The man who facilitated the purchase of several DC-9's for SkyWay Aircraft in St. Petersburg Florida was the company's largest shareholder, Doug McClain Sr.'s Argyll Equities. So how did he get such an important job in such a thriving Enterprise?
During the 90's, Doug McClain Sr. belonged to an organized crime ring run by Robert Colgin Wilson, an obese six-foot-five-inch con man, who—according to the Wall Street Journal (“High, Wide &…” Feb 24, 1997— fast-talked investors in the U.S. and Canada out of more than $100 million in the 1990's alone.
“Wilson dazzled his victims by treating them to jaunts to Las Vegas and the Cayman Islands on his luxurious corporate jets, promising super-high returns in supposedly risk-less investments, and employing high-profile, unwitting company directors –among them Chip Carter, son of the former President, and Carter budget chief Bert Lance,” the Journal reported.
“At one point Wilson was hawking his loan-finding services with Dennis Levine, who had been jailed in the 1980s with Ivan Boesky in an insider-trading scheme.”