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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari Pleads Guilty in Terror Financing, Alishtari links to the Islamic Center of Queens, Masjid Al-Fatima.

Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari Pleads Guilty in Terror Financing, Alishtari links to the Islamic Center of Queens, Masjid Al-Fatima.

FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS;  ABDUL TAWALA ALISHTARI age 56-Black-M -Federal Prison NEW YORK MCC .

A New York businessman accused of trying to funnel money to a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges of terrorism financing and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The businessman, Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari, could face up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced by Judge Alvin Hellerstein of Federal District Court in Manhattan.


Mr. Alishtari, 56, of Ardsley, N.Y., had been accused of accepting an unspecified amount of money to transfer $152,000 that he believed would be sent to Pakistan and Afghanistan to support the camp. Prosecutors say Mr. Alishtari believed the money would be used to buy night vision goggles and other equipment.


Mr. Alishtari also pleaded guilty to stealing millions of dollars through fraudulent operation of a loan investment program, more from this source....



In 2005, Bill Warner took BBC journalist Richard Watson to the Masjid al-Fatima 57-16 37th Avenue, Woodside Queens NY, which had been taken over by radicals from Hizb ut-Tahrir in the mid 1990s. Watson videotaped Bill Warner's interview with imam Aqeel Khan, who spoke of the problems of radicals at the mosque.

Linked to the 57-16 37th Ave Woodside Queens NY 11377 address of the Islamic Center of Queens aka Masjid al-Fatima is PO Box 770218 Woodside NY 11377 of which at least 5 other business's use the same PO Box number, see below, the Mosque founder Aqeel Khan also shows up and it appears that he is a CPA and runs at least two accounting firms using PO Box 770218 Woodside NY 11377.
Aqueel Khan the Mosque founder of the Islamic Center of Queens aka Masjid al-Fatima is also listed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of at least one of the Florida corporations set up by Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari (arrested 2/15/2007), also known as Michael Mixon, a bank underwriter and resident of Ardsley, New York, charged in Manhattan federal court with terrorism financing, material support of terrorism, and international money laundering, as well as additional charges of conspiracy and wire fraud.


NYS Department of State
Division of Corporation
Entity Information
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Selected Entity Name: GLOBALPROTECTOR.NET, INC.
Selected Entity Status Information Current Entity Name: GLOBALPROTECTOR.NET, INC.
Initial DOS Filing Date: JULY 05, 2000
County: BRONX
Jurisdiction: NEW YORK
Entity Type: DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
Current Entity Status: ACTIVE
Selected Entity Address Information DOS Process (Address to which DOS will mail process if accepted on behalf of the entity)
GLOBALPROTECTOR.NET, INC.
SUITE 311-313
5676 RIVERDALE AVENUE (Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari)
BRONX, NEW YORK, 10471


Aqeel Khan of Queens NY and Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari of Ardsley, N.Y are business partners in a Florida corporation, GLOBALPROTECTOR.NET, INC,(orginally set up in New York State Division of Corporations) which appears to be a front company to launder money for FEDI which was also set up in Florida as a Foreign Corp., Aqeel Khan handled the cash he was the CFO.


Florida Foreign Profit Corporation.....
Date Filed...................................................07/15/2003
Principal Address..................... 1101 N. LAKE DESITINY RD MAITLAND FL
Officer/Director Detail, Title CEO..ABDUL-TAWALA I ALISHTARI.
Officer/Director Detail, Title CFO..AQEEL KHAN 33 MACALISTER AVE.

