Paul Helliwell "had been the OSS's head of special intelligence in China during the war. Later in worked closely with the CIA, helping to establish several 'proprietaries,' companies that appeared to be normal private enterprises but were secretly owned by the CIA. He was involved in founding Civil Air Transport, Sea Supply, and Air America...
"Helliwell used Castle and Mercentile in connection with tax-avoidance schemes for a number of famous and infamous people, including American mobsters, prominent Asian politicians, and members of the Pritzker family of Chicago, which control the Hyatt hotel chain. The Pritzkers later went into business with BCCI's Ghaith Pharaon, who developed Hyatt hotels in Saudi Arabia and Latin America." 
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- Peter Truell and Larry Gurwin, False Profits. The Inside Story of BCCI, the world’s most corrupt financial Empire (Houghton, Mifflin Company, 1992), pp.125.