Photo of Elias Elia, who has links to the Greek part of Cyprus
(Globespan's missing millions - part three
Bust Scottish airline Flyglobespan was owed £36million of its own cash by an online payments firm, E-Clear, run by Elias Elia.
From Douglas Fraser, of BBC Scotland (Globespan's missing millions - part three
), we learn the following:Elias Elia
is the chief executive of E-Clear
, which handles credit card transactions for airlines.
In December 2009, Globespan's founder Tom Dalrymple issued statements saying the airline management was in discussion with Halcyon Investments
about a possible takeover of the company.
Halcyon, registered as a trust in Jersey in 2008, has Elias Elia as its chief investor.Allbury Travel Group
has ceased trading; it included Libra Holidays, Argo Holidays and JetLife.
Credit card transactions for buying Allbury Travel Group holidays were carried out by E-Clear
Allbury Travel Group is a subsidiary of Allbury Ltd
, a Virgin Islands company in which the controlling interest is reported to be a Mr Elias Elia
A comment on a story at The Scotsman reads: "I know from speaking to a few Cypriots that this Elias Elia bloke is a bit of a dodgy mafia type." (Flyglobespan could have been saved, says Swinney - Scotsman.com News
Reportedly, Osama Bin Laden used Greek Cyprus "as a transit point of exports in order to finance his terrorist activities. He has bank accounts in Nicosia in order to finance several terrorist activities." (Daily News - SOUTH CYPRUS; A HEAVEN FOR MONEY LAUNDERING.
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