When pimping, rape (statutory and rape rape), storing missiles for Hamass, and spreading cholera to Haiti are not enough.
Nothing satisfies like graft:
Federal law-enforcement authorities are investigating an alleged bribery scheme involving payments to officials at the United Nations to gain support for real-estate development in Macau, people familiar with the matter said.
The arrests last month of a Macau real-estate mogul and his assistant are connected to the alleged scheme, said those familiar with the matter. Additional charges are expected to be announced as early as Tuesday against a number of other people, including current or former U.N. officials.
On Sept. 19, Ng Lap Seng, the Macau real-estate developer, and his assistant, Jeff C. Yin, were arrested and charged with lying to U.S. customs officials about the purpose of more than $4.5 million in cash they allegedly have brought to the U.S. since 2013. Each was charged with one count of conspiracy.
Mr. Ng, who also goes by the name David Ng, is the chairman of the Sun Kian Ip Group, a privately held company largely based in Macau that has a foundation arm in New York City. Mr. Ng is a member of the Chinese government’s top advisory body and has held prominent political appointments in Macau, a Chinese territory that is the world’s largest gambling hub.
Mr. Ng, both individually and through his foundation, the Sun Kian Ip Group Foundation, has worked with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, an official arm of the U.N. that focuses on economic and political partnerships among developing countries.
The complaint outlines meetings between Messrs. Ng and Yin and several unnamed individuals during their visits to the U.S., including in June 2014 when the two men allegedly brought $400,000 in a suitcase to a meeting in Queens with an unidentified businessperson.
Public documents, property records and website domain records show a network of connections between Mr. Ng’s foundation, other organizations focused on the developing world and the U.N.
Mr. Ng’s foundation isn’t registered with major foundation databases, nor does it appear to have public tax filings, a search of public records shows. Mr. Ng’s foundation’s website was set up in August.
On Friday, after The Wall Street Journal contacted the person whose email account registered Mr. Ng’s foundation’s website and asked about Mr. Ng’s arrest, the website began to shed text, contact information and photographs of foundation events featuring U.N. officials.
Christian Batres, who designed the website for Mr. Ng, said he had taken pages down while “all this stuff is going on” because he hadn’t communicated with Mr. Ng about how to proceed.
The leadership of Mr. Ng’s foundation includes several current and former U.N. officials, according to publicity materials.
There’s not a lot there yet, but I’m hoping.
You bet I’m hoping:
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Tuesday expressed his concern over the recent surge in tensions between Israelis and Palestinians, condemning the killings of Palestinians without mention of Israeli terror victims.
The UN chief said he is “profoundly alarmed by the growing number of deadly incidents in the West Bank, including east Jerusalem.”
Ban acknowledged the death of four Palestinians, referring to a 13-year-old boy whom the IDF said was accidentally killed by misfire and three terrorists who were killed by security forces following attacks that killed four Israelis.
“The Secretary-General condemns the killings and looks to the Government of Israel to conduct a prompt and transparent investigation into the incidents, including whether the use of force was proportional,” the UN statement said.
However, Ban’s statement made no specific mention of the four Israeli causalities in terrorist shootings and stabbing over the past week, nor did he mention steps the Palestinian Authority government should take.
The UN is a den of thieves, a nest of vipers, a cloud of gnats, a scourge of mosquitoes, a drove of asses, a troop of baboons, a mews of capons, an intrusion of cockroaches, a covert of coots, a plague of locusts, a fluther of jellyfish, a pack of mules, a doylt of swine, a rafter of turkeys, a pod of walruses, and a pack of weasels. What a marvelous institution for world peace.