Does RICO apply to your UPC companies' wind developer?

BACKGROUND, First Wind, Cape Wind connections to IVPC and UPC:

Paper trail:

My Notice to Executive Office of Environmental Affairs regarding Orese Vigorito IVPC and UPC ties to Cape Wind by shell corporations:
There is "synergistic corruption" in the wind industry with Orreste Vigorito Managing Partner of IVPC initially funded by Brian Caffyn inaugural Chairman of UPC. Oreste of IVPC is charged with fraud by Italian anti-mob investigators in November 2009.
Important link photo (frames RICO):

The driver behind IVPC is US wind developer UPC through its UPC International Partnership CV…”

These CAPE WIND UPC, EMI, First Wind, IVPC shells are building wind projects that fail to produce energy yet developers still collect public subsidies. An international investigation into green credits scams has escalated with 30 arrests continuing since November of 2009 (as evidenced by first three articles appearing here).
Environmental Leader November 17, 2009
excerpt: 'Mafia Tied to wind farm fraud in Italy':
The “Gone with the Wind” sting operation, started in 2007, netted 11 others who were charged but were not arrested. Italian police told Financial Times that the fraud charges are related to obtaining millions of dollars in public subsidies to construct wind farms that never worked. Police confiscated seven wind farms with 185 turbines in Sicily linked to IVPC, according to the article.
The anti-fraud team also is investigating IVPC’s sales of wind farms to foreign companies, and already has sent requests for documentation to five companies located in the Netherlands and Spain, as well as IVPC’s Italian affiliates in Ireland and the UK, according to the article.
Fraud appears to be an emerging problem in the nascent clean energy sector. Most recently, two clean energy auditors — SGS UK and DNV — were accused of not properly auditing projects in carbon trading markets.
Meanwhile, the UK is dealing with carbon trading credit scams that could cost millions of dollars. In Australia, to prevent bogus carbon offset schemes, federal police agents can now enter company premises and request paperwork to monitor their emissions.

  • Brian Caffyn is the inaugural chairman of UPC, and the original investor in Cape Wind and Italian Vento Power Corporation, IVPC. First Wind (a UPC company) CEO and President Paul Gaynor is Mass Governor Deval Patrick's appointed Advisor on renewable energy and efficiency.

  • "As president and CEO of UPC Wind Management, located in Newton, Mass., Gaynor was tapped to bring the success of the parent company, UPC Group, to North America."

  • Boston Business Journal (4/18/05)

    "As James Gordon creeps closer to fulfilling his vision of a windmill power farm off Cape Cod, his erstwhile partner, Brian Caffyn, still faces headwinds in his efforts to plant turbines on Hardscrabble Mountain in Vermont and other peaks and plains across the country.

Caffyn, a Babson College graduate, is unaccustomed to wind projects getting mired in the doldrums.He founded UPC Group in Europe several years ago, and in 2000 a subsidiary completed what then was one of the world's largest wind plants, a 170 megawatt plant near Naples, Italy, that cost $260 million.It then put together a $325 million syndicate for more windmills in Italy."


    "Mr. Caffyn personally oversaw the establishment and construction of the largest wind energy company in Italy, Italian Vento Power Corporation."


    “Gone with the wind”, mounted by the finance ministry’s anti-fraud police, started in 2007 and began by blocking public subsidies worth €9.4m ($14m, £8.4m) granted by the ministry for economic development. Last year police confiscated seven wind farms with 185 turbines in Sicily linked to IVPC."

  • On May 26, 2009, I informed the U.S. Office of Inspector General that Italian Vento Power Corporation IVPC was under investigation in Italy. The Managing Partner of IVPC Oreste Vigorito was arrested in November of 2009 for fraud. I updated U.S. OIG Agent in Charge who sent a thank you email advising me he forwarded my complaint to the Department of Justice.

"Who are these guys, Cape Wind, EMI, UPC, First Wind, IVPC?" (compilation of news reports):

94 US citizens file with DOJ Anti-Trust Complaint that identifies Cape Wind
Complaint Filed on April 25, 2007 with the Department of
Justice under the Sherman Antitrust Act by Concerned
Citizens from the States of New York, Vermont, Maryland,
and California
Nature of Complaint
This is an Antitrust Complaint alleging that an International Cartel is engaged in Market
Allocation, Price Fixing and Bid Rigging in Windfarm Developments in New York and
Vermont, as well as other states across the nation. This Complaint was submitted by 94
concerned citizens via email to the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division on
April 25, 2007.

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Comment by Art Brigades on May 4, 2010 at 7:26pm

Run em off the land. Hang em from their useless turbine towers.


Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power


Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT


(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.”

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

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