U.S. Attorney’s Office
May 16, 2012 Western District of Virginia
Bank Crime, Financial, Fraud, Press Release
In an indictment returned underseal on May 10, 2012 and unsealed this week following the arrests of the defendants, the grand jury has charged Osama Mahmud Mustafa, a.k.a. “Sam Mustafa,” age 49, of Tampa, Florida; Khaldoun Khalil Khawaja, a.k.a. “Tony Khawaja,” age 48, of Tampa, Florida; and Muawia Khalil Adbeljalil, of Roanoke, Virginia. Khaldoun Khalil Khawaja, a.k.a. “Tony Khawaja,” owns the Main Street Grocery Store 2117 Main St W. Tampa.
Each defendant was charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States for the purpose of impairing the lawful functions of the Internal Revenue Service, to receive fraudulent Treasury checks, to commit wire fraud and to structure currency transactions, one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.
In addition, Abdeljalil was charged with nine counts of bank fraud, five counts of making a false statements for the purpose of influencing a financial institution, and 19 counts of structuring financial transactions to avoid currency reporting requirements. The defendants are charged with purchasing fraudulent income tax return checks and checks issued for Refund Anticipation Loans and then presenting those fraudulent checks for payment at financial institutions in the Western District of Virginia, the Middle District of Florida, and elsewhere. In all, the defendants are accused of fraudulently depositing more than $17.5 million as a result of the scheme.
The investigation of the case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Secret Service, the United States Marshals Service Asset Forfeiture Program, the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI), and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph Mott of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia will prosecute the case for the United States.
Khaldoun Khalil Khawaja is in the USA illegally from Jordan, he has been arrested 12 times by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department dating back to 2/18/1999, where the hell has ICE been?. And Muawia Abdeljalil is accused in a separate indictment of entering into two fraudulent marriages in an effort to remain in the United States. Osama Mustafa told a Tampa Tribune reporter in 2005 that his family lived in Ramallah a Palestinian city on the West Bank, all three men appears to be Palestinians. Why were these dirtballs allowed to continue to operate after repeated arrests for the same crimes over and over during the last 13 years? How many $$Millions were obtained by fraud and sent to the Middle East??? Who benefited from all this cash, Sami al-Arian’s Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) or Hezbollah, what the hell?
Main Street Grocery Store 2117 Main St W. Tampa which was the base of operations for the check cashing fraud of Khaldoun Khalil Khawaja, a.k.a. “Tony Khawaja,” the ringleader of the Tampa Muslim Mafia.
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, the Tampa Muslim Mafia.
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.”