Monday, December 19, 2011

Used car jihad

Of course, it figures.  Used car salesman have a hard enough time as it is (I know, I was one long ago) and now, there is the added stigma of having someone in your business be shut down because of ties to Hezbollah.

I do wonder if this used car dealer and their circle of friends used sharia-compliant banking when writing contracts.

From FOX 23 December 16 by Jason Calder

Terrorism investigation in Tulsa

A Tulsa auto business is among companies named in a federal complaint that accuses 30 U.S. car buyers of being in league with a money laundering operation that pumped more than $300 million into the financial system to benefit the militant group Hezbollah.

Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Rusty Payne said that Ace Auto Leasing Inc. was among companies whose businesses were used to help launder drug money that helped finance Hezbollah.

Payne said, "Those moneys were laundered into some exchange houses in Lebanon and have been for a long time."

He added, "This is the perfect intersection of the nexus between drug trafficking and terrorism."
The companies would send cars to west Africa to be sold at a profit, with some money going back to the businesses to buy more cars to ship. 

Payne said profits from drug trafficking were laundered into the operation as well, helping fund the militant group. Ace Auto Leasing has recieved more than $20 million from the Lebanon exchange houses.

Payne said, "You have used car dealerships across the country receiving transfers from shady exchange houses that are Hezbollah backed and are working with Hezbollah and the Lebonese Canadian bank."
He added, "When you see a used car lot with 10-50 cars on it, do you think $20 million sent to them is normal?"

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1 comment:

A Christian Woman Who Has Lived Under Shariah said...

Ironic, Muslims will burn down liquor stores and Muslim taxi drivers will refuse to pick up passengers carrying any sort of alcoholic beverages; however, producing heroin and hash for international distribution is NOT haram (forbidden)in Islam.
Makes you kind of think, doesn't it?