On 7 June 2009, the Sunday Mail revealed that shamed banker Sir Fred Goodwin is a Scots gangster's cousin
Sir Fred Goodwin, former boss of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), is a cousin of 'one of Scotland’s most feared gangsters', 'ruthless crime kingpin' Grant Mackintosh.
The pair grew up less than a mile apart in Paisley, in Scotland.
Goodwin presided over the loss of £24.1billion while running RBS – the biggest loss in British corporate history.
Mackintosh’s uncle Archie was Goodwin’s grandad, making the pair cousins.
Mackintosh has been 'a leading figure in Scotland’s criminal underworld' for 25 years.
He is a convicted drugs baron and was at one time the biggest cannabis distributor in the country.
Mackintosh was a suspect in the gangland execution of John Hall and David McIntosh who were found dead in Larkhall, Lanarkshire, in 2001.
During Goodwin’s tenure, RBS became the world’s fifth-largest bank, and Goodwin became very rich indeed.
The notorious Ferguslie Park, in Paisley, where Goodwin grew up. (ukhousing.wikia.com/wiki/Ferguslie_P)
Sir Fred Goodwin was chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) from 2001 to 2008.
His mother was of German Jewish heritage. (Fred Goodwin - Wikipedia)
After University, he joined accountants Touche Ross.
Reportedly, Touche Ross has had links to the CIA (Cached)
Goodwin, while working for Touche Ross, was chief operating officer of the worldwide liquidation of BCCI, Bank of Credit and Commerce International, in 1990.
The BCCI was called the CIA’s money-laundering facility. (Bank of Credit and Commerce International - Wikipedia.)
According to an article at Wikipedia:
"RBS has been involved in an increasing number of environmental and human rights controversies since Sir Fred Goodwin took the helm in 2001.
"RBS is heavily involved in financing large oil, gas and mining projects world-wide that environmental organizations like BankTrack, PLATFORM , Pacific Environment, The Cornerhouse, and Rainforest Action Network call 'dodgy deals' that they say severely damage the environment and local communities, and that contribute significantly to climate change.
"A profile by BankTrack tracks RBS financing of corporations involved in the production of uranium weapons, as well as the controversial Baku-T’blisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline transecting Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, the Sakhalin II oil and gas scheme in eastern Russia, the Freeport McMoRan mine in Indonesia, Sinopec oil and gas in Burma, the Dynegy coal fired power plant and mountaintop removal coal mining in the US." - Fred Goodwin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sir Fred Goodwin has been a regular visitor to his friend, UK prime minister Gordon Brown. "Goodwin is one of a small handful of City grandees that the Chancellor relies on to give him advice." (Profile: Sir Fred Goodwin - Telegraph)
Could Sir Fred have had links to the wrong sort of people?
What about the other directors of Royal Bank of scotland?
The Directors of Royal Bank of Scotland (early October 2008) include:
Sir Tom McKillop (Who reportedly attended the last Bilderberg meeting)
Sir Fred Goodwin, appointed 1998.
Gordon Pell, formerly group director of Lloyds TSB UK Retail Banking.
Guy Whittaker, appointed to the Board in February 2006, after spending 25 years with Citigroup.
Lawrence Fish, an American, appointed to the Board in January 1993, previously a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Charles 'Bud' Koch, an American, was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Charter One Financial, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Charter One Bank, N.A.
Joe MacHale, appointed to the Board in September 2004, held a number of senior executive positions with JP Morgan between 1979 and 2001, and was latterly chief executive of JP Morgan Europe, Middle East and Africa Region.
John McFarlane, appointed to the Board on 1 October 2008, was at one time head of Citicorp/Citibank in the UK and Ireland.
Sir Steve Robson, appointed to the Board in July 2001, a non-executive director of JP Morgan Cazenove Holdings.
Arthur (Art) Ryan, appointed to the Board on 1 October 2008, previously held a senior position with the former Chase Manhattan Bank NA.
Peter Sutherland, appointed to the Board in January 2001, is chairman of BP plc and Goldman Sachs International. He was formerly a director general of the World Trade Organisation.