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Thursday, January 09, 2020

Muslim Used Car Dealers Ali Kourani and Ali Hassan Hammoud Laundered Cartel Drug Money for Hezbollah and Iran Boss Qasem Soleimani, The Cars Were the Cash

Muslim Used Car Dealers Ali Kourani and Ali Hassan Hammoud Laundered Cartel Drug Money for Hezbollah and Iran Boss Qasem Soleimani The Cars Were the Cash. Drug kingpins in Lebanon have been working in concert with Mexican Cartels to funnel money into the US, according to a complaint filed by the US Attorney in New York’s Southern District, and that money has been used to buy used cars from 30 dealerships across the country. Those vehicles were shipped to West Africa where they were sold for cash, and the profits from those sales, according to the US attorney’s complaint, went to support the terrorist organization Hezbollah. “We’re interviewing the different car dealership owners,” said DEA Special Agent Derek Maltz, who spoke to ABC’s Brian Ross. 
The Hezbollah operation that best demonstrates the sophistication of its connections to transnational organized crime is the network run by Ayman Joumaa, a Lebanese national who leads a global money laundering and drug trafficking organization. According to OFAC, which announced sanctions on Joumaa in January 2011, Ayman Joumaa would coordinate the shipments and sale of cocaine in Latin America before moving the funds through a Lebanese exchange house. Ultimately, he allegedly laundered the money through several used car dealerships and corporate entities that he controlled in Benin and Congo. OFAC claimed that the scheme generated more than $200 million in profits every month. Over eight years, agents working out of a top-secret DEA facility in Chantilly, Virginia, used wiretaps, undercover operations and informants to map Hezbollah’s illicit networks, with the help of 30 U.S. and foreign security agencies. They followed cocaine shipments, some from Latin America to West Africa and on to Europe and the Middle East, and others through Venezuela and Mexico to the United States. They tracked the river of dirty cash as it was laundered by, among other tactics, buying American used cars and shipping them to Africa. And with the help of some key cooperating witnesses, the agents traced the conspiracy, they believed, to the innermost circle of Hezbollah and its state sponsors in Iran, boss man Qasem Soleimani.

NINE YEARS AGO I TOLD YOU: December 11th, 2011...DEA Complaint Names 30 Muslim Used Car Dealers In the USA Who Laundered Millions in Drug Money For Hezbollah By Sending Cars to West Africa, Since March of 2004, I was aware of the “cars are the cash scam“ whereby Muslim used car dealers in the USA were buying vehicles with drug money and sending the used cars to West Africa (Nigeria), Dubai UAE and Jeddah Saudi Arabia for resale.  

The drug money was supplied by Hezbollah. Federal law enforcement officers with the Bureau of Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Secret Service and Federal Officers at the Port of Tampa, all started investigations into the “cars are the cash scam“, all were shut down by the FBI who took over the investigations when it appeared to be a support of terrorism case. The current “Civil Complaint” filed against the 30 Muslim used car dealers in the USA, charged with laundering money for the terrorist group Hezbollah, is a DEA Action as per DEA Special Agent Christopher Miller. TAMPA WFLA NEWS CHANNEL 8 REPORT WITH PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR BILL WARNER Used cars were purchased at auction in the Tampa area with drug money supplied by the terrorist organization Hezbollah.

Muslim Used Car Dealer Ali Hassan Hammoud, a native of Lebanon who lives in Miramar, was arrested Friday July 24th 2008 at Miami International Airport by FBI agents arrest as he was attempting to fly to Beirut. Ali Hassan Hammoud was a Hezbollah undercover agent. Muslim used car dealer Ali Hassan Hammoud was able to steal $5.7 Million from the State of Florida and wire transferred at least $3 Million to Beirut Lebanon (can you say "Hezbollah"). The State sent money intended for Anderson Columbia Co. Inc. to an account Hammoud had opened at Regions Bank in Miami in the name of the Lake City-based contractor, FBI Special Agent Zachary Coates wrote in a sworn statement. The State made four electronic cash transfers totaling about $5.7 million to the bogus account July 21-22, according to statements. About $3.8 million was transferred to a second Regions account Hammoud opened in the name of Zamaiss Import Export Inc. (used car export) and then withdrawn through a variety of means including international wire transfers, all during the same two days. That left a negative balance of $1,405 in the Zamaiss account. Hezbollah has been involved in the stolen car racket to support terrorism for years, Hezbollah theft rings have stolen luxury cars in Canada and sent them to Lebanon for use by senior Hezbollah officials.
Veterans Accuse Banks of Funding Iran Gen Qasem Soleimani Quds Force & Hezbollah Special Group Criminals in Karbala Raid with Drug and Used Car Sales. WSJ….More than 200 veterans and their families filed a lawsuit accusing six major banks of helping Iran move tens of millions of dollars to groups targeting U.S. soldiers in Iraq during the war. Monday’s lawsuit, 11/10/2014, alleges that banks ignored the risk that some of the billions of dollars they helped Iran secretly funnel through the U.S. financial system would wind up in the hands of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps and its proxies that orchestrated attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq. The banks— HSBC Holdings PLC, Barclays PLC, Standard Chartered PLC, Royal Bank of Scotland PLC and Credit Suisse Group —declined to comment on the lawsuit.

