Skip to comments.2 Pakistani natives plead guilty to fraud
Posted on 12/03/2011 6:54:55 AM PST by La Lydia
Two Pakistani natives pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud Topeka banks of more than $400,000, U.S. Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom said Thursday. Maqsood Baloch, 31, and Junaid Iqbal, 30, have agreed to pay restitution, give up their American citizenship and be deported. The two Topeka residents pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, wire fraud and Social Security fraud.
The pair operated a check kiting scheme from 2004 to 2011, Grissom said By doing business under various names, Baloch and Iqbal conspired to defraud multiple banks and businesses by depositing and using insufficient funds checks and by making electronic payments using false account numbers and accounts with insufficient funds....
They created accounts at banks that included Bank of America, U.S. Bank, CNB, Core First and MBNA as part of the fraud scheme, Grissom said.
Sams Club of Topeka, Sams Club of Lenexa and Sams Club of Overland Park were business victims of the fraud, Grissom said.
With a sentencing set for Feb. 13, Baloch has agreed to time served, restitution of $325,556 and deportation. Iqbal has agreed to time served, restitution of $40,090 and deportation.
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I was thinking the same thing! Too bad they didn’t kill someone with their car while driving drunk, they would have stayed in America.
Exactly. Had they been from South of the border, they would still be here.
“Baloch has agreed to...restitution of $325,556 and...Iqbal has agreed to...restitution of $40,090...”
lol...ya. Good luck collecting that.
I read another story about this and I think these guys still had a lot of their ill-gotten gains. Prolly trying to figure out how to get it out of the country and to their friends in Waziristan.
They are Baloch. Baloch are trying very hard since early 70s to create Balochistan out of Pakistan. Pakistan is dead scared of them. If this happen, Pakistan and China will lose Port Gwadar and this country will be in between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Good info! That does not bode well for them when they return to their native hell hole.
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