February 16, 2006, - 10:58 am

Just Desserts: Arab Gas Rip-off Leads to Gas Discount

By Debbie Schlussel
Last year, we wrote about Nabil Dawood and Samir Dawood, Arab brothers who owned and operated a Detroit-area gas station. The brothers ripped off all their customers, giving them 5% less gas than that which they paid for.
Now, the the Dawood brothers have settled with prosecutors in Macomb County, home of Reagan Democrats and the Dawoods’ fraud-fraught gas station. They will pay a $40,000.00 fine, which will be used to roll back gas prices at Macomb County gas stations to as low as $1 per gallon. It is, at least, some of poetic justice for consumers who already pay through the nose at the pump.
Prosecutors cannot identify the defrauded customers individually. Maybe that might have something to do with the fact the Dawoods did NOT take credit cards, claiming that service was “out of service”. Check out the sign specifying that on the now shut-down pumps at their gas station, pictured below.

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But, unfortunately, it appears, much more than $40,000 was ripped off from customers, since a gas station of that size may do thousands worth of business in a day and no-one knows for how long the Dawoods were ripping off customers (probably from day one).
Also unfortunate, charges against Samir Dawood were dropped and Nabil Dawood was sentenced to mere probation for his crime. As we noted in our previous post on the Dawoods, in the 1980s an FBI investigation uncovered Arab-owned gas stations throughout the Mid-West doing the same thing as the Dawoods (giving customers less gas than they were paying for). That money was then sent to Islamic terrorist Abu Nidal and his terrorist group of the same name. The money was used to finance Palestinian terrorist attacks on Israelis in the first Intifada (“Uprising”).

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6 Responses

One can think that gas prices rise to the skies just because Arab gas station owners cheat their customers. Come on, Debbie, you can do better than this!
2006-01-29 Catch-22 of energy speculation http://inplainview.monitor.us.tt/
I NEVER SAID THIS WAS THE REASON FOR HIGH GAS PRICES. PLS. READ MORE CAREFULLY.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

InplainviewMonitor on February 16, 2006 at 12:20 pm

Wow that remark was a bit off the wall. It doesnt say anything at all about this effecting the overall cost of gas.
Now I always use a cash only station because its prices are cheaper then other stations around that accept credit but articles like this really have me thinking twice now.
Last thing I have to say is this is my first post but have been a reader of the site for several months now. Great job Deb

Tom on February 16, 2006 at 1:04 pm

[I NEVER SAID THIS WAS THE REASON FOR HIGH GAS PRICES. PLS. READ MORE CAREFULLY.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL]
If you read my comment attentively, I don’t say that you blame these crooks for high gas prices. IMO, what matters is that this miserable $40K story is completely misleading. Petty crooks, both Arabs and non-Arabs, have very little to do with the big ugly problem of energy speculation.

InplainviewMonitor on February 16, 2006 at 2:02 pm

while we rip you off in gas you kill dozens of our innocent children in ghaza

sam on February 10, 2012 at 7:32 am

dont blame you guys because of that stereotype about us is due to your biased-news channels. you guys are like sheep and your Sheppard the devil himself

sam on February 10, 2012 at 7:36 am

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