Three billion dollars to the jihad — from one of the “largest and most prominent banks in New York.” “NYC’s Terror Bank,” from the New York Post:
WASHINGTON – Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau has shut down a massive terror-finance pipeline in which a whopping $3 billion in profits from drug deals and other crimes flowed through a major New York bank to Middle East fanatics, The Post has learned.
Morgenthau told The Post his office is pursuing a settlement involving possible penalties against one of the largest and most prominent banks in New York – which he declined to identify – for maintaining an account where funds that originated in South America’s notorious “tri-border region” were rerouted to suspect accounts in the Middle East.
Evidence developed in the course of a three-year probe, which has already resulted in charges against other New York-based financial institutions, revealed that about $3 billion that flowed through the account over a two-year period was going to terror groups Hamas, al Qaeda and Hezbollah, Morgenthau said.
“I can’t go out and arrest Osama bin Laden. But I can try to cut off his money,” Morgenthau said of his massive probe.