Skip to comments.3 Execs at Contracting Firms Charged with Scheme to Defraud the U.S. Military in $8 Billion...
Posted on 12/01/2018 4:54:49 AM PST by MNDude
Three men were charged in an indictment returned Nov. 27 for their roles in a scheme to defraud U.S. Military contracts in Afghanistan, engaging in illegal commerce in Iran, and laundering money internationally. Their conduct was in connection to two multi-million dollar contracts to provide supplies and logistical support to U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Departments Criminal Division, Special Agent in Charge Patrick J. Lechleitner of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, D.C. and Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John F. Sopko made the announcement.
Abul Huda Farouki, 75, of McLean, Virginia; his brother Mazen Farouki, 73, of Boyce, Virginia; and Salah Maarouf, 71, of Fairfax, Virginia, were each charged in an indictment filed in the District of Columbia with two counts of major fraud, one count of conspiracy to violate the restrictions on doing business with Iran, four counts of substantive violations of those restrictions, and one count of conspiracy to commit international money laundering. The defendants made their initial appearance on Nov. 29 before Judge G. Michael Harvey. All were arraigned and pleaded not guilty. The next hearing is scheduled for Dec. 6 before Judge Trevor N. McFadden.
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Just put them in the same cells with the hardened criminals. A daily dose of anal sex will putt a stop to that stuff.
Sounds like some televangelists just trying to raise some dough for a 747 to do the work of Allah.
nah, they are used to that
So let’s see here...illegal to do business with iran yet the united states contracts with people who are originally from Iran? Do I have this right? Just wondering...
Holy cr@p. Guys, check out their FEC donor records. Big time ‘Rat donors, including to HRC....
They’re middle easterners.
They might like it...
Holy cr@p. Guys, check out their FEC donor records. Big time Rat donors, including to HRC.... ......................LOL!!! If so, expect Liberal Speak, “They did nothing wrong, they are being accused of what Trump would do.”
excerpt from the indictment:
According to the indictment, on June 22, 2012, the U.S. Department of Defense awarded Anham an $8 billion contract to provide food and supplies to U.S. troops in Afghanistan known as the SPV-A contract.
notice date line of crime 6/22/2012
$8 bb makes the Awan mortgage fraud look like small taters.
notice how the news report list them as US residents (like kashoggi)
1. who were the other bidders on this contract?
2. how much of this $8 bb made it to the CF?
Big time Clinton Foundation donors too
Considering at least a couple had been making political contributions, these guys had better be cits...
Check this out from 2013...
“1. who were the other bidders on this contract?
2. how much of this $8 bb made it to the CF?”
An $8 Billion contract and no controls. Whoever looked the other way should be charged as well.
Abul Huda Farouki, 75, McLean, Virginia; his brother Mazen Farouki, 73, Boyce, Virginia; and Salah
Maarouf, 71, Fairfax, Virginia, were each charged in an indictment filed in the District of Columbia:
two counts of major fraud,
one count of conspiracy to violate US restrictions on doing business with Iran,
four counts of substantive violations of those restrictions,
one count of conspiracy to commit international money laundering.
Why are we still in Afghanistan?
Just your average war profiteers.....(/snx)
Ding, ding, ding - we have a thread winnah!
With apologies to Everett Dirksen, a billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you are talking about real money.
Business executives defraud the government all the time. Usually at the behest of crooked politicians who get their cut.
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