August 25, 2011, - 4:52 pm
The New York Post finally noticed something that private investigator Bill Warner and CBS News reported a year ago: that the two-blocks-from-Ground-Zero mosque money man, Hisham Elzanaty, is involved in Medicaid fraud and insurance scams.
Insurance scamming and fake medical bills isn’t just the case with the money man behind the two-blocks-from-Ground-Zero mosque. It’s the case with financiers of many mosques and Islamic organizations around America. It’s the reason why the U.S. government–when it can’t go after suspected terrorists for other reasons–can often go after them for insurance fraud. They commit it with some frequency. The same goes for phony medical claims and kickback schemes. It’s just one of the many ways to come up with easy money and easy money to launder to terrorist groups, too.
By the way, I looked up this Elzanaty guy and there are FIVE federal lawsuits against him (beginning in 1999) filed by various insurance companies, not just the one described below. Clearly, this guy has done a lot of scamming. Here’s the complaint in the lawsuit described below.
The self-proclaimed leading moneyman behind the Ground Zero mosque ran a $5.1 million insurance scam that cashed in on car-accident injuries, a lawsuit alleges.
Hisham Elzanaty, 52, ran the “highly developed and sophisticated kickback scheme” for years, Allstate Insurance claims in a federal suit on Long Island.
The scheme routinely submitted inflated medical bills to Allstate and involved illegal fee-splitting, court papers say.
Allstate claimed that Elzanaty fraudulently incorporated medical professional corporations in The Bronx — which were then used to bill the company for care of patients involved in wrecks.
The operations were fraudulent because Elzanaty is not a licensed medical professional, as required by law, court papers say.
Elzanaty did not return requests for comment.
Gee, I wonder why. And I wonder why the New York Post didn’t catch the four other federal lawsuits against him that I spotted.