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After UNOPS Corruption Exposed by Inner City Press Vanshelboim UN Appeal June 3 Deadline

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon

UN GATE, May 8 – In the United Nations under Antonio Guterres, there is nothing but failure and excuses and fundraising on crises like Ukraine, Gaza, Burma, Haiti and Cameroon. 

There is impunity for sexual abuse by peacekeepers and UN staff like Juan Carlos Cunillera, just "along for the ride" during the UN sex-in-the-van exposed by Inner City Press. 

But now as we looked at and asked about Guterres' omission of his links to UN briber CEFC China Energy, leading to him banning the Press (and Melissa Fleming continuing the ban, not even answering a law firm's pro bono letter), on April 17, 2022 we published on other officials - including long time UNOPS operative Vitaly Vanshelboim (whom Inner City Press covered in connection with UNOPS gag orders before being banned from UN by corrupt Guterres.)

We noted  that Vanshelboim's skeeze in the S3i scam of UNOPS's Grete Faremo.

  While others then noted for example that a long time member of the UN Correspondents Association Gloria Starr Kins played a role in hooking up the fraud, they don't mention UNCA and their role in banning the Press.

Now, there is or might be some openness, of the UN circus:

 The Applicant, a former staff member of the United Nations Office for Project Services (“UNOPS”), contests the decision to impose on him the disciplinary measures of dismissal and a fine of twelve month’s net base salary. He also contests the decision to recover from him the amount of USD63,626,806 and to withhold the release of the PF.4 form (“separation notification”) to the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (“UNJSPF”) until such indebtedness is fully recovered... By email dated 24 November 2023, the Tribunal asked the parties to confirm their availability to virtually attend a Case Management Discussion (“CMD”) between 11 and 15 December 2023.

Then, after Inner City Press on December 4 published the above, the UN changed Vanshelboim's proceeding, which portend more waste of the public's funds, to "closed to the public."

And now, after the non-public proceeding, more passing of the buck: Judge Sun Xiangzhuang has assigned "the following Judges to the Three-Judge Panel to adjudicate the matter of Vanshelboim UNDT/GVA/2023/020: Judge Sun Xiangzhuang, Presiding Judge Joelle Adda Judge Sean Wallace." This is Antonio Guterres' UN: totally corrupt.

On February 1, 2024, this: "Missing documentation 11. In response to Order No. 168 (GVA/2023), the Applicant requested on 29 December 2023 that the Tribunal order the Respondent to produce the Financial Report and Board of Auditors Report for the period ending on 31 December 2020 (A/76/5/ Add. 11). According to him, the report confirms that UNOPS created a bad debt provision for its joint investments and that the cancellation of the S3i initiative was a political decision unrelated to the Applicant’s relations with Mr. David Kendrick. To support this position, the Applicant filed excerpts of said report as Annex 17. 12. The Tribunal notes, however, that document A/76/5/Add.11 is available to the public" - the horrors!

Now in May 2024, this: "16. After much discussion, the parties agreed on the following: a. The Applicant concedes that he engaged without prior approval in undisclosed outside activities that involved financial arrangements with the Kendrick entities, that he failed to report these activities as required, and that said activities could be perceived as a conflict of interest; b. The parties do not agree on the quantification of the financial arrangements between the Applicant and the Kendrick entities, but agree that any divergence in this respect is immaterial and irrelevant to the merits of this case; and c. The parties do not anticipate an evidentiary hearing and request that the matter be determined based on the written submissions and evidence on record.   c. The parties shall confirm the availability of the witnesses to attend a hearing on the merits, as per paras. 18 to 21 above, by Monday, 3 June 2024; d. The Applicant shall inform the Tribunal the amount of his pension fund benefit by Monday, 3 June 2024."

Watch this site - and Vanshelboim, here:

Two (2) residential properties, Ukraine
Two (2) residential properties, jointly owned, USA
Annuity, ING, USA
Investment fund, Citi Bank, USA
Investment fund, Danske Invest, jointly owned, Denmark

So while Citibank ("Citi Bank") still does business in Russia, what are the statuses of Vanshelboim's Ukraine properties? Either way, no friend of Press freedom.

  We'll have more on this.


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