Kobi Alexander

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Person.png Kobi Alexander  
(businessman, spook, fraudster)
Kobi Alexander.jpg
Born Jacob Alexander
1952-05-04
Kfar Saba, Israel
Nationality Israeli
Alma mater Hebrew University of Jerusalem, New York University
Criminal penalty
$53M settlement, 30 months in prison
Criminal convictions
• securities fraud
• wire fraud
• mail fraud
Founder of Comverse
A spooky businessman with connections to 9-11 and 7-7.

Kobi Alexander is an Israeli businessman named by Chris Bollyn as a spook.[1] His businesses have had connections to both 9/11 and 7/7. In 2010 he paid a $53m penalty to the SEC. In 2017, he was sentenced to the longest-ever prison sentence (30 months) for back-dating stock options.[2]

Background

Mr. Alexander received a B.A., magna cum laude, in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1977. Between 1978 and 1980, he worked in the Corporate Finance Department of Shearson Loeb Rhoades (currently a division of Citigroup). He was awarded an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University in 1980.[3]

Career

In 1980 and 1981, Alexander served as an independent financial and business consultant to a number of multinational corporations. He founded Comverse Technology (CTI) wasa director and senior executive officer of CTI since its formation in October 1984, serving in the capacities of Chairman of the Board of Directors since September 1986 and Chief Executive Officer since April 1987.

9/11

Kobi Alexander was still CEO of Comverse, which bought Odigo, an Israeli instant messaging company, that reportedly admitted that two of its employees received instant messages warning of an impeding attack 2 hours prior to the first plane hitting.[citation needed] Some have claimed that this is linked to the Mossad.[4]

7/7 Bombings

Comverse owned Verint Systems, which took control of London Transport's CCTV 10 months before the 7 July 2005 London bombings, and which claimed that none of the relevant cameras were working.

Options Fraud

In the year 2000, Alexander reportedly earned some $102.5 million, with $93 million coming from the "exercise of options."[5]

On the run

On July 31, 2006, Alexander was charged by the US Department of Justice with multiple charges of conspiracy to commit various types of fraud (including securities fraud, wire fraud and mail fraud), as well as with related offences, all relating to the timing of Comverse's stock option grants. He was abroad at the time and chose not to return, but negotiate from the comparative safety of Namibia. In 2010, Kobi Alexander settled the civil and criminal charges against himself and his wife, by paying $53.6 million but without admitting wrongdoing.[6][7]

In April 2017, Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the US District Court in Brooklyn, New York sentenced him to 30 months for stock options fraud.


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