There sure are a lot of “officials” jumping off buildings these days. I guess all these bankers and government officials were just depressed by the cold winter. I find it fascinating that not one MSM outlet has this story. Not one. WTF with not releasing his name. When people die every day, their names are released in the press. This story has a smell to it. What did this dude know and why did he “jump”.

SSS – Use your connections and get us a name. You need to blow the lid off this story. Make yourself useful.

Via the Washington Free Beacon

CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide

A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA.

CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va.

“We can confirm that there was an individual fatally injured at a facility where agency work is done,” White told the Washington Free Beacon. “He was rushed to a local area hospital where he subsequently died. Due to privacy reasons and out of respect for the family, we are not releasing additional information at this time.”

A source close to the agency said the man who died was a middle manager and the incident occurred after the man jumped from the fifth floor a building in Fairfax County.

Many agency employees are known to work under stressful conditions and high stress is considered a part of the profession, for the three general types of employees: Intelligence analysts and support personnel, technical services operators, and members of the clandestine services, the agency’s elite spying branch.

The CIA is known to operate or rent space in a number of semi-secret locations in the country, including at least one high-rise building in Tysons Corner.

The agency also operates a number of top-secret facilities used by its clandestine service officers, including agency safe houses.

No other details of the death could be learned.

The agency is currently engaged in a high profile dispute with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Sen. Diane Feinstein (D., Calif.), chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has said the CIA has blocked efforts by the committee to investigate harsh interrogation of terrorists.

Committee staff members working at a CIA facility in Northern Virginia to investigate agency interrogation practices also have charged that the CIA covertly searched the agency’s computers that were being used in the investigation.

The agency subsequently reported that several Senate staff members had improperly and possibly illegally removed classified material from the CIA. The FBI was asked to investigate the mishandling of classified information in the case.

The agency is under pressure from Congress to declassify a 6,000-page report on agency interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, used to glean information from al Qaeda terrorists captured after the 2001 attacks on Washington and New York.

The agency also this week came under scrutiny from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence over the agency’s role in obscuring the facts surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell told the committee that agency analysts concluded that a protest took place in advance of the attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.

Morrell testified that “subsequent information revealed this judgment to be incorrect.”

The CIA was operating a facility in Benghazi with a large number of agency personnel whose activities had not been made public.

Speculation about the CIA annex in Benghazi has focused on the agency’s role in supplying weapons to Libyan militias that in turn were shipping the arms to Islamist rebels in Syria.


  1. Copfuks arrest and drag student because the student said he was disappointed in how the leechfuk principal handled a student suicide.

    Video here —

    Stucky hates Amerika.

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    From the Sun-Times:

    ST. JOHN — The principal of Lake Central High School is calling a sit-in students held over the suicide of one of its former students “a disruption” and “not the right way” to handle the situation.

    Robin Tobias wrote in an email Wednesday night that was sent to parents that there’s “no easy solution when 200 kids decide to create a sit-in within the middle of the school in order to demonstrate a point of view, while making demands” and that he, too, was experiencing mixed emotions. The students had staged the sit-in over what they saw was the school’s lack of acknowledgement of the former student’s suicide last week.

    Tobias said the students who participated in the sit-in could be perceived as promoting suicide as an option to solving one’s problems and recommended that students avail themselves of counseling services the school has set up for them. For that reason, the school adheres to a minimalist approach to addressing suicide publicly, Tobias wrote.

    During the sit-in, one student was removed from the scene by police officers.

    “There is a right and wrong way to solve a problem. A sit-in/open protest is not the right way,” Tobias said.

    Tobias has not returned phone calls asking for comment Thursday.

    A secretary answering the phone at the admonistration[sic] center Thursday afternoon said no administration officials were in the building to comment. She said she would absolutely not contact any of the officials on behalf of the press and ask them to respond to a request for comment.

    A video taken of the protest and posted to the LiveLinks[sic] website shows a crowd of students gathered in an area on the first floor of the school’s new addition. A woman in the video is seen yelling at Tobias that the student was her son and that all they were asking for was a moment of silence over the intercom for him.

    Tobias is heard telling the woman, “Ma’am, you’re not in charge here, I am.”

    Tobias then tells the protesters to get out their student identification and told them he was “disappointed,” to which a protester replied, “We’re disappointed in you, too.”

