Skip to comments.DETROIT: Former businessman sentenced for brokering sham marriages
Posted on 10/30/2013 2:39:28 AM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "Hussein Sam Nazzal, 59, was sentenced to 33 months by U.S. District Judge Marianne Battani on Friday.
Nazzal formerly owned Shish Village restaurant and G&S Development, a real estate company, both of which were in Dearborn. He pleaded guilty in July to conspiracy to defraud the United States. Federal officials also got two criminal convictions of those involved in the fraud, and two others have been deported from the United States to Lebanon."
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“DETROIT: Trio facing federal prison in commercial loan scam”
Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
By Joe Slezak
Press & Guide Newspapers
SNIPPET: “DETROIT Three Dearborn residents are among a half-dozen men who have been convicted in federal court in a commercial loan fraud scheme.
Businessman Hussein Sam Nazzal, 58, and disbarred attorney Edward Schneider, 59, were found guilty by a jury Tuesday after a three-week trial before U.S. District Judge David Lawson. Majed Tawbe, 43, who owned several area gas stations, was part of a group that already had pleaded guilty.
Also previously pleading guilty were Eric Morton, 41, of Wixom, a former Fifth Third Bank assistant vice president; Ross Carey, 49, of Farmington, a former Minnesota Title Agency vice president; and Mounif Zeaiter, 47, of Detroit.”
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Dearborn-Based Business Owner Sentenced to Prison for Immigration Fraud
U.S. Attorneys Office
October 25, 2013
Eastern District of Michigan
The owner of a Dearborn-based investment company was sentenced to 33 months in prison for operating an immigration fraud ring from one of his restaurants, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced today.
Joining McQuade in the announcement were Giovanni Tiano, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Division of the Department of Homeland Security-Office of Inspector General, and Paul Abbate, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Detroit.
U.S. District Judge Marianne O. Battani imposed sentence on Hussein Sam Nazzal, 59, of Dearborn. Nazzal is the former owner of the Shish Village restaurant and the G&S Development real estate company, both located in Dearborn.
Nazzal pleaded guilty in July to conspiracy to defraud the United States. That conviction arose from Nazzals role in brokering three separate false marriages between U.S. citizens and Lebanese nationals to obtain immigration benefits by fraud. As part of the same investigation, federal officials obtained criminal convictions of two of the individuals involved in the fraud activity. Two other participants have been deported from the United States to Lebanon.
In announcing the sentence, McQuade stated, “Fraud schemes undermine the integrity of our immigration system, and make it harder for legitimate applicants to obtain immigration benefits.
Special Agent in Charge Tianno stated, “DHS-OIG will continue to actively attack corrupt and greed-driven criminal schemes which would compromise our immigration system and threaten our border security.”
Paul M. Abbate, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit, Michigan, Division of the FBI, said The FBI is committed to aggressively pursuing individuals who perpetrate fraud schemes such as this one to commit crimes against the United States. The FBI praised the teamwork of the law enforcement agents, partners, and the Assistant United States Attorneys who brought this case to a successful conclusion.
This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security-Office of Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Sam Nazzal is also facing sentencing for his convictions on multiple counts of bank fraud, commercial bribery, and obstruction of justice. That sentencing will take place on November 18, 2013, before U.S. District Judge David M. Lawson.
Just curious. What about the biggest fraud schemer in the history of the United States - B. Hussein Obama?
:: the Shish Village restaurant ::
I loved their chicken. Perfect spices and grilled to perfection.
Immigration issues aside, it should be noted that thousands of these creepy Muslim males have no prospect of attracting a female so child rape and conscription of brides are an accepted practice. No wonder they’re so angry.
It's okay, Barbara, you can stop worrying about that now. I hear amnesty is being pushed again, which will make all of those concerns moot.
The American woman who died in Syria a while back was involved in one of these immigration marriages.
Hey, Special Agent Tianno, why don't you try attacking the corrupt and greed-driven criminal schemes sanctioning millions upon millions illegals flooding our country and not worry so much about a sham marriage............