Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tampa Muslim Mafia Boss Khaldoun "Tony" Khawaja and Osama "Sam" Mustafa Indicted On Fraud and Money Laundering Charges, Links to Terrorism.
Two Tampa Bay area men busted on Money Laundering charges. One is Osama Mustafa who was investigated for ties to September 11th hijacker Nawaf al-Hamazi at his "Sam's Star Mart" in San Diego. The men have been charged with taking part in an $17 million tax fraud scheme. In a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday, Osama "Sam" Mustafa, 47, and Khaldoun "Tony" Khawaja, 48, along with Khawaja's brother, Muawia "Mike" Abdeljalil of Virginia, are accused of stealing Social Security checks, filing false tax returns and lying to the federal government.
Khaldoun "Tony" Khawaja has multiple felony arrests in Tampa including his 2005 bust in "Operation Up In Smoke" with co-defendant Adil Abdel Hader, a cigarette scam that linked to support of terrorism and procuring young children for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity with them. The May 2012 indictment states the three men, Mustafa, Khawaja and Abdeljalil allegedly used businesses they owned--mainly convenience stores such as Main Street Grocery, 2117 W Main St., Tampa and automotive shops like BNA Automotive--to launder the fraudulent tax checks they received. In total, federal authorities are trying to seize $26 million in money and interest related to the three men's activities. It's a "major case," said Brian McGinn, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Virginia.
Authorities plan to seize four properties owned by Osama Mustafa in the Tampa area, as well as checking accounts in the names of Mustafa's businesses, listed in court records as: BNA Automotive, the Short Stop, the European Autohaus, SWS Tires and Repairs, and Seven One One. They also plan to seize Mustafa's business assets and his cars. He has two 2011 Mercedes-Benzes and a Porsche. His wife has a BMW, and his son has an Acura.
Tampa Muslim Mafia Boss Khaldoun Khalil Khawaja, also known as Tony Khawaja Gets 37 Months in Federal Prison For Felon in Possession of a Gun on April 5th, 2012, More Charges to Follow. During the execution of a search warrant, law enforcement recovered two firearms and various ammunition from Main Street Groceries a/k/a Tony’s Groceries. One was a 12 gauge single shotgun was found in the back office. The second firearm, a Glock, Model 26, 9mm caliber pistol, was found on a shelf underneath the cash register, ammunition was found in a desk drawer of the office.
TAMPA TRIBUNE – Tax fraud prosecution became a family affair Wednesday when a man who was in court watching his brother being sentenced was himself arrested in the federal courthouse. Authorities say Khaldoun ”Tony” Khalil Khawaja paid pennies on the dollar at his Tampa convenience store for more than $1.8 million in fraudulent tax refunds, then sent the checks to his brother in Virginia. The brother, Muawia ”Mike” Khalil Abdeljalil, also owned three convenience stores in the Roanoke area.
“It is not a coincidence that undercover officers went into Tony’s Groceries that day,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Mandy Riedel told U.S. District Judge William J. Castagna during Khawaja’s sentencing hearing. “Mr. Khawaja has been a scourge of this community for many years … a known perpetrator of fraud on this community long before we went in undercover.” MORE FROM THIS SOURCE…
“Khaldoun ”Tony” Khalil Khawaja a known perpetrator of fraud on this community long before we went in undercover“ is the understatement of the year. For years I have written about “Tony” Khalil Khawaja and his apparent links to support of terrorism through his many and varied criminal enterprises.
On October 6th 2011, I told you about “Tampa Muslim Mafia Boss Khaldoun “Tony” Khawaja Back in Jail, 9 Counts of Dealing in Stolen Property, Arrested in 2005 Linked To Support of Terrorism“. Khaldoun “Tony” Khawaja was arrested in the 2005 Bust which was linked to support of terrorism during a criminal investigation conducted by the Tampa Bay Regional Domestic Security Task Force (RDSTF) with proceeds from the sale of stolen property, particularly cigarettes and baby formula in convenience stores sent to the Middle East.
Co-defendant in the 2005 bust, Adil Abdel Hader, was also charged with procuring young children for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity with them.On at least four occasions, sometimes in graphic detail, Hader told undercover officers that he was interested in sex with young girls and boys and that he would be willing to pay for the arranged meetings, NICE CREW HERE.
SEX TRAFFICKING WITH CHILDREN; Contacts with Adil Hader also led to the revelation that Adil Hader was allegedly interested in procuring young children for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity with them. On at least four occasions, sometimes in graphic detail, Hader told undercover officers that he was interested in sex with young girls and boys and that he would be willing to pay for the arranged meetings. Adil Abdel Hader is not on the Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators Registry, “what the hell.”
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com