January 19, 2012, - 3:35 pm

Muslim DHS Intelligence Analyst Gets Wrist-Slap After Stealing, Laundering $2 Milln to Palestinians

By Debbie Schlussel

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.

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Ahmed Adil Abdallat: Now We Know Why His Mugshot’s So Cheery

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.)

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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.

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And this comes as a surprise?! DS, you’re absolutely spot on in stating it’s unfair to the FEW hard-working agents while nefarious activity of all types continues through the ranks and never gets reported, nobody’s ever held accountable, and the little guy gets hosed. If you’re a golden member of the asshole buddy system you get carte blanche.

What a pathetic agency and a waste of tax dollars…..

IceNoMore on January 19, 2012 at 4:17 pm

This is called sending a “message” to America’s enemies. Troble is, as you suggest, it is the WRONG message. But I suppose the news could be worse. They could have given Ahmed Adil Abdallat and James M. Woosley promotions and some nice fat bonuses. Perhaps that will come later after Abdallat is given an early release for “good” behavior.

Ralph Adamo on January 19, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Debbie was too optimistic. With credits and time served for good behavior, Abdallat will get out in sex months!

    Not bad at all and not really a deterrent to wrong-doing. He can go to Jordan by the summer to enjoy his ill-gotten lucre.

    And who is going to stop him?

    NormanF on January 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      LOL! I meant six months.

      But its not really justice for what is big league corruption at DHS.

      NormanF on January 19, 2012 at 4:40 pm

And the good news?

Obama wants to make it easier for foreigners to get visas by dropping the interview requirement at US embassies abroad.

This means that visa applications, barring exceptional circumstances, are going to be rubber-stamped “approved” by US consular staff.

ICE, which is already struggling with current casehold, won’t be able to track the thousands of more aliens who will come to these shores and escape into the Great Beyond.

Some of them will be Islamic terrorists or enemy sleeper agents.

Only in America!

NormanF on January 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Right on Norman!

    I sure do hope that everyone who does not want to believe the worst about our worst president EVER (Hussein Obama) or even acknowledge what a lying charlatan he is is at least NOTICING he is doing whatever he can to lift up NON-AMERICANS and slap down the American people. I am including the sad lot of so-called Conservative talking heads who continue to lie and say Obamarxist is NOT evil. As they say in Australia, I am jack of those frauds!!!

    These dopes have willful blindness. It’s disgusting.

    Obama wanting to be the BEST customer to Brazilian Oil but denies America it’s own oil pipeline. Obama who has a soft-spot for illegal crimaliens. Obama who wants to make it easier for “foreign” tourists.

    If he wins in November WE. GET. WHAT. WE. DESERVE!!!!

    Skunky on January 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      YOUR WORST PRESIDENT EVER IS YOUR FELLOW DUMB TEXAN GW BUSH. I AM SURE YOU ARE POOR/RICH AND IGNORANT LIKE THE REST OF THOS WHO BELIEVED THAT DUMB BUSH WAS LEADING US IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION:

      1 TILLION DOLLARS AND COUNTING WASTED IN IRAQ

      TAX CUTS TO THE SUPER RICH

      BIG PHARMA LAWS

      COLLAPSE OF AMERICAN ECONOMIC SYSTEM

      LIES,AND MORE LIES.

      GO TELL YOUR LIES TO THE FOOLS AROUND YOU.

      OTITO on February 14, 2012 at 9:15 am

The frustrating thing is that the Washington Post, the NYT, ABC, NBC, and CBS will not even report this story or all of the sordid details.

I do wish millions more would read Deb’s column.

Jonathan E. Grant on January 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm

He should have gone to the UN…they would have given him $20M

Not Ovenready on January 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm

If he had been doing this with Israel instead of Jordan, he would have gotten 20 years hard time.

Jonathan E. Grant on January 19, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Hi Jonathan,

You are correct sir. Does the name Jonathan Pollard (who’s serving a LIFE sentence for spying for Israel) ring a bell ??

jimmyPx on January 19, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Right on JEG!

What could go wrong? DHS employee (who happens to be Mooooooslim) steals money and launders it in Jordan. I know, he’s gonna give it as charity to St. Judes!!!////////

Really, the CW on all those who follow politics and foreign policy and security should be that anti-American AMERICAN pukes are a 5th column aiding and abetting the selling out of this great country to the vermin who want to destroy it in the most brutal and heinous and UN American way. We better wake the eff up and do something about it.

Hopefully that crook Woosley was fired!!!

Here is an important and chilling part of DS’ excellent post. Read it (again) and weep…

“…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.”