    Police officers are later shown dragging the student out of the area as the crowd cheered.

    The student, Hunter Ernst, 18, of Schererville, was arrested for resisting arrest and possession of a knife on school property, St. John Police Chief Fred Frego said Thursday.

    Considering he’s legally an adult, those are serious charges for which he could potentially face jail time.

    The students who participated in the sit-in were dismissed from the building, and their teachers were instructed to mark them as absent, Tobias said.

    Tobias said it seemed there were more students interested in missing class and causing a disruption and that he was disappointed more students saw the sit-in as the right solution instead of talking with an adult about their feelings.

    Why didn’t Tobias talk to the student who said he was “disappointed in him” about his feelings rather than create a disruption by ordering him arrested? If that’s how he feels, why not lead by example?

    Fact is, as former New York State Teacher of the Year John Taylor Gatto has noted, our public schools mirror prisons and dissent is not tolerated.

  2. “SSS – Use your connections and get us a name. You need to blow the lid off this story. Make yourself useful.”

    Stand by, I’m on it. As for a name, forget it. Even if I did get it, I wouldn’t post it on the Internet. Ever. I don’t know whether or not the guy was undercover, and I would never get THAT information unless I knew the guy personally.

    Yeah, I know he’s dead. Doesn’t make any difference. If he WAS undercover, then his name is useful information to foreign counterintelligence services, particularly in any country he may have been posted or any foreign official he may have been in contact with. And that may lead to compromising a foreign agent (and also lead to his subsequent imprisonment and/or execution).

    Get it? Hopefully, Bill Gertz, the reporter of this story, knows that also and would not disclose the name if he got it, but possibly for a different reason. It might compromise HIS source(s) in the CIA or the Fairfax County police department.

  3. Ok, I got the info. That didn’t take long, did it?

    I have a lot of details, including his name, age, names of members of his family, religion, education, date of death, and circumstances surrounding his death. After further consideration, I will reveal none of that information here. It is not only inappropriate and unprofessional, but may adversely affect innocent and grieving survivors. Sorry, folks.

  4. AWD says:

    “He jumped? Yea, right.”

    People get depressed and jump out of helicopters, bridges, tall buildings. Especially in the spring or summer. They tend to choose a sunny day on an elevated plane such as a hill top. It certainly seems suspicious though. My old boss’ son got out of his car and dove into a creek, died. Why do people suddenly get the urge to go for a swim mid-drive? It happened to that kid with the ‘experience’ fascination, it happened to the anthrax expert. Hmmm…

  5. The choice is :

    Do what Snowden did or

    “Work within the system”

    Well apparently this person tried to “work within the system”.

  6. ABN Amro Ex-CEO Found Dead

    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/05/2014 18:17 -0400

    A mere two weeks since former JPMorgan banker, Kenneth Bellando jumped to his death, Bloomberg reports that the former CEO of Dutch Bank ABN Amro (and his wife and daughter) were found dead at their home after a possible “family tragedy.” This expands the dismal list of senior financial services executive deaths to 12 in the last few months. The 57-year-old Jan Peter Schmittmann, was reportedly discovered by his other daughter when she arrived home that morning. Police declined to comment on the cirumstances of his (and his wife and daughter’s) death. This is not the first C-level ABN Amro banker to be found dead. In 2009, former CFO Huibert Boumeester was discovered with (assumed self-inflicted) shotgun wounds.

    As Bloomberg reports,

    Former ABN Amro Group NV Netherlands Chief Executive Officer Jan Peter Schmittmann, his wife and a daughter were found dead at their home today after a possible “family tragedy,” Dutch police said.

    “The bodies of a father and mother and their daughter were found at the property” in the town of Laren, 32 kilometers (20 miles) southeast of Amsterdam, Dutch police said in a statement on their website today. Leonie Bosselaar, a police spokeswoman, said in a telephone call with Bloomberg News that the deceased were Schmittmann and two family members.

    The police received a call around 10:30 a.m. local time from a family acquaintance who said something may be wrong at the property, according to the statement. Bosselaar declined to comment further on what may have happened.

    The Dutch newspaper AD reported, without citing anyone, that the family was discovered by Schmittmann’s second daughter when she arrived home this morning. She was scheduled to travel to India with her parents, where she had an internship lined up, the newspaper said.

