Tuesday, August 31, 2010
EXCLUSIVE Sammy El-Gamal, Ground Zero Mosque Developer, Arrested in Tampa Fl on Shoplifting Charge See His Booking Photo.
In 2000, Sammy M. El-Gamal one of the Directors of SOHO Properties the developer of the Ground Zero Mosque, was arrested for shoplifting in Tampa Fl he had been working as a waiter for Mis En Place restaurant in Tampa.
Sammy El Gamal, a partner in the firm that purchased the former Burlington Coat Factory at 45 Park Place and one of four directors of a nonprofit created to build the mosque, owes the state $22,400 in taxes. State records show three warrants issued to him, including a $19,895 bill in 2007.
Asked about the taxes, he said, “I don’t think that it concerns you. Have a nice day.” Sammy El Gamal is among the directors listed on an application to the state Attorney General’s Office to create a charitable organization that would build and run the Islamic cultural center.
Also on the board is Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and the three directors — including El Gamal’s older brother, Sharif — of Soho Properties, which paid $4.85 million for the Park Place site slated to house the center.
The NY Post reported Sunday that Soho Properties is in arrears to the city for $224,270 in property taxes on the site. And recent reports show Sharif had a string of arrests dating to the early ’90s. Sammy also had a handful of misdemeanor charges in Florida in 1999 and 2000, including petit theft and larceny.
Name: ELGAMAL, SAMMY MOHAMED
Booking #: 00025351
Arrest Date: 05/07/2000
STATUS: *RELEASED* BOND: $250.00 CASH: $0.00 FINE: Personal Information Last Name First Name Middle Name Suffix Booking No.
EL-GAMAL, SAMMY MOHAMED 00025351
Eyes Hair Build Current Age Height Weight SOID SOID Name
BRO BRO MED 36 5’10 140 00458182 EL-GAMAL, SAMMY MOHAMED
Race Sex Ethn POB DOB .............Arrest Age SSN
W...... M .....N ......NY ..06/13/1974 ...25 ................###-##-####
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