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Saturday, November 29, 2008

TAMPA CONVENIENCE STORE OWNER SAMER SALEH RE-ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH 7 FELONIES WHILE SERVING TIME IN COLEMAN FEDERAL PRISON, IN TRANSIT TO TAMPA.

TAMPA CONVENIENCE STORE OWNER SAMER SALEH RE-ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH 7 FELONIES ON 11/12/2008 WHILE SERVING TIME IN COLEMAN FEDERAL PRISON, TRANSIT TO TAMPA NOW BACK TO COLEMAN. Samer Saleh's partner Saad Saad was arrested in 2003 for dealing in stolen property with the possible support of terrorism at Mike's Food Store in Tampa. Hillsborough Sheriff's chief Deputy David Gee said Saad made $4,000 to $5,000 per week in profit from the stolen baby food scam. See Saad Saad's arrest report and booking photo click here.

The Saad Saad, Samer Saleh and Marlon Mejia Tampa Money Laundering investigation by the US Justice Dept. started in April 2004, with a Federal Grand Jury, the case, 8:06-CR-00400-T-27EAJ was sealed until October 2007, all the while that Saad Saad was on felony probation.

Saad Saad's co-defendants in this money laundering-narcotics case were Samer Saleh and Marlon Mejia. Saad Saad sent $45,000 to England in $500 individual money orders over a 20 day period in Oct 2004. Saad Saad was purchasing the money orders at his SNAX Food Stores at 2113 E. Linebaugh Ave and 934 E. Henderson Ave in Tampa Fl.

The SNAX Foods stores were vital to the money laundering scheme of Saad Saad as he purchased over $100,000 in money orders from at least two of the SNAX Food stores and sent the money orders to an undisclosed location in the UK.

Samer Saleh and Marlon Mejia were in Coleman Federal Prison, Saad Saad does not appear to be in prison. No listing as to where in England the $45,000 was sent, no city listing in Federal complaint. The Saad Saad Federal Indictment had been Sealed since April 2004 and not opened until October 2007, Saad Saad was taken into custody by Federal Marshals on Nov. 1st 2006. Click image below for a list of the Tampa SNAX Food Store money orders that were sent to the UK.

Marlon Mejia was initially arrested on the same day as Saad Saad, Nov. 1st 2006, he is listed as a Federal Inmate as this time by the HCSO jail records. Marlon Mejia was rearrested on Nov. 20th 2006 by US Federal Marshalls.

Samer Saleh was initially arrested on June 6th 2007 by US Marshals, then re-arrested on July 7th 2007 and then again on August 11th 2007 when he is listed as a Federal Inmate by the HCSO jail records.

Initial arrest of Samer Saleh on June 6th 2007 and by August 11th 2007 he is already a Federal inmate with no trial ? Samer Saleh was re-arrested while in Coleman Federal Prison on November 12th 2008, see booking info click here. The case, 8:06-CR-00400-T-27EAJ, was sealed for 3 years and 6 months, a secret money laundering-narcotics case ? Saad Saad (SNAX Food Stores) investigation by US Justice Department starts April 2004.

On 7/10/2007 and 8/11/2007 Khaled A. Saleh and Samer A. Saleh, respectively, were arrested for money laundering and fraud on charges filed by the Department of Justice. Khaled and Samer Saleh had been the co/owners of the Diamond Super Market Tampa Fl. Samer A. Saleh was dealing drugs with Saad Saad.

Saad Saad had been on felony probation since Jan 2004 for the sale of the stolen baby formula at Mike's food store in Tampa where Sami al-Arian owned the property. Click on image to enlarge 10/07 Sealed Indictment.

Saad Saad's RICO charge on organized crime, appeared to be no deterrent to Saad Saad for the follow up Sealed Secret Federal Indictment that began in April of 2004 through Sept. of 2007 and included charges of narcotic sales, stolen property and money laundering over $120,000 sent to the UK. Saad Saad used his SNAX Food Stores to purchase Money orders and send them to the UK.

In Tampa Fl the Secret Sealed Federal Indictment on Saad Saad and Samer Saleh charging them with money laundering to the UK from the sale of narcotics in Tampa was not opened until October of 2007, the case began in April of 2004. Click on image to enlarge.

Samer Saleh is in Coleman Federal Correctional, but on 11/12/2008, he was re-charged by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department with INTERSTATE AGREEMENT ON DETAINERS, GRAND THEFT 3rd DEGREE, OBTAINING PROPERTY FOR WC, see booking photo and 7 felony charges click here.

The State of Florida is bringing Samer Saleh back to Tampa from Coleman Federal Prison to charge and try him on 7 Felonies, this seems odd as Samer Saleh had to do about 2 more years in the Federal Pen and since when does the State of Florida have jurisdiction over Federal prisoners ?

SAMER SALEH -White-M -release date from Coleman Federal prison 02-15-2011-BUT, IN TRANSIT FROM COLEMAN CORRECTIONAL ON 11/12/2008 TO TAMPA FL AND THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY JAIL, AND NOW BACK IN COLEMAN LOW CORRECTIONAL AS OF 12/03/08.
12/03/2008 UPDATE......Samer Saleh was transferred from Coleman Federal Correctional Facility to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Jail (Tampa) system on 11/12/2008, as of 12/2008 he is now back in the Coleman Correctioanl Federal Facility. During November 2008 and the first days of December 2008, Samer Saleh spent 20 days in the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Falkenburg Road Jail (FRJ) 520 N. Falkenburg Road, why are they moving him around, who do they want him to testify against ?
Bill Warner
Private Investigator