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God's Banker, Ordination mistake, Kingston abuse cases, Halliburton overpayed

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    also has : U.S. Overpaying Halliburton for Gas scroll for news articles describing murder and abuse UK police open Calvi murder inquiry Sally Bolton and
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 1, 2003
      also has : U.S. Overpaying Halliburton for Gas

      scroll for news articles describing murder and abuse

      UK police open Calvi murder inquiry Sally Bolton and agencies 9/30/03
      "Police in Britain today opened a murder inquiry into the death of Roberto Calvi, a
      Mafia-linked Italian banker whose body was found hanging beneath a London
      bridge in 1982.The mysterious death of the Milanese financier, who was nicknamed
      "God's banker" because of his connections to the Vatican, has been a pet
      subject of conspiracy theorists for more than 20 years. Although the first inquest
      into Calvi's death returned a verdict of suicide, his family have long claimed
      that he was murdered. This theory was confirmed by a recent Italian
      investigation which, in July this year, issued its final report into the circumstances
      of his death. Calvi was found dead in June 1982, hanging beneath Blackfriars
      Bridge. The discovery came just days after Banco Ambrosiano, a Vatican-based
      bank of which he was president, collapsed with debts of $1.3bn (£0.8bn).
      However, Calvi's business connections reveal motives for murder. The Banco Ambrosiano
      had dealt not only with the Cosa Nostra, but also with the Vatican's
      financial arm, the Institute for the Works of Religion, and P2, a highly influential
      but illegal Masonic lodge of which Calvi was a member. In October last year,
      Rome prosecutors, who had been investigating the case since 1998, announced the
      results of forensic tests on Calvi's exhumed remains. The results showed it
      was most likely that he had been strung up from underneath the bridge by his
      killers. Calvi's pockets were weighed down with bricks and stone, suggesting a
      Masonic connection. Blackfriars, or Fratelli Neri, is the nickname for the
      Italian Freemasons, who swear that those who betray the brotherhood will be weighed
      down with stones and drowned. But in December 2002, a Mafia supergrass told
      police that Calvi had been murdered by the mob for stealing funds they had
      handed to him to launder. The supergrass accused a convicted Mafioso, Pippo Calo,
      of ordering the hit. The Italian inquiry agreed, announcing in July that it
      believed Calvi had been killed by mobsters who had made his murder look like a
      Masonic ritual." http://www.guardian.co.uk/italy/story/0,12576,1052788,00.html

      two from L Moss Sharman Ordination called a mistake - Peter Geigen-miller,
      Free Press Reporter 10/30/03 "The Roman Catholic Church was wrong to appoint
      the priest at the centre of a sex abuse lawsuit to the priesthood, the retired
      bishop of London acknowledged yesterday. Questioned during a civil trial about
      Rev. Barry Glendinning's ordination as a Catholic priest in 1964, Bishop John
      Sherlock agreed the church had made a mistake. He added during
      cross-examination by London lawyer Gordon Cudmore the decision to ordain someone to the
      priesthood is one of the most awesome responsibilities a bishop has. Sherlock was
      testifying at the civil trial in which John, Ed and Guy Swales and their
      family are suing Glendinning and the Roman Catholic diocese of London for damages
      they say resulted from sexual abuse by Glendinning while he was a teacher at
      St. Peter's Seminary in London in the late 1960s and early 1970s."

      Kingston faces another abuse case By Douglas Belkin, Globe Staff, 10/31/03
      "Kingston - A town jolted by the alleged rape of a boy by a selectman just weeks
      ago began wrestling with another crisis yesterday when a respected School
      Committee member was formally charged with sneaking over to a house, plying three
      teenage girls there with alcohol, and groping and videotaping them." "The
      case is the latest in a series that have beset this coastal town of 11,000, 32
      miles south of Boston. In 1989, a 13-year-old girl, Melissa Benoit, was raped
      and murdered here. Two years ago, a college student from Kingston, Jonathan
      Rizzo, was slain in a series of murders by Gary Sampson, who is now awaiting
      sentencing. Last year, a Kingston priest, Monsignor Frederick J. Ryan, resigned
      amid allegations that he had molested three teenage boys 20 years ago. And over
      the last 14 years, four Kingston police officers have been accused of sex
      crimes. Just four weeks ago, Selectman Richard Cretinon was charged by Plymouth
      police with raping a 14-year-old boy."

      Reuters Reps: U.S. Overpaying Halliburton for Gas Wednesday October 29, 7:23
      pm ET By Susan Cornwell

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is paying Vice President Dick
      Cheney's former firm Halliburton (NYSE:HAL - News) "enormous sums" -- $2.65 a
      gallon -- for gasoline imported into Iraq from Kuwait, two lawmakers charged on
      Democrats Rep. Henry Waxman of California and Rep. John Dingell of Michigan
      said this gross overpayment was made worse by the fact that the U.S. government
      was turning around and reselling the gasoline in Iraq for four to 15 cents a
      gallon. In a letter of complaint sent to President Bush's national security
      adviser Condoleezza Rice, the two lawmakers said experts they consulted think
      the cost of buying and transporting gasoline from Kuwait into Iraq should cost
      less than $1 a gallon.
      The Iraqi oil company SOMO is paying only 97 cents a gallon to import
      gasoline from Kuwait to Iraq, they said.

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