| Rudi Dekkers |
(drug trafficker, author)
|Owner of||Huffman Aviation|
Owner of the 9/11-linked Huffman Aviation flight school, also with strong links to drug trafficking.
Dutch prosecutors called his 1993 conviction in the Netherlands for embezzlement "the handiwork of organized crime."
On August 23, 2001, a former female employee initiates a suit to enforce the settlement of a charge of “severe” sexual harassment by Dekkers. Huffman Aviation earlier agreed to pay her $15,000 in return for her not suing them.
After 9/11, Rudi Dekkers, by some reports a friend of Mohammad Atta who spent a lot of time with him, described him in vague and distant terms, as merely another pupil of his flight school. "My personal feeling was Atta was an asshole first class".
When independent journalist Daniel Hopsicker asked Sergeant Mike Treanor of Venice Police (who he has termed "an honest local cop"), whether Rudi Dekkers had ever been arrested, he learnt that “The FBI took all our files, everything. They loaded the files right outside this window, into two Ryder trucks, then drove them onto a C-130 military cargo plane at the Sarasota airport, which took off for Washington with Jeb Bush aboard”. Remarkable in itself, this is especially interesting since Hopsicker reports that the files never arrived at FBI HQ, indicative of a clean-up operation by deep political forces.
Guilty By Association
Dekkers told his version of events in a book, Guilty By Association - The Untold Story of Rudi Dekkers which describes "the authentic journey Rudi unwittingly took with September 11 hijackers, Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi before they embarked on their fateful mission".
In 2011, Dekkers stated that he is convinced someone tried to kill him, although he doesn’t know who. "The fuel lines were cut."
On 4th December, 2012, Rudi Dekkers was arrested in the parking lot of a flight school in Houston in early December carrying a suitcase stuffed with two pounds of heroin and more than 80 lbs of cocaine. He was charged on 4 counts, together with Rogelio Martinez-Flores. On February 7, 2013 the judge issued an "Order on a Sealed Motion." The case was still in process as of December 31, 2013.
Dekkers is quoted by Daniel Hopsicker as telling an undercover agent "I’ve been a drug pilot for years. Drugs. Money. No problem. What do you need?". The agent summarises this in his affidavit, that Dekkers admitted that he was "involved in narcotics transportation using private aircraft and that he has flown narcotics and currency previously without any problem."