Friday, May 21, 2010
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, 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.
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.
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.
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………
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