Skip to comments.Austin, Texas nightclub owners linked to drug deals, possible financing of Hezbollah
Posted on 04/01/2012 6:18:16 PM PDT by LSUfan
The Yassine family of Austin, Texas is apparently quite the enterprising group. Led by Hussein Mike Yassine, the Yassines were quite diversified.
They own 8 bars.
According to law enforcement authorities they are also a one-family crime wave. They are involved in murder, money laundering, drug dealingand they have a brother back in Lebanon who is part of Hezbollah.
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WHY OH WHY DO WE EVEN ALLOW THESE PEOPLE TO BECOME ESTABLISHED IN OUR NATION?
A. Political Correctness
B. Suicidal Tendencies
C. Vast campaign contributions
E. All of the above, except possibly the band...
Great question. I know of a small little town in Arkansas where two highways intersect. There is one Exxon gas station. I’m sure every farmer in the county would have bought that expensive franchise. A Pakistani owns it. Explain that.
They come here with enough money to buy expensive franchises. Where did they get the money?
Muslims have totally screwed up fast food. I will not go into a Wendy’s, McDonald’s or whatever, if they’re owned by muslims. They all seem so dirty.
Perhaps because we believe a former president who identified them as belonging to the religion of peace?
I am still waiting for him to recant that falsehood.
I sort of like Indians, the few I have known have been likeable.
Still if I walk into a motel office and smell curry, I usually find an excuse and walk out.
Not surprised at all ... Austin, Texas just a liberal rathole just a short trip from hell!
The great thing about Austin is, it’s only 10 minutes from Texas.
Speaking of Austin:
JULY early 2004 : (CHARLOTTE, NC : PAKISTANI ILLEGAL ALIEN KAMRAN SHEIKH CAUGHT WITH SCOUT VIDEOS OF BUILDINGS AND TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN CHARLOTTE NC, ATLANTA GA , N ORLEANS LA, DALLAS TX, HOUSTON TX AND AUSTIN TX— INCLUDING AUSTIN’S MANSFIELD DAM) ———— “Man Is Held After Police Seize Tapes of Buildings and a Dam,” by ERIC LICHTBLAU, New York Times, Published: August 11, 2004.; http:/www.nytimes.com/2004/08/11/politics/11terror.html
Don’t forget the Ecctasy (x) component from iran!
Exactly! It is Madison Wisconsin transplanted to Texas.
...except on Friday afternoon.
Then it’s 20 minutes from Texas.
Dave thanks, that was hilarious.
I’m surprised the statesman even covered this story.
“Austin, Texas just a liberal rathole just a short trip from hell!”
Liberals, sure they’re around. But conservatives keep this city running. Short trip from hell? Not even close. Austin is like a high-tech vacation spot you get to live in. My favorite city so far.
No chance, Austin is a paradise city. Liberals are loud here, but this place is built off the hard work and intelligence of a statistically conservative population.
It’s unbelievable how early rush hour starts in Austin on a Friday. It could be 2 pm and 290 West will be jammed with folks trying to get to hill country.
And they all live South of the River.
We applaude Gov Perry in his quest to keep All Texans Armed and Ready.
NOTE The following text is a quote:
Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Arrest 10 Austin-Area Residents on Federal Drug and Money Laundering Charges
U.S. Attorneys Office
March 22, 2012
Western District of Texas
John E. Murphy, Attorney for the United States, FBI Special Agent in Charge Armando Fernandez, IRS-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Steve McCullough, and Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo announced the arrest of 10 Austin-area residents, including Austin businessman Hussein Ali Yassine, on federal drug and money laundering charges.
Those arrested this morning without incident include:
Hussein Ali Yassine, 40, of Austin; Hadi Ali Yassine, 35, of Austin; Mohammed Ali Yassine, 38, of Austin; Marisse Marthe Ruales, 33; Nizar Hakiki, 32, of Austin; Karim Faiq, 29, of Manor, Texas; Amar Thabet Araf, 29, of Austin; Sami Derder, 38, of Pflugerville, Texas; Edgar Orsini, 40, of Cedar Creek, Texas; and Alejandro Melendrez, 42, of Austin.
