August 17th, 2012 Identity thieves are poised to claim $21 billion in fraudulent tax refunds over the next five years, according to a report by the inspector general who oversees the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. The report documents the growth in tax fraud through identity theft and includes previously unreleased details of potentially fraudulent returns.
The identity theft fraud has been concentrated in Florida, said the report, which found more than $468 million in potential fraud in Tampa and $280 million in Miami. The report recommended that the IRS should use existing federal databases to flag potential fraud. It said Congress would have to grant the agency authority for this.
The report said the IRS should limit the number of tax refunds that can be sent to a single bank account and deposit refunds only to bank accounts and debit cards in the taxpayer’s name. “Online tax cheats are swindling billions from law-abiding Americans,” said Senator Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat who requested the report, in a statement. “It’s an ongoing problem, and we’ve got to find a fix.”
More than 50 agents seized a number of Osama Mustafa's vehicles, including a Silver Porsche, seen above. He was previously investigated by the FBI after allegedly hiring one of the 9/11 hijackers to work at his San Diego gas station. Osama Mustafa told a Tampa Tribune reporter in 2005 that his family lived in Ramallah, a Palestinian city on the West Bank.
ROANOKE, VA—A Federal grand jury sitting in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke has indicted three men on a variety of conspiracy and fraud charges related to their alleged scheme to profit from fraudulent United States Treasury checks and checks for Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs).
In an indictment returned underseal on May 10, 2012 and unsealed this week following the arrests of the defendants, the grand jury has charged Osama Mahmud Mustafa, a.k.a. “Sam Mustafa,” age 49, of Tampa, Florida; Khaldoun Khalil Khawaja, a.k.a. “Tony Khawaja,” age 48, of Tampa, Florida; and Muawia Khalil Adbeljalil, of Roanoke, Virginia.
Khaldoun Khalil Khawaja, a.k.a. “Tony Khawaja,” owns the Main Street Grocery Store 2117 Main St W. Tampa. In all, the defendants are accused of fraudulently depositing more than $17.5 million as a result of the scheme. Tony Khawaja is in this country illegally from Jordan. And Abdeljalil is accused in a separate indictment of entering into two fraudulent marriages in an effort to remain in the U.S.
The investigation of the case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Secret Service, the United States Marshals Service Asset Forfeiture Program, the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI), and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph Mott of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia will prosecute the case for the United States.
Indicted and Arrested Osama “Sam” Mustafa Made Bail in Tampa was Sending me Harassing Text Messages From His Cell Phone 619-306-7313. I have received numerous phone calls and text messages from Osama “Sam” Mustafa since at least early 2009 complaining about my articles about him and his links, and his son Mike’s links, to the Muslim criminal underworld in Tampa and his links to 9/11 hijacker Nawaf al-Hazmi prior to the attacks on September 11, 2011. Osama “Sam” Mustafa denied all, he lied.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com