September 22, 2005
HarryTho On The Natalee Holloway Case: Was Michael Posner in the mob?Topics: Natalee Holloway
A reader at another site asked if the Mike Posner of Aruba is the same Mike Posner from the Chicago Mob. The answer is yes. He did some time in the 80s, but after his release the Chicago outfit rewarded him by putting him in charge of their Aruba interests. In Chicago he was identified in the newspapers as "The Vice Kingpin of the Northwest Suburbs." He ran gambling, adult bookstores, strip clubs and prostitution. You'll recall that Posner and Natalee went missing during the same week, which is too much of a coincidence to simply ignore. According to the early posts on Dan Reihl's site, Posner met Natalee at the Excelsior Casino. I believe it was at the same time that Natalee introduced herself to Joran van der Sloot.
Posner certainly had the ability to make Natalee disappear. From the comments on the excelsior Casino that they cater to a lot of wealthy South Americans, I would suspect that Posner would be our connection to the sex trade. He is the King of the Bums in Aruba. He knows what is going on criminal-wise. The fact that Natalee has not appeared, tells me that he had something to do with her disappearance.
I have suspected Posner's involvement all along, but I had never previously suspected that he had a criminal record from Chicago, at least until the information came out. How the Aruba police have not clamped down on this guy is simply amazing. But, Posner could have had an arrangement with the former Police Chief van der Straaten.
As reported: Michael Posner owns the Excelsior Casino in Aruba, and caters mostly to "Spaniards". From what I gather from the Excelsior's casino info, some 30% of the gamblers come from South America. These are experienced gamblers used to playing for high stakes. Hence, they are South Americans with money!
On another note, the Excelsior Casino is a pioneer in on-line gambling.
Also, Michal Posner bought the Grand Holiday Casino (GHC) and changed the name to the Excelsior Casino on 1 September 1998.
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Posted by Richard at September 22, 2005 12:26 AM
I truly find Harry's columns the most insightful on this case - This Posnar connection makes more sense the more it is delved into. In order for this to be the perfect crime with no evidence it had to go higher than Joran and the K's - think about it with your head people!!
I keep reading that Posnar went missing the same time as Natalee - now that is way too much of a coinsedence - but has he returned - what I cannot seem to find out is whether he is still missing? Hopefully someone will answer this -
Posted by: Jan at September 22, 2005 10:59 AM
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