    Schmittmann, 57, joined ABN Amro in 1983 as assistant relationship manager and was named head of the lender’s Dutch unit in 2003. He stepped down from the Amsterdam-based bank in December 2008, after the company was nationalized earlier that year.

    Sadly, given recent trends, the default assumption is that it is suicide until proven otherwise which is just as disturbing from a sociological perspective. (on the bright side, at least as far as we know, we was not involved in HFT) but further to that, this is not the first ABN Amro seniot executve to be found dead. In 2009, Schmittmann’s former CFO was found dead from shitgum wounds:

    The former chief financial officer of Dutch bank ABN Amro has been found dead with shotgun wounds near his home in Surrey, the BBC has reported.

    Huibert Gerard Boumeester was found dead yesterday, Sunday, with shotgun wounds, one week after being reported missing and “vulnerable”. Reports claim he was found with two shotguns which he had brought from his home, though Thames Valley Police say his death is currently being treated as “unexplained”.

    Boumeester, 49, left his role as CFO encompassing responsibility for group-wide finance, risk management, investor relations, communications and strategic decision support in March 2008 citing “personal reasons” six months after ABN Amro was bought by Fortis, Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander. The Dutch government now owns Fortis Bank and has taken direct ownership of its stake in ABN Amro. The British government owns most of RBS.

    There are suggestions that Boumeester took his own life…

    Schmittmann owned 2phase2 (apparently an asset management company) and was a co-founder of 5 Park Lane (what appears to be a private equity / management consultancy) according to his LinkedIn profile:

    This brings the sad list of senior financial services exectives who have died in the last few months to 12:

    1 – William Broeksmit, 58-year-old former senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG, was found dead in his home after an apparent suicide in South Kensington in central London, on January 26th.

    2 – Karl Slym, 51 year old Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym, was found dead on the fourth floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok on January 27th.

    3 – Gabriel Magee, a 39-year-old JP Morgan employee, died after falling from the roof of the JP Morgan European headquarters in London on January 27th.

    4 – Mike Dueker, 50-year-old chief economist of a US investment bank was found dead close to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State.

    5 – Richard Talley, the 57 year old founder of American Title Services in Centennial, Colorado, was found dead earlier this month after apparently shooting himself with a nail gun.

    6 – Tim Dickenson, a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG, also died last month, however the circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown.

    7 – Ryan Henry Crane, a 37 year old executive at JP Morgan died in an alleged suicide just a few weeks ago. No details have been released about his death aside from this small obituary announcement at the Stamford Daily Voice.

    8 – Li Junjie, 33-year-old banker in Hong Kong jumped from the JP Morgan HQ in Hong Kong this week.

    9 – James Stuart Jr, Former National Bank of Commerce CEO, found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19. A family spokesman did not say whatcaused the death

    10 – Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, commited suicide by jumping in front of LIRR train

    11 – Kenneth Bellando, 28, a trader at Levy Capital, formerly investment banking analyst at JPMorgan, jumped to his death from his 6th floor East Side apartment.

    12 – Jan Peter Schmittmann, 57, the former CEO of Dutch bank ABN Amro found dead at home near Amsterdam with wife and daughter.

  7. If they have to “rush you to a hospital” after you jump off a building………you were not nearly high enough! Fuck that! You want to be high enough so that no one even considers calling an ambulance and all they need is a hose to clean up the spot!

    If I were doing the old swan dive with a pile driver ending I’d aim for a sewer grate near the curb and there may be no need for a cleanup. I may also aim for Jamie Dimon’s sun roof on his limo. If you’re gonna commit suicide, be creative!

  8. Disclaimer: Comment not for anon consumption.

    Maybe if the booger eating bedwetter had spent more time chillin’ instead of grillin’ some poor hapless smuck, he would not have been stressed into jumping to such a permanent conclusion.

    SSS will just love this…ba ha ha…

    More Pot, Less Crime: Medical Marijuana States See Drops in Assaults and Homicides

    A study published by the online journal PLOS One yesterday finds that adoption of medical marijuana laws is not associated with an increase in crime and may even result in fewer assaults and homicides. Robert G. Morris and three other University of Texas at Dallas criminologists looked at trends in homicide, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny, and auto theft in the 11 states that legalized marijuana for medical use between 1990 and 2006. While crime fell nationwide during this period, it fell more sharply in the medical marijuana states, even after the researchers adjusted for various other differences between states. Morris and his colleagues suggest that the substitution of marijuana for alcohol could explain this result, although they caution that the extra reduction in crime might be due to a confounding variable they did not consider.

