August 14, 2011

Booth in Trouble?

I've been following convicted felon Lee Booth from the perspective of his seemingly illegal involvement with three firearms companies, the revelation of his status as criminal informant for the government that possibly kept him out of jail for his apparent gun crimes, and his recent arrest for assault with a deadly weapon.

What I haven't delved into to any great degree is the lawsuit against Booth regarding the demise of Pace Airlines (formerly Hooters Air), and missing equipment and parts related to the airline that some have speculated Booth has his hands on, all quite illegally.

It now seems something seems to be stirring on the Pace front, as Booth's property is about to be searched:

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge overseeing the case of Pace Airlines Inc. has ordered a hearing for 2 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the request by the bankruptcy trustee to review company property held by Lee Booth. The hearing is set for the Bankruptcy Court at 226 S. Liberty St. in Winston-Salem.

Edwin Allman III requested the expedited hearing to gain access to any facilities and warehouses owned by Booth or his company, Luft Spares Inc. Allman said he wants to inspect, photograph and inventory the contents. Allman has listed Booth as a co-owner of the defunct company along with William Rodgers Sr.

Booth said Friday that he has consented to the request and is arranging an inspection of his facilities next week.

Presumably, the Pace attorneys have serial numbers for the missing Pace Airline assets, which Booth has apparently denied having. If any of these assets turn up, or if the trustees turn up any evidence that proves he was in possession of these missing assets and made a profit on them, then I suspect he'll be in deep trouble.

Who knows? Maybe they'll even find some guns.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 14, 2011 11:50 AM