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DrDebug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 07:01 PM
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35. Oryx Investments - Wallace Hilliard and the Lear Jet
Edited on Sun Jun-18-06 07:19 PM by DrDebug
In 1974 in Sharjah, United American Emirate, (1) Sheik Kamal Adham, director of Saudi intelligence, and Adnan Khashoggi started Oryx Investments, however the Sheik's bonds with Khashoggi and the CIA were forged decades earlier, with the incorporation of Barrick.

The companys seed investors were Saudis with Agency ties, including Shiek Kamal Adham, Adnan Khashoggi, and Prince Nawaf bin Abdul Aziz (a major investor in Barrick, codenamed Tumbleweed by his CIA contacts). (2) By 1978, Adham was worth roughly $134 million. (3)

Myron Du Bain
Together with Wallace Hilliard they bought Huffman Aviation in 1999 and hired Rudi Dekkers to run it. (3) Sander Hickes, a reporter for the Long Island Press found that Hilliard also did business with Myron Du Bain, who worked alongside late ex-CIA director John McCone on the boards of several banks.

Du Bain was chairman of the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company in 1981 when the company announced plans to acquire Employers Health, an insurance company co-founded by Hilliard. (10)

In July of 2000 a Lear Jet (N351WB) was busted at the Orlando Executive Airport with over 43 lbs of heroin. It is funny that Jeb Bush also used the jet once for free of course (7). The plane was owned by Wallace J. Hilliard (6)

N351WB (5)
The Orlando Sentinel hailed the bust as "the largest seizure in Central Florida's history." However the bust had been an accident, carried out by low-level DEA operatives who didn't understand it. According to Hopsicker this wasn't the only time Hilliard's name came up in connection with narcotics trafficking. (8)

Hilliard bought his Learjet from World Jet Inc. which was owned by the notorious drug smuggling Whittington brothers of Fort Lauderdale, Florida who sold later sold it to Barry Seal. (9) After the heroin bust the jet was sold to Wagner and Brown, big George W. Bush donors ($115,000).

Sources and notes:
1. Kenneth G. Crowe, America for Sale
2. Jay Taylor, Jay Taylor: J. Taylor's Gold and Technology Stocks (Volume 22 No. 15), January 3 2004
4. Sander Hicks, No Easy Answer - Heroin, Al Qaeda And The Florida Flight School, Long Island Press, February 19, 2004.

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