    What seems clear is that these crime data do not support the notion that making marijuana more readily available drives up crime rates, whether because of marijuana’s effect on behavior (including use of other drugs) or because of robberies associated with cash-heavy cannabusinesses:

  9. Maybe the CIA should call in the EPA to investigate whether the shitstain left by dear departed caused any environmental damage to the jump zone?

    It may come as a surprise to many U.S. taxpayers, but a slew of federal agencies — some whose responsibilities seem to have little to do with combating crime — carry active law enforcement operations.

    Here’s a partial list:

    The U.S. Department of Education
    The Bureau of Land Management (200 uniformed law enforcement rangers and 70 special agents)
    The U.S. Department of the Interior
    The U.S. Postal Inspection Service (with an armed uniformed division of 1.000)
    The National Park Service (made up of NPS protection park rangers and U.S. Park Police officers that operate independently)
    The Environmental Protection Agency (200 special agents)
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (224 special agents)
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  10. “Maybe if the booger eating bedwetter had spent more time chillin’ instead of grillin’ some poor hapless smuck, he would not have been stressed into jumping to such a permanent conclusion.”

    The jumper was not undercover, thus any stress factors he was experiencing had nothing to do with espionage.

    “Maybe the CIA should call in the EPA to investigate ……..”

    Any initial investigation would be conducted by the FBI, whether or not the CIA wanted an investigation. He was a federal employee and the suicide occurred on federal property. If the FBI wants to investigate further, it will. You can take it to the bank that it is already involved.

    You really don’t know how the law enforcement and intelligence communities operate, do you?

  11. Speaking of committing hari kari …insulting an intolerant homosexual mafia is one way..


    Mozilla CEO’s exit tests Silicon Valley’s tolerance
    By Gerry Shih April 4, 2014 9:25 PM–sector.html

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tech workers in Silicon Valley debated on Friday whether Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich got the comeuppance he deserved or was himself a victim of intolerance when he resigned under pressure this week amid outrage over his opposition to same-sex marriage.

    But, hopefully Mozilla will get some heavy incoming of it’s own to deal with via Firefox users switching to Pale Horse en mass.

    see here: for description of :

    Saturday, April 05, 2014
    Under a Pale Moon
    I got rid of Mozilla Firefox yesterday and replaced it with Pale Moon. Verdict: I probably would have done this for technological reasons, not ideological reasons, if I had known about Pale Moon before. Basically, it feels about 10-15 percent faster than Firefox, which has become increasingly crufty over the last few years and was offering new beta updates literally every week.

    The installation process was two-part, the first being the usual download and install, the second being the download of the bookmarks importation tool that also migrated my various preferences and passwords. A little clunky, but no bother, and everything works, including NoScript. After about 2 hours, I was confident enough in Pale Moon to go ahead and remove Firefox from the system. If you are considering #uninstallfirefox, Pale Moon is definitely a preferred alternative if you are on Windows.

    Plus I am amused by the fact that there are no plans for a Mac version. The developers are open to Linux, but Macintosh. No. Just no. Also, Linux users should note that Pale Moon runs under WINE; due to its superior speed and efficiency emulated Pale Moon may well run better than native Firefox.

    For Android, I’m using Opera Mini for now, but I’m not particularly fond of it, so further investigation is required. I’m also going to start looking for a Thunderbird replacement.

    NB: The all-time percentage of Firefox is 34 percent here and 30 percent at Alpha Game. It’s already down to 28 percent here and 26 percent there.

    Labels: technology

  12. BTW, super sleuth, How does that crow taste smothered in your “pot leads to increased crime rates” gravy?

  13. nonanon, do you ever have any useful info to pass on or do you just come here to prove to yourself what a total worthless POS you really are? Get help.

