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Another "Successful Banker" Found Dead

I think we will soon need a "Dead Banker" forum option on this site.

The dismal trail of dead bankers continues. As The Journal Star reports, a successful Lincoln businessman and member of a prominent local family died last week. Former National Bank of Commerce CEO James Stuart Jr. was found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19. A family spokesman did not say what caused the death. This brings the total of banker deaths in recent weeks to 9 as Stuart is sadly survived by three sons and four daughters.

“He was a very successful banker,” said Korell, who worked with Stuart for more than 30 years. “I always felt that he was a visionary. He really did build one of the most successful and admired banking organizations in the Midwest.”


Which brings the total number of recent banker deaths to 9 (via Intellihub):

1 – William Broeksmit, 58-year-old former senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG, was found dead in his home after an apparent suicide in South Kensington in central London, on January 26th.

2- Karl Slym, 51 year old Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym, was found dead on the fourth floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok on January 27th.

3 – Gabriel Magee, a 39-year-old JP Morgan employee, died after falling from the roof of the JP Morgan European headquarters in London on January 27th.

4 – Mike Dueker, 50-year-old chief economist of a US investment bank was found dead close to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State.

5 – Richard Talley, the 57 year old founder of American Title Services in Centennial, Colorado, was found dead earlier this month after apparently shooting himself with a nail gun.

6 -Tim Dickenson, a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG, also died last month, however the circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown.

7 – Ryan Henry Crane, a 37 year old executive at JP Morgan died in an alleged suicide just a few weeks ago. No details have been released about his death aside from this small obituary announcement at the Stamford Daily Voice.

8 - Li Junjie, 33-year-old banker in Hong Kong jumped from the JP Morgan HQ in Hong Kong this week.

9 - James Stuart Jr., former National Bank of Commerce CEO, found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz.


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Will it be murderous cover-ups crash the system?

Economic hitmen wield carrot and stick.

Free includes debt-free!

No tears for dead sold out pig bankers on the animal farm

The glutinous self enriching sold out bankers who perpetuate the Rothschild false national debt scam that has enslaved a planet of humanity to false national debt extorted theft called tax, slavery.

First you fatten the sold out pigs then slaughter time, its the way of the farm.

I would like to see the top Rothschild hogs harvested.


Conjecture and innuendo.


Free includes debt-free!

How do we know its banker on banker action

Perhaps hit squads are going after them because they have the NWO hitlist.

Fair not my fine fellows. Perhaps the rats are being taken out.

DJP333's picture

Now that would be interesting!

The righteous assassins! Fed up with Keynesian policies and corporatism at the highest levels decide to start by offing bankers in hopes to bring back sound money, liberty, and justice to this broken system.

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

SteveMT's picture

This banker leaves not one, but seven kids behind?

No way. No way in hell this was a suicide.

Cyril's picture

Or... he was 2 to 3 times as much desperate as the average

Or... he was 2 to 3 times as much desperate as the average suicidal man who's also a father...

Would make you wonder... What would be the odds?

Hopefully this one was a "natural" death(?)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

With the exception of Karl Slym, Tata Motors

they were all involved in "family" banks.
Private shareholders of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank.

He was 70 years young

He was a banking CEO as mentioned, until First Commerce was sold to Wells Fargo in 2000. Since then he had been "living in Scottsdale, overlooking his family's financial investments, as well as golfing and fishing."

No doubt after fourteen years his tongue got a little too loose in the clubhouse of some ritzy Scottsdale Arizona golf course, and he had to be taken out to keep him from spilling what he knew about bankster corruption.

Google turns up a bunch more, actually, once you know what to search for.

Walt Imhoff, one of the most influential investment bankers in Denver's history, died Feb. 11.

James Garner died last November. His career included "leading one of Texas’ largest banks."

And those are just off of the first page of google hits. Goosebumps.

Natural death?

Not sure where you see the info that he was 70 years old, but this article says he started working for Citibank in 1969. So he could have been quite old & could very well be a natural death. Don't necessarily want to be conspiracist about everything.


The other JPMorgan IT guy on the other hand surely sounds very suspicious & fits pattern of other JPMorgan IT deaths. He was only 34 years old & died "suddenly". His news is all the way back from December, can't believe didn't hear about it till now.

More info here:


Immoral funding of Military Industrial Complex by Federal Reserve and US taxation system must stop!!!! End illegal/unconstitutional wars! Preserve US currency!

From the obit

I was being facetious. The age came from another obituary -- googled for his name and "obituary".
The point is that if you cast the net widely enough you'll find plenty of names. I wasn't making it up about Walt Imhoff, "one of the most influential investment bankers in Denver's history," dying less than two weeks ago. Or the other one, and those really were just from the first page of google hits.

