Dean Plakias

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Dean Plakias is a lawyer with the Massachussetts law firm, Hill & Plakias.

In December 2004, the Washington Post reported that Plakias filed the incorporation papers for Premier Executive Transport Services, Inc.[1] According to a Boston Globe report earlier that month, Plakias was tight-lipped about his involvement with Premier:

"Plakias, who did not release information about the company or the owners, had said his main role was forwarding mail and updating annual filings to the government... Plakias declined to describe the affairs of Premier or to comment on the reaction to his firm's involvement. 'We are just a small law firm here and they are our client and that's all I have to say,' he said."[2]

Plakias has a personal connection with the Boston Globe: his father was Globe reporter Paul K. Plakias, who left the newspaper to found Hill and Plakias. Paul Plakias died in 1997.[3]

"Thank you for flying with Premier"

An investigation by Sweden's largest commercial TV station, TV4, recorded the following conversation with Plakias, which suggested he had at least some knowledge of Premier's staff and operations:[4]

The only known representative is a law firm in Boston. We call them, posing as potential customers.
Dean Plakias, Representative, Premier:
-Are you the attorneys for the owners?
-Right, they are clients. I have a contact number for you. Talk to Mary Ellen, she should answer the phone? Thank you for flying with Premier.
-I hope I won’t be flying, but thanks anyway

Other SourceWatch Resources


  1. Dana Priest, "Jet Is an Open Secret in Terror War", Washington Post, December 27, 2004; Page A01.
  2. Maria Cramer, "Dedham ponders local link to intrigue", Boston Globe, December 5, 2004.
  3. "Paul K. Plakias, 80, was attorney, Globe reporter", Boston Globe, March 6, 1997.
  4. "The Broken Promise, Part IV", Swedish TV4 Kalla Fakta Program, November 22, 2004. English transcript by Human Rights Watch.
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