PHILADELPHIA, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senate Candidate Everett Stern has announced he is running on the independent ticket in Pennsylvania, following efforts by the state's Republican leadership to keep him off the ballot and protect their incumbent, Pat Toomey. By running as an independent, Stern plans to expose the broken and sometimes criminal system hidden within American politics.
"I'm not another politician – I'm a fighter, and I intend to stand tall for the values of honor, integrity and loyalty," explains Stern. "We've entered a sad new world of profits over people, both in business and politics. My goal is to push back against the apathy that's allowed this disease to flourish. Voters deserve to be represented by individuals of high character – not puppets doing the bidding of corporate masters."
Stern has more than walked his talk. As the whistleblower in the HSBC money laundering scandal, he put truth and justice ahead of any personal interests. Stern plans to embody that same ethical position once elected, getting dirty money out of American politics and restoring transparency to the U.S. Congress.
In a provocative letter to Pennsylvania voters, Stern explains how the incumbent, Senator Toomey, has been part of the problem for too long. He describes a major conflict of interest between the senator and the banking industry – the senator serves on the Bank Financing Committee, while at the same time accepting campaign contributions from the banks he's supposed to be regulating. The best interests of the American people are a non-factor in this perverse equation.
"What I have that Toomey doesn't is a steely resolve to do what's right for every American citizen," concludes Stern. "While politicians today stand for the establishment, I stand for the people."
About Everett Stern
Everett Stern is a U.S. Senate Candidate, Intelligence Director at Tactical Rabbit, and the HSBC Whistleblower. He has received extensive international media coverage, including a feature in Rolling Stone Magazine. He uncovered, analyzed, and reported terrorist financing/national security threats to the CIA and then the FBI. As the whistleblower in the ongoing HSBC money laundering scandal, he uncovered billions of dollars of illegal money laundering transactions that led to an SEC investigation and a $1.92 billion fine against HSBC in 2012.
In the fall of 2013, Stern (R-PA) worked across the aisle with Maxine Waters (D-CA), the ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, on the Holding Individuals Accountable and Deterring Money Laundering Act, which sought to give the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network the authority to litigate on its own, and to stiffen penalties and criminal sentences for bank executives involved in money laundering. Stern received a BA from Florida Atlantic University and an MBA from Stetson University. He was the winner of the F&M Presidential Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement and was a highly-ranked national debater.
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