Peter Strzok’s wife Melissa Hodgman at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been targeting companies linked to China for criminal prosecutions, engendering accusations of racism against her.
Hodgman’s civil fraud prosecution of Japanese-American businessman William Uchimoto fell apart, prompting a lawsuit from Uchimoto against the SEC. Meanwhile, the SEC worked on a massive prosecution of Benjamin Wey, a Chinese-born American citizen and Wall Street financier, which likewise fell through. Wey is now alleging that NASDAQ lied to SEC authorities to bring about his prosecution.
Why are Hodgman and her colleagues at SEC waging legal warfare against Chinese-linked businessmen in a series of cases that are being disputed and discredited?
William Uchimoto’s company CleanTech, a wind and renewable energy company, filed suit in 2012 against NASDAQ for racial discrimination, claiming that Chinese companies were being discriminated against, according to a press release. Former senator Arlen Specter represented CleanTech at the time.
The fraud charges against Uchimoto were dismissed. Uchimoto remained understandably angry about the prosecution, stating, “They gerrymandered what they wanted to look at.”
ABA Journal reported: “A former BigLaw partner says the Securities and Exchange Commission went beyond overzealous enforcement when it filed a civil suit against him that was tossed on Monday by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel in his opinion (PDF) dismissed civil securities fraud and aiding and abetting claims against William Uchimoto of Pennsylvania, the New York Law Journal (sub. req.) reports. Uchimoto is a former partner at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, at Saul Ewing and at Stevens & Lee. The SEC had alleged that Uchimoto misled Nasdaq about whether two companies had satisfied shareholder requirements to be listed on the exchange. He was a partner at Buchanan Ingersoll at the time of the alleged misrepresentation. Castel said the SEC complaint failed to allege that Uchimoto obtained money or property as a result of the alleged misrepresentation.”
Benjamin Wey likewise believes that he was wrongfully targeted by the SEC during Hodgman’s tenure at the enforcement agency, when Wey was prosecuted for fraud. The charges were recently dismissed.
Forbes reported: “Wall Street financier Benjamin Wey filed a civil lawsuit in New York Supreme Court against Nasdaq. He alleges that Nasdaq mislead federal authorities with false information that wrongly led to his prosecution. He is seeking $650 million in damages.”
On April 9, 2018, the SEC voluntarily dismissed fraud charges against Benjamin Wey, issuing a press release about the dismissal.
Heavy reported: “U.S. securities regulators…moved to drop their fraud case against Wall Street financier Benjamin Wey, about a month after prosecutors dropped a related criminal case after a judge threw out some evidence,” Reuters reported. According to Reuters, “The criminal case against Wey collapsed in June, when U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan ruled that a huge cache of materials seized from Wey’s home and offices could not be used because they were obtained with overly broad search warrants that violated Wey’s constitutional rights…The article continued, “Nathan said the seizure of items such as children’s school records, family photos and X-rays at minimum reflected ‘grossly negligent or reckless disregard’ of the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable search and seizure.”
Hodgman was eventually promoted at SEC by Barack Obama in 2016, shortly before the presidential election and in the midst of her husband’s Operation Crossfire Hurricane plot to target President Donald Trump and excuse Hillary Clinton of crimes.
Hodgman’s history raises serious questions about her credibility, and could open new avenues of information in the effort to expose the full scope of Peter Strzok’s dealings in the U.S. intelligence agencies. Are intelligence agencies coordinating with law enforcement on selective prosecutions?
SUCKERS: Unions That Endorsed Biden for President are Already Having Serious Buyer’s Remorse
What were they thinking endorsing Biden?
Certain unions that endorsed President-imposed Joe Biden prior to his military installation in the White House on Jan. 20 are already having major buyer’s remorse over the Democrat figurehead’s job killing policies.
One of Biden’s policies that has killed jobs is ending the Keystone XL pipeline. This is expected to kill at least 10,000 union jobs, as President Trump’s “America First” agenda is abruptly reversed.
It is estimated that 42,000 union jobs may be eliminated because of Biden’s order.
Biden cancelled the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Just a stroke of the pen for Joe but now 42,000 union jobs are gone, American independence on oil is gone and we are back to depending on foreign nations. Im looking at every Republican “do-gooder” right now.
— Ray Denaro (@RayDenaro) January 21, 2021
The unions are not happy with this immediate betrayal from a Biden administration that had claimed on the campaign trail they were going to build the nation back better.
“In revoking this permit, the Biden Administration has chosen to listen to the voices of fringe activists instead of union members and the American consumer on Day 1,” Mark McManus, the president of the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters, said in a statement Thursday.
“Sadly, the Biden Administration has now put thousands of union workers out of work. For the average American family, it means energy costs will go up and communities will no longer see the local investments that come with pipeline construction,” he added.
However, McManus only has himself to blame for these policies with his union backing Biden last year. They sold their country out and now they’re paying the price for their own lack of foresight and patriotism.
We don't sit on the sidelines at the UA. That's why we're endorsing @JoeBiden.
On infrastructure, energy, retirement security, and union rights, Joe will make sure UA members have a seat at the table – and he'll help us win more work with good wages and benefits. pic.twitter.com/Up9VymMrO4
— United Association (@UAPipeTrades) August 17, 2020
Big League Politics reported on Biden’s hostility to the working man on the campaign trail, as he represented foreign interests and the corporate elite with his candidacy:
Today while campaign in a new auto plant in Michigan Joe Biden was met with some criticism concerning his stance on the Second Amendment from one of the local auto union worker.
The unnamed auto worker told the former Vice President and current delegate leader to be the Democrat nominee, “you are actively trying to end our Second Amendment right”, to which Biden responded “You’re full of sh*t”.
After Biden told the union worker that he was “full of sh*t” a female campaign staff member tried to move the former Vice President along, but was met with “no, shhhh, shhh”.
Biden then went on to point his finger in the face of the auto worker telling him that he doesn’t need to own a “AR-14” and that he will slap the auto worker.
The auto worker’s concern over Biden’s Second Amendment policy may be based on Biden’s announcement on March 4th where he said that anti-gun and failed presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke “will be the one who leads” his gun-control effort.
The union bosses took the Democrat blood money and sold their workers out. Union corruption is a big reason why so many American jobs have been sent off shore over the past several decades.
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