December 16, 2011, - 2:17 pm
Several years ago, one of my very reliable informants discovered that several used car dealerships in Detroit, Dearbornistan, and Dearbornistan Heights were buying used cars for Hezbollah, shipping them to West Africa (where Hezbollah has a huge presence, especially in Sierra Leone), and selling them for huge profits (after, in many case, odometers were rolled back, VIN numbers erased, etc.). The proceeds went to fund Hezbollah terrorist operations. File under: Stuff You’ll NEVER See on “All-American Muslim.”
I and a friend took this information to both the FBI and the Michigan State Police, over two years ago. Neither agency lifted a finger to pursue this, nor some Hezbollah- and Al-Qaeda-related mortgage fraud we uncovered in Dearbornistan. That’s why I sneer whenever I hear the, “If you see something, say something” BS. We said something, they did nothing. As you may have heard, after a lengthy DEA investigation, yesterday the feds in Manhattan filed suit against several Lebanese banks and 30 car dealerships–eight of which are based in the Detroit area–for doing exactly what my friend uncovered in the used car scheme. (Think they’ll mention this on “All-American Muslim?”) And almost all eight were among the ones we uncovered years earlier. We had information that their contact in Africa was Oussama Salhab of Togo, a close associate of Ayman Joumaa, the fugitive whose indictment started the ball rolling on federal action on this front. The feds named Salhab in their investigation, too. You’ll note that Salhab has the same surname and appears to be related to three of the car dealership owners named below.
I can tell you a little something about each of these dealerships, who owns them, etc., because it is info we had, which the feds and local cops chose to ignore. I’m glad the DEA has the cojones they didn’t. Below are the dealerships and the info we’ve uncovered from records and our own personal knowledge after years of looking into and watching these people. Virtually all of the dealership owners are Lebanese Shi’ite Muslims who support Hezbollah and emanate from the Hezbollah stronghold of South Lebanon. We can tie some of them directly to Hezbollah operations. And we know that many of these car dealerships are linked to the same subrosa owner, whose name isn’t on the documents. Given that, it’s laughable when the feds and the local press reports give us the BS disclaimer that some of these used car dealers didn’t know the money was going to Hezbollah. Riiight. And if you believe that, I have some halal bacon bits to serve you.
There is one used car dealership, not on the list below, which we know is involved in the same scam and which is involved with the other dealerships and individuals listed below, so if you are a federal official involved in the investigation, you can contact me on your official government e-mail and we can talk.
* Autorama a/k/a Auto Rama: This business is owned by Hussein Cheayto of Dearbornistan Heights, who is originally from Al-Tayree in South Lebanon. He is a cousin of a particular family that has a big Hezbollah operation in West Africa and several investments in businesses in Dearbornistan. We believe that family really owns this and several of the other dealerships mentioned below. Hussein Cheayto’s brother, Radwan Cheayto, 49 years old is a haj (meaning he went on the hajj to Saudi Arabia). He visits America often. He owns buildings and a wood factory in Abidjan. He live in Al-Abassiya in South Lebanon. My sources say he is a big shot in Hezbollah. They have another brother, Ahmad Cheayto, who is also a haj and was in charge of Al-Abassiya and part of Tyre for Hezbollah, according to my sources.
Reportedly, Hussein Cheayto was, at one time, studying to become a doctor, but dropped out. He also reportedly fixed cars for different dealerships and has connections in Guinea, where there is also a growing Hezbollah presence. He buys most of his cars from auctions, as do most of the Hezbollah car dealers identified herein. My sources say has a close relative, Haidar Cheayto, in Maicao, Northern Colombia, who also engages in similar Hezbollah car schemes using car parts from Panama, Colombia, and Paraguay, where there is also a growing Hezbollah presence. He operates in the area of Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela.
* H & D Export & Import: This is owned by Hussein Hamdan of Dearbornistan. We know a lot about his family and activities reportedly linked to him, but I will save them for another time.
* Global Shipping Services: This was incorporated and is owned by Ahmed Kain and Ali Kain. Miriam Beydoun is an officer. The Beydoun family is a well known Hebollah family from South Lebanon. We believe that Ahmed Kain may be an alias for Ahmed Issa. All three individuals have an address in Canton, Michigan, a Detroit suburb.
* A & J Auto Sales: The business is supposedly in Lansing, but the business is registered at an address in the midst of Hamtramck. Hamtramckstan, once a Polish Catholic city inside the Detroit borders, is now dominated by Yemeni and Pakistani Sunni Muslims, but a lot of Shi’ites have businesses there. It is owned by Hayel Al-Kusaimi and Saleh Saad Al-Kusaimi. The company was dissolved in July, 2011.
* Eagle Auto Sales: This business is based in Dearbornistan Heights. It was incorporated by Reda Bachir-Abdallah, the owner, and Mohamad Jizziny a/k/a Mohamed Jizziny.
* United Auto Enterprize: This business is based in Redford, a suburb near Dearbornistan Heights, which borders Detroit. It was incorporated by Mike Alsaad of Dearbornistan, and the registered agent is Rola Salhab of Dearbornistan Heights, who was the sole officer, until 2010, when someone named Marilyn Turner assumed that duty, perhaps in name only. Also associated with the business are Dina T. Salhab and Fadi Salhab.
* United Quality Auto Sales, Inc.: This business is owned by Tessir Hazime a/k/a Taissir Hazime of Dearbornistan Heights. Mr. Hazime let Omnex Accounting and Tax Services, Inc. take care of registering the corporation for him. Omnex is owned by Ahmed Chebbani, a known supporter of Hezbollah who was named “Michiganian of the Year,” by the Detroit Newsistan, despite Mr. Chebbani’s open hatred of Israel and support for Hezbollah, something he used to broadcast in his now-defunct Arabica Magazine.
* H H Automotive: This business is owned by Hassan Hazime of Detroit.
Drug kingpins in Lebanon have been working in concert with terrorist organizations to funnel money into the US, according to a complaint filed by the US Attorney in New York’s Southern District, and that money has been used to buy used cars from 30 dealerships across the country.
Eight of those dealerships are located here in Michigan. Those vehicles were shipped to West Africa where they were sold for cash, and the profits from those sales, according to the US attorney’s complaint, went to support terrorist organizations like Hezbollah.
“We’re interviewing the different car dealership owners,” said DEA Special Agent Derek Maltz, who spoke to ABC’s Brian Ross.
“We’re serving them with restraining orders. There are 30 businesses in the United States being served restraining orders. And we’re also serving over 60 banks in the United States, bank accounts with these orders as well,” he said.
Agents started serving those retraining orders today, effectively freezing the dealerships’ assets. The dealerships include A & J Auto Sales in Lansing, Eagle Auto Sales in Dearborn Heights, United Auto Enterprize in Redford, and Detroit companies United Quality Auto Sales, Auto Rama, Global Shipping Services, H and D Export and Import and HH Automotive.
Maltz says it’s not yet clear if any of these dealerships knew if their car sales were helping to aide terrorist groups, as the government alleges.
“It’s an active investigation we do not have specific detailed information on what these particular car dealership owners knew. We will investigate it jointly with our partners in the United States and hopefully we’ll shut them down,” said Maltz.
A DEA spokesman tells 7 Action News that the agency’s investigation is ongoing. He adds that it’s entirely possible that some of these dealerships are unaware of who they were selling cars to, and just where the money was going.
Uh-huh. Entirely possible . . . if you’re a moron. But thanks for the disclaimer, dhimmi Channel 7 “Action News.” Of course, they were aware. They know exactly what they are doing.
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