Jason Alan Salais died suddenly. And he did apparently work for JP Morgan Chase in the IT department. In Houston, Texas. What was his job description? Is he in a position and location that makes it likely that he'd be in the loop on insider secrets, or is he just one of a large number of IT staff at a company the size of JP Morgan, and the name is turning up now because the net is being cast very widely and without regard to plausibility?

Brainstorm Everyone...

What could be the reason for these "suicides"?

Um...guilt? Or maybe it's not

Um...guilt? Or maybe it's not suicide.

DJP333's picture

JP Morgan worker sudden death

This one doesn't seem to have been reported on much either:

Jason Alan Salais, a 34-year old Information Technology specialist who had worked at JPMorgan Chase since May 2008, died of a heart attack.


"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW


is very interesting, because two other JP Morgan dead guys, Crane & McGee, were involved with IT as well..

Steve Quayle's insider informant, "V" says:

"One other thing he (Crane) was the head of the Program Trading Desk. Meaning he oversaw all of the trades and was familiar with all of the software (trade platforms) that these trades were done in. This job works closely with guess what? That’s right the London desk, and who died last week in London? That’s right Gabriel Magee the one who jumped off the 33rd floor. What was his post? Head of IT and trade platforms meaning he had access to info that Ryan Henry Crane would have.

They knew each other and uncovered something."

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

DJP333's picture

Larger tally of deaths

(from comments section of zerohedge link in post)

Tally 15: 8 Bankers (3 JPMorgan) & 7 Financial/Other

01 - June 10, Daniel Eicher CEO ABC Verlag, a greeting-card company, allegedly committed suicide at home in Bern, though little has been reported about his death (left two notes - was Carsten Schloter's friend).

02 - July 16, Carsten Schloter 49-year-old, CEO Swisscom (telecom) was found dead at his home near Freiburg on Tuesday morning. (Like Wauthier, Schloter left a suicide note, reportedly short and vague)

03 - August 12, Moritz Erhardt 21-year-old, Intern Bank of America, seizure due to exhaustion. According to city workers on the internet forum Wall Street Oasis, he had worked until 6 a.m. for three days in a row.

04 - August 26, Pierre Wauthier 53-year-old, CFO Zurich Insurance Group AG (insurance), was found hanging in the Wauthier family home, in the small upscale Zurich exurb of Walchwil. With clean-cut looks and a marathon-runner's build, Pierre Wauthier left two grown children and a wife, Fabienne, whose memory of his party-dance skills suggested a zest for life, rather than anguish (left two notes).

05 - December 23, Robert Wilson 87-year-old, Wall Street hedge fund exec, jumped to his death from his 16th floor New York City apartment. Wilson, had recently suffered the debilitating effects of a stroke. His suicide from Manhattan’s exclusive San Remo building didn’t occur before he first gave away his $800 million fortune to charity.

06 - January 11, David Bird 55-year-old, long-time reporter for the Wall Street Journal working at the Dow Jones news room, went for a walk on Saturday, January 11, 2014, near his New Jersey home and disappeared without a trace. Mr. Bird was a reporter of the oil and commodity markets which happened to be under investigation by the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for price manipulation.

07 - January 23, William Broeksmit 58-year-old, On Tuesday, the London police said they had been called to a home in Chelsea, West London, on Sunday to respond to a death. An American, retired from Deutsche Bank, South Kensington in central London, last February, appeared to have committed suicide, according to a person familiar with the matter.

08 - January 26, Tim Dickenson, a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG, died last week. The circumstances of and reason for Mr. Dickenson's death haven't been made public.

09 - January 27, Karl Slym 58-year-old, Tata Motors managing director was found dead on the fourth floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok.

10 - January 28, Gabriel Magee 39-year-old, a JP Morgan employee, died after falling from the roof of its European headquarters in London.

11 - January 29, Mike Dueker 50-year-old, who had worked for Russell Investment for five years, was found dead close to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State.

12 - February 3, Ryan Henry Crane 37-year-old, former Executive Director in JP Morgan's Global Program Trading desk. Circumstances surrounding his death are unknown.

13 - February 4, Richard Talley 56-year-old, founder and CEO of American Title was found in his garage by a family member with nail-gun wounds.

14 - February 18, Li Jie 33-year-old, allegedly jumped to his death at the JPMorgan Charter House Asia headquarters in central Hong Kong, where Lee said to have been an FX trader for JPM.

15 - February 19, James Stuart Jr., Former National Bank of Commerce CEO was found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19.

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

Either these people are

Either these people are scared shitless at what is soon to come, or someone is offing them or both.
You dont have this many high profile apparent suicides without good cause.
There are links to these people. Right now, we can say its interesting enough to pay attention and not too much else unfortunatly. If this list starts growing by much more, something is definitely up and we need to find the links.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.