Raleigh Businessman Mohamed El-Gamal charged over computer equipment exports to Libya, Proposed 9/11 Mosque at 45 Park PL money men behind the deal Sharif El-Gamal and Sammy El-Gamal.

Friday, May 21, 2010

RALEIGH — A prominent member of the Muslim community who worked to better relations with law enforcement agencies was arrested Wednesday and charged with exporting computer equipment to Libya without a license, (see complete list of items click here).
Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina man has been indicted on charges of illegally exporting controlled computer equipment to Libya. Fifty-nine-year-old Mohamed Z. El-Gamal of Raleigh was indicted by a Washington grand jury and arrested Wednesday in Raleigh. He was released on $1 million cash bond and agreed to surrender his passport.
The four-count indictment alleges that Mohamed Z. El-Gamal, 59, exported or tried to export computer equipment, including items controlled for national security and anti-terrorism reasons, to Libya in 2006. El-Gamal’s arraignment is set for May 27 in U.S. District Court in Washington.
Dr. Mohamed El-Gamal, CEO of ATI Wave (Applied Technologies) out of Raleigh, NC, aka “Moe” Elgamal, his email from 2006 see below……
Friday, February 3, 2006
GPS coordinates for all sites
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2006 10:55 AM
To: employees
This is a follow-up to our short meeting of this morning. Attached please find the GPS coordinates for all GECOL sites. Please put the priority sites first in the MapInfo, and then all sites as in the Appendix. I need to identify the connectivity requirements for Tripoli region (Libya) today. Thanks to you all.
Moe El-Gamal, MBA, PhD
President & CEO 
Applied Technology, Inc.
P. O. Box 487
Kenansville, NC, 28349 USA
(He didn’t actually send the GPS coordinates. Instead what he sent was a lsit of what communications gear was supposed to go to each site, some of which contained the illegal gear he exported overseas.The attachment is http://www.carolinaregion.com/ati/att011.pdf )

Mohamed “Moe” El-Gamal, 59, of Raleigh, the president of the Muslim American Public Affairs Council, appeared Thursday before a federal judge who agreed to release him on $1 million bail before his trial.  El-Gamal’s lawyer, Dan Boyce, said his client would plead not guilty.  Moe Elgamal is a Barack Obama supporter;
Moe El-gamal, Ceo, Applied Technology, $1,250 to Barack Obama, Obama For America from February 14, 2008 to April 24, 2008
Moe El-gamal, Corp, Applied Technology, Inc. (Ati), $300 to Barack Obama, Obama For America on March 25, 2008

More than 40 members of the Triangle Muslim community crowded into U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge James Gates’ courtroom, dismayed by the charges against El-Gamal, an Egyptian native who immigrated to Canada in 1978.

Mohamed Z. El-Gamal, 59, who owns a business called Applied Technology Inc., in Kenansville, is considered by many a moderate voice within the community, eager to bridge the divides between Muslims and others in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the ensuing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Yet on Thursday, he stood accused of willfully exporting equipment controlled by the U.S. government for anti-terrorism reasons.The charges date to 2006 and 2007 and involve the shipment of less than $50,000 worth of Cisco routers and Dell storage devices, including encryption data cards. 

The government also accuses El-Gamal of lying to U.S. Department of Commerce agents about having multiple citizenships. El-Gamal is a U.S. citizen, but he also holds Canadian and Egyptian citizenships, more from this source………………
MOE EL-GAMAL BIO; When Moe EI-Gamal ran up a $300 long-distance bill to use the Internet at his house in Kenansville, he knew something had to change. First, he cut the time he spent surfing the Web. Then he started Duplin County’s first Internet service provider. That led to Global Systems Inc., which designs and installs computer networks for schools and businesses, provides Net access and Web hosting and plans to offer local phone service.

Global Systems Inc is on notice from the Sec. of State North Carolina see click here.

