HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Three Senior Executives a...

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 08:10 AM

Three Senior Executives at Defense Contracting Firms Charged with Scheme to Defraud the U.S. Militar

Source: DOJ

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 Departmentís Criminal Division, Special Agent in Charge Patrick J. Lechleitner of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcementís 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.

The indictment alleges that Abul Huda Farouki was the chief executive officer of Anham FZCO, a defense contractor based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which maintained offices in Dubai, UAE, Jordan and the United States. Mazen Farouki was the President and Founder of Unitrans International Incorporated, an international logistics company with close ties to Anham. Defendant Salah Maarouf operated a company that procured goods and services for Anham.

Read more: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/three-senior-executives-defense-contracting-firms-charged-scheme-defraud-us-military

1 replies, 802 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Three Senior Executives at Defense Contracting Firms Charged with Scheme to Defraud the U.S. Militar (Original post)
douglas9 Tuesday OP
sharedvalues Tuesday #1

Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 08:16 AM

1. Remember: Benczkowski and the judge are Trumpers

Trevor McFadden is the Trump judge (rightwinger and member of the Fed soc) who heard the Comey subpoena case.

Benczkowski worked for Alfa Bank, the Russian bank linked in several ways with Trump.


It is really good Dems took the House. Republicans are destroying our government from the inside.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread