Nazeem Mohamed, Rajmohan Autar and Haimraj Prashad arrested at Universal Auto World Used Car Lot Scam, Co-Owned by Blogger Pamela Geller, Still Not in Jail.

Wednesday March 3rd, 2011

Universal Auto Sales, LLC DBA Universal Auto World was located at 711 Burnside Avenue in Lawrence Long Island NY. The investigation of the murder of  salesman Collin Thomas at a Lawrence car dealership has uncovered a scam that supplied “drug dealers, pimps, and gang leaders” with luxury autos under stolen identities, authorities announced Wednesday. In one case, middlemen working with the Five Towns business used the stolen identity of a 75-year-old Bay Shore woman to purchase a total of $250,000 in automobiles, including a 2005 Maserati, a 2007 Jaguar and a 2006 BMW, prosecutors said.

“We have smashed a used car dealership crime ring that has ripped off dozens of consumers and put scores of high-end automobiles in the hands of underground characters who for one reason or another would rather remain on the radar of law enforcement,” said Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. The probe began with the Jan. 11, 2007, slaying of Collin Thomas, who was fatally shot in the back outside the offices of Universal Auto World 711 Burnside Ave. where the 27-year-old worked as a car salesman. Rice, speaking at a press conference, declined to discuss any leads in the murder case, which so far has not netted any arrests.  “It’s a highly active investigation,” she said.

Handling the case for the District Attorney’s office and the Police Department are Assistant District Attorney and Bureau Chief Diane Peress and ADA Brian Heid, of the DA’s Economic Crimes Bureau, Detective Robert Nill from the NCPD’s Fourth Precinct Squad and Detective Ronald Schepis from NCPD’s Crimes Against Property Squad.  The Police Department’s homicide investigation is being led by Detective Michael O’Leary. Supervising Investigator Gerard Harrison from NYS DMV’s Field Investigations Unit assisted the NCPD and DA’s office throughout the investigation

Among the 11 people arrested in the probe was Christ Tsiropoulous, 38, of Bellmore, the former general manager and co-owner of Universal Auto Sales LLC  he is facing a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted, and Mark Haley, 30, of Far Rockaway, the dealership’s former finance manager.

COLD CASE: 4 Years Ago Car Salesman Collin Thomas Was Murdered Execution Style At Universal Auto World Co-Owned by Radical NYC Blogger Pamela Geller, NY Post Broke the Story.

Who Murdered Car Salesman Collin Thomas At Pamela Geller’s Universal Auto World Used Car Dealership Long Island NY And Why.

Written by BILLWARNER

Universal Defendants….as of March 3rd, 2011 none of the following names show up in the New York State Dept. of Corrections website..  http://nysdocslookup.docs.state.ny.us/kinqw00

Universal Auto Sales, LLC DBA Universal Auto World, located at 711 Burnside Avenue in Lawrence, is charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, seven counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and 16 counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. It is represented by Joseph Gentile, Esq.

Christ Tsiropoulos, 38, of Bellmore is the former general manager and co-owner of Universal Auto Sales, LLC. He was arrested in December 4, 2007 and charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, seven counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and 16 counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. He is represented by Steven Singer, Esq. He is facing a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted.

Mark Harley, 30, of Far Rockaway is the former finance manager of Universal. He was arrested in December 3, 2007 and charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, seven counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, six counts of Identity Theft in the First Degree and 22 counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. He is represented by Edward Galison, Esq. He is facing a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted.

Rajmohan Autar, 33, of Queens Village was arrested in January 4, 2008 and charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, seven counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and 14 counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. He is represented by David Mirsky, Esq.  He is facing a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted.

William White, 28, of Bay Shore was arrested in July 3, 2007 and charged with Grand Larceny in the Second Degree. He is represented by Cornell Bouse, Esq.  He is facing a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted.

Damian Cole, 44, of Cambria Heights was arrested in December 5, 2007 and charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, three counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, four counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and seven counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. He is represented by Domonic Addabbo, Esq.  He is facing a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted.

Nazeem Mohamed, 43, of Richmond Hill was arrested in December 5, 2007 and charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, two counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, three counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and five counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. He is represented by Nick Marino Esq.  He is facing a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted.

Haimraj Prashad, 38, of Jamaica, Queens was arrested in December 5, 2007 and charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, four counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and four counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. He is represented by Rovshan Sharov, Esq.  He is facing a maximum of seven years in prison if convicted.

Maurice Coleman, 22, of Elmont was arrested in December 20, 2007 and charged with Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, two counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and two counts of Falsification of Business Records in the First Degree. He is represented by Paul Senzer, Esq.  He is facing a maximum of seven years in prison if convicted

 
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