  14. CEO Of Liechtenstein Bank Frick Murdered

    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/07/2014 10:05 -0400

    Over the weekend the world was gripped by the drama surrounding the mysterious murder-homicide of the former CEO of Dutch bank ABN Amro and members of his family, and whether there is more foul play than meets the eye. However, that is nothing compared to what just happened in the tiny, and all too quiet Principality of Lichtenstein, where moments ago the CEO of local financial institution Bank Frick & Co. AG, Juergen Frick, was shot dead in the underground garage of the bank located in the city of Balzers.

    Based on preliminary reports, the murder is the result of a disgruntled fund manager, Juergen Germann, who had previously been embroiled in a “bitter dispute” with the government and the bank. Bloomberg has more:

    A 48-year-old man was shot dead in the underground garage of a financial institution in Balzers at 7:30 a.m. local time, the principality’s police said on its website. The suspect, Juergen Hermann, fled the scene in a Smart car with Liechtenstein number plates, according to police. Neither the victim nor the institution were identified in the statement.

    The deceased was Juergen Frick, CEO of Bank Frick & Co. AG, Switzerland’s Radio 1 said in an e-mailed statement, citing employees of the bank. Calls to Bank Frick were answered by a voice-mail message saying the company is closed because of “a death.” It gave no further details.

    Hermann is a fund manager who has been embroiled in a dispute with the Liechtenstein government and Bank Frick for many years, Switzerland’s Radio 1 said.

    The Liechtenstein government and the country’s Financial Market Authority “illegally destroyed my investment company Hermann Finance and its funds, depriving me of my livelihood,” according to a website registered under the name Juergen Hermann of Hermann Finance AG.

    He has filed lawsuits seeking recovery of 200 million Swiss francs ($225 million) from the government and 33 million francs from Bank Frick, according to the website. The lender “illegally enriched itself,” among other alleged crimes, it said.

    A representative of Hermann’s lawyer declined to comment when reached by telephone. A call to Hermann Finance’s office was answered by an employee of a law firm who said his company isn’t related to Hermann Finance.

    The narrative against the “publicly hostile” alleged shooter has already been flushed out.

    Hermann has been “publicly hostile” to the country’s Financial Market Authority and some of its employees, forcing it to take security measures in consultation with the police, FMA spokesman Beat Krieger said in an e-mail today.

    The escape vehicle was later found in the village of Ruggell, 25 kilometers (16 miles) north of Balzers, police said.

    “The area is being searched by police with dogs and helicopters,” the 120-member police force said. Zurich police are helping to document the crime scene, spokesman Mario Cortesi said.

    Here is the update form the local police station:

    On Monday morning, it came in Balzers a homicide, the suspect is currently volatile.

    Against 07.30 clock in an underground garage of a financial institution is a homicide in which a 48-year-old man was shot occurred. When volatile suspects are Jürgen Hermann from the Moors. He is armed and dangerous, according to police reports, the investigation of the National Police is in full swing.

    Notes on a possible whereabouts of the suspects are requested immediately to the police landing +423 / 236 71 11. Upon encountering the suspect, it is important to exercise extreme caution.

    Below is the profile of the murdered CEO, still on the bank’s website:

    As CEO Jürgen Frick is closely involved in all business activities of the bank with a special focus lying on client advisory, financing and financial product development. As well he supervises all real estate development projects of the Bank.

    Jürgen is also Chairman of the Board at Crystal Fund Management AG, a subsidiary of Bank Frick & Co.

    As for the bank itself:

    Bank Frick is active in modern wealth management and provides a range of advisory services. As well it specializes in fund development and fund administration.

    Our Bank entertains close ties to an efficient network of fiduciaries, insurers, tax experts, investment funds and law firms around the world.

    We are completely independent. Our advice and our services cater exclusively to the individual needs and requirements of our clients.

    Combinvest Establishment serves as holding for all bank shares. Family Frick is the majority stake holder.

    After a successful career in international banking and fiduciary services, Kuno Frick senior founded in December 1998 Bank Frick & Co. AG. Due to his wide experience and excellent connections, Bank Frick proved an immediate success.

    Since then, the bank’s assets under management have risen steadily. New business segments are continuously being added to the bank’s service portfolio, while existing ones are constantly being refined.

    In autumn 2011, Bank Frick’s international presence was significantly enhanced with the opening of Bank Frick UK Branch in Mayfair, London.

    Up until now it was mostly banker suicides. With the first open bank CEO murder, one wonders if there will be a change in the pattern.


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