Giving up America to Moooooslim terrorist aiders and giving up America to millions of illegal crimaliens. Way to go, America!!!

Skunky on January 19, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Damn that pisses me off! Now we can see why we in effect have no borders! How many Muslims in high places wiring money to the Middle East I’m wondering.

Did the punishment fit the crime? Is a firing squad a little to harsh?

We have got to get a new president if for no other reason than to clean out all the rats in ICE!

Good work DS!

wjm on January 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Both of those lug nuts should be made into prison women — girlfriends of other inmates.

wjm on January 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm

The half-breed , the full muslim president is now also despised by canadians from coast to coast. the pos that somehow got elected tried to shut down the internet , te same internet this muslim garbage obama told iran not to police. the muslim piece of garbage trying to destroy the usa. starts by reducing nukes that only would be used on islamic barbarians. is destroying the military. wont allow oil production in usa, or offshore or from canada.

half breed mongrel obama.

bill on January 19, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Homeland Security intelligence office to be investigated

http://centerforinvestigativereporting.org/articles/homeland-security-intelligence+office-to-be-investigated-4891

? Spy on January 19, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I would never consider jeopardizing the security of my country in any way but doing a year (less in real terms what with time served and good behavior) in return for roughly 1.7 million (tax free) is not a proposition I wouldn’t at least consider…

E: You couldn’t get away with it because you have a Hebrew name. They don’t even allow Jews like you into such positions, using a million different ways and excuses to keep you out. Now, if you had a Muslim name, like this guy . . . anything goes. DS

Eliezer on January 19, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Jonathan: Imagine if the agent was Jewish and the funds were transferred to Israel. This would be LEADING the news on all outlets.

adam on January 19, 2012 at 10:59 pm

US “intelligence” agencies completely compromised by jihadis? Shocking!

The next thing you know a muslim soldier who openly espouses jihad on the job, has “Soldier of allah” on his military business card, and who dresses in dishdashas will whack a few dozen of his ‘fellow’ soldiers while shouting “allah hu akbar” on a domestic military installation and the military will write it off and the official determinant will be “workplace violence.”

Oh, wait, never mind, that’s already happened.

Infiltrated, compromised, deadly.

L. Chaim on January 19, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Billy Korn was finally caught! HA!
He has to pay for that hot young Filipina Bar Girl/wife somehow. I am sure he thanks the taxpayers for funding his TDYs to the PI – where he was busy conducting investigations related to the Mexican Border!!

Hope they are looking at the rest of the Woosley Pay for Play crowd.
Selective paid moves for insiders to run a ‘FIG’ or go to a COCOM -(just how much fraud do you can you do on a $75K ‘self-move’ on cross country transfer, Shaun?) Some of these guys were probably being paid to move to DC, then sent on paid TDY back home – and never actually moved, just back to living at home and claiming hotel expenses, after claiming moving expenses.
Like Billy living in his house in Tucson while ‘TDY’, or Steve living in Woosley’s house and filling for hotels.
Or the kickbacks on promotions and unannounced jobs (Andy, Brad, Jim?) What exactly do all those “HQ Offices” which are scattered across country do? Why are they not part of the SAC Office? Who got promoted to run them?
Or rehired annuitants or buddies hired when Woosley awarded no bid contacts? (EVS, Steve?)
Maybe that should be Woosley’s “Pay for Pay” conspiracy.
Vehicle fraud, procurement fraud …. so much to choose from…
They should also do an audit of all overseas travel from INTEL HQ and into anyone the ‘Woos’ gave a paid transfer.
If they opened a Woosley hotline – they would be flooded with tips – but don’t think HSI wants that.

Glad I am getting out this year, these people make you feel dirty

Retiring from ICE on January 20, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Retiring from ICE…..Spot on; couldn’t have said it better. That’s but a mere chip of the iceberg regarding all the criminal, amoral, unethical crap that went on that never got reported up or hit the news. Wouldn’t do any good…having the infamous OIG investigate anything is like letting the fox guard the henhouse. They’re at the beckoned call of the SAC dirtbags to screw the people who don’t drink the koolaid and actually work and get results.

    God luck on your retirement….I’ve never looked back since I did.

    IceNoMore on January 20, 2012 at 9:29 am

Hey barry can try out his new laws of locking him up with out trial forever and removing his citizenship. Oh wait, he is a muslim terrorist supporter and those laws were passed to arrest conservative terrorists who support the Constitution.

ender on January 20, 2012 at 10:47 am

DHS was just as corrupt under Bush. Believe it. The department rushed through any number of visas of applicants who were documented security risks. The Bush administration, beginning with the president himself and top political adviser Karl Rove, were mass-immigration enthusiasts. They wouldn’t allow the immigration juggernaut to be slowed for an instant.

