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Foreigner Found With Prepaids, Cash In Murrysville Is Held By Feds
WTAE TV Pittsburgh ^ | August 7, 2006 | NA

Posted on 08/09/2006 3:38:33 AM PDT by prisoner6

Foreigner Found With Prepaids, Cash In Murrysville Is Held By Feds

GREENSBURG, Pa. -- A man from the Republic of Georgia is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison after he and another man from that country were found with 15 prepaid cell phones and $4,200 in cash, police said.

The Tribune-Review reported that Malkhaz Zakutashvili, 53, was held through the federal Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Murrysville police said the federal agency told police not to hold the second man, Zurabi Maisuradze, 25.

Police said the men were questioned just before 8 p.m. Saturday because their van, which did not have a permanent registration plate, was stopped in a lane of traffic in the Franklin Plaza parking lot.

The men said they were immigrants, but each displayed Michigan driver's licenses, police said.

Zakutashvili told police he was in the country illegally, Tappe said. Maisuradze claimed to have a visa, but he said he had forgotten to bring it with him.

The prepaid cell phones, which the men had recently purchased in Monroeville and Murrysville, were found inside the van. Also in the van were a laptop computer and global-positioning software.

A bomb-sniffing dog found nothing suspicious in the van, which had no seats or wall paneling inside, police said.

The men said they were on the way to Philadelphia and had visited a local drug store to buy batteries, police said.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aliens; americanjihad; cell; chechnya; daralislam; foreigner; islam; jihad; jihadinamerica; muhammadsminions; murrymom; muslim; phone; prepaid; terror; wot; wwiii
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Also in the van were a laptop computer and global-positioning software

Just a couple of illegals with US drivers liceneses, cash, prepaid cellphones, a laptop and GPS stuff. Maybe they're just on holiday and doing a little GEOCACHING

Wonder if this might somehow be similar or linked to the missing 11 Egyptian students...

prisoner6

1 posted on 08/09/2006 3:38:35 AM PDT by prisoner6
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To: prisoner6
So... Where are the E-11....out learning how to play with C-4 ???????
2 posted on 08/09/2006 3:40:33 AM PDT by lumber1 (It is not what you do now, but what they will do later with what you've "done now" that matters.)
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To: prisoner6

What better place to hide than the Socialist Republic of The Burgh?


3 posted on 08/09/2006 3:43:25 AM PDT by mcg2000 (New Orleans: The city that declared Jihad against The Red Cross.)
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To: prisoner6
Here's a link with a pic of one of the guys...

Foreigner Found With Prepaids, Cash In Murrysville Is Held By Feds

The Z-man looks like a real charmer.

4 posted on 08/09/2006 3:44:08 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Nightshift

ping


5 posted on 08/09/2006 3:49:03 AM PDT by tutstar (Baptist ping list-freepmail to get on or off)
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To: prisoner6
The men said they were immigrants, but each displayed Michigan driver's licenses, police said.

I'd have some questions for the DMV in Michigan...

6 posted on 08/09/2006 3:56:07 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: prisoner6
"Maisuradze claimed to have a visa, but he said he had forgotten to bring it with him."

" Murrysville police said the federal agency told police not to hold the second man, Zurabi Maisuradze, 25."

Well, at least he didn't say his dog ate his visa. But claiming that you forgot your visa is good enough for the Federal Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Let's just hope that they have a tail on him or some other good reason for letting him go.

7 posted on 08/09/2006 3:59:25 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: prisoner6


One thing missing from the "news" article.

Their "religion".

My guess?

Mohammetans.

Count on it.

.


8 posted on 08/09/2006 3:59:49 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it!)
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To: prisoner6
Here's a link from KDKA with pics of both guys...

Police Pull Over Immigrants, Find Cash, Cellphones

Immigrants. Snort.

9 posted on 08/09/2006 4:00:03 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: r9etb; MineralMan; divine_moment_of_facts; Onelifetogive; UCANSEE2

OK, now a foreignor with this stuff is suspicious. The other article never mentioned this.


10 posted on 08/09/2006 4:00:46 AM PDT by Toby06 (True conservatives vote based on their values, not for parties.)
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To: prisoner6

Maybe I'm missing something, but what law did they break? An immigrant having money, GPS, phones, and cards? Maybe they had more of those than typical people, but is there a limit? After all, I could have $1,000,000 in cash at home - but if I were Bill Gates, the police would probably believe that it was my money.



(the following is sarcasm...)

As to their immigration status, since when did that ever matter? I'm most worried about the police - what right do they have to check status, much less detain anyone over it. Those police will probably be the only ones who end of in jail over this.


