Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Tampa Muslim Mafia Boss Tony Khawaja and Muawua Abdeljalil Get Prison Time in Phony Income Tax Refund Check Scam, Next Up Osama Mustafa.
ROANOKE, VIRGINIA --United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, District Court, Khaldoun Khalil Khawaja, his 47, of Wesley Chapel, (Tampa area) Fla., pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States: buy, sell, exchange treasury checks bearing forged endorsements and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.
The grand jury had 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.
Muawua Khalil Abdeljalil, his photo above, 43, of Roanoke, Va., pled guilty to the same two charges as Khawaja, plus an additional count of structuring. A third defendant, Osama Mahmud Mustafa, has not yet been brought to trial. “Mr. Khawaja conspired with two other men (Osama Mustafa and Muawua Khalil Abdeljalil) to negotiate fraudulent income tax refund checks and provided a market for the fraudulent checks,”
The two defendants, Tony Khawaja and Muawua Abdeljalil, have admitted to purchasing fraudulent income tax return checks and then presenting those fraudulent checks for payment at financial institutions in the Western District of Virginia, the Middle District of Florida and elsewhere. In all, the defendants fraudulently deposited more than $17.5 million as a result of the scheme. Muawua Khalil Abdeljalil, of Roanoke, Va., was sentenced to 57 months in FEDERAL prison and three years of supervised release. Khaldoun 'Tony' Khawaja is currently in FEDERAL prison at the Big Spring Correctional Institute in Big Spring Texas, he is shceduled to be released September 2017, see http://www.bop.gov/Locate/
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) The United States Attorney’s office for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia coordinated the prosecutions of the income tax refund fraud cases.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com