A New York federal court convicted Hezbollah operative Ali Kourani on eight counts of terrorism. The case illustrates how Hezbollah tasks its recruits with gaining American citizenship legally, rather than relying on forged passports to help them enter the U.S. Ali Kourani became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2009, and only afterward began to identify and scout targets for potential terror attacks. Court documents show that Kourani’s handler would not task him operationally until Kourani received his citizenship so as not to put the naturalization process in jeopardy. Ali Kourani conducted physical surveillance on multiple U.S. government buildings in New York, including the FBI’s New York offices, an Army National Guard facility, an Army armory, and a U.S. Secret Service facility. Hezbollah also tasked Ali Kourani with identifying former Israeli military personnel living in New York as potential targets for attacks to avenge the February 2008 killing of Hezbollah commander and terror mastermind, Imad Mughniyeh. Perhaps most chillingly, Kourani was tasked with intelligence gathering on the security protocols at New York’s John F. Kennedy’s international airport. As detailed in court documents, the surveillance would have enabled Hezbollah to learn the layout of terminals, the locations of surveillance cameras and security personnel, as well as baggage screening and collection practices. Ali Kourani also scouted targets abroad, including similar surveillance at another unnamed airport; those plots may be ongoing despite his arrest.
The Ali Kourani case also opens a window into Hezbollah’s malign activities other than planned attacks. Court documents name numerous U.S.-based individuals and entities potentially involved in a variety of criminal activities linked to terror finance and money laundering. Notably, Ali Kourani was involved with a business in Dearborn, Michigan that sold used cars to Benin, in West Africa; it is possibly one of 300 such dealerships implicated in the 2011 case prosecutors brought against Ayman Joumaa and the Lebanese-Canadian Bank. The scheme laundered a reported $200 million a month for the benefit of Colombian and Mexican drug cartels. Evidence showed that Hezbollah leveraged U.S.-based used car dealerships to launder the drug revenues by exporting vehicles to West Africa. But law enforcement actions taken against the bank’s network affected only 30 businesses due to lack of interagency cooperation. The others may still be active. The Ali Kourani case is one of two high-profile cases against Hezbollah operatives currently under prosecution in New York. The second case, involving Samer El-Debek, is still pending. El-Debek, arrested like Ali Kourani in 2017, is being charged with being a Hezbollah explosives expert tasked with a terror operation in Central America.

Moussa Ali Hamdan's Muslim Mafia in NY and Philly Runs Cars For Hezbollah to Lebanon via Syria, Same Scam Has Been Run Out Of Tampa Since June 2002. Four Men Part of NY Muslim Mafia Indicted for Conspiring to Support Hezballoh, Hassan Hodroj, Dib Hani Harb, Moussa Ali Hamdan and Hasan Antar Karaki shipped stolen cars to the Middle East for resale with huge profits, Moussa Ali Hamdan is from Brooklyn NY. The indictments link Hezbollah to a wide array of crimes, ranging from counterfeiting U.S. currency and money laundering to fencing stolen cars.
TOLEDO TERROR TRIAL FOR MUSLIM USED CAR DEALER WASSIM MAZLOUM AND HIS CREW SHIPPED CARS TO MIDDLE EAST FOR HEZBOLLAH. Mohammad Zaki Amawi, 28, of 4 Chelmsley Ct., Marwan Othman El-Hindi, 45, of 3524 Mayo St., and Wassim I. Mazloum, 26, of 5526 Grey Drive, Sylvania, were charged with conspiring to kill or injure people in the Middle East and with providing the “support and resources” to do so. Cars used as cover; Mr. Mazloum said that “he could use his business, buying and selling automobiles, as a cover for traveling in and out of Iraq.” State records show Mr. Mazloum registered two car dealerships — City Auto Sales on North Reynolds, south of Bancroft Street, and Ram Auto Sales on Monroe Street, west of Douglas Road. According to the government, the men became versed in terror attacks through videos and “jihadist” Web sites and sought to acquire powerful explosives. One of them talked about financing the operation by creating a dummy nonprofit organization, authorities said. Mr. Amawi is a Jordanian citizen who was living in Toledo; Mr. El-Hindi was a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Jordan who was living in Toledo, and Mr. Mazloum is from Lebanon but a legal permanent resident of the United States.Their citizenship and religion — each is Muslim — again put the focus back on a community still living with the fallout from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Wassim Mazloum, a 24-year-old legal U.S. resident had operated a car business with his brother in Toledo after entering the United States from Lebanon.

