Tampa Muslim Mafia Boss Khaldoun “Tony” Khawaja and Osama “Sam” Mustafa Indicted On Fraud and Money Laundering Charges, Links to Terrorism.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 

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.  9/11 pilot Hani Hanjour along with Nawaf al Hazmia and Khalid al Mihdhar 9/11 hijackers either worked at or were introduced to “Sam’s Star Mart ” in La Mesa CA (near San Diego) which was owned by Osama “Sam” Mustafa who currently resides in Riverview Fl. 

Hijacker Nawaf Al Hazmi works at a gas station (Sam’s” Star Market)  while living in San Diego. This is the only apparent instance of any of the hijackers having a job while in the US. He and hijacker Khalid Al Mihdhar also frequently socialize at the gas station and Al Hazmi works there on and off for about a month at some point after Almihdhar has gone overseas. [Washington Post, 12/29/2001;
 
From the mosque, Masjid Ar-Ribat Al-Islami, Nawaf Al-hazmi got a recommendation for a job at a nearby Texaco station and car wash, a business whose former owner, a Muslim, was known to help young men in need of work. For a month, Alhazmi worked at minimum wage two days a week, vacuuming and drying cars.
 
The Texaco gas station, Sam’s Star Mart, is owned by Osama “Sam” Mustafa. [San Diego Union-Tribune, 7/25/2003] Mustafa was first investigated by the FBI in 1991 after he tells a police officer that the US needs another Pan Am 103 attack and that he could be the one to carry out the attack. He also says all Americans should be killed because of the 1991 Iraq War. In 1994, he was investigated for being a member of the Palestinian organizations PFLP and PLO and for threatening to kill an Israeli intelligence officer living in San Diego. The investigation was closed, but reopened again in 1997 when he, Mustafa, was tied to a possible plot in North Carolina.
 
Apparently, it is closed again before 9/11.  He (Mustafa) also associates with Osama Basnan and others who have contacts with the hijackers. Witnesses later claim he cheers when first told of the 9/11 attacks. [US Congress, 7/24/2003, pp. xii, 11-12, 143-146, 155-157 pdf file]
 
The gas station is managed by Ed Salamah. [Washington Post, 12/29/2001; San Diego Union-Tribune, 7/25/2003] In January 2000, the brother of a known al-Qaeda operative is under surveillance and is seen chatting with Salamah. The Los Angeles FBI office is investigating this operative, and it calls Salamah about it. Salamah refuses to come to Los Angeles for an interview, and refuses to give his home address to be interviewed there. Faced with a reluctant witness, the FBI drops the matter.
 
Osama “Sam” Mustafa’s connections to THE 9/11 terrorists in San Diego and then his arrival in Tampa Fl during late 2003 or early 2004 to open a gas station in Riverview and a AUTOMOTIVE / TOWING BUSINESS / USED CAR BUSINESS in Tampa is somewhat curious as Mustafa is not from Florida and did not appear to have relatives in the Tampa area.
 

 The men,  Khaldoun “Tony” Khawaja and Osama “Sam” Mustafa, 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

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