts in Mexico and other countries from “remote” locations, ostensibly in the United States.

The product was marketed to “high-risk customers” in 2006 and 2007 “without sufficient regard to (Bank Secrecy and Patriot Act) compliance implications,” the OCC said.

The Financial Crimes Network said Zions failed to report 132 cases of suspicious activity that represented more than $12.3 billion.

“These suspicious activities involved, among other things, sequentially numbered travelers checks, possible black market peso exchange, transactions involving entities and accounts alleged to have been involved in drug trafficking activities and unusual wire transfers,” the Financial Crimes Network said in a document released Thursday.

The agency said Zions processed money transfers that indicated patterns commonly associated with money-laundering, such as the nature of the business, originators and beneficiaries in “high-risk” locations and lacked any apparent business or legal purpose.

DeBuck said the OCC discovered the violations during examinations of the bank. But an OCC statement said the bank later conducted a voluntary assessment of its “foreign correspondent business” after shutting down the unit. Zions then reported suspicious activity to the agency.

According to the Financial Crimes Network, Zions filed 20 reports of suspicious activity after the review. The transactions involved in the activity totaled $11.5 billion, according to the network.

“With these actions, we are sending another strong message that banks need to be vigilant and ensure that they have effective anti-money laundering programs in place,” John Walsh, the OCC’s acting director, said.

pbeebe@sltrib.com