On Tuesday, a federal grand jury returned a total of five indictments in connection with this investigation which contained conspiracy, as well as substantive, cocaine distribution and money laundering charges. According to those indictments, the defendants carried out their various schemes in 2007, 2008, and 2009. With respect to the money laundering indictment, defendants Hussein Ali Yassine, Hadi Ali Yassine, Mohammed Ali Yassine, and Ruales carried out their scheme in 2008 and 2009 and authorities believe that they used several business establishments located in downtown Austin to launder over $200,000 in cash, which they believed to be the proceeds of narcotics trafficking. Defendants Mohammed Ali Yassine and Nizar Kakiki are also charged with one count of transferring a firearm knowing that the firearm would be used to commit a drug trafficking crime. In addition to filing criminal charges, the government is seeking monetary judgements against the defendants totaling approximately $300,000 which represent property involved in the alleged offenses.
The 10 arrested defendants remain in federal custody pending detention hearings scheduled for Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis Green in Austin. Upon conviction, maximum federal prison sentences for the defendants range anywhere from 20 years to life depending on the charge.
This investigation is being conducted by agents and investigators with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, and the Austin Police Department, together with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Texas Attorney Generals Office, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, and the Texas Comptrollers Office. Assistant United States Attorney Gregg N. Sofer and Jennifer Freel are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
“Investigators link nightclub owner, associates to drug deals, militant Islamic group, homicide case”
By Gary Dinges and Patrick George
Updated: 6:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Published: 10:17 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012
SNIPPET: “Arrested last week on money laundering and drug charges, Yassine Enterprises owner Hussein Ali “Mike” Yassine, his brother, Mohammed Ali “Steve” Yassine, and eight others appeared in federal court and heard more details about the cases against them.”
SNIPPET: “Officials linked one suspect to the Texas Syndicate prison gang. They also said thousands of dollars were transferred to a Yassine relative in Lebanon who is reportedly connected to the militant group Hezbollah, considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. government.”
“On Tuesday, a federal grand jury returned a total of five indictments in connection with this investigation which contained conspiracy, as well as substantive, cocaine distribution and money laundering charges.”
Thank you Hollywood for snorting all that cocaine and supporting terrorism.
Or west of MoPac.
I want to fight these bastards tooth and nail and I have to live here to do it. I will not let the heart of Texas go into the cesspool without a fight.
That GAMA is a deeply entrenched network.
There, now that's correct
No, you didn’t correct it. You made it worse. Just what we need more cocaine snorting legally. PUKE!
“WHY OH WHY DO WE EVEN ALLOW THESE PEOPLE TO BECOME ESTABLISHED IN OUR NATION?”
A question we all ask ourselves; all, that is, except our Republican and Dimocrat overlords in the District of Corruption.
You'd rather keep channeling hyperinflated profits into terrorist hands, in a futile attempt to dictate what adults put in their noses?
So do I;
We quit going to motels for the same reason. They do not believe in using disinfectants! You cannot really trust them in changing the bed clothing nor the pillow slips!
Better to stay at home than to get bed bugs and whatever!
I used to drink that whiskey and snort that cocaine
Ain’t no reason to condemn me to hell,
I didnt use the cocaine to get high,
I just liked the smell
Ray Wylie Hubbard....Austin staple BITD>>>
You are correct...it is worth suffering the liberals.
I lived there from '80 to '82.
"Pray for me, I drive 183"
Austin's on the Colorado.
Thanks! Just goes to show I should engage brain first, keyboard second.
I remember a Final Jeopardy question one time which was:
“The body of water in which Colorado River empties”
Of course they were looking for “What is the Gulf of California?”, but I had to chuckle because if someone had answered with “What is the Gulf of Mexico?”, they would have also been correct.