Friday, December 14, 2012
I first reported in March of 2005 about how Rudi Dekkers was flush with cash, lots of cash, and yet had multiple lawsuits pending (mafia style way to do business): “Local Sarasota investigator Bill Warner said, “There are enough judgments in Rudi Dekkers name and his companies name to paper his office walls,” yet he was somehow able to pay off a series of lawsuits after the 9/11 attacks. According to Florida State’s Attorney Jonathan Greene, Rudi Dekkers was wanted in the Netherlands where he reportedly owed the government $3 million. He was also the target of a multiagency federal investigation in the mid-90s, yet not even an eyebrow of suspicion was raised when he spoke on CNN or Larry King Live, or when he testified to Congress on how to prevent more attacks. Moreover, Rudi Dekkers repeatedly changed his story to the press regarding his relationship with Atta and Al-Shehhi, although none of these accounts match those of eyewitnesses.” Rudi Deckers Dealt Drugs Before 9/11.
LOOK AT THIS SMUG JACKASS, RUDI DEKKERS
HOUSTON – The ex-owner of the Venice Fl Florida flight school where two 9/11 terrorists, Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al–Shehhi learned to fly has been ordered jailed without bond after he was arrested in Houston on drug trafficking charges. Rudi Dekkers, of Lee County, is charged with two drug conspiracy counts. Court documents show he was nabbed Dec. 2 in a federal drug sting while representing an international drug trafficker.
A federal complaint says that after meetings and lengthy surveillance, Dekkers was found in possession of about 40 pounds of cocaine and about two pounds of heroin. The Dutch national is held without bond as a serious flight risk.Dekkers formerly owned the Florida flight school where investigators say Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al Shehhi learned to fly. Atta was the operational leader of the 9/11 hijackings.
Rudi H. Dekkers
Arrest Age : 56 Years Old Gender : M
Current Age : 56 Years Old Birth Date : 7-27-1956
Weight : 178 lbs Eye Color : Blue
Height : 6′ 00″ Hair Color : Gray
Race : White
Address : Block 3900 Lavida Way
City : Cape Coral, FL
Zip : 33993
TAMPA A year after he published a book about his travails, the owner of a flight school where two 9/11 hijackers trained has been arrested in Houston on cocaine trafficking charges. A federal judge last week ordered Rudy Dekkers held without bond pending his trial, partially because the Netherlands citizen poses a risk of flight. Dekkers was chief executive officer and president of Huffman Aviation in Venice, where 9/11 terrorists Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-shehhi enrolled as students.
According to a federal complaint filed in Houston, an undercover agent for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was introduced to Dekkers on Halloween by Arturo Astorquiza, who investigators believe is the leader of an international drug trafficking organization. At the meeting, Dekkers told the agent he was involved in transporting narcotics by private aircraft, and had flown drugs and cash with no problems, according to the complaint.
Astorquiza was arrested Nov. 5 on Texas firearms charges, and six days later, Dekkers called the undercover agent with information about the arrest. Dekkers told the agent he would be willing to work with the agent on trafficking narcotics, the complaint states. Dekkers called the undercover agent on Nov. 29 to say he would be flying to Houston from Florida the following day to transport narcotics using private aircraft, the complaint states. Dekkers met the agent the following day and said he planned to obtain about six kilos of cocaine and would be paid about $9,000 for piloting the plane.
On Monday, November 05, 2012, Arturo Fernan Astorquiza, a 36 year old White Male from Houston, TX was arrested for Firearm Smuggling – a 3rd Degree Felony. Arturo Fernan Astorquiza was booked into Harris County Jail on Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Full Name: Arturo Fernan Astorquiza
Date of Birth: 02-08-1976
Homeland Security agents put Dekkers under surveillance and watched as he went to Flight School and then to Texas Flight Services Inc. Agents believed Dekkers was asking about renting aircraft. The next day, agents followed Dekkers as he drove to a mall where he met with two men, one later identified as Rogelio Martinez-Flores. And the day after that, Dec. 2, Dekker again visited The Flight School, where he met with Martinez-Flores, who handed him a blue suitcase, according to the complaint.
Dekkers left the suitcase at the door and went inside. He and Martinez-Flores were then arrested. Agents later obtained a warrant to search the suitcase and found more than 18 kilos of cocaine and 860 grams of heroin inside, the complaint states. A judge’s order says Dekkers “lacks any real financial assets and lacks gainful employment.” Although Dekkers told the court he lives with his wife and their 4-year-old son in Florida, the judge noted evidence that Dekkers’ wife actually lives in Cuba.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com