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Plane Spotted in Iran Is Registered to Utah Bank
ABC News ^ | April 19, 2014

Posted on 04/20/2014 8:58:49 AM PDT by nuconvert

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...non-U.S. citizens have registered 5,600 planes with the Federal Aviation Administration through trustees, concealing the owners' identities.

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Just five trustees accounted for 3,283 of the planes registered on behalf of non-U.S. citizens....

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aviation; bankofutah; planes

1 posted on 04/20/2014 8:58:49 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

pong


2 posted on 04/20/2014 8:59:13 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Army Air Corps

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3 posted on 04/20/2014 8:59:39 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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Private plane, I presume registered in trust with the owner unknown. AKA delivery system. Post 911, it would seem reasonable the owners of aircraft be known.

4 posted on 04/20/2014 9:01:20 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: nuconvert

Apparently we are about to be invaded by a cloud of Cessnas and Pipers.


5 posted on 04/20/2014 9:03:33 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: nuconvert

Sanctions are just one more tool of crony capitalists.

The state department gives out 10s of thousands of waivers to the “right people”.


6 posted on 04/20/2014 9:05:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SJackson

In another article, it quoted an Iranian source as saying that the plane was registered to the gov’t of Ghana, and Ghana’s president’s brother was on board the plane on a business trip with others.
Ghana’s president, John Maham denied that his brother was on board, but that it was his brother’s company plane, which is a mining contracting firm.


7 posted on 04/20/2014 9:08:01 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert; All

Been through this already.

The plane is leased to a company called Engineers and Planners, based in Accra, the capital of Ghana.

The company’s CEO is Ibrahim Mahama, a brother of President John Dramani Mahama.


8 posted on 04/20/2014 9:10:19 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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I should have said that the plane was said to be leased to the gov't of Ghana, not registered
9 posted on 04/20/2014 9:10:51 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: tcrlaf

“Been through this already.”

And that would answer the title of the article, not the problems of the 2 excerpted lines from the article.


10 posted on 04/20/2014 9:13:43 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Blame it on ... the Mormons.


11 posted on 04/20/2014 9:33:31 AM PDT by BeadCounter ( Let's hope profanity remains the only stranger here.)
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To: nuconvert

I’m actually surprised at how readily available aircraft ownership details are available tot he public. I live in an area where we have a lot of low-flying private aircraft. I’ll often photograph them and then go on to the FAA site to ID them, mainly for the aircraft-type in my case, but the ownership and contact details are all there.


12 posted on 04/20/2014 9:34:40 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: nuconvert

From Yahoo News Comment section:

The US-registered Bombardier corporate jet, carrying the registration number N604EP, is owned and operated by a Ghana-based engineering firm.

Its CEO is Mr. Ibrahim Mahama, the younger brother of Ghana’s then-Vice President H.E. John Dramani Mahama, who became Ghana’s president in July, 2012.

Here’s a better question.

The USAid arm of the state department gave $97.8 million to Ghana in 2012, the plane was bought and registered in 2013.

So how much of US taxpayer money funded the purchase ($42 million) of that stnking plane?


13 posted on 04/20/2014 9:37:52 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: ElkGroveDan

“the ownership and contact details are all there”

According to the article, apparently not.


14 posted on 04/20/2014 9:57:39 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Because of tax and liability laws, and the public availability of FAA data, many people choose to register their aircraft through an LLC shell entity. The most prevalent states for those registrations seem to be Delaware and Nevada.


15 posted on 04/20/2014 10:04:47 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: nuconvert

My guess would be that is where all this heroin is coming from. US registered planes are a lot less suspicious. Banks are openly laundering drug money these days, and a private bank would have no problem collaborating. Iran has a big heroin abuse problem because there is a large supply.

The death reports appear to be higher in the midwest, especially Chicago, and NY. Iran paid for Chavez’ campaign and he turned Venezuela into the biggest distributor of the world using the country’s military planes. Recently cocaine seizures from Venezuela have included heroin. These are reports thatmI have read from EU. The US seems to be completely silent about Venezuela’s actions.

Make no mistake the Muslim brotherhood, working along with the loaded cartels, are alive and well in South America and Africa. Our Wall Street banks are openly laundering their money, and funding their selected politicos.


16 posted on 04/20/2014 10:21:37 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: nuconvert

My guess would be that is where all this heroin is coming from. US registered planes are a lot less suspicious. Banks are openly laundering drug money these days, and a private bank would have no problem collaborating. Iran has a big heroin abuse problem because there is a large supply.

The death reports appear to be higher in the midwest, especially Chicago, and NY. Iran paid for Chavez’ campaign and he turned Venezuela into the biggest distributor of the world using the country’s military planes. Recently cocaine seizures from Venezuela have included heroin. These are reports that I have read from EU. The US seems to be completely silent about Venezuela’s actions.

Make no mistake the Muslim brotherhood, working along with the loaded cartels, are alive and well in South America and Africa. Our Wall Street banks are openly laundering their money, and funding their selected politicos.


17 posted on 04/20/2014 10:24:07 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: nuconvert

Airborne missionaries?


18 posted on 04/20/2014 10:28:42 AM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: nuconvert

Related, from two days ago:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3145990/posts


19 posted on 04/20/2014 10:37:14 AM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: nuconvert
Just five trustees accounted for 3,283 of the planes registered on behalf of non-U.S. citizens, the memorandum said. One trustee required the inspector general to obtain a subpoena before complying with a request for information.

Good for the unnamed trustee.

20 posted on 04/20/2014 10:43:50 AM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Uncle Chip
"So how much of US taxpayer money funded the purchase ($42 million) of that stinking plane ?"

Where in the world did you come up with that figure?

14 year old Challenger 604's are a dime a dozen for under $10 Mil, with most around $7 Mil.

21 posted on 04/20/2014 10:49:05 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: ElkGroveDan
"I'm actually surprised at how readily available ownership details are available to the public."

For 25 years I owned a company that tracked ownership details worldwide on all civil helicopters and business class aircraft. I provided weekly reports on all transactions including sales, leases, repos, accidents, etc.

The reports were subscribed to by banks, insurance, dealers, mfrs, aftermarket companies and others. I sold the company, and the service is still available.

22 posted on 04/20/2014 10:57:43 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: nuconvert
"....for the most part..."

Happy?

23 posted on 04/20/2014 11:16:30 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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