Tuesday, March 24, 2009

FBI Indicts 17 In Tampa-Based Car-Cloning Theft Ring, PI Bill Warner Told You About This Tampa Car Scam Three Years Ago !

FBI Indicts 17 In Tampa-Based Car-Cloning Theft Ring, PI Bill Warner Told You About this Tampa Car Scam Three Years Ago !

TAMPA - Federal indictments made public today charged 17 people with being part of a Tampa-based international car-cloning ring, laying open what had been a new and improved style of thievery that until recently went almost undetectable.

Operation Dual Identity, said to be one of the largest car theft cases mounted by the FBI, began more than two years ago and ended today with warrants issued for individuals in Tampa, Miami, Chicago, Mexico City and Guadalajara, Mexico, according to the FBI. Fourteen of the 17 named in the indictment have been taken into custody, officials said.

Over the course of the three-year probe, almost 50 people have been arrested by the task force, which is comprised of about 50 law enforcement agencies and private companies, mostly insurance corporations.

Tampa U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton said the investigation resulted in "two significant indictments" against the cell that used Tampa as its home base and reached as far as Mexico, Chicago and New York. Lee County Sheriff’s Office was part of the “core investigative team” that helped bust the ring. Forty-nine law enforcement agencies assisting included the National Insurance Crime Bureau, Miami-Dade Auto Theft Task Force, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, Tampa Police Department and agencies from Illinois, Ohio, Texas, California, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New York, Connecticut and several federal law enforcement agencies, (ICE the FBI and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection).

I, PI bill Warner, have posted numerous articles about how stolen vehicles are smuggled out of the USa via the Ports in Tampa, Miami and New York city see the short list of articles about the various ethnic groups linked to the Tampa-Based Car-Cloning Theft Ring.

Thursday, December 11, 2008, FLORIDA USED CAR DEALERS ARRESTED, SERGIY ZHELEZNYAK IN SARASOTA AND ALI HASSAN HAMMOUD IN MIAMI, STOLEN CARS TO RUSSIA AND MIDDLE EAST, VIN SWITCHING. Sarasota used car dealer Sergiy Zheleznyak had obtained 36 phony car titles for nonexistant vehicles, late model vehicles such as six 2009 Mercedes Benz sedans, two 2008 BMW's, and an assortment of 2008 and 2009 Honda Accords, Accra's and Toyota's. In Miami Fl, we have used car dealer Ali Hassan Hammoud, who was arrested in July 2008 for attempting to steal $5.7 Million from the State of Florida. Ali Hassan Hammoud operated his chop shop under the name of Germanco Auto Parts, also as Germanco Parts Depot Inc, and as Germanco Auto Sales Inc, all linked to the 9741 NW 27th Ave address of "Zamaiss Import Export Inc." as seen in the story below. Ali Hassan Hammoud also appears to be linked to a second Florida car business that appears to have been exporting stolen used cars to Africa and selling the vehicles with altered VIN's.

August 2008, U.S.-Based Stolen Car Rings Fund, Supply Terrorists, Bill Warner, the boss of WBI Inc. Private Detective Agency in Sarasota, Fl., Warner himself came upon the ring by discovering a car dealer on the west coast of Florida using tags that did not belong to him, at which point he tracked the shipment of cars to Dubai. Used car dealers who were exporting vehicles, operated out of the Port of Tampa and the Port of Savannah, [and] vehicles were purchased at salvaged auto actions and/or from street hustlers of recent stolen vehicles,” Warner explained.“Stolen vehicles were disassembled, the engine and transmission taken out and then shipped with the hull of the vehicle packed in shipping containers [labeled] as auto parts and sent to Dubai, UAE,” he said. The disassembled vehicles get through U.S. ports because Vehicle Identification Numbers are not checked unless the car is fully assembled.Upon arrival, they were reassembled and sold at two to three times the price of what they’d be sold for in the United States.

Monday, August 25, 2008 ALBANIAN MUSLIM MAFIA RUNS INTL STOLEN CAR RING TO FUND JIHAD OUT OF NEW YORK CITY, UPDATED BY PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR BILL WARNER Muslim Albanian gangs, are replacing the Italian mafia as the organized crime outfit in the US, shipping stolen cars from the docks of NY to Dubai UAE in support of terrorism, run by Daut Kadriovski.

Bill Warner
private investigator