owner of the flight school in Venice FL where the two
hijackers who crashed airliners into the World Trade
Center took flight lessons launched a new aviation
company with a partner who was convicted in a 2002 drug sting
in Miami whose target was O.J. Simpson,
MadCowMorningNews has learned.
Former owner of Huffman Aviation Wallace J. Hilliard
articles of incorporation for
PRESTIGE AIRWAYS, LLC with the State of
on June 8th, 2006,
government records reveal. In a mysterious move, six months later he
is partners with
convicted drug smuggler
Philippe Gornail, who pled guilty to
selling 37,000 ‘hits’ of ecstasy in
February 2002 in a
drug case which involved a highly-publicized raid on O.J. Simpson's house in Miami by
the combined forces of the FBI, DEA and Miami-Dade police.
before his sentencing that
would earn him 20 years in prison. But less than four years later he was out
serving as a
corporate officer with Wally Hilliard, the
Green Bay insurance
executive who supposedly "retired" to Florida but soon
owned a fleet of globe-trotting private jets and
terrorist-training flight schools.
religion... and more
Hilliard's business moves
during the time frame when
Mohamed Atta attended his flight school are
being critically scrutinized in legal proceedings in
Green Bay Wisconsin, where he is
being sued by several dozen irate
former friends and investors in Florida Air, or FLAIR.
plaintiffs in this case have lost every penny of their
investments," their suit begins.
"Wallace J. Hilliard
painted a wondrous picture of
immediate success (for
Florida Air)... but neglected
back taxes and... his own problems with the FAA."
unspoken question raised by his current legal difficulties
is how a man owing back taxes with
problems with the FAA
avoided being investigated after the
9/11 attack, pointing to an evident lack
of investigation after the 9/11 attack of the
is Philippe Gornail the
only current associate of Hilliard's with
a highly-checkered past.
My name is legion
Prestige Airways LLC are
shrouded in mystery. While normal procedure is to file
an amendment when there's a change in corporate
months after Prestige first incorporated the company
incorporated again, only this time minus
Wally Hilliard’s name as a corporate
Why would anyone
incorporate the same company twice? Hadn't the first
official at the Florida Secretary of State’s office
termed the action "highly unusual."
said a loophole in current law allows it,
until a new law making the practice
illegal takes effect in July.
Between August and
December of 2006 Prestige Airways flew an enormous
number of flights (419!),records
at the U.S. Dept of Transportation reveal, between
Florida and Haiti.
these flights Prestige used air carrier Air
Solutions LLC, a company also founded by
Wally Hilliard, along with his frequent associate Tommy
Barranza, who is affiliated with a half-dozen Hilliard
Typical of Hilliard's "boxes-within-boxes" business
Solutions itself is managed by a third
company, Badger Air, which
Hilliard also controls.
Takes the checkered flag
Gornail, before his drug conviction and involvement
with Wally Hilliard, operated
fly-by-night airline which offered service in Haiti until
down after a horrible accident in Port-au-Prince
days before the fiery plane crash,
the U.S. State Department warned Americans
in Haiti not to fly Tropical Airways. But
not everyone got the memo, apparently, and 21
passengers died in the crash.
“Shortly after takeoff, eyewitnesses reported seeing
smoke coming from the aircraft's forward door,” read
one wire service account of the accident.
“The aircraft then crashed and burned in a sugar cane
field. An official at Cap Haitien's airport said the
19-passenger aircraft departed with too many people
aboard and too much baggage.”
Gornail also faced
a spot of bother
in April of 2000
that Tropical Airways was flying stolen planes from former Soviet republics
into Africa and then repainting them in a military-occupied
zone at the old Entebbe airport in Uganda.
But the trouble has
apparently been taken care of, because today
operates all over West Africa and in the Sudan.
Gornail have a third partner in Prestige named
Victor Mena. Mena hasn't been responsible for
any fiery plane
crashes that we're aware of. But he was in the
thick of a pretty sticky wicket in a controversy over
Make that a "pretty icky wicket."
