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beemoe
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:21 am    Post subject: SBIA The Raid Reply with quote

Congratulations Tommy Lee MIB hehehe. You called this one!
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beemoe
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:16 am    Post subject: To MIB Reply with quote

I`m glad that you`re not being so serious about yourself. I was worried about you. This is a serious subject but it`s funny as hell because it`s right under our noses. It`s funny because those "nut jobs" like Ron Paul and Lydon Larouche actually called some of this. Humorous.
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FINCEN
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:08 pm    Post subject: More questions to be asked of SBIA and IVDA. Reply with quote

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SB Airport obscurity seems almost on purpose
Cassie MacDuff cmacduff@pe.com
Published: 09 September 2011 11:26 PM


When a grand jury report criticized inadequate oversight at San Bernardino International Airport, officials fought back with positive publicity.
Newspaper ads touted a study showing public and private investment at the former Norton Air Force Base has created 9,355 jobs, generated $500 million in payroll and produced $1.2 billion in economic activity.
Of course, most of that is owing to warehouses built by Hillwood Development Corp. outside the airport.
The grand jury was concerned with how the airport is run: lacking financial controls, a no-bid contract for the terminal's general contractor, faulty passenger traffic projections and used airline equipment bought before it was inspected.
It seems the airport commissioners still don't get the message: They haven't given proper oversight to the spending of nearly $200 million in taxpayer dollars.
I was hoping the man who brought that money to San Bernardino International -- Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands -- would knock heads together and tell the commissioners they need to be better stewards of the public's money.
I spoke to Lewis when he was in California recently, but he hadn't had time to read the report.
Knocking heads isn't his style anyway, said his spokesman, Jim Specht. He believes in securing the funds, but not dictating to local officials how to redevelop the shuttered base.
Since 1995, Lewis has brought in $179 million to repair roads, runways and buildings, and $67 million for projects by Kelly Space & Technology and Magneto-Inductive, two private employers on the former base.
When I called airport authority staff to discuss the issues Friday, no one was answering the phones.
Callers get trapped in a voicemail maze with several dead ends, including one that refers you to a disconnected number at Palm Meadows golf course, which closed years ago.
You can reach a "company directory." But the executive director isn't listed.
You can leave a message in a general mailbox by pressing "0." But who knows if anyone listens to it.
On the 10th try, I finally reached a human being.
Assistant Director Mike Burrows blamed an antiquated phone system.
What if you were a business person interested in starting a company on the base? You'd give up after the second try. Burrows said the problem will be fixed in a few weeks or months.
It's not easy to track airport authority actions online, either. The website has a drop-down menu for public meeting agendas. But the page has been "under construction" indefinitely.
Agendas are emailed to people who request them, Burrows said. But how do you request one when no one answers the phones?
Phone numbers and email links are listed for the commissioners, but not the staff. It's almost like they don't want anyone to reach them.
As for general contractor Scot Spencer, he still hasn't paid his delinquent property taxes. With interest and penalties mounting, he now owes more than $575,000.


Eyes are opening for certain but there are still a number of unanswered questions surrounding the airport project. I suppose a little background information would be helpful but little has been offered to date. According to research and information obtained from various sources, REW Investments Inc., the owner of air-charter provider American Jet International in Houston, Texas was acquired by Million Air Interlink Inc., through a stock buyout in March 2002. Million Air Interlink Inc., was owned by Plano-based Executive Air Support (EAS) a company founded in 1999 by the private equity investment partnership known as CD Ventures. CD Ventures was a Delaware limited partnership headquartered in Pennsylvania. The deal was a combination of 60% bank financing provided by Compass Bank 'U.S. subsidiary of Spain's Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria." Houston's Roger Woolsey was then president of REW Investments Inc. Woolsey moved Million Air's headquarters from Addison to Houston. There began the expansion of Million Air's operations. (EAS) continued to focus on developing a small, regional chain of FBO's, part of this planned led to the acquisition of Atlantic Aviation. Atlantic Aviation "incorporated in Delaware but based in Plano, Texas and later Houston," was organized in the 1940s by members of the Dupont family. The separate entities continued to compete at the same level but limited themselves to small, clearly defined geographical areas.

