David B. Chalmers Jr
David Bay Chalmers Jr. (born 8 September 1953) was an owner of the oil refining company, Bayoil U.S.A. Inc, which operates out of Houston, Texas and a subsidiary, Bayoil Supply and Trading Ltd. in the Bahamas. The company was heavily involved in oil trading throughout the 1990s and early 2000s with the Iraqi government. In the 2004 Oil-for-Food Program Hearings, Bayoil was among the corporations investigated by the committee, and its executive David Chalmers was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.[dead link]
Chalmers' great-uncle, Charles Ulrick Bay (1888–1955), founded Bay Petroleum in 1937, later become a high-ranking intelligence official in the Office of Strategic Services, and later an ambassador to Norway. Chalmers' father, David Bay Chalmers Sr., became a well-known oil trader through the creation of Coral Petroleum (which filed for bankruptcy protection in 1983).
- Low-Profile Texas Oilman Draws Spotlight for Iraqi Deals, Simon Romero, The New York Times, 15 April 2005 (retrieved 10 September 2010)
- Levin to Release Report on Bayoil Diversions
- Texas Oil Executive and Two Corporations Sentenced
- Scott, Quinta, Along Route 66, University of Oklahoma Press, 2000, p. 207, ISBN 978-0-8061-3250-1 (retrieved 10 September 2010 from Google Books)
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