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These Michigan businessmen own jet Whitmer took to see dad

May 06, 2021, 11:34 PM

Featured_whitmers__pals_48617PVS Chemicals CEO Jim Nicholson, Ambassador Bridge owner Matthew Moroun and Meridian Health founder David Cotton.

We now know which businessmen Gov. Gretchen Whitmer may owe a favor after borrowing their jointly owned jet to visit her ailing father in Florida during a Covid surge in March.

Several prominent political donors own the plane, according to The Detroit News:

The Nicholson family of PVS Chemicals, the Moroun family of the trucking company Central Transport and the Cotton family, which formerly ran Meridian Health, are among those who use the Gulfstream G280 flown by Air Eagle LLC, according to a source with knowledge of the arrangement.

The favor raises questions about who paid for the flight and what they may expect in return. Deadline Detroit's Charlie LeDuff on Wednesday first reported the trip, saying such travel can run tens of thousands of dollars. Whitmer has declined to answer questions, saying she does not discuss travel due to previous threats on her life.


LeDuff: Whitmer Mooches Billionaires' Plane as Father Makes Miraculous Recovery, May 5

Read more:  The Detroit News

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