Tuesday, September 11, 2012

FOX NEWS: Detective Calls On Feds To Take Over Murder Investigation of Collin Thomas at Universal Auto World Co-Owned by Pamela Geller.


VIDEO: Sarasota Fl Private Investigator Bill Warner calls for FBI to take over Long Island Five Towns 'Universal Auto World' car scam investigation and unsolved murder of Collin Thomas, the used car lot was co-owned by Pamela Geller, see video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnNVaEIAk_s&feature=relmfu

No one has gone to trial or accepted any kind of a plea deal in the unsolved murder of Collin Thomas on January 11th, 2007 or the used car scam ran at Universal Auto Would in Long Island NY since 11 goons were arrested in December of 2007, what the hell is going on? Radical activist Pamela Geller, 54, is linked to the Universal Auto World Long Island Car Dealership, see NY Post article ‘CAR-SCAM’ LINK EYED.
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/regional/item_ufV1Zj9XnA9Qn0Ukjs8QJM  .

NY POST July 15, 2007...Detectives investigating January 2007 homicide of Collin Thomas Work with prosecutors to uncover massive financial fraud ring operating out of Five Towns car dealerships.  Nassau County Police Lt. Kevin Smith said his department and city cops were investigating if cop killers Dexter Bostic and Robert Ellis knew Collin Thomas and were part of the scam.

Bostic worked as a car salesman at Five Towns Mitsubishi, just up the road from Universal on Burnside Avenue in Inwood. Ellis, who lived with Bostic, also may have once worked at Five Towns Chrysler.  "We're investigating any links between these people," Smith said. Collin Thomas had worked at Five Towns Chrysler, across the street, for several years before joining Universal.

As part of the homicide probe, Nassau County police raided the dealership, owned by auto czar Michael Oshry, and Oshry's Hewlett Harbor home in January 2007 where Pamela 'Oshry' Geller, 54, was living at the time, and seized business records. His ex-wife, Pamela Geller, former associate publisher of the New York Observer and a conservative blogger, burst into tears when told her ex is under criminal investigation. Although listed in business records as a Universal co-owner, Pamela Geller denied it. "I have nothing to do with this," Pamela Geller said.

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER: Married in 1990 to Long Island auto czar Michael Oshry, Pamela 'Oshry' Geller spent the 1990's and most of the 2000's as a well-to-do Long Island NY housewife. Pamela 'Oshry' Geller and Michael Oshry divorced in 2007. Pamela 'Oshry' Geller and Michael Oshry were co-owners, along with Christ Tsiropoulous, of at least two car dealerships before the "Oshry's" divorced in 2007. That was the same year Collin Thomas, one of their salesmen, was gunned down while closing their dealership, Universal Auto World. The criminal case has not moved forward since the 2007-2008 arrests.

Only one of the Universal Auto World goons was arrested in July 2007 on car scam charges, William White, 28, of Bay Shore was arrested July 3, 2007, all of the other Universal Auto World goons were arrested on car scam charges in December 2007 and Jnauary 2008, no trials for anyone, yet!

In 2007, NYS Division of Corporations website lists the mailing address for Universal Auto Sales, LLC DBA Universal Auto Word as Harbor Rd Hewlett Harbor, New York (Long Island).  The co-owners were Michael Oshry, Pamlea (Oshry) Geller and Christ Tsiropoulos as listed in New York State records.

See details of ongoing Civil Lawsuit filed by CITIFINANCIAL AUTO, LTD., against UNIVERSAL AUTO SALES, LLC. d/b/a UNIVERSAL AUTO WORLD; UNIVERSAL CAPITAL CORP.; MICHAEL OSHRY; MARK HARLEY; ROBERT O' HARA; CHRIST TSIROPOULOS aka CHRIS TSIROPOULOS this matter is before the court on the motions by Defendants Attorneys for Universal Auto Sales, LLC d/b/a Universal Auto World ("Universal Auto ), Universal Capital Corp. (Universal Capital"), and Pamela Geller and David P. Oshr, as co-administrators c.t.a. of the Estate of Michael Oshry (collectively "Oshry Defendants ), filed on May 27 2010.  These motions seek similar relief, specifically the issuance of two Subpoenas Duces Tecum to the Nassau County Police Deparment ("NCPD") and Kathleen Rice, Esq. , District Attorney of Nassau County ("DA").
http://decisions.courts.state.ny.us/10jd/nassau/decisions/index/index_new/driscoll/2010jun/022457-07.pdf


NASSAU COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY MINEOLA, NY  Jul 23, 2008 Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and members of the Nassau County Police Department’s Homicide, 4th Precinct and Crimes Against Property Squads, assisted by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, announced the results of a year-and-a-half-long investigation into two Five Towns used car dealerships. The investigation began as a homicide investigation and eventually uncovered a tangled web of financial schemes that have resulted in stolen identities and dozens of ‘mystery’ owners driving high-end automobiles on New York streets and fraud against used car customers.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that the investigation has resulted in the arrest of 11 individuals and a corporation, now-defunct Universal Auto World in Lawrence. Two former employees of Universal have been arrested, along with three employees of nearby Victory Toyota, also on Burnside Avenue in Lawrence. Six other non-employees have been arrested and accused of participating in the financial schemes taking place at the dealerships.
Through a multi-agency investigation, today we have crushed the fraud, the financial mismanagement, the identity theft and the outright stealing that have been commonplace at these two auto dealerships,” Rice said. “This investigation started with a murder and eventually led the police department and my office into a tangled web of financial schemes and bogus identities. Detectives and prosecutors simply followed the money.”

