Feds: Kansas City used car and auto parts dealer Khalid Ouazzani pleads guilty to giving money, support to Al Qaeda. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City auto parts dealer who had sworn allegiance to Al Qaeda pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking part in a conspiracy to provide financial support to the terrorist group. Khalid Ouazzani, 32, a Moroccan native who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2006, admitted that he sent $23,500 to Al Qaeda between August 2007 and mid-2008.
Although Ouazzani talked with others about ways to support Al Qaeda, including plans for them to fight in Afghanistan, Iraq or Somalia, U.S. Attorney Beth Phillips said he did not pose a threat to the Kansas City area, where he briefly operated a business that sold auto parts and used vehicles. Prosecutors said Ouazzani, who became a permanent U.S. resident in July 2004 and became a citizen about two years later, provided false information to obtain a $175,000 line of credit commercial loan in April 2007 to run his business, Truman Used Auto Parts.
On or about October 9, 2006, defendant KHALID OUAZZANI (“OUAZZANI”) formed Hafssa LLC, a Missouri Limited Liability Company (LLC), 8009 E. Truman Road, Kansas City, MO, which was in the retail business of buying and selling used auto parts and used motor vehicles. On or about February 6, 2007, OUAZZANI filed a fictitious name registration for Hafssa LLC as Truman Used Auto Parts. OUAZZANI was the owner and operator of Hafssa LLC, dba Truman Used Auto Parts.
Business inventory for Truman Used Auto Parts: OUAZZANI knowingly caused to be submitted a “borrowing base certificate” dated May 17, 2007, substantially overstating the amount of business inventory Truman Auto Parts had, claiming that the business inventory totaled over $680,000.00, whereas the actual business inventory was substantially less than that amount. It was a further part of the scheme to defraud Union Bank that on or about April 16, 2007, OUAZZANI caused Union Bank to make a $175,000.00 commercial loan line of credit from Union Bank to Hafssa LLC, dba Truman Used Auto Parts for “working capital” based on material false and fraudulent financial information OUAZZANI submitted to Union Bank.
On or about May 23, 2007, OUAZZANI caused a wire transfer of approximately $112,830.00 from Bank of America to an account in the name of New World Star Real Estate, Habib Bank Limited, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. On or about November 28, 2007, OUAZZANI caused a wire transfer of $50,000.00 from the Bank of America account to an account of an individual at HSBC Bank Middle East, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
OUAZZANI knowingly made material false and fraudulent statements and representations that Hafssa LLC, dba Truman Used Auto Parts, had all regulatory licenses required to operate its business, whereas neither the company nor OUAZZANI had the required licenses from the State of Missouri to sell used auto parts or motor vehicles. On or about April 30, 2007, OUAZZANI caused a wire transfer of $38,000.00 from the account at Union Bank to be made to an account in the name of an individual at BMCE Bank in Marrakech, Morocco.
CELL PHONE BUSINESS..On or about March 6, 2009, defendant KHALID OUAZZANI knowingly devised a scheme to defraud a financial institution, Bank Midwest N.A., Kansas City, MO, an insured depository institution, as defined in section 3(c)(2) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, and to obtain moneys, funds, and credits owned by and under the control of Bank Midwest N.A. by means of material false and fraudulent pretenses, representations, and promises, which scheme was in substance as follows. It was part of the scheme to defraud Bank Midwest that OUAZZANI stated to the bank that he was starting to operate Cricket cellular telephone business in the Kansas City, MO metropolitan area.
As part of that indictment, federal prosecutors indicated that they would be seeking the forfeiture of about $500,000 that Ouazzani allegedly obtained illegally. He also allegedly used fraudulent means to obtain loans for several businesses he operated, including a used auto and auto parts store and a cell phone store in Kansas City.
In May 2007, he wired $112,830 of the loan to a bank account in the United Arab Emirates, where it was used to purchase an apartment. In June or July 2008, he sold the apartment for a $17,000 profit, which was sent by a co-conspirator to Al Qaeda, court records say.
He also agreed in August 2007 to send Al Qaeda an additional $6,500 through a co-conspirator, who paid the money on his behalf, and in November 2007, Ouazzani repaid the co-conspirator through a wire transfer to a bank account in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), court records show.
Phillips said the $6,500 came from the sale of his business. She declined to comment on the co-conspirator or say how long Ouazzani had been in Kansas City prior to his arrest. Going back to the 1990s, public records indicate Ouazzani listed numerous addresses in Kansas City and St. Louis, as well as spots in Brooklyn, N.Y., Forest Hills, N.Y., and Cherry Hill, N.J.