Lou Pepper was a New Jersey native who moved to Dallas in the early 1980s securing a position as general manager of Jet East. Coincidentally Pepper's Texas move came during the same time frame that Michael Franzese 'one of the most successful New York/New Jersey area organized crime figures shifted a portion of his operation to the lone star state. Pepper later joined Million Air Dallas, the first location in the Million Air franchise. Million Air was established in 1984 by Richard Rogers, the sone of the late Mary Kay Ash, founder of the cosmetics line. Rogers later assumed his mother's chairman ship and sold the Million Air franchise in 1997. Roger Woolsey purchased the Million Air operation in 1999 establishing its headquarters on the backside of Houston's Hobby Airport. Since then revenues have soared as the company increased profits tremendously.





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FINCEN
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:02 pm    Post subject: IVDA set to release $4 million payout Reply with quote

Members of the Inland Valley Development Agency (IVDA) authorized payments owed to subcontractors who worked on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility and San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA) terminal totaling $4 million. All of the contracts were awarded and the work completed under the direction of trouble airport developer Scott Spencer, who interim (IVDA) executive director A. J. Wilson accused of failing to process the payments on time. A potential snag in the processing of the payments is Scott Spencer who maintains supervisory control over an unspecified number of airport contracts. A join-powers board composed of the cities of San Bernardino, Colton and Loma Linda in partnership with San Bernardino County obtained supervisory rights over the unfinished airport projects after the FBI began to investigate the airport project.

As it stands Spencer, as the controlling figure in the completed projects, could end up receiving the $4 million payout at which time he would then be responsible for remitting payment to the contractors for the work that has been completed. This is the second payment authorization "in March the (IVDA) authorized a $400,000 payment to Spencer's Norton Property Management Services LLC" for airport related projects. Of that initial $400,000, Redlands-based NBI General Contractors says it received approximately $279,000 of the total allocated for payout. Included in Wednesday's $4 million approval was $107,082.40 which is slated to be paid to NBI General Contractors. A portion of the March payment is believed to have been paid to Spencer under the terms of an agreement which paid him a percentage on construction work done at the airport.

To date the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility has yet to advance behind the framing stage and remains unsealed with insulation exposed to the elements. Nonetheless, the IVDA board feels the need to rush payment even if it means a portion of the funds find their way into the pockets of Scott Spencer. Perhaps it is time for a trustee to be appointed to oversee the airport project.
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beemoe
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:36 pm    Post subject: Bee Reply with quote

So these various gangsters were really created to cover the ultimate crime......the looting of taxpayer money by the government and the ultra- wealthy. This includes the Yakuza as well as those drug cartels even in places like Colombia and Mexico. Man this is soooo humorous but serious at the same time.
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FINCEN
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:03 pm    Post subject: Links and ties... Reply with quote

Look into the Justice Department money laundering and gun scandals.
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FINCEN
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:12 pm    Post subject: Million Air and Scott Spencer... Reply with quote

The latest news to emerge from the S.B.I.A debacle is the revelation that Scott Spencer's Million Air Franchise has been operating without a business license since April. The Houston based corporation signed a 10 year franchise agreement with Spencer in 2007. Spencer is the focus of a federal corruption investigation with allegations of criminal conspiracy, bribery, money laundering, wire and mail fraud charges all standing against him. Despite all of this, Spencer continues to benefit from several of the McCord like entanglements he setup to draw funds out of the project and into dark corners which have yet to be illuminated. Spencer received curious support from San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris and several of his associates continue to occupy key positions at the airport. Spencer and T. Milford Harrison, both managers of San Bernardino Airport Management, LLC., the parent company of Norton Property Management Services, LLC., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on behalf of Norton Property Management Services, LLC., one of 16 corporations and limited liability companies under investigation by the FBI. Spencer has been identified with at least 16 companies tied to the FBI investigation.
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