Daniel Hopsicker (right), an investigative journalist wrote stories about the Wachovia drug cartel scandal on his website www.madcowmorningnews.com.
Journalist Daniel Hopsicker is the host and writer of the prominent website 'Madcowmorningnews' (MCMN).
He's also the exclusive producer of the highly-rated documentary DVD movie "American Drug Lords".
Hopsicker is the investigative journalist who reported on his website the embarrassing, but true details of the two airplanes caught red-handed on separate occasions with tons of cocaine on board including Wachovia's connections with these aircrafts.
In a interview with this writer, Hopsicker
noted, "When Wachovia paid a $160 million fine for a decade-long history of laundering billions of drug money for Mexican drug cartels, it spotlighted the preferential treatment given some participants in the international drug trade."
deadpanned: "An incredible $378 billion dollars had been laundered through Wachovia Bank
whose money origins, according to U.S. prosecutors, were murky."
posed the billion dollar question: "How much did Wachovia
make for washing all that filthy lucre?"
"The figure was never revealed although Wachovia
had been operating as what federal prosecutors called, 'continuing criminal enterprise'.
was allowed to plead guilty to laundering a fraction of that amount and was only fined $160 million dollars, then sold off to Wachovia
Regarding Wachovia's dark secrets involving the purchase of U.S. registered narco airplanes that were caught transporting cocaine, Hopsicker
unraveled the dirty trail.
"Both of the drug-running American airplanes cited---a DC-9 airliner (tail# N900SA) (was) also caught in the Yucatan in 2008 carrying 4 tons of cocaine which had connections with the CIA
(U.S. Central Intelligence Agency) and the Department of Homeland Security."
gave the low down on the second airplane.
concluded, "with the exception of several stories written by Tampa Tribune reporter Howard Altman, those embarrassing details received zero exposure in America's mainstream media.
Hopsicker also pointed out that Bloomberg Magazine reporter Michael Smith who wrote an extensive article about Wachovia's sordid history of laundering drug money for Mexican drug cartels did little to inspire interest.
"The funds were used to buy airplanes from a Oklahoma aircraft broker called Aircraft Titles," said journalist Daniel Hopsicker.