Mnuchin still owed 200k by defunct Jet Card Plus

Steve Mnuchin private jet

The Trump Treasury Secretary was never paid after receiving a judgment against Paul Svensen’s jet card brokerage

According to The New York Post, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin filed a Dec. 6 Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit against JetCard Plus through Mnuchin, Inc.

Mnuchin’s problems with JetCard Plus were first reported by Bloomberg in May.

UberJets denies ties to defunct jet card broker JetCard Plus

JetCard Plus, a private jet charter broker, closed earlier this year after it was hit by a $220,000 judgment in favor of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin

Paul M. Svensen is registered as manager of UberJets LLC in Massachusetts and listed as CEO on its NBAA membership page. His LinkedIn profile still lists him as sales director of JetCard Plus

Paul A. Svensen Jr. was CEO of JetCard Plus, which is no longer an active company, and before that, COO of Jet Network LLC, a jet card seller that went into bankruptcy around 2007

In 2016, Paul A. Svensen Jr. registered another aviation business at the same Hingham, Massachusetts, address where Paul M. Svensen registered UberJets LLC, in August 2017

FlyUberjets.com promises members savings on full aircraft charters and empty leg flights

UberJets LLC denies any affiliation to Paul A. Svensen Jr. or JetCard Plus

UberJets LLC, a charter broker selling private jet memberships from a Park Avenue address in New York City promises “unlimited access to book and travel worldwide to luxury lifestyle destinations.”

It denies having any affiliation to a private aviation company that closed earlier this year amid litigation and a top executive, Paul A. Svensen Jr., who was CEO of that company and COO of another that also failed.

Jetlux CEO arrested for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft

Private jet rental broker Tomer Osovitzki allegedly made over $2 million in fraudulent charges

Jetlux was named in a 2018 lawsuit by charter operator Silver Air suing Kim and Khloe Kardashian for $225,353 in unpaid charter bills

Tomer (Tom) Osovitzki, who served as chief executive officer of Florida-based private jet broker Jetlux from April 2015 through February 2019, was arrested in Aventura, Florida, in May for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

According to just-released court documents received by Private Jet Card Comparisons, he was held in jail until mid-July when was transferred to house arrest after posting $500,000 bail

According to the charges brought by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, “As alleged, Tomer Osovitzki manipulated the approval system for credit cards to push charges through that he knew were unauthorized and would have been declined.  Additionally, Osovitzki allegedly used his clients’ credit card account information to make unapproved charges.  Now, Osovitzki and his company are grounded and he must answer for his crimes.”

MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle Recommends Wheels Up To Trump Officials During Her TV Program

With a number of Trump Administration officials under fire for using private jets, the MSNBC host sees a potential pipeline for Wheels Up

 

Usually when private aviation makes the news channel it’s for alleged misuse, being it CEOs needing two planes at a time (although in the case of GE’s Jeff Immelt, there were certainly times it made sense), sending your artwork out of state in empty boxes to avoid sales tax (Dennis Kozlowski) or some other tawdry reasons. This morning during her hourly broadcast on left-leaning MSNBC the 9 am anchor Stephanie Ruhle entered into a discussion of Trump cabinet members who have been using private aircraft fresh on the news that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has racked up a $1 million tab for private flights. 

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