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Thu Apr 1, 2021, 09:19 PM

Michigan CEO Led Double Life as Drug Lord With Plans for a Cocaine Submarine, Feds Say

A high-flying Michigan telecommunications executive led a double life as the financier of a sprawling international drug ring, according to a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday. Among his alleged secrets: plans for “the Torpedo,” a parasitic submarine meant to haul clandestine cocaine across the globe.

Marty Tibbitts was the CEO of Clementine Live Answering Service, but he often went by the generic code name “Dale Johnson” in communications related to his work as a drug trafficker, prosecutors say. He was killed at age 50 in a plane crash in 2018. An aviation buff with the pockets to prove it, he founded the World Heritage Aviation Museum in Detroit. He died when the vintage fighter jet he was piloting nosedived into a dairy barn in Wisconsin, taking 50 cows with him.

The details of Tibbitts’ double life emerged as part of a federal indictment against Ylli Didani, the 43-year-old alleged leader of the worldwide drug ring, on charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances on a boat in U.S. jurisdiction, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and money laundering. Didani was arrested in North Carolina this week. His cartel allegedly sold cocaine in 15 countries.

The two were allegedly at work together on “the torpedo,” a remote-controlled submarine that would attach to the hulls of cargo ships via strong magnets. They planned to stuff the sub with cocaine, track it via GPS, and detach it from the host up to 100 miles off European shores, prosecutors say. A fishing boat would then retrieve the underwater drone and its contents.

https://news.yahoo.com/michigan-ceo-led-double-life-224450053.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr

Much more at the link

Saw this floated a few hours ago, waited for the expanded story

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bucolic_frolic Apr 1 OP
Lisa0825 Apr 1 #1
Dream Girl Apr 1 #2
dweller Apr 1 #3
cinematicdiversions Apr 1 #5
dweller Apr 1 #7
Blue_true Apr 2 #8
gldstwmn Apr 1 #4
live love laugh Apr 1 #6
bucolic_frolic Apr 2 #9
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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 09:37 PM

1. Sounds perfect for a movie plot! nt

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 09:45 PM

2. Isn't cocaine Submarine the name of a band?

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 09:54 PM

3. Segar's Silver Bullet Band

mentioned at end of article
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Response to dweller (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 09:59 PM

5. Segar's saxaphone player had a twelve million dollar mansion?

How much do those guys get paid?

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 10:06 PM

7. ikr

I can think of 2 Segar songs ... night moves and ... I forget the other ...
But the royalties for the sax on night moves ?
Must be bucketloads

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 12:19 AM

8. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band had a large number of hits.

At one point, it was the most played band by radio stations in the USA (I am sure that their music sold well internationally, since they didn’t get into jingoistic music).

I have 8 of their songs in my phone playlist (Old Time Rock&Roll, Night Moves, Mainstreet, Turn the Page, Still the Same, Fire Lake, Against the Wind, The Fire Down Below). Night Moves, Mainstreet, Still the Same, and Against the Wind get regular play on today’s Top 40 oldie stations (which have sprung up like mushrooms, given that boomers listened to a lot of the songs as children, teens and young adults).

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 09:56 PM

4. Someone else tried this. There was a documentary on Netflix.

They bought one from the Russians.

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Thu Apr 1, 2021, 10:02 PM

6. No doubt he's also a RepubliQkkkan as well. nt

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:21 AM

9. Michigan ... echoes of Delorean case

Wealthy people using their corporations for illicit smuggling of contraband. Perhaps the tip of the iceberg? Because there's all types of illegal goods and ways to make money. Drugs, sex, banned goods, restricted technology. It's a deep well.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 07:14 AM

10. Some how these white and white collar crimes do not make it into the crime stats that are

published by the media. But you can get a good idea about the prevalence, including murder just watch any series of true crimes that are carried on TV. Amazing who these people are.

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