Agony & the (37,000 Hits of) Ecstasy
is it about Haiti that makes people--Christians,
even-- want to fly there and
back with such frequency?
business partner of Hilliard's has a ready answer,
“He's back in the drug business. That is, assuming he ever
Attempts to reach Hilliard for comment were
unsuccessful. But it is a remarkable allegation to be
leveling at a man so closely associated with the story
of the terrorist hijackers in America.
having a partner convicted for drug trafficking
Hilliard's first brush
with the international narcotics
his flight school began training
Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi, his Lear jet was
swarmed by DEA agents on a runway of Orlando Executive
Airport in July of 2000.
documents on the heroin bust, called "the largest
seizure of heroin in Central Florida history" by the
Orlando Sentinel, have become increasingly hard to come by.
So today we're
placing online in perpetuity
the affidavit of the DEA Agent who was in
charge of the bust, as well as
the forfeiture hearing, which ruled that Hilliard
was not an innocent
owner, and he was forced to forfeit the plane.
"No one ever goes to prison in
Florida, baby girl"
is just one of Wally
Hilliard's dizzying array of aviation ventures, in
Florida, Wisconsin, and Nevada; his company structure
seems designed to be
complicated and confusing.
And now we know
One of of
Hilliard's partners, the
MadCowMorningNews has learned, is a notorious Las Vegas
William S Reed, whose company
has been convicted and enjoined from marketing illegal
“corporate secrecy techniques” which their
literature says is aimed at
helping corporate owners hide their assets, and even
these corporate shape-shifting techniques useful
while he was being implicated in fraud three years ago
bankruptcy of an Orlando flight school in
which dozens of young flight students lost
their life savings.
The investigation into the
disappearance of millions already pre-paid for
student's tuition led
school's assets were stripped out and transferred illegally
to the school’s
parent company, which Hilliard owned, alleged the
three million got siphoned out of ATA and into
Discover Air," one attorney for the students told us.
"The money flowed out of the country to the Bahamas."
Nothing came of
the investigation. Hilliard has
friends in high places, after all,
including both former Secretary of State Katherine
Harris and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
During a recent settlement
hearing, a woman suing a Hilliard
partnership told us she asked Hilliard if he ever worried about going to
"Not in Florida, baby
doll," he replied. "No one ever goes to
jail in Florida!"
Maybe he's right.
Never call a federal judge "capricious"
William S. Reed's
literature offered asset protection against what it called “capricious federal judges
and any government agency."
Reed’s partner in the scam was
sentenced to 18 months
in Federal prison recently by a federal
judge who may have found “capricious” a poor
choice of words to use when
the nation’s judiciary.
Hilliard’s partnership with Reed was revealed in
documents naming him an officer in one of Hilliard's
companies, sent from
a fax at Plane 1
Leasing in Naples, the Hilliard-owned
company made infamous as the listed owner of the Lear jet busted
with 43 lbs
about William S Reed: The U.S. Senate
Permanent Investigations Subcommittee
held hearings in April in which members
expressed concerns that Nevada corporation laws being
abused by Reed were enabling criminals to "hide
drug money, launder money and
evade income taxes, and potentially finance
Newspapers report that Federal
officials are currently looking for
$10 million Reed hid
for innocent business owners looking to avoid what
Reed's literature calls “America’s
lawsuit explosion," an explosion which
probably owes something to the large number of people currently suing Wally Hilliard.
More 9/11 "freakish
Consider the case of a man... whose flight
school welcomed terrorists associated with Osama bin
Laden (Prince of all he surveyed
world’s heroin capital of Afghanistan)...and who also had his Lear jet seized in what the Orlando Sentinel called “the largest heroin
seizure in Central Florida history.”
partner in Las Vegas whose financial schemes just faced
Congressional scrutiny because of their
ability, said a sub-committee report, "to hide drug money, enable money
laundering, and potentially finance terrorism."
about this man has surfaced in the major media, (save
only a surprisingly kind review "Welcome to TERRORLAND
received from Hilliard's hometown Green-Bay Gazette.)
man has still not been the subject of any
In fact the official story of the 9/11
attack remains what it has been from the start, since the opening words
FRONTLINE 9/11 documentary dribbled from the
willing lips of
Pulitzer-prize winning former
New York Times reporter Hedrick Smith, who intoned, as
if he had a friggin' clue, which, come to think of it,
maybe he does, that...“19 hijackers moved through Europe and America
Given the enormity of the stakes involved, the
discovery that people proclaiming
themselves champions of 9/11 Truth are
beside themselves with utter fascination
over the melting point of
steel comes as no surprise.
And so it goes.