New York. – By Apostolis Zoupaniotis
With a laconic denial, the Press Officer of the Bank of Montreal Ralph Marranca, (Corporate Media Relations, ralph.marranca @ bmo.com, tel.: 416-867-4995)
refutes the allegations of the Chairman of the organization END (End National Debt doctor Manolis Lambrakis and “donor / investor” Artemis Sorras, that they have deposited in CDRs (Custodian Deposit receipts) from IBOEs (international bills of exchange) based on US Treasury Bills (U.S. Treasury bonds) valued at the maturity at 650 billion U.S. dollars in their banking institution.
On Sunday, Oct. 7, in a radio program of Astoria based station Hellas FM with Helen Gkiogka, Dr Lambrakis submitted to the announcer a ‘document’ to read, that stated this contention. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Lambrakis said, “throwing the glove” at Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras:
“If Mr. Stournaras is not willing to test the offer, we will take with us to Greece the director of the Bank of Montreal, along with Mr. Diamantopoulos (AKA Anthony Diamond of the “Diamond & Diamond”), before all Greek the media, to declare that a deposit of $600 billion has been made for Greece in Canada. And they can get it anytime. “LAMBRAKIS-peri_montreal
We assume that this visit to Greece has been already canceled and that these people stop this insanity that created a frenzy in Greece.
We submit all communiqués between Greek News and the Bank of Montreal.
Bank of Montreal
Attention: Alexis Brown
CC: Paul Gammal
October 8, 2012
Dear Mrs Brown
My name is Apostolos Zoupaniotis, I am the Publisher and Editor of Greek News, a bilingual Greek American weekly newspaper based in Astoria, NY.
I am a bit embarrassed to raise this question with you, but the issue I refer to has created a big fuss in Greece. A gentleman named Artemios Sorras announced an “offer” to lend the Greek government the amount of $600 billion. The funds are in IBOEs payable in US Treasury bonds maturing in August 2014.
This Mr Sorras named few Toronto based companies that are “involved” in the deal, one Diamond & Diamond MBG of Mr Anthony Diamond (with quite few cases in the courts), one “Federal Stock Transfer and Custody Agents, Inc.” of a Mr Greg Pappas and a “Federal Funding & Investments Group, Inc.” of one Mr Peter Terzakis.
The “document” attached was revealed by a Greek MP who received it from these people and represents their offer. Now those” triillionaires” claimed to the press that the “custodian” Mr Pappas opened two of – what he call – CDRs (He said Custodial Deposit Receipt I suppose), one for 600 BILLION USD for Greece and 50 BILLION USD for Cyprus.
In all seriousness could you please tell me if you have any knowledge of this? Do you plan to take any legal action in the case there is a fraud?
From: apostolos zoupaniotis [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: October 9, 2012 2:29 PM
To: Marranca, Ralph
Subject: Hi Ralph
My name is Apostolos Zoupaniotis
Alexis told me that you are the one handling my crazy question.
I just want to make sure you won’t forget me.
You may also use this email address as well for back up.
From: “Marranca, Ralph” <email@example.com> [Add to Address Book]
To: apostolos zoupaniotis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: Hi Ralph
Date: Oct 9, 2012 3:00 PM
Yes, Alexis advised that you had called to follow up on reports that individuals or organizations had made a deposit of $600 bn to BMO. These reports are not credible. Beyond that we have no further comment.