Skip to comments.Donor, Citing Fraud, Sues Imam Tied to Mosque Near Ground Zero
Posted on 02/05/2013 7:17:54 PM PST by Lorianne
The imam and former spiritual leader of an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero is accused in a new lawsuit of defrauding donors to his nonprofit organizations of millions of dollars, using the money for personal real estate, lavish trips and a luxury sports car.
The suit against the imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, was filed on Monday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan by Robert Leslie Deak, a major donor to the imams nonprofit organizations, the Cordoba Initiative and the American Society for Muslim Advancement.
Mr. Deak said in the suit that he donated $167,000 between 2006 and 2008 to a project to combat anti-Muslim sentiment. Instead, the suit alleges, Mr. Abdul Rauf used the money for entertainment and other personal purposes.
The lawsuit also accuses the organizations of not reporting on their tax returns approximately $3 million that the Malaysian government donated to the two organizations. Instead, according to the suit, that money was also taken by Mr. Abdul Rauf for his personal use.
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Whatta dumb Deakhead. He believed muzzlems? He deserves to be defrauded.
You know what they say about a fool and his money.
Board of Directors, National Defense University
Robert Leslie Deak is President and Chief Executive Officer of Bittachon Holdings, Inc, a firm based out of Rye, New York, that develops and manages companies in the United States and the broader Middle East. Previously, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American National Bank of New York from 1985 to 1991 and before that was President and CEO of Deak-Perera US, Inc., from 1973 to 1985.
Deak is a participant in the Peace Action Network-Arab American Action Forum, which coordinates forums around the world to improve communications and understanding among Christian, Muslim, and Jewish communities. In this capacity, he has led public-private partnerships to fund schools in rural areas and rejuvenate the agricultural base in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
Mr. Deak also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Defense University Foundation and the Board of Advisors of the Center for a New American Security. He is a Trustee of the Washington National Opera and the Deak Family Foundation. He received a B.A. in International Economics from Haverford College.
Any fat head donating so much as a nickel to a so-called “imam” deserves whatever horse sh*t comes his way.
“Whatta dumb Deakhead. He believed muzzlems? He deserves to be defrauded.”
Didn’t he know the jihadists were picking up the whoe tab? This was just lunch money.