CNBC Retracts Article on $43 Trillion ‘Bankster’ Lawsuit

November 1st, 2012

Special Edition: Tinfoil Thursday

A series of unusual and tragic events fell on an executive at CNBC, and the timing of them has given rise to some conspiracy theories with serious implications. The above image is a screenshot of an article referencing a lawsuit against a variety of bankers and government officials, demanding return of $43 trillion to the US Treasury. The article appeared on the website on October 25th, but was removed shortly thereafter.

Tragically, CNBC’s Senior Vice President Kevin Krim also found out, on the same day, that his children had been murdered, and that his nanny, who is now recovering in the hospital from self-inflicted stab wounds to the throat, is the alleged perpetrator. Blogs like Penny Lane Press, Dissident Voice, and Sherrie Questioning All ran articles suggesting that the attacks on his children were motivated by the posting of the article. Let’s take a closer look at these claims.

Mystery Examined: The Nanny

Yoselyn Ortega is the nanny accused of murdering Kevin Krim’s children while under her care. The websites associating the murder with the removed article are questioning whether or not the nanny was the killer. The issue at hand is whether or not she would have been able to stab herself in the throat.

However, CNN is reporting that Kevin Krim’s wife witnessed Ortega’s self-inflicted stabbing as she entered the crime scene. Also of note, Ortega survived her suicide attempt and will have a bedside hearing as she recovers. She is able to speak now, so any curious details would be likely to come to light during the forthcoming trial. Given the presumed facts of the case at the present time, it looks more likely that this was indeed a failed suicide attempt.

An Alternative Theory As to Why the Article Was Deleted

The exact same article is listed verbatim in this Market Watch post as a press release. The formatting is poor, and the spacing very unprofessional. The title is far too long for submission to a search engine. It refers to litigants as “banksters,” which is more of a slang term than something a lawyer would put forward in a credible, soon-to-be-successful lawsuit.

Meanwhile, Market Watch still has the article listed, and there has been no news of any murders allegedly associated with that posting. Why would someone conspire to kill one person for posting an article but not another, still allowing it to be published to the web?

In reality, the CNBC article was a press release parading as news with a poorly-written title that doesn’t fit the company’s usual quality level. There is a significant possibility that a writer mistakenly posted the press release as news, and an editor deleted it for ordinary, quality-related reasons.

Certainly, anything is possible, but, in this case, it doesn’t seem that a banking conspiracy is behind these tragic and horrific murders that took Lucia and Leo Krim too early. The media is deeply interested in finding out the motive, and the alleged perpetrator is still alive. As she recovers, we will learn more information. For now, it might be best to let the victimized family grieve until clearer information emerges. History is packed with conspiracy theories that turned out to be true, but this does not appear to be one of them.

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About the Author: Barry Donegan

Barry Donegan is a singer for the experimental mathcore band Look What I Did, a writer, a self-described "veteran lifer in the counterculture", a political activist/consultant, and a believer in the non-aggression principle.