January 19, 2012, - 3:35 pm
File this outrage under: How the Department of Homeland Security “Practices” the “If You See Something, Say Something” Policy Internally.
An Islamic top Department of Homeland Security official steals and launders almost $2 million to Jordan–perhaps to Palestinian terrorists–and gets a mere slap on the wrist–a year in federal prison. That’s what happened yesterday to Ahmed Adil Abdallat.
In May 2011, I told you about Ahmed Adil Abdallat, the top Homeland Security official, who apparently stole and laundered around $2 million in Homeland Security money to bank accounts in Jordan. Abdallat, a Muslim Jordanian–which means he’s a Palestinian, was a top intelligence analyst for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He made at least 11 unauthorized trips to Jordan (using his diplomatic passport), where federal investigators linked him to bank accounts containing $1.2 million, in addition to nearly $600,000 in wire transfers to Jordan in fraudulently-obtained funds he got by submitting to and getting reimbursed by Homeland security for fake travel expenses. What is even more outrageous is that his direct boss, James M. Woosley (not to be confused with former CIA Director James M. Woolsey), the then-Director of Intelligence for ICE, was in on the scheme and was paid off by accepting his cut.
In fact, Abdallat even stayed at Woosley’s Washington, DC-area residence on several occasions. As I noted in May, we don’t know where the nearly $2 million that Abdallat sent to Jordan ultimately went. And we don’t know what he did on those 11! unauthorized trips there. With whom did he meet? What was he doing there? We’ll never know because he only does a year in the big house and has no incentive to tell.
But we do know that often such bank accounts are controlled by Palestinians and used to fund Islamic terrorism in Israel and elsewhere. We also know that Abdallat would have no legit way of making $2 million on his own WHILE he was employed at ICE on an ICE analyst’s salary. Abdallat’s plea agreement is sealed and not available to the public, so we’ll never know the whole story. . . or even the tip of the iceberg.
Now for the disgusting part: that Abdallat only got a year’s time for this huge crime that jeopardized American national security . . . and that his boss, former ICE Director of Intelligence Woosley hasn’t been charged with any crime! My sources at ICE tell me that this is, in part, because Woosley had ICE agents doing similar scams for him all over the country AND all over the world, but that the feds and Obama’s ICE Director John Morton and his Napolitano boss/handler Suzie “Stripper Pole” Bar wanted to limit the public scrutiny of corrupted agents and personnel throughout their agency.
Abdallat was only required to plead guilty to taking $50,000, despite the fact that FBI agents found he had $1.2 million in several Jordanian bank accounts, in addition to the $570,000 he’d wired there. And the government is only seeking restitution of $116,392.84 from Abdallat. This means he can keep most of the rest of the money. That’s a ridiculous deal, even if, as reports claim, Abdallat “cooperated.” A year in jail in exchange for getting to keep about $1.7 million squirreled away in Jordan is a pretty good deal and a terrible message to Muslims around the world who infiltrate the U.S. government and steal nearly $2 million from it to do who knows what.
In October, a number of sealed documents and orders were filed in the case against Abdallat, presumably detailing his “cooperation.” But don’t hold your breath for those to ever be unsealed, even if Woosley is finally indicted and brought to justice. There are probably a lot of names of current ICE officials and personnel in those documents. And it’s unfair to the mostly honest, decent, patriotic ICE agents serving that they will now all be under suspicion regarding whether or not they were part of the James Woosley travel expense fraud scheme. We know the names of only four other ICE personnel who were apparently involved–researcher William Korn and contractor Stephen Henderson, both of whom pleaded guilty, and ICE agents Robert Schoch and Jennifer Silliman, who apparently also submitted phony travel expenses but were NEVER charged and continued to serve as ICE agents. (Schoch was about to become the Top Cop at ICE–the Director of Investigations–when his involvement came to light.)
ICE Intelligence Chief James Woosley Helped Steal Homeland Security $s Sent to Palestinian Muslim Accounts in Jordan
But the biggest travesty is that $1.7 million on Homeland Security funds were transferred to Jordan for the benefit of criminals and perhaps Islamic terrorists, and nobody got more than a slap on the wrist for this.
Yup, these guys get away with this, while a handful of U.S. Marines are about to lose their freedom because they pissed on the corpses of dead terrorists who would have murdered them.
Only in America.
(People that are interested in fighting to change how these laws work and effect people may consider a masters in taxation law degree.)
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