TAMPA/CLEARWATER USED CAR DEALER LINKED TO TERROR GROUP/ST PETERSBURG TIMES. TAMPA/CLEARWATER USED CAR DEALER, ABDALLA DEIAB, LINKED TO TERROR GROUP. "Upon running the used car dealer, Abdalla, for wants and drivers license information from Police Dept communications center, it was revealed that Abdalla Deiab was a know(n) affiliate of a terrorist organization and should be approached with caution,". Abdalla Deiab was buying used cars, vans and ambulances at Auctions all over the State of Florida, he used at least 4 Social Security Numbers. http://www.sptimes.com/2004/10/23/news_pf/Tampabay/SPC_auction_buyers_ar.shtml
LACKAWANNA 6 TERRORIST WAS A USED CAR DEALER/ BUFFALO NEWS. FAYSAL GALAB WAS A USED CAR DEALER WHO SIGNED UP WITH AL-QAEDA; Faysal H. Galab, 26, self-employed car salesman. In January 2003, Galab was the first of the "Lackawanna Six" to plead guilty to material support of terrorism. He also acknowledged Osama bin Laden had spoken at the camp. Galab, according to the plea agreement, left the camp before he had completed the training course. In December 2003, he was sentenced to seven years in prison. Auto Auction personnel said Galab and others of the group attended auto auctions throughout the Northeast, http://www.carbiz.com/articles/07-03.asp
SARASOTA CELL PHONE DEALER LINKED TO TERRORISM/ST PETE TIMES.SARASOTA CELL PHONE DEALER, WISSAM HAMMOUD, PLEADS GUILITY IN TERRORISM MURDER PLOT; HAMMOUD WAS GOING TO KILL A FEDERAL AGENT AND A CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANT, HAMMOUD IS FROM THE DEARBORN/DETROIT AREA AND LINKS TO THE Detroit Hezbollah HAMMOUD SYNDICATE; Wissam Taysir Hammoud, 40, pleaded guilty after prosecutors agreed to recommend a reduced sentence of 17 years, (he could have got a life sentence) and Hammoud agreed to cooperate in unspecified investigations (MUSLIM USED CAR SCAM)! Hammoud once bragged of ties to Hezbollah, according to an affidavit submitted in federal court at the time of his arrest in January 2004. The United States lists Hezbollah as a terrorist group. Hammoud was the Verizon Wireless dealer in Sarasota FL. Wissam Hammoud -Age 40-Release date, 09/21/2022-Coleman Correctional FL.
DEARBORN MAN ARRESTED WITH TWO STOLEN CARS SENT CASH TO IRAQ/KMOV TV, FBI IS INVESTIGATING DEARBORN MAN FOUND WITH TWO STOLEN CARS AND A U-HAUL TRUCK IN MISSOURI. NAZAR MALLA HAD BEEN SENDING CASH TO IRAQ, ONE WIRE TRANSFER WAS $25,000.00, HE WORKED IN THE LOCAL DEARBORN IRAQ ELECTIONS OF 2005. Nazar Malla's 2005 Dearborn vote getter photo in the Washington Post above. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A39787-2005Jan26.html
A man who was arrested in Washington County in March 2006 claimed to be a former Iraqi soldier and had documents indicating he had been funneling money to Iraq through Jordan. Washington County Sheriff's deptuies arrested Nazar Abbas Malla, 36, in connection with two stolen cars and contacted the FBI about the documents, Sheriff Kevin Schroeder said Thursday. However, Shroeder believes Malla may have left the country. “We learned yesterday that he may have returned to Iraq,” Shroeder said. http://www.mydjconnection.com/articles/2006/04/07/community/news2.txt
Used car sales financed terrorism; Couriers deliver money collected in Europe and Persian Gulf states to operatives in Amman, where cars are bought in Jordan and sold or traded in Iraq. Such was the case with Bilal al-Hiyari, a Jordanian businessman sentenced in October 2004 to six months in jail by Jordan's military court for raising funds to finance AL-QAEDA'S attacks in Iraq and Jordan.
According to the indictment, in August 2003 al-Hiyari allegedly raised approximately $3,000 to buy a German-made Opel car that was sent to Zarqawi in Iraq. Jordanian intelligence officials explained that such schemes allow Zarqawi to move funds from Jordan and other countries into Iraq, thus avoiding the risk of messengers being caught at the border with large sums of money, http://usinfo.state.gov/ei/Archive/2005/Apr/13-443488.html
"BLACK CARS", Stolen vehicles that have their Vehicle Identification Number switched with wrecked or junked vehicles, dead end trace on the number. VIN Switching is a technique used by thieves to disguise the identity of a stolen vehicle. They will replace the VIN on a stolen vehicle with a VIN that is not associated with an active theft record. Car thieves will also use a phony name and address to buy a salvaged vehicle solely for its title and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). They steal a car of the same make and model and switch the VINs, another "Black Car' untraceable. The vehicle thief will then try to resell the stolen car to an unsuspecting customer or ship the car to the Dubai Trade Free Zone. In addition to manually switching the VIN, some VIN switchers will also develop fraudulent titles & registrations to go along with the vehicle.
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