El-Gamal, Global’s chief executive and a native of Egypt, came to Eastern North Carolina from Canada in 1995. His physician wife had joined the staff of Duplin. General Hospital, and he landed a job as director of technology at the Global TransPark in nearby Kinston. He and his son, then 13, were Internet regulars. He browsed music and business sites, while the boy spent hours playing Doom. But the Internet service provider was in Goldsboro, a long-distance call.

After getting the whopping long-distance bill, he tried to persuade several providers to come to Duplin. No luck. So he decided to do it himself, launching DuplinNet in May 1996 while keeping his day job. “People quoted prices in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. I designed a system for a very small fraction of that because I did everything myself, designed it, bought it, installed it.”

A year later, DuplinNet morphed into Global Systems because El-Gamal again took on a local technology shortcoming: “My son’s school didn’t have a network, only one dial-up connection.” He proposed a TI line to all 15 schools in the county. But the school system couldn’t afford the $1.5 million it would have cost. El-Gamal jumped in. “I did it for less than $750,000.” Using the network as a model, he added systems in Onslow, Jones and Wayne counties as clients.

If there’s something El-Gamal, knows a lot about, it’s schools. He has five degrees: a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Ain Shams University in Cairo, a master’s in electrical engineering from Clarkson University in New York and one in physics from Uppsala University in Sweden, an MBA from University of Ottawa and a doctorate in electrical engineering from University of Manitoba.

NY DAILY NEWS…Proposal to build a mosque steps from Ground Zero received the support of a downtown committee despite some loved ones of 9/11 victims finding it offensive.The 13-story mosque and Islamic cultural center was unanimously endorsed by the 12-member Community Board 1′s financial district committee.

The $100 million project, called the Cordoba House, is proposed for the old Burlington Coat Factory building at Park Place and Broadway, just two blocks from the World Trade Center site.
Sharif El-Gamal one of the money man behind the 9/11 Mosque at 45 Park Place sets up SOHO PROPERTIES INC in NYC in 2003 with plenty of cash and starts buying commercial property in Manhattan.

Sharif M. El-Gamal and Sammy M. El-Gamal partners in SOHO PROPERTIES INC appear to be related to Mohammed El-Gamal who appears to be in his early sixties and has been in the construction business in the greater New York area for many years. In April 2007  Sharif El-Gamal and his wife buy a $1 million dollar apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

In early 2009 Sharif El-Gamal as SOHO PROPERTIES spent $45.7 million for a 12-story Chelsea office building at 31 West 27th Street.  In July 2009 Sharif El-Gamal sets up SOHO PROPERTIES GENERAL PARTNER, LLC and buys the old Burlington Coat Factory property at 45 Park Place for $4.8 million in cash, also in July 2009.
Soho Properties, Inc. is a commercial real estate investment firm founded by Sharif El-Gamal in 2003 in New York City.  Sharif El-Gamal, CEO
Sammy El-Gamal, Partner
Nour Mousa, Partner
Glenn Castergine, Advisor
Payam Godarzi, Advisor
Lior Kahalany, Advisor
The Soho Properties team arranges and participates in real estate investments in office, residential and retail property markets in New York City, more from this source………
There is word of a investigation that is ongoing into Sammy and Sharif El-Gamal of the SOHO Properties real estate business by the NYS Dept of Licensing in Manhattan for non-payment of apartment rental deposits to customers that were supposed to be in escrow…How can Sammy and Sharif El-Gamal buy million dollar properties for cash in Mnahattan but can’t pay back a few thousdand dollars on apartment deposits that were supposed to be in escrow ?
 Whose zoomin who on the Ground Zero Mosque in Lower Manhattan where did the $4.8 million in cash come from to buy 45 Park Place?  More on any links from New York’s Sammy and Sharif El-Gamal’s to North Carolina’s Moe El-Gamal’s and Libya’s Leader Moammar Khadafy and all his cash, to come………
More on any links from the New York El-Gamal’s to the North Carolina El-Gamal’s to come………

Bill Warner Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM