Saturday, August 28, 2010

New York State Division of Licensing Real Estate is Investigating Ground Zero Mosque Developer Sharif el-Gamal and SOHO Properties, El-Gamal's links to NYC Muslim Underworld

Park51 developer Sharif El-Gamal has a history of run-ins with the Cops. Years before his latest real-estate project ignited an uproar, Sharif El-Gamal racked up at least seven run-ins with the law, including a bust for patronizing a prostitute.

"I regret many things that I did in my youth. I have not always led a perfect life," El-Gamal, 37, said in a statement to the Daily News. His most recent arrest was for a Sept. 10, 2005, assault on a barber who sublet a Manhattan apartment from El-Gamal's brother, Sammy.

The brothers and another man went to the apartment that afternoon to retrieve back rent from Mark Vassiliev, criminal and civil court records show. El-Gamal allegedly cursed at Vassiliev, called him the Arabic curse word "sharmouta" and punched him in the face, breaking his nose and cheekbones. 

El-Gamal eventually settled the civil case for $15,000 - and the 2008 negotiations provided a glimpse into his finances. Vassiliev's lawyer, Erik L. Gray, said there was no indication El-Gamal had assets beyond a $1.1 million upper West Side pad he owned with his wife. 

The son of a bank executive, El-Gamal has said he turned to Islam after 9/11 and that his religious awakening followed a troubled youth. He pleaded guilty in 1994, 1998 and 1999 to disorderly conduct in Manhattan. He also pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in 1990, DWI in 1992 and attempted petit larceny in 1993, Nassau County prosecutors said. Details were unavailable, but a source confirmed a 1994 arrest for patronizing a prostitute.

There appears to be this connection between Sharif El-Gamal and the NYC Muslim underworld that is painting a very dark picture of him.  Information from my confidential informant in lower Manhattan claims there are also indications that the “dealings” of Sharif El-Gamal out of the “SOHO Grand Hotel” on West Broadway were not exactly on the up and up, we are going to have to verify or “X” out this story.

Fox News 5 NYC Reporter Charles Leaf's Expose of Ground Zero Mosque Developer Sharif El-Gamal Began With Information From Private Investigator Bill Warner's Investigation.

The New York State Division of Licensing Real Estate is investigating Ground Zero Mosque Developer Sharif el-Gamal and SOHO Properties for non-payment of deposits on apartments that were supposedly held in escrow.  Sharif el-Gamal and Sammy el-Gamal of SOHO Properties were unable to repay a client in NYC (who has become my confidential informant) $6,2000 that was in escrow for an apartment in Manhattan that Sharif el-Gamal could not get ready for occupancy.

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There appears to be several other clients who could not get back depostis that were held by Sharif el-Gamal and SOHO Properties, and yet Sharif El-Gamal and SOHO Properties could supposedly shell out $4,800,000 for 45-47 Park Place the site of what is to become the Ground Zero Mosque, can anyone say "straw buyers".

As for Sharif el-Gamal's other real estate holdings, the Buildings Department says an apartment building in Washington Heights has 13 violations and that Sharif el-Gamal and SOHO Properties owes $21,000 in fines.

From informaton obtained from 4 confidential informants in the New York City area a composite profile has surfaced on Sharif el-Gamal. These 4 confidential informants in the New York City area are former employers, waiters, clients and classmates from a Long Island high school, information from these 4 confidential informants was compiled by private investigator Bill Warner and has been passed along to reporter Charles Leaf at My Fox News 5, New York City, “Mosque Developer and Financial Backer”.

Following is one of many emails (and phone calls) that I received from Fox News 5 New York reporter Charles Leaf prior to his run up to the Sharif El-Gamal “interveiw”,

From: Charles Leaf [mailto: Charles.Leaf@FOXTV.COM ]
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:12 PM
To:  Bill Warner
Subject: Re: El-gamal

Thanks so much. Please tell your sources I will do everything in my power to protect them and their identities. In terms of the video, if I could at least see it (not necessarily air it) that would be a big first step. Do you know when this rally took place? The NYPD may have shot the rally and my sources could help dig it up.

I look forward to working with you. Best,

Charles Leaf
205 E. 67th Street
New York, NY 10065

Bill Warner Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM.