SUPPRESSED DETAILS OF CRIMINAL INSIDER TRADING (english) by Michael Ruppert 3:20pm Mon Oct 15 '01 (Modified on 4:11am Tue Oct 16 '01) INSIDER TRADING LEADS DIRECTLY INTO THE CIA'S HIGHEST RANKS. CIA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR “BUZZY” KRONGARD MANAGED FIRM THAT HANDLED “PUT” OPTIONS ON UAL by Michael C. Ruppert [© COPYRIGHT, 2001, Michael C. Ruppert and FTW Publications, www.copvcia.com . All Rights Reserved. - May be reprinted or distributed for non-profit purposes only.] FTW, October 9, 2001 - Although uniformly ignored by the mainstream U.S. media, there is abundant and clear evidence that a number of transactions in financial markets indicated specific (criminal) foreknowledge of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. In the case of at least one of these trades -- which has left a $2.5 million prize unclaimed -- the firm used to place the “put options” on United Airlines stock was, until 1998, managed by the man who is now in the number three Executive Director position at the Central Intelligence Agency. Until 1997 A.B. “Buzzy” Krongard had been Chairman of the investment bank A.B. Brown. A.B. Brown was acquired by Banker’s Trust in 1997. Krongard then became, as part of the merger, Vice Chairman of Banker’s Trust-AB Brown, one of 20 major U.S. banks named by Senator Carl Levin this year as being connected to money laundering. Krongard’s last position at Banker’s Trust (BT) was to oversee “private client relations.” In this capacity he had direct hands-on relations with some of the wealthiest people in the world in a kind of specialized banking operation that has been identified by the U.S. Senate and other investigators as being closely connected to the laundering of drug money. http://www.indymedia.org:8081//front.php3?article_id=74541 International Probe on Suspected Bin Laden Financial Trades Tuesday, September 18, Financial market officials around the world are investigating the possibility that groups tied to Usama bin Laden may have cashed in on the terrorist strikes by dumping millions in stocks and options for industries they knew would be most severely affected in the attacks. The Chicago Board Options Exchange said Tuesday it was investigating reports of unusual trading activity before last week's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. The exchange declined to elaborate. The CBT's statement comes amid widespread international efforts to track down bin Laden's financial activities before and after Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the United States. In Japan, the president of the Tokyo Stock Exchange said in a statement Tuesday the exchange's probe is focusing on whether groups linked to bin Laden traded on Tokyo's main market around the time of the attacks. Reuters and the Associated Press contributed to this report.