Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Barclays Bonus Banished – Jes Staley Down On The Wonga

Barclays puts a stop to £22 million of bonus payments to ex-CEO and Jeffrey Epstein associate Jes Staley as investigation continues; meanwhile frozen-out Barclays customer Ghislaine Maxwell’s mum’s former Belgravia home faces the wrecking ball

Shamed American “casino banker” Jes Staley’s latest spin on the roulette wheel, it seems, hasn’t paid off (yet) with news that £22 million ($29.5 million, €26.2 million or درهم108.4 million) he was expecting from Barclays has been frozen until the regulatory investigation into his connections with the croaked paedophile Jeffrey Epstein is concluded.


With the bank declaring it had “exercised its discretion” to suspend share payouts related to his deferred bonus and long-term incentive plan “pending further developments in respect of the regulatory and legal proceedings related to the ongoing FCA and [Prudential Regulation Authority] investigation regarding Mr Staley,” the Boston born fat cat will now no doubt be regretting his decision to communicate with Epstein using codewords still to be deciphered including “snow white.”



Staley – who reportedly last met with Epstein along with his wife Debbie when they sailed to ‘Paedo Island’ Little St James in 2015 and whom also visited the sex mad monster whilst he was serving a sentence for soliciting prostitution from a minor in 2009 – continues to claim his innocence and is continuing with his plans to challenge the investigation’s findings.



Meanwhile, in other news, it’s finally D-day for the former Belgravia home of mucky madam Ghislaine Maxwell’s late mother, Dr Elisabeth Maxwell-Meynard (AKA ‘Betty Maxwell’). Dr Maxwell – whose daughter had her Barclays account frozen a day after £130,000 ($174,000, €155,000 or درهم640,000) was deposited in it by the buyer of her Kinnerton Street mews house in February 2021 – lived in Lockmore House, Cundy Street in the wake of her husband’s death and exposure as a crook.


Lockmore House and its neighbours – which at one-time counted the Duchess of Cornwall, Baroness Boothroyd and Patricia Routledge as residents – is being razed to the ground by the new Duke of Westminster to make way for far ritzier residences.


Debbie Staley Jes Staley
“I was her parents’ worst nightmare” – words said by James Staley his very self – will be ringing in the ears of Debbie Nitzan Staley in the wake of her husband’s former company’s decision to not yet payout £22 million the couple were expecting. No doubt that’ll mean one less holiday for her and her two daughters on their 90-foot long gin palace ‘Bequia’ this year.
Jes Staley Lawrence Summers Jeffrey Epstein
Jes Staley, at the time a senior JP Morgan executive (left), with former treasury secretary Lawrence Summers and Jeffrey Epstein in 2011 at the latter’s Lenox Hill, New York mansion.
Jes Staley Epstein Maxwell Little Black Book
The now left-out-in-the-cold banker was listed in the infamous ‘Little Black Book’ sometimes wrongly accredited to being Jeffrey Epstein’s – but mostly that features the addresses of contacts of ‘The Bouncing Czech’s’ decidedly deviant daughter – and had six contact numbers as well as an email there. He was clearly a very close associate of the dodgy duo, whatever he now claims.
Peter Mandelson Lord Mandelson Jeffrey Epstein Valdson Viera Cotrin
In times past Labour peer Lord Mandelson – ‘Mandy’ to his dear and always very wealthy muckers – described the former Barclays boss Bob Diamond as “the unacceptable face of banking.” Peter Mandelson, meanwhile, was quite happy to hang out with Jeffrey Epstein, a mutual mate of his successor Jes Staley, at his £10 million Paris paedo pad circa 20th January 2007 in spite of the taxi driver turned sex trafficker having been charged with soliciting a woman for prostitution in August 2006. Lord Mandelson and Jeffrey Epstein are pictured here celebrating the latter’s birthday with wine and a cake presented by a diminutive butler named Valdson Viera Cortin.
Ghislaine Maxwell Jeffrey Epstein Betty Maxwell Dr Elisabeth Maxwell-Meynard
Ghislaine Maxwell is like a rotten curate’s egg – she is a woman of multiple parts, but sadly most of them are bad, very bad in fact. On the one hand there’s the sexually deviant mucky madam who sex trafficked and abused young girls with Jeffrey Epstein and then there’s the clearly very intelligent daughter of an abusive father and a less abusive mother. That mother, Dr Elisabeth Maxwell-Meynard (or Betty to her friends), once arrogantly declared: “My name is my name and what can I do about it? I don’t give a fig what people think of me.” Try telling that to the pensioners of the company her husband plundered to the tune of £500 million.
Cundy Street flats Lochmore House Dr Elisabeth Maxwell-Meynard Betty Maxwell
Lochmore House, Cundy Street, Belgravia, London was Betty Maxwell’s last home in the United Kingdom. It is now being demolished by the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Estate to make way for far more luxurious residences much to the distress of existing residents turfed out. The neighbouring Stack House – also being demolished – was where the then 25-year-old Camilla Shand (now the Duchess of Cornwall) first entertained her now husband Prince Charles, at the time 23, over coffee in the early hours after a night out at Annabel’s in 1972.
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  1. Mr. Epstein appears to have several alarmingly strategic stains on his jeans in the photo above.
    I am wondering whether this could possibly be the result of some rather unwholesome, not to say unmentionable frolics of the seedier kind?

    In the pubic interest, I think we really should be told!

  2. In the pubic interest, Richard, I’d really rather not know.

    Does anyone remember the details when Betty Maxwell asked for £30,000/month allowance to cover her essential lifestyle costs eg running her Oxford home? At the same time when the pensioners had lost everything…. her request caused a bit of a stramash.


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