Following on from my earlier piece about Mr Craig Whyte Mr Thomas Craig and the Bullion company, a second piece which sits on the shoulders of Billybhoy38’s researches.
I think Mr Whyte has a sense of humour. How else can one explain his registration of LeaveBritain.com as mentioned earlier, and now the following website?
Ladies and Gentlemen, I Present FearAndGreedReport.com
Yes – you read it correctly. In 2008 the domain name Fear and Greed Report.Com was registered.
As you can see (and click to enlarge if needed) the Registrant is HTX Holdings of Florida.
“Company: htx holdings s.a. HTX Holdings S.A.
Address: TixPay Ltd, 65 Bath Street, Third Floor, Glasgow G2 2BX United Kingdom”
Of course Mr Whyte’s company Tixway UK is registered at Bath Street, but what is this “TixPay”?
A quick company search reveals that this company, under company number 04566751 was dissolved in 2009. Its registered office was at the Skylines Village address in London where many of Mr Whyte’s companies seem to be based.
The human directors of TixPay are shown as Thomas Whyte (Craig’s father) and Kenneth MacLeod, the disgraced accountant. Mr MacLeod is listed as a director of 15 companies along with Craig Whyte (1969 vintage).
It is of note that TixPay was formed in 2002, after the various other companies in which Craig Whyte and Mr MacLeod were involved had gone under.
It is also easier than that to see a connection between Fear and Greed and Mr Craig Whyte – he is listed as the administrative contact, under the email address – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a note of the phone number listed too – 561-282-6641.
Because that leads us to the following.
The contact details from Fear and Greed match up with the web domain for the above site.
Here, via the Internet wayback machine, you can see the website as it was, shorn of the pictures.
The property was up for sale for $1.875 million. Was this Mr Whyte’s home in Costa Rica, being sold to generate the funds to buy him Castle Grant? Or was Mr Whyte branching out into estate agency? Maybe he was acting as the estate agent for the sale, and generating himself a fine commission?
In any event, there is still a web presence online for this property which can be found here.
And it is fair to say that this looks to be a lovely place for an escape, and only $1,200 per night too! What a fine place to while away the hours contemplating the cold and wet of Glasgow, and the ingratitude of those enemies of Rangers who have chased you away from Ibrox before your work is complete.
Perhaps Mr Whyte was simply the selling agent, or else he might have retained ownership to rent it out? Otherwise he might have booked this sunny hideaway for a bit of a rest.
Some cruel people have been suggesting that Mr Whyte’s apparent fondness for Costa Rica relates to its lack of an extradition treaty with the UK.
Such a suggestion is grossly unfair. After all, it was reported that prior to his departure to pastures unknown, Mr Whyte met with Duff & Phelps in London, and also, as the administrators said in their coda to Mr Whyte’s farewell missive:-
“CRAIG WHYTE has co-operated with us since our appointment as administrators”.
Perhaps Duff & Phelps have a sense of humour too?