Sunday, October 20, 2013

What Happens to Former Treasury Secretaries?

I have always wondered what happens to former high ranking government officials.   I now know - in this morning's email batch I got the following communication -

(Office of the Under Secretary)
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington D.C. 20220.

Urgent Attention,

I am Mr.Timothy F. Geithner, Under Secretary for International Affairs of the United States Treasury Department and was sworn in as the 75th Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury in a ceremony attended by President Barack H. Obama, and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., see below:

Following series of complains from Citizens of the United States as well as Citizens of Other Countries In Europe over the Discrepancies and fraudulent ways in which fund transfers are handled by Africans which has made it impossible for a lot of People to claim their Winning or Inheritance funds from most African Countries due to frauds and illegal activities, A decision was reached recently by the United States Treasury Department under the authority of the White House to compel African Financial bodies (Banks) to urgently release all funds of American and European citizens that are trapped in most Banks and Courier Companies in Africa. It was discovered that some bureaucratic bottlenecks was put by these Banks and Couriers to make it impossible for beneficiaries to claim their funds so that they will fraudulently divert those funds to their private accounts.

Consequent upon the aforementioned, I was personally mandated to handle this matter to ensure that all funds of our Citizens and others which are fraudulently being trapped in African Banks are urgently retrieved and paid to the actual Beneficiaries under a legal manner. Our team of experts were delegated to Benin Republic, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana for this task and we discovered your File NO: BR227/9005666/00 as unclaimed fund.It was discovered that officials of the Bank has only put up illegal requirements in order to make it difficult for you to claim your fund.The United States Department of Treasury has retrieved all Files of illegal transactions and we will be working under a legitimate arrangement to ensure that you follow the normal process to receive your fund.

You are requested to Re-confirm the following information to Barr. Bell Danny by e-mail:

1. SURNAME.............
2. OTHER NAMES......................
3. PHONE NUMBER AND FAX.................
4. ADDRESS...................
5. AMOUNT TO BE CLAIMED: $36.500,000.00 USD

Be informed that the above information will only enable us to make due confirmation.  We shall ensure that normal process is followed to ensure that your fund gets to you without delay.Contact Barr. Bill Brown who is right in Benin Republic as the Legal Practitioner to United States Department of Treasury e-Mail below: (email:

Warm Regards
Mr. Timothy F. Geithner
(Under Secretary)

After spending a term in a high government office, they transition into the lucrative world of money transfer, Jamaican psychics and Viagra sales.   It is also interesting to me that Mr. Geithner in his new position has such a close working relationship with African banks.  I wonder if as he is working with this project he is thinking about Benining the Benin (No? I guess that would be too much of a pun).  I also wonder whether the grammar and diction of this new unit for the Treasury is actually worse than the normal government writing (based on the level of discourse during the shutdown I guess this is just the way they speak in Washington).   I guess with the government shutdown the Barrister Mr. Brown cannot use his normal .gov address.    My my, what you learn from reading your email.

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