Seek on January 20, 2012 at 11:22 am

I’ve got a question concerning H-1B visas, somewhat related to this topic because these “highly skilled spies” are coming here through an approval from Immigration Services, which reports to DHS. I work in a commercial high tech industry which employs many foreigners from places like China and the middle east, and they get H-1B visas. What type of scrutiny do these applicants get? I know for a fact that many of these people stay only for a short period of time, then go back home and with their newly stolen knowledge of IP and technology use it without concern of copyright infringement or patent laws. This should be a national security concern.

Jarhead on January 20, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Again DHS/ICE/HSI/FIG/, or whatever, incompetence and corruption makes this blog, if only the major media outlets began to report on the all of the hilarious, keystone Kops shenanigans that happens on a daily basis, the tax payers would be outraged Remember ICE/HSI, and intell, are for the most part being run by a bunch of Clowns, legends in their own minds, fat-assed bureaucrats that are comfortable sitting in their offices all day long printing out reams of paper, putting it in a binder, and having the gall to call that an “investigation” ICE Intelligence is, and has always been, totally useless, usually rehashing someone else’s information, it’s like a Tollway Authority, the roads have been paid for a long time ago but but the bureaucracy is still in existence, self-perpetuating itself, telling everyone that it’s needed.

References have been made in postings about the few hard working agents, and there are plenty, but the are usually viewed with contempt by management, belittled, and given assignments that do not tap into their talents. Why? Simple, because they aren’t ass kissers and don’t belong to that club. And that is why DHS/ICE/HSI/Intell has all of these problems, the inexperienced, incompetent, ass-kissing Clowns are the ones being promoted through the franks.

Unfortunately ICE management Clowns reward the most incompetent, immature, ridiculous, fake tough guy, sissified punk, ass-kissing fat-ass, twelve cheeseburger eating, inexperienced clowns. You know the type, always hanging out with the G/S,and management, going to lunch, never disagreeing, always the yes-man or woman, always trying to ingratiate themselves with management by belittling other agents, making themselves look good at the expense of other agents and not because of merit.

Merit is a word that long ago lost its significance at DHS.

Incompetence, inexperience, ass-kissing for reward are the new management words.

If the public was only aware of the billions in tax dollars being wasted by clowns who have attained the title of special agent for HSI, or “Intell”, that aren’t competent enough to “Investigate” themselves out of a paper bag, they would be outraged.

DHS/ICED/HSI/Intell, a clown bureaucracy being run cookbook style by clowns that are legends in their own minds; as corrupt as any third world country that abuses their power, that sounds real good on paper, but in reality is nothing more than a Paper Tiger.

MF Jones on January 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm

MF Jones:

Well put sir….my sentiments exactly! All started with the infamous merger and furthered by the legacy customs pole smokers and twinkies who shang-hai’d it.

To all you customs dweebs who this doesn’t sit well with: Pour yourself a big stein of STFU!!! Legacy INS had very little, if anything, to do with the state of affairs of this agency and you know it so man-up and own it!!!!!!

IceNoMore on January 20, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    There are poor performers in Intel, HSI, OIA and ERO that don’t deserve the paychecks that they receive just like there are poor performers in the private sector who don’t deserve the paychecks they receive. None of the divisions within ICE are without their problems as evident by the recent shooting in Long Beach involving HSI. Does the incident in Long Beach mean that all HSI Group Supervisors are going to shoot up the office? I don’t think it does, anymore then one or two bad intel analyst represents the rest of Intel.

    The truth is some people were hired or given promotions that they didn’t deserve at ICE. Now, its’ up to ICE Leadership to fix the mess left behind by the previous leadership. It might not be easy, but it’s possible. So let’s stop acting like we are better than one another and act like a team and do the job that America is paying us to do.

    Signed,
    Team USA

    Mike Smith on March 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm

‘Abdallat, a Muslim Jordanian–which means he’s a Palestinian’ no Debbie that does not mean he is Palestinian because Jordanians from Palestinian origins are Palestinians (Palestine is their homeland) and from Jordanian origins are Jordanians

SK JO. on January 22, 2012 at 3:43 pm

SK JO.,

You wrote an incorrect correction. Debbie was correct in what she wrote.

JeffE on January 23, 2012 at 10:19 am

Another excellent post, Debbie. Also excellent thread by all except for the one who I responded to.

