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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

TAHIR ALI KHAN, Leader of Multimillion-Dollar Fraud and Luxury Stolen Car Ring Pleads Guilty in NYC Court, $20 Mill ID Theft, Cars Shipped to Dubai.

TAHIR ALI KHAN, Leader of Multimillion-Dollar Fraud and Stolen Car Ring Pleads Guilty, Reported Dec 1st, 2008, KAHN ran the Luxury Stolen Car and ID theft ring out of Hoover and Birmingham Alabama and Queens and Brooklyn New York.

All of the "Khan Ring" gang lived in the New York City Metro area. Birmingham Alabama and New York City Muslim Mafia selling and transporting Luxury stolen vehicles to the Middle East.

From October 2006 to August 2007, TAHIR ALI KHAN aka WAHED KHAN and the "Khan Ring", stole numerous luxury vehicles in the Queens and Brooklyn NY area, such as 'Stretch Hummers', Cadillac Escalades, Porsche Cayenne's, and H2 Hummers which were driven into Manhattan via the Triboro Bridge to a garage where the license plates and Vin's were changed. The stolen cars were then driven to an International Shipping Company in New Jersey and placed on Ro-Ro ships (see photo above) for shipment to the UK and Dubai, see Indictment Part 2.

Indictment - Part 1
Indictment - Part 2

TAHIR ALI KHAN, 32, from Hoover AL, outside Birmingham AL, pleaded guilty on November 28th, 2008 to a four-count superseding Information charging him with conspiracy to commit bank, wire and credit card fraud, and aggravated identity theft, crimes including producing fake identification documents, using those documents to commit various fraud crimes, and selling and transporting stolen vehicles.

The Birmingham News reported on its Web site, August 15, 2007, that 30-year-old Tahir Ali Khan of Southlake is charged with all but one count of a 16-count indictment. The indictment was unsealed today by federal and state authorities in New York. Khan was taken into custody early this morning. Hoover police raided his Southlake home today and seized evidence. Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis declined to say what was taken from Khan's home.

TAHIR ALI KHAN, now 32, was the lead defendant in a 15 defendant, multi-count Indictment unsealed on August 15, 2007, and is the tenth defendant to plead guilty. According to the Indictment, the Superseding Information, other documents filed in the case, and statements made in court in connection with ALI KHAN’s guilty plea:

ALI KHAN was the leader of a fraud ring (the “Khan Ring”) that produced false identification documents purporting to have been issued by state and federal government authorities, including driver’s licenses, resident alien cards, social security cards, and tax identification documents. The false identification documents were produced in the names of fraudulent identities, to which members of the Khan Ring referred to among themselves as “chickens.” In order to build financial credit for these fake identities, the Khan ring fraudulently established bank accounts, credit card accounts, apartment leases, and telephone and utility accounts in the names of the “chickens.”
The Khan Ring also applied for and obtained lucrative bank loans, home mortgage loans, increased credit card limits, lines of credit, and other financial benefits in the names of the fraudulent identities or in the names of sham businesses supposedly operated by those fraudulent identities.

The Khan Ring then defaulted on the loans and credit card debt, causing millions in losses to numerous financial institutions, including the Bank of America. Current loss estimates from the Khan Ring’s fraudulent activities exceed $20 million.

TAHIR ALI KHAN, SYED HASSAN, FRANKLIN RODRIGUEZ, AND BASHARAL JARRAL -- are charged with stolen vehicle offenses involving luxury cars such
as Hummers and a Porsche Cayenne
.

TAHIR ALI KHAN is 32 years old, and resides in Alabama.
FAYYAZ AHMED is 40 years old, and is currently held at Riker’s Island, New York. ARIE BENSHIMON is 35 years old and resides in Monsey, New York.
NAVEED ALI BHINDAR is 43 years old resides in Valley Stream, New York.
SYED HASSAN is 33 years old and resides in Staten Island, New York.
MUHAMMAD ISHAQ is 34 years old and resides in Brooklyn, New York.
BASHARAT JARRAL is 49 years old and resides in Elmhurst, New York.
NADEEM KHAN is 24 years old and resides in Brooklyn, New York.
GHULAM MEHMOOD is 40 years old and resides in Cartaret, New Jersey.
SHAHEEN MUKHTAR is 53 years old and resides in Voorhees, New Jersey.
QAISER QURESHI is 53 years old and resides in Queens, New York.
FRANKLIN RODRIGUEZ is 21 years old and resides in Brooklyn, New York.
SYED SHAH is 23 years old and resides in Brooklyn, New York.
OSCAR SANCHEZ is 37 years old and resides in Brooklyn, New York.
PRADIPT SHARMA is 31 years old and resides in Brooklyn, New York.

ALI KHAN is scheduled to be sentenced on February 10, 2009, at 4:30 p.m., before United States District Judge LORRETTA A. PRESKA. ALI KHAN faces a statutory maximum sentence of 14 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000 or twice the gain or loss from the offense, and mandatory restitution to the victims of the offense. ALI KHAN, 32, has been held in custody since his arrest on August 15, 2007.

In addition to ALI KHAN, nine other defendants have pleaded guilty:
1). OSCAR SANCHEZ pleaded guilty on November 13, 2008 to one count of bank fraud, and is scheduled to be sentenced on February 10, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
2). NAVEED ALI BHINDAR pleaded guilty on June 6, 2008 to one count of money laundering, and is scheduled to be sentenced on December 22, 2008, 10:30 a.m.
3). FRANKLIN RODRIGUEZ pleaded guilty on July 1, 2008, to three counts of conspiracy – to commit identification document fraud, bank fraud, and to transport and sell stolen vehicles – and is scheduled to be sentenced on February 11, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
4). NADEEM KHAN pleaded guilty on July 31, 2008, to one count of conspiracy to commit identification document fraud, and was sentenced on November 24, 2008 to 46 months in prison.
5). MUHAMMAD ISHAQ pleaded guilty on September 26, 2008 to three counts of conspiracy – to commit identification document fraud, access device fraud, and bank fraud – and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 26, 2009, at 4:00 p.m.
6). BASHARAT JARRAL pleaded guilty on September 29, 2008, to one count of storage and sale of stolen vehicles, and is scheduled to be sentenced on January 6, 2009, at 4:00 p.m.
7). QAISER QURESHI pleaded guilty on October 27, 2008, to one count of conspiracy to commit identification document fraud, and is scheduled to be sentenced on February 11, 2009, at 4:30 p.m.
8). SHAHEEN MUKHTAR pleaded guilty on November 5, 2008, to one count of conspiracy to commit identification document fraud, and one count of wire fraud, and is scheduled to be sentenced on February 11, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.
9). FAYYAZ AHMED pleaded guilty on November 12, 2008, to one count of access device fraud, and is scheduled to be sentenced on February 17, 2009, at 10;00 a.m.
Criminal charges remain pending against the following defendants: ARIE BENSHIMON, SYED HASSAN, GHULAM MEHMOOD, and MOHAMMAD SHARIF.
One defendant, SYED SHAH, 23, remains a fugitive. As to these five defendants, the charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The filing of these charges is the culmination of a 16- month investigation conducted by the New York State Attorney General’s Office with the New York City Police Department (NYPD), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), New York State Police, the Hoover, Alabama Police Department, and the New York State Banking Department. Valuable assistance was provided by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the United States Postal Inspection Service, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, the Social Security Administration, and the United States Secret Service.



Bill Warner
Private investigator