Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin of the Caribbean

The paragraph at the bottom of page 55 of Mark Singer’s book Citizen K contains the following.

The only plane he ever owned was a single-engine Piper 235. For one six-month stretch, he leased a twin-engine Piper Navaho. The latter had a cargo capacity of two thousand pounds, but Kimberlin said the most exotic agricultural product he ever hauled was organic mangoes. He flew all over the country and in the Caribbean, occasionally doing smuggling reconnaissance, sometimes carrying cash, but never moving drugs.

Sometimes carrying cash. I wonder where. One reasonable suggestion would be to vendors to pay for the dope he was buying. Another possibility would be to a bank or banks in a jurisdiction with good privacy laws in order to have a bankroll to use if he had ever fled the country using his false passport.

Now, Gentle Reader, if you had a stash of money overseas and wanted to repatriate it without incurring any tax liability, how would you go about it? Would you consider setting up a “charity” with loose accounting that could receive “donations”?

It’s just an idea.



2 thoughts on “Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin of the Caribbean

  1. I find myself wondering if Kimberlin has or ever had the personal discipline to stash his ill-gotten loot offshore, leaving it there for decades, to be subsequently accessed later in his life, laundered throuh his “nonprofits,” and used for his nefarious political activities.

    Maybe. But I’m thinking not.

    • I don’t know. The problem with stashing cash is that, I think the Feds would have located it at some point prior to, or during his trial. They certainly would have had ample opportunity to find it during his 17 years of incarceration. Bottom line: if it existed, they would have gotten it by now.

      Besides, the man is a proven liar. My bet is that he was transporting drugs in that plane. I mean, he absolutely refuses to be labled a “drug dealer” or “narcotics trafficker”. He just doesn’t want people to see him for what he really is: a scumbag who used to turn children into junkies. He probably wizzed all his money away on that stupid house.

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