This was all pretty entertaining. When I was in the dive biz, I dealt with all sorts of people. The vast majority were upfront straight-shooters, but there were plenty of scurrilous types too. The names are different now, although a lot of the same rascals (that's much more polite than referring to them as "weasels" as I used to do) are still out there in the biz in one form or another.
I sure hope this all works out everyone involved, and this guy Brad stops being such a wea.... ooops....rascal. Interesting stuff over there on SB too.