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2 Japanese Arrested w/$134B in Counterfeit U.S. Bonds

Postby JTWood » Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:40 pm

Yes, that's billion. 1% of our GDP. More money than entire countries are worth...

reuters.com wrote: WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - A purported $134 billion in U.S. government bearer bond certificates seized by police near the Italian-Swiss border are fake, the U.S. Treasury said on Friday.

"Based on the photograph we've seen online, they are clearly fake. And not even good fakes," said Stephen Meyerhardt, a spokesman for the Treasury's Bureau of the Public Debt.

He added that there is only $105 million in Treasury bearer bond securities outstanding, so the $134 billion amount seized far exceeds the universe of outstanding securites.

Story here...
...and here.
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Re: 2 Italians Arrested w/$134B in Counterfeit U.S. Bonds

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:46 pm

Italians are always ruining everything.
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Re: 2 Italians Arrested w/$134B in Counterfeit U.S. Bonds

Postby Metroid » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:31 pm

bigh0rt wrote:Italians are always ruining everything.

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Re: 2 Italians Arrested w/$134B in Counterfeit U.S. Bonds

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:37 pm

Metroid wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:Italians are always ruining everything.

racist :-b

BOOM! God I was hoping you'd pick up on it. +1 for you, you never let me down ;-D
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Re: 2 Italians Arrested w/$134B in Counterfeit U.S. Bonds

Postby Metroid » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:38 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
Metroid wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:Italians are always ruining everything.

racist :-b

BOOM! God I was hoping you'd pick up on it. +1 for you, you never let me down ;-D

BOOM! Goes the dynamite even. :-b
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Re: 2 Italians Arrested w/$134B in Counterfeit U.S. Bonds

Postby acsguitar » Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:23 am

I'm italian, irish, welsh, german. 1/4th of me is sad
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Re: 2 Italians Arrested w/$134B in Counterfeit U.S. Bonds

Postby RugbyD » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:00 am

They were Japanese.
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Re: 2 Italians Arrested w/$134B in Counterfeit U.S. Bonds

Postby JTWood » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:47 am

RugbyD wrote:They were Japanese.

Sh'right you are. Fixed.

My apologies to the Italians here at the Cafe. :*)
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Re: 2 Italians Arrested w/$134B in Counterfeit U.S. Bonds

Postby AussieDodger » Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:21 am

JTWood wrote:
RugbyD wrote:They were Japanese.

Sh'right you are. Fixed.

My apologies to the Italians here at the Cafe. :*)



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Re: 2 Japanese Arrested w/$134B in Counterfeit U.S. Bonds

Postby acsguitar » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:55 am

This dude I met on vacation told me a story about smuggling silver into Japan. They got busted like 4 times and the 4th time were taken to Japanese prison where they were forced to sign a document saying they have disgraced japan and are sorry. They were then released.
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