Monday, December 26, 2016

NATO Chief Auditor Yves Chandelon Found Dead In Suspicious Circumstances

hattip Ally!

Isn't that interesting and very, very suspicious Ally
thank you
sure smells like an assassination.

my husband is a lefty and there is no way in hell he'd use his right hand, unless absolutely unavoidable (unnatural/not normal), - even though it's hard to be a lefty in a right hand world

sloppy assassins. not even his gun, of course
can't blame the family at all
The family is very suspicious and raised concerns to the media. I understand it completely!
This is one extremely under  reported, but, extremely interesting bit o'news
Yves Chandelon, the chief auditor of NATO relating to terrorism financing and money laundering, has been found dead in his car in an incident that raises suspicions.

62-year-old Chandelon's death, resembling a suicide with a shot fired to his head, occurred on Dec. 16 and the body was found in his car the same day although the incident was largely kept away from the media. Belgian press started covering the incident on Dec. 21 as his family raised suspicions about his death.

Despite Chandelon being left-handed, a gun was found in his right hand, and the gun was not one of Chandelon's three registered guns. These details raised suspicions about an assassination rather than a suicide.

His body was found near the town of Andenne in Belgium's Ardennes region, some 140 kilometers away from his office at NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NPSA) in Capellen, Luxembourg and 100 kilometers away from his residence in the town of Tournai. He was reportedly visiting a friend.

Chandelon's death occurred three days before the murder of Russia's Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov in Ankara on Dec. 19. Another Russian diplomat, Petr Polshikov, was also found dead in his apartment in Moscow the same day.
 Yves Shandelon, the main Auditor of Nato,  was found dead in the Andenne town in Belgian Ardennes, according to media.

In concordance with them, an official, probably shot himself, but family rejects this version. Three firearms were registered in the name of 60-years-old Shandelon. However, unregistered weapons were found beside the body of , from which he was shot in the head.

People from his surrounding claims that he informed them on getting "strange" phone calls.
Yves Chandelon, Chief Auditor of the NATO, was found dead in the city of Andenne in the Belgian Ardennes. As it is reported, the official most probably committed a suicide. However, his family strenuously rejects this version.

The body was detected 140km away off his work and 100km away off the city of Lens, where he lived.

Three units of weapons were registered in the name of the 60-y.o. killed official. However, an unregistered one was found near the body.

Chandelon was dealing in particular with issues on countering terrorism funding. According to the media, he was talking recently about strange phone calls he received. The investigation is being continued.

Expect this to be swept under the rug as quickly as possible- Sad for the family that's for sure.

From Earlier:

Russian Airstrikes Supporting Turkish Troops but US Support Lacking. Not a surprise.


  1. I will also move this over to the suspicious deaths blog
    It fits the bill 100 percent!

  2. Oh, Capellen, that's pretty close. A stone through away from our datacenter. Not that it matters but it's always a little bit uncanny when these kind of events just happen around the corner.

    1. Hi Gallier2
      I wondered if it was in the vicinity
      If you see anything locally, of interest, could you leave it here?
      That would be great. Merci!

    2. No chance, sorry. Our datacenter is in Windhaf, 1 or 2 km from Capellen, but I never go anywhere near that place. I'm in the south activity park facing France, Capellen is North-West facing Belgium, so I won't see anything. I have a friend who works at IBM just around the corner of the NATO building, but he's definitely not on our wavelength, so even if he obesrved something interesting he would not report it.

    3. That's ok gallier2- I understand.

      Have you seen any local media coverage about the incident? It seemed it was the family that raised the issue via the media rather then the normal news reporting- once they didn't accept the investigation that is..

  3. Local media is not really known for their investigative prowesses (luxleak, Clearstream scandal, DSK scandal came all from non Luxemburgish sources).
    Here a sample of articles coming from the most established paper about the case
    The second is particularly telling (nothing to see here, go away, it's a suicide, we tell you it's a suicide, do not ask questions, go away, will you!).
    I also checked the other languages for the keyword NATO/OTAN, only the German edition has these articles, in French and Portugese no mention at all of this incident. This is not surprizing as all Luxemburger are at least bilingual, they speak&read german and french and Luxemburgish (a rustical german dialect with a huge french vocabulary thrown in for good measure, absolutely incomprehensible to Germans and French :-)), the paper edition is a mix of french and german articles and the online edition does not provide translations from one to the other. The english version will be selected translation of either french or german articles.

    1. hey gallier- thanks for those two articles
      one totally contradicts the others I had posted
      gun in the glove box, really?
      so he shot himself in the head and put the gun in the glove box- wow!

    2. Yes, indeed, that's quite a feat, but nothing's impossible for NATO officers, isn't it?

    3. The german version is less ambiguous. It says that the fourth gun was normally stored in the glove box, not that it was found there. This is a language problem, german is generally much more precise concerning spatial and temporal qualifications than english or french.