David Beckham Promoting Sands in Singapore and Macau



World-renowned soccer that is retired David Beckham (center) watches Manny Pacquiao fight Brandon Rios at the Venetian Macao in November. (Image: Reuters/Tyrone Siu)

It must be good to be so famous, so adored, that you could pretty much sell any such thing to anyone for any cost. And not that he and wife/former Spice Girl Victoria were on the short list to attend Prince William’s wedding, after all that he needs the money with an estimated net worth of $300 million, but such is the situation for iconic retired soccer star and universally recognized hottie David Beckham a man who’s so high in the celebrity galaxy.

Branding Sands

Now Beckham seems to have carved a niche for himself as a sort of mercenary promoter for hire, and the latest taker is Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which is making usage of Beckham’s charm, good looks and worldwide adoration to advertise their casinos both in Singapore and Macau.

While there’s no word on which kind of fee Beckham commands for this type of thing that could include anything from being seated front and center at a Manny Pacquiao Brandon Rios battle at the Venetian Macau to going to a Marina Bay Sands charity event in Singapore we can imagine he does not work properly for cheap these days.

Beckham may not need to do much but show up and get television coverage, but for Sands, it’s still a deal that is good. The casino operator that is largest in Macau remains stymied by mainl Weiterlesen

Vatican Monsignor Arrested time that is second Illicit Financial Dealings



Monsignor Nunzio Scarano has some ‘splainin’ doing following a arrest that is second Vatican funds (Image: AP)

You dead wrong whenever you think you’ve heard the craziest embezzlement story in the history of man, along comes another one to prove. Such is the situation of the Vatican monsignor trial that is already awaiting charges of plotting to smuggle 20 million euros ($30.8 million) into Italy out of Switzerland, brain you who has now been charged individually for allegedly making use of their access to Vatican bank accounts to launder money.

Millions of Euros Moved Around

Referred to as ‘Monsignor 500′ because that is reportedly his favorite cash denomination, Monsignor Nunzio Scarano ended up being arrested by economic authorities in Salerno within the south of Italy, after police say he used fictitious donations from offshore companies to go an incredible number of euros through his Vatican Institute for Religious Functions accounts.

When police caught up with Salerno a week ago, these people were able to confiscate 6.5 million euros well worth of bank accounts and real estate holdings, including a luxury condo occupied by Salerno himself that was decked out with expensive artwork and collectibles.

A local priest was placed under house arrest while a notary public received a suspension for their alleged roles in the money-laundering scheme along with Salerno. But evidently the tentacles were far Weiterlesen