If there ever was a more pathetic scammer to briefly rise from the cesspool of scum in Central Florida I have yet to meet him. I met Bootes once in the 90's at a party put on by his equally scummy mentor Roy Meadows.
He was pumping some completely ridiculous gold mining Company and thought he found a hot investor. His prospect was also promoting a similar fraud. It was amusing as hell when they both realized that they were each trying to scam each other. Their conversation ended quickly when they both realized.
I checked him out. Like most of his ilk he blends a small amount of credibility with great puffery in an attempt to sell worthless stock. His scam at the time was J.A.B. Mining or something.
If you look at his Facebook page it shows him holding a Dolphin. If that is not the face of a crackhead I don't know what is. He said he was in the Army special forces at one time but his hollow eyes and gaunt appearance seemed more like an addict than a Company President. Of course my opinion but check it out and you be the judge. https://www.facebook.com/jefferson.bootes (By the way I think this photo was taken years before I met him so he must have been on the stuff for years by then)