JeffE on January 23, 2012 at 11:26 pm

So what’s up with the new guy, Chapparo – does he understand he can’t believe anything that comes from the mouths of those in 14 and 15 positions? Why is he still letting all of weasel Woosley’s people stay in place, eg., the 14s and 15s at HQ and at the FIGs nationwide?

Why are they are still collecting all that un-earned money, allowed to bully people around, and lie about what they do just like Woosley did? (GS 14 and 15 incompetent bullies @ Atlanta, San Francisco, El Paso, Dallas, Los Angeles, Denver, Miami, Detroit, New York, San Diego, Tucson, Tampa, Charleston FLETC, etc.)

Everyone knows they were all handpicked, because Woosley bought them with financial/power gain via a promotion, lots of TDYs, G-car – what is crazy is many of these non-LEO peeps are getting AUO! what, huh? Yep, why aren’t the SACs doing anything about the FIG directors continuing their scams. H E L L O? Continuing deception, waste, fraud, and abuse. . is anyone listening????

KC on January 25, 2012 at 2:05 am

KC: A lot, if not most, of the 14’s and 15’s in Intell are 1811’s! That’s why they have cars, badges and guns, hard to believe isn’t it? A typical scenario at a FIG office would be a 15 “hand picking” their 14’s, “hand picked” as if only the best and brightest qualified are selected, they aren’t. They are usually ass kissing bureaucrats that couldn’t cut it as an agent in some offices…some, not most, because remember most offices are being run by the Clowns. FIG 15’s don’t care who kisses their ass, if someone from another agency does it good, and there is an opening at ICE, then, voila!, they are now a 14 agent assigned to Intell. That’s it, nothing more required of them, you’ll never see them on sureveillance, working weekends or after 5 pm, they still collect LEAP, drive a G ride, you’ll never see them at the range or defensive tactics training. And they aren’t in the same building as a regular SAC office. And what is it that they do? Nothing. Just print out reams of paper, and rehash some other agencies information.

DHS/ICE/HSI/Itell is a giant, bungling, ridiculous, keystone kop of a bureaucracy being run by the Clowns, and those who choose to emulate them: The future Clowns of DHS!

MF Jones on January 25, 2012 at 1:26 pm

To MF Jones, many of these may be agents, but some are not – the director in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami are not agents and they collect AUO. There are probably some of these peeps at HQ intel too. They are all clueless about intel and even brag they will tell the SACs what they want to hear, but will not do what they say – following the MO of Woosley, Ebbley, Orsi, Coenen, Etter, Echevarria, Korn, Disenso, Piru, etc. They can’t stand agents and think they are smarter and more useful than the agent. They will do whatever it takes to stick to their do nothing, but make money agenda.

ICE no MO on January 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm

ICE no MO – Amen – although you skipped a few ….

Funny how these FIG 1801 “Intel Officers” are entitled to a G-Car; (in case of a call-out for ‘intelligence analysis response’) – and collect AUO, and get work at home – but won’t authorize intel research specialists overtime, and issue blackberries to those same IRS’ requiring them to respond after hours and weekends (uncompensated).
Oh, but to clarify most HQ based 1801’s don’t have take home rides….they just take the keys to the Intel duty vehicles and ‘borrow’ them overnight.
Chapparo is a politician, if he was a competent leader he wouldn’t have run so fast from the hard challenges in ERO. He job hops like a bunny. He wants everything to quiet down and get himself reappointed to main DHS I&A. So he is ignoring all the ‘stuff’ around him.
DHS IG: Investigate them all! – at least do an T&A and Travel audit

Green Mail on January 30, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Where did the FIG money go???

    INTELL IN ATLANTA on March 6, 2012 at 9:11 am

KC
they don’t even post the open jobs with opm so the most qualified are selected as required by law. no announcements or announcements and someone other that those on the BQ list are ignored and don’t even get a letter that the position has been filled. There is no more ICE/FIG intelligence. They were put under the SAC’s Investigation control and now work for agents! Not doing case work but getting coffee and other clerical work. OPM requires ALL intelligence officers/agents taking intel positions to at a minimum complete the Basic Intelligence Course in Charleston SC. Agents that fill intel slots (especially by unlawful appointments) never do.

And what about all the congressional funding that was to be used by the FIGS. There has been no accounting for these funds and are now being used to benefit investigations not intelligence programs as Napalitano asked for and was given. Maybe it is paying for their new cars???

Someone should investigate where the FIG and Last Call program’s money went. It is a lot more than 2 million dollars!!! And this is another thing Woosley and all the SAC offices have their hands in! Did it got to terrorists too or in someones pocket???

INTELL IN ATLANTA on March 6, 2012 at 9:10 am

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