11 posted on 08/09/2006 4:04:04 AM PDT by BobL (Just go to http://www.brusselsjournal.com/blog/4556 and read.)
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To: BobL
As to their immigration status, since when did that ever matter?

Since 9-11.

12 posted on 08/09/2006 4:05:04 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: BobL
(the following is sarcasm...)

Sorry. I missd that. I need more caffeine :)

13 posted on 08/09/2006 4:05:53 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: prisoner6

"Wonder if this might somehow be similar or linked to the missing 11 Egyptian students..."

Good Question!

Considering the shared border between Georgia and Chechnya and the inability to control the passes because of the terrain, I'd say it looks very suspicious to have these men crop up.

Eleven lose Egyptians, if they are Egyptians, after all, the Georgians are "from" Michigan, The Iranian President's 8/22 statements and his statement that 50K+ suicide bombers are out there...things that make you go hmmmm...

Oh, and let's not forget our open borders policy and Hizbollah active in the US.


14 posted on 08/09/2006 4:07:26 AM PDT by OpusatFR ( ALEA IACTA EST. We have just crossed the Rubicon.)
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To: BobL
what law did they break

I could be wrong but IIRC there was a traffic violation...plates, registration and illegal parking. When the cops checked them out they found the immigration status and proceeded.

prisoner6

15 posted on 08/09/2006 4:10:22 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the Left fall out.)
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To: prisoner6
The men said they were immigrants, but each displayed Michigan driver's licenses, police said.

heh
16 posted on 08/09/2006 4:15:07 AM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: prisoner6

True about the parking, and I guess that if you have a lot of anything and cannot explain it well, you will get in trouble.

Point retracted.


17 posted on 08/09/2006 4:16:19 AM PDT by BobL (Just go to http://www.brusselsjournal.com/blog/4556 and read.)
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To: prisoner6
I do not think that we should be worried about these two gents, their names are common in Georgia and if they have any religion it is probably a Christian brand. (Georgian Orthodox 65%, Muslim 11%, Russian Orthodox 10%, Armenian Apostolic 8%, unknown 6%) Shame on me - I am profiling ;-)

http://www.countryreports.org/country.aspx?countryid=90&countryName=Georgia


I guess that they can purchase the prepaid cellphones for less than their actual value. They are blocked to the phone company, but they can easily be unblocked so you can use them for any operator. Just enterprising gents ;-)
18 posted on 08/09/2006 4:25:45 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: prisoner6
"The men said they were immigrants, but each displayed Michigan driver's licenses, police said."

Well, at least they'll be able to vote in the upcoming elections.......

19 posted on 08/09/2006 4:53:06 AM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: butternut_squash_bisque

shortly after 11 "Egyptian students" slip away?


20 posted on 08/09/2006 4:53:34 AM PDT by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: mewzilla

Rooskie Mafioski??


21 posted on 08/09/2006 4:55:49 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must)
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To: SW6906

Got to love Motor-Voter laws!!


22 posted on 08/09/2006 5:03:43 AM PDT by Springman
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To: prisoner6

Just a couple of wild and Crazy guys, out for some midnite terror. Sure glad they were caught.
Ops4


23 posted on 08/09/2006 5:29:42 AM PDT by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: BobL
[]Police said the men were questioned just before 8 p.m. Saturday because their van, which did not have a permanent registration plate, was stopped in a lane of traffic in the Franklin Plaza parking lot.[]

geniuses
how long did they stop? thank God for stoopid criminals
24 posted on 08/09/2006 5:36:27 AM PDT by graced (some people are just unharvested free-range soylent green)
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To: prisoner6

Hey, there is nothing sinister here. They only needed driver licenses so they could vote Democrat. Nothing untoward about that, is there?


25 posted on 08/09/2006 5:40:09 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s...you weren't really there.)
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To: Westbrook

They have to be white Christians...otherwise the police would not have been permitted to detain them. ;)


26 posted on 08/09/2006 5:55:32 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: prisoner6

QUESTION: What are the CHARGES under which they are being held? Or is this another of those Habeas Corpus exceptions to the Constitution?? LOL...


27 posted on 08/09/2006 6:02:09 AM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: mewzilla
The Z-man looks like a real charmer.

Did he enter on a student visa and what university???

28 posted on 08/09/2006 6:29:00 AM PDT by danamco
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To: Pharmboy
Rooskie Mafioski??

I wondered about that, too. But why would organized crime guys need global positioning software?

29 posted on 08/09/2006 6:31:19 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

"But why would organized crime guys need global positioning software?"

Same reason most of us have it...to find their way around. Remember, these guys were immigrants. Perhaps they didn't have maps of the area internalized.

I use GPS software in my notebook PC on trips.

"Turn right in 1.2 miles."

