Former Myrtle Beach Area Chamber [MBACC] Board Chairman and local attorney, Robert S. Guyton created FTPP Bishop Parkway, LLC. in October 2018, according to the South Carolina Sec. of State.
During Guyton’s time at MBACC, cashier’s checks were paid to local politicians in an effort to get a 1% TDF (tourist tax) legislation passed. The legislation passed by city council vote, but as a result Guyton had 167 ethics violations filed against him from campaign donations made in 2009, according to court documents.
FPI US, LLC. previously owned the land where the park was located.
FPI US, LLC. sold the land to FTPP Bishop Parkway, LLC. earlier this month for $3.5 million, according to deeds filed in Horry County.
Guyton’s name has also been bantered about recently because of promotional material he alledgedly produced for a firm called ECOVEST.
As Myrtle Beach’s Sun News reports: Myrtle Beach man named in federal complaint alleging $2 billion in tax fraud. This article https://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/article223634420.html was posted on December 28th.
Ralph Teal Jr., of Myrtle Beach, and EcoVest Capital Inc., a company with Teal on its board, are among six defendants named in a complaint filed Dec. 18 by the Department of Justice in the Northern District of Georgia seeking an order to stop them “from organizing, promoting, or selling an allegedly abusive conservation easement syndication tax scheme,” according to a DOJ press release.