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that the investigation into the two dealerships began with the January 11, 2007 murder of Collin Thomas, a 27-year-old salesman at Universal Auto World. Thomas was shot in the back while standing outside Universal’s offices late on a Thursday night. The subsequent investigation by the Nassau County Police Department’s Homicide Squad uncovered numerous instances of potential financial fraud at the dealership. A joint investigation with the DA’s Economic Crimes Bureau, the Police Department’s Crimes Against Property Squad and detectives from the department’s Fourth Precinct and NYS DMV, has now revealed numerous instances of alleged financial impropriety, including the filing of bogus financial paperwork, identify theft and grand larceny.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that two men, William White and Rajmohan Autar, acting as middle men, allegedly used stolen identities to purchase luxury vehicles from Universal Auto World. The identity thieves would then give the vehicles to a third party for use and for their payments on the car loan. By using stolen identities and a middle man to broker the purchase, the eventual ‘owner’ of the vehicle would avoid identification as long as they paid the car loan on-time and in full. In one instance, the identity of an unsuspecting 75-year-old Suffolk County woman was used to purchase more than $250,000 in automobiles, including a 2005 Maserati, a 2007 Jaguar and a 2006 BMW. White was arrested while driving a second 2005 Maserati that was purchased using the stolen identity of a 53-year-old West Hempstead man. Rice said there were a total of ten instances in which stolen identities were used to facilitate this type of fraudulent purchase.

Numerous instances of “straw” purchases were also discovered. In these cases, White and Autar would set up “straw” buyers at the request of Universal. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said defendants Damian Cole, Nazeem Mohamed, Haimraj Prashad, and Maurice Coleman, acting as straw buyers, would receive checks or cash from Universal Auto World for allowing their identities and credit to be used to purchase high-end vehicles that they would never possess and for allowing their signatures and personal information to be used to apply for loans which they never had any intention of paying. This was done to conceal the identities of the real buyers who wanted to remain off state records. At least 20 luxury vehicles, including BMWs, Range Rovers and Infinitis were purchased under this scheme.

In both schemes, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that the loan payments were made by the third parties to ensure the scheme was not discovered. The payments were always made in the names of the victims of identity theft and in the names of the straw buyers. In all, 30 cars were purchased by ‘mystery’ buyers (DRUG DEALERS) at Universal Auto World. These cars have since been repossessed by the lending institutions or Universal has been forced by the lending institutions to repurchase and pay off the loans on these cars.Rice said that authorities may never know for certain why the drivers of these vehicles might want to distort their identity. “I can think of a lot of reasons why someone wouldn’t want their name on the books of a automobile, and none of them are good,” said Rice.

Universal Auto World has been charged as a corporation and will face up to $80,000 in fines.  The investigation eventually expanded to include Victory Toyota, Rice said, when witnesses in the Universal case told investigators that similar practices were occurring at Victory, and that salesmen often switched from one dealership to another. An examination of consumer complaints raised red flags and investigators uncovered a variety of financial scams and theft occurring at the dealership.

The investigation into the killing of Collin Thomas remains highly active. Handling the case for the District Attorney’s office and the Police Department are Assistant District Attorney and Bureau Chief Diane Peress and ADA Brian Heid, of the DA’s Economic Crimes Bureau, Detective Robert Nill from the NCPD’s Fourth Precinct Squad and Detective Ronald Schepis from NCPD's Crimes Against Property Squad. The Police Department’s homicide investigation is being led by Detective Michael O’Leary. Supervising Investigator Gerard Harrison from NYS DMV's Field Investigations Unit assisted the NCPD and DA's office throughout the investigation.

Universal Defendants:...Universal Auto Sales, LLC DBA Universal Auto World, located at 711 Burnside Avenue in Lawrence, is charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, seven counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and 16 counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. It is represented by Joseph Gentile, Esq.

1). Christ Tsiropoulos, 38, of Bellmore is the former general manager and co-owner of Universal Auto Sales, LLC. He was arrested in December 4, 2007 and charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, seven counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and 16 counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. He is represented by Steven Singer, Esq. He is facing a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted.

2). Mark Harley, 30, of Far Rockaway is the former finance manager of Universal. He was arrested in December 3, 2007 and charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, seven counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, six counts of Identity Theft in the First Degree and 22 counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. He is represented by Edward Galison, Esq. He is facing a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted.

3). Rajmohan Autar, 33, of Queens Village was arrested in January 4, 2008 and charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, seven counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and 14 counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. He is represented by David Mirsky, Esq. He is facing a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted.

4). William White, 28, of Bay Shore was arrested in July 3, 2007 and charged with Grand Larceny in the Second Degree. He is represented by Cornell Bouse, Esq. He is facing a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted.

5). Damian Cole, 44, of Cambria Heights was arrested in December 5, 2007 and charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, three counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, four counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and seven counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. He is represented by Domonic Addabbo, Esq. He is facing a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted.

6). Nazeem Mohamed, 43, of Richmond Hill was arrested in December 5, 2007 and charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, two counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, three counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and five counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. He is represented by Nick Marino Esq. He is facing a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted.

7). Haimraj Prashad, 38, of Jamaica, Queens was arrested in December 5, 2007 and charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, four counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and four counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. He is represented by Rovshan Sharov, Esq. He is facing a maximum of seven years in prison if convicted.

8). Maurice Coleman, 22, of Elmont was arrested in December 20, 2007 and charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, two counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and two counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. He is represented by Paul Senzer, Esq. He is facing a maximum of seven years in prison if convicted.


Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com