WASSIM MAZLOUM OWNS TWO USED CAR LOTS IN TOLEDO, "CITY AUTO SALES & RAM AUTO SALES", HE AND 2 OTHERS WERE GOING TO ASSIST IRAQI TERRORISTS TO KILL U.S. SOLDIERS, Indictment: United States of America v. Mohammad Zaki Amawi ...I have written extensively on the the untold number of terrorism cases where one of the chief terrorist perpetrators (al-Qaida) owned a used car lot, this has happened numerous times in the USA, the UK, Morocco, Japan, Bali, Saudi Arabia and Hamburg GR (Mohamed Atta). The three Toledo men accused of terrorism activities were not manipulated by a government informant and instead were planning acts for a holy war, a federal prosecutor told jurors yesterday in U.S. District Court in Toledo. Gregg Sofer, a U.S. Justice Department attorney, said in his closing argument that the defendants - Mohammad Amawi, Marwan El-Hindi, and Wassim Mazloum - were enthusiastic participants in forming a terror cell to wage war against American soldiers in Iraq. The trial for Mr. Amawi, 28; Mr. El-Hindi, 45, and Mr. Mazloum, 26, on terrorism-related charges moved into its final phase as jurors listened to more than 7 1/2 hours of closing arguments. The jury, which includes 12 trial jurors and three alternates, also was given instructions from Judge James Carr on applying the law to the evidence and testimony that they have heard since the trial began on April 1.

The bulk of the day was taken up by arguments from Mr. Sofer, who replayed excerpts of audio and visual recordings secretly taped by Darren Griffin, the government's paid informant and a key witness in the trial. Mr. Sofer said they could have walked away from the informant at anytime or refused to take his calls, but instead they continued to meet face to face with him for the purpose of training sessions for "violent jihad." Up next are the final 2 members of this terror crew the radical cousins Zubair A. Ahmed, age 27, who had resided at 3504 Green Bay Road, Apartment 309C, North Chicago, Illinois, and his cousin, Khaleel Ahmed, age 26, resides at 4501 N. Keystone Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Both are U.S. citizens. The father of Zubair A. Ahmed had given $50,000 to Co-Conspirator A to prevent the two cousins from getting involved in violent jihad, the father of Zubair A. Ahmed appears to have been very affluent and against the terror plot, Zubair is an only son.
On or about February 21, 2006, ZUBAIR and KHALEEL communicated by
. ZUBAIR advised KHALEEL, in part and in substance, that he had heard a radio report of the arrest of Separately Indicted Co-Conspirator A, and others (the 3 on trial above). ZUBAIR told KHALEEL, in part and in substance, that Separately Indicted Co-Conspirator A could have gotten them in big trouble. ZUBAIR stated, in part and in substance, that Separately Indicted Co-Conspirator A was a hypocrite because he took $50,000 from Zubair's father to prevent them from engaging in violent jihad. ZUBAIR stated, in part and in substance, that a true Muslim would not have helped ZUBAIR's father. KHALEEL asked, and ZUBAIR confirmed, that the 3 arrested individuals were the same people they had met at the convention in Cleveland, Ohio, in July 2004 and were from Toledo.

MUSLIM USED CAR SCAM IS THE NEW UPDATED VERSION OF THE HAWALA MONEY TRANSFER, THE CARS ARE THE CASH NOW FOR HEZBOLLAH; VEHICLES SENT TO THE DUBAI USED CAR RACKET FROM THE USA ARE FUNDING TERRORISM AROUND THE WORLD. From various USA cities used car dealers ship used and or stolen vehicles to Sea Ports in Jeddah Saudi Arabia, Dubai UAE and Aqaba Jordan for re-birthing with new papers, resale and or re-exporting. Just for example, a used car dealer in Tampa Fl would arrange with a vehicle forwarding agent in Georgia to send 5 to 7 vehicles a month to the JAX-Port in Jacksonville were the cars would be sent by rail to Savanah GA for transfer to a shipping line container ship bound for Jeddah SA or Dubai and then into Iraq.
Such a shipment would cost $1,200 per vehicle, but since a late model Lexus SUV would bring 2 times the retail when sold in the Middle East (Iraq) as compared to the USA, the profit margin is huge, especially if the car had been stolen, do the math. Transactions such as this help support the funding of terrorist operations in Iraq. Also see further examples and details on the used car racket funding terrorism here and here and here and here and here and here and here.

Recent history has demonstrated that there are few religious-ideological barriers in the world of international terrorism. The secular Ba'athist regime in Syria works closely with Hezbollah, as a secular Ba'athist regime in Iraq has developed ties to al-Qaeda. It would be a mistake to assume that Islamist international terror groups are driven primarily by the religious associations with radical Sunni or radical Shiite Islam. These groups have their own geopolitical interests in bridging this great Islamic divide - particularly their antipathy for the United States and its allies.

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