Very helpful.


30 posted on 08/09/2006 6:40:16 AM PDT by MineralMan (non-evangelical atheist)
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To: MineralMan

Thanks! Well, I'm a trog. I still use those fold-up maps :)


31 posted on 08/09/2006 6:44:55 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: pyx

"...but each displayed Michigan driver's licenses, police said."

I wonder if they came from a Secretary of State's office in Dearborn?


32 posted on 08/09/2006 6:49:21 AM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: Panzerlied; prisoner6
I wonder if they came from a Secretary of State's office in Dearborn?

Feds say thousands may have lied to get Michigan licenses

33 posted on 08/09/2006 6:51:54 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: prisoner6

An illegal with temp tags, 15 untraceable phones, $4200 in cash and a laptop with GPS.

Yup. Sure sounds unsuspecting to me. (oh brother!)


34 posted on 08/09/2006 6:55:14 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Rabid ethnicist.)
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To: sure_fine

Why do I think they aren't students, at all?


35 posted on 08/09/2006 6:55:46 AM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: prisoner6
Zakutashvili told police he was in the country illegally

Another stand-up guy...just here doin' jobs Americans won't do.
That's sarcasm, Mr. President. When will you fix our borders, if ever?
36 posted on 08/09/2006 7:01:56 AM PDT by VOA
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To: mewzilla
The men said they were immigrants, but each displayed Michigan driver's
licenses, police said. Zakutashvili told police he was in the country illegally


People who break the law to get into the country will lie to get
a driver's license?
Well, who would have ever thought of such a thing?
(end sarcasm)
37 posted on 08/09/2006 7:05:25 AM PDT by VOA
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To: spanalot; Tailgunner Joe

Ping! More "friendly" activities from your friends in the Republic of Georgia.


38 posted on 08/09/2006 7:12:09 AM PDT by Romanov
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To: BobL
I have gone to China on vacation a few times (yes, P.R.C.). When I went, I had a laptop computer, a GPS, and a cell phone with some pre-paid SIM cards. Fortunately for me, I had no trouble with the government authorities while there.
39 posted on 08/09/2006 7:28:13 AM PDT by free_at_jsl.com
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To: free_at_jsl.com
I had no trouble with the government authorities while there.

You forgot your other 14 cellphones.

40 posted on 08/09/2006 9:35:36 AM PDT by MrEdd (More cheep than a flock of baby chickens.)
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To: prisoner6
Foreigner Found With Prepaids, Cash In Murrysville Is Held By Feds

I thought that band broke up years ago.

41 posted on 08/09/2006 9:36:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: prisoner6
Just a couple of illegals with US drivers liceneses, cash, prepaid cellphones, a laptop and GPS stuff. Maybe they're just on holiday and doing a little GEOCACHING

No, they just want to make sure they can call in and tell us of their whereabouts. They don't want to make us worry about them, like those irresponsible Egyptians.

42 posted on 08/09/2006 10:17:02 AM PDT by AppleButter
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To: prisoner6
Zakutashvili told police he was in the country illegally, Tappe said. Maisuradze claimed to have a visa, but he said he had forgotten to bring it with him.

The prepaid cell phones, which the men had recently purchased in Monroeville and Murrysville, were found inside the van. Also in the van were a laptop computer and global-positioning software.

Nothing to see here. They just came here looking for work and are lousy at reading roadsigns. < /s >

43 posted on 08/09/2006 10:28:41 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: mewzilla

There are lots of crooks WORKING for the DMV across the country. A driver's license should only be used to ID someone driving a car. A passport is GENUINE ID.


44 posted on 08/09/2006 10:29:56 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: BobL

Actually there was some legislation I read about that made carrying more than $3,000 in cash (without proper papers) made it subject to seizure (as criminal) (maybe it was during interstate travel).

Totally against the Constitution, but then much of RICO is.


45 posted on 08/09/2006 10:31:52 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: prisoner6

No doubt looking for the safehouse that Murrymom runs there.


46 posted on 08/09/2006 10:33:19 AM PDT by Petronski (Living His life abundantly.)
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To: Romanov

Chechnya sympathizers?

47 posted on 08/09/2006 10:34:52 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Petronski

She got suspended at one point but I see she's back.


48 posted on 08/09/2006 10:36:23 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: weegee

Let's hope not. But, as Georgians make up a good portion of the so-called "Russian Mafia" they'll sell their souls for $$$$. The Mafia in Moscow is predominantly Chechen, Azeri, Armenian, and Georgian.


49 posted on 08/09/2006 11:33:07 AM PDT by Romanov
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To: prisoner6
So are we about to be hit again?
50 posted on 08/09/2006 11:36:11 AM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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