Tampa Muslim Mafia Boss Khaldoun “Tony” Khalil Khawaja Gets 3 Years in Federal Prison For Felon in Possession of a Gun, More Charges to Follow.

Saturday, April 07, 2012 

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, 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.
 
Investigators found evidence of 442 refund chucks deposited in accounts controlled by Abjeljalil in an eight-month span in 2010, according to federal court documents. Abjeljalil, who was in court Wednesday for his brother’s sentencing hearing on a weapons offense, was arrested in the lobby of the federal courthouse on a federal complaint out of Virginia. The complaint accuses him of bank fraud, structuring cash transactions to evade federal reporting requirements, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government and entering into a fraudulent marriage for immigration fraud.
 
Authorities say they were investigating Khawaja when agents saw two guns in his store, Main Street Groceries, also referred to as Tony’s Groceries. Khawaja was sentenced Wednesday to 37 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a weapon. Federal prosecutors wouldn’t say why Khawaja is not facing tax fraud charges because, they said, they don’t discuss ongoing investigations.
 
“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 undersatement 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“.  The  Main Street Grocery owner, Muslim Mafia Boss Khaldoun “Tony” Khawaja was back in jail on May 27th 2011 with several felony violations such as DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY, FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM and OBTAINING PROPERTY FOR WORTHLESS CHECK (MORE THAN $150).   Muslim Mafia Boss Khaldoun “Tony” Khawaja was arrested on May 20th, 2011 by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department on multiple felony charges.
ST PETE TIMES….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.
 
According to Lance Newman, Florida Department of Law Enforcement special agent in charge and, Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee, RDSTF co-chairs, intelligence collected by law enforcement agencies throughout the United States indicated that the proceeds from the sale of stolen property, particularly cigarettes and baby formula in convenience stores, have allegedly been forwarded to foreign groups associated with funding terrorist organizations.
 
Cigarette Smugglers in St. Louis, New York City, Charlotte and Tampa Funnel Money to Terror Groups like Hezbollah. Tony Khawaja in Tampa Fl has an arrest record (12 times arrested) linked to the stolen cigarette scam dating back to 1999.
 
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……….. see 2005 article below;

TAMPA, FL–A scheme to facilitate the theft and resale of cigarettes has been uncovered as the result of  an ongoing criminal investigation conducted by the Tampa Bay Regional Domestic Security Task Force (RDSTF).  RDSTF investigators also identified a suspect who solicited undercover agents for help in procuring sex from children.  Store owners “fencing” stolen cigarettes and baby formula reap substantial profits because the retail value of the stolen goods is substantially higher than prices paid to the thieves. Based on these circumstances, the Tampa Bay RDSTF initiated an investigation.
 
According to the St Pete Times, In February 2004, the Tampa Bay RDSTF received information from the Jacksonville RDSTF that a Tampa resident, Adil Abdel Hader, 58, was allegedly involved in an organized criminal enterprise that purchased stolen cigarettes derived from “smash and grab” burglaries throughout Central Florida.
 
Through a series of undercover operations, agents identified suspects, including Hader, who purchased stolen cigarettes at prices well below wholesale value and resold them through convenience stores whom Hader either controlled or with whom he was associated. Cigarettes totaling approximately $45,000 in value were purchased by suspects who were told they had been stolen. 

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.”

SAC Newman stated that “while we are not accusing anyone of terrorist activity, we want to send a clear message that the RDSTF is proactively looking at people and businesses that engage in activities that have historically supported groups sympathetic to terrorist organizations.”

The stores he operated were: Main Street Grocery, 2117 W Main St., Tampa; Bearss Meat and Groceries, 1450 N Skipper Road, No. 48, Tampa; Price is Right Market, 4008 N 34th St., Tampa; Ybor Restaurant, 3402 N 15th St., Tampa; and Sav-Mor Market, 1900 N Rome Ave., Tampa.

The other suspects are Khaldoun Khali Khawaja, 41, of 1731 W Perdiz St., Tampa; Salim Yousef Suleiman, 43, of 8305 Mark Twain Place, Tampa; Said Ibrahim, 50, of 2531 W Cherry St., Tampa; Tariq Hammad, age and address unavailable; Victor Reyes, 27, address unavailable. All were charged with dealing in stolen property and racketeering and booked into the county jail. 

KHALDOUN “TONY” KHALIL KHAWAJA was sentenced to 15 years of felony probation on the 2005 “Operation Up in Smoke” charges, see below, he got double secret probation and could care less, what a joke.

KHALDOUN KHALIL KHAWAJA
DC Number: T54822
Name: KHALDOUN KHALIL KHAWAJA
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BLACK
Height: 5’06”
Weight: 135 lbs.
Birth Date: 03/28/1964
Supervision Begin Date: 03/15/2007
Current Location: TAMPA 
Supervision Type: PROBATION FELONY
Scheduled Termination Date: 06/16/2022

 

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

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