NEW YORK NON-PROFITS AND BUSINESS LINKED TO PO BOX 770218
1). Tax Exempt/NonProfit Organization Information; Islamic Center of Queens NY Incorporated aka Masjid Al-Fatima 5716 37TH Ave Flushing (Woodside), Queens, NY 11377 alternate address PO BOX 770218 WOODSIDE, NY 11377. Mosque Founder..AQEEL KHAN 33 MACALISTER AVE.
2). Tax Exempt/NonProfit Organization Information; ISLAMIC PROPAGATION CENTRE INTERNATIONAL INC, PO BOX 770218 WOODSIDE, NY11377 S/S: CORPORATION 39-51 60TH STREET NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 11377 Registered Agent....NONE

3). Tax Exempt/NonProfit Organization Information; MASJID NUR AL-ISLAM INC. PO Box 770218 Woodside, NY 11377

4). Recommended Tax Professionals; Online Payroll Management System, Inc. Aqeel Ahmed Khan, Acct. Po Box 770218 Woodside, NY 11377, is a recommended tax professional located in Woodside, NY. Online Payroll Management System, Inc. 37-28, 56th Street,Woodside, N.Y. 11377, USA. Chief Executive Officer; AQEEL KHAN 33 MCALESTER AVENUE HICKSVILLE, NEW YORK, 11801
5). Build your Career as an Accountant Job posted on: 20th April, 2008, Sana Tax & Bookkeeping Services at 718-898-1240 or mail at Online Payroll Management System, Inc. PO Box 770218, Woodside, NY 11377 URL: http://www.olpms.com/  , NYS Department of State..Division of CorporationsSelected Entity Name: SANA TAX & BOOKKEEPING SERVICE INC. Chief Executive Officer; AQUEEL A KHAN 60-10 ROOSEVELT AVE WOODSIDE, NEW YORK, 11377
6)...OVERSEAS PAKISTANIS EDUCATIONAL NETWORK OPEN, PO BOX 770218 WOODSIDE, NY 11377, NYS Department of State.....Division of Corporations Selected Entity Name: OVERSEAS PAKISTANIS EDUCATIONAL NETWORK INTERNATIONAL, INC.Address 1305 DELMAR LOOP, #4F BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11239 Registered Agent....NONE


United States v. Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari & Brian Anderson (New York terror financing case): Indictment In February 2007, federal prosecutors in New York arrested Alishtari on charges of terrorism financing, material support of terrorism, intrnational money laundering, conspiracy and wire fraud.



Westchester Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Financing and Perpetrating Multimillion-Dollar Investment Fraud.


PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ABDUL TAWALA IBN ALI ALISHTARI pleaded guilty today to charges of terrorism financing and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The plea was entered in Manhattan federal court before United States District Judge ALVIN K. HELLERSTEIN.



According to documents filed in this case, including the Information to which he pleaded guilty, and statements made during today's proceeding:  ALISHTARI, 56, of Ardsley, New York, facilitated the transfer of $152,000, with the understanding that the money would be used to fund training for terrorists. In the latter half of 2006, ALISHTARI agreed to discreetly transfer these funds for an undercover officer, believing that the money was going to be used to purchase night vision goggles and other equipment for a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan. During his guilty plea, ALISHTARI admitted that he sent the money from the United States knowing that the funds were to be used to help finance alleged terrorist activity in Pakistan and Afghanistan.



ALISHTARI also pleaded guilty to stealing millions of dollars from victims through his fraudulent operation of a loan investment program he called the "Flat Electronic Data Interchange" ("FEDI"). FEDI was purportedly a high-yield investment program, in which ALISHTARI falsely promised his investors that, in exchange for their investment, they would receive high, guaranteed rates of return. ALISHTARI admitted today that he made false representations and promises with regard to the FEDI program. ALISHTARI also acknowledged that a portion of the money he collected was used to pay personal expenses and for purposes other than the investment program.



ALISHTARI faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in -2- prison on the terrorism financing charge and 5 years in prison on the wire fraud conspiracy charge; a fine on each count of the greater of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss from the offense; and the imposition of restitution and forfeiture.



United States Attorney BHARARA stated: "ALISHTARI today admitted that he stole millions from investors and knowingly financed what he believed to be tools of terror. In enriching himself, ALISHTARI displayed a deliberate disregard for the financial and personal security of others."



Mr. BHARARA praised the work of the Joint Terrorism Task Force of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York City Police Department, and thanked the Securities and Exchange Commission for its assistance in the investigation.



Assistant United States Attorneys JOHN CRONAN and PETER SKINNER are in carge of the prosecution.