SONS OF SILENCE MC: 36 CHAPTERS WORLDWIDE, BASED IN MIDWEST USA

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JUDGE OKs SALE OF LUXURY CARS FROM MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME

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ABOVE – Mao Peng
BELOW – Min Ai

 

http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/judge-oks-sale-of-fancy-cars-seized-in-money-laundering-scheme-b99505623z1-304839061.html

 

A federal judge has given the Secret Service a green light to sell more than $2.4 million worth of luxury cars seized during the probe of a Kenosha-based international money laundering scheme involving identity theft and the export of hundreds of pricey vehicles to China, according to newly filed federal court records.

The order by U.S. District Court Judge J.P. Stadtmueller is the latest development in the case, in which straw buyers purchased and exported more than 400 luxury cars worth nearly $30 million to China and Korea. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported on the investigation in December.

At the center of the scheme is Mao Peng, 25, a Kenosha man who fled to China with his wife, Min Ai, more than two years ago — around the time the Secret Service seized 31 vehicles owned by Peng or his Longen Trading company. The couple were arrested in March in a Los Angeles Chinese restaurant shortly after they returned to the United States.

Peng is being held without bail and Ai is free on a signature bond. Both are charged with felony wire fraud in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee; Peng also is charged with identity theft.

Peng and Ai are accused of using about 22 American Indians, including members of the Oneida tribe, as straw buyers to purchase 154 luxury cars for $9.1 million “when in fact Peng’s and Ai’s Longen Trading was the true buyer,” according to an affidavit by Special Agent Jeffery Ferris of the Secret Service. Longen Trading and Peng avoided more than $500,000 in state and local taxes because tribal members do not pay those taxes if they live on a reservation and the product is delivered to the reservation, prosecutors say. At least two of the tribal members did not give Peng permission to use their identities, Ferris noted.

All told, prosecutors believe Peng used about 100 straw buyers to buy the vehicles, telling dealers they would not export the cars. Then, authorities say, Peng would quickly ship the vehicles to China, where they can fetch prices triple those paid in the U.S. The practice infuriates luxury carmakers, who see it cutting into their own foreign sales.

The roster of 2014 model-year cars to be auctioned includes a dozen Land Rover LR4s; nine BMW X5s and X6s, and five Porsche Cayennes. Stadtmueller also approved a request to use $142,500 from the earlier sale of the Peng-Ai home to pay the Philadelphia law firm that has represented them. The federal government seized the home, located near St. Catherine’s hospital in Kenosha, and sold it for $182,575.

In asking for permission to auction the vehicles, Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Campbell wrote that federal authorities believed the vehicles were “involved in, or were purchased with proceeds traceable to, and therefore involved in international money laundering transactions and a conspiracy to engage in money laundering.”

The prosecution’s written request, which Peng agreed to, did not mention Peng’s personal Porsche or his Ford truck, which also were seized. Also absent from the filing were more than a $1 million in cash, jewelry and other assets seized by the Secret Service.

Those items could be dealt with in a plea deal to settle the criminal charges, court documents indicate. Peng is expected to plead to criminal charges next month, and Ai is expected to agree to a civil forfeiture, the stipulated motion states. The filing does not provide details of the agreement; attorneys for both sides declined to comment.

The Secret Service has been investigating the use of straw buyers to purchase luxury cars for export for several years with mixed results. In numerous cases, cars seized by the authorities have been returned or the vehicle owners struck good settlements with the federal government, said Joshua Widlansky, a Florida defense lawyer who has worked on several cases.

“The federal government is backing off,” Widlansky said. “The federal government looked at this and said …let the manufacturers fight their own battle.”

The Peng case stands in contrast because of the allegations of tax fraud and identity theft. The Secret Service affidavit charges that Peng and others paid $4.2 million to buy 71 vehicles using stolen identities — often those of individuals who previously worked as straw buyers but were no longer doing so.

“That certainly escalates this from the other cases,” Widlansky said. “If you’re going to use somebody’s identity without their permission or use somebody’s identity or other methods to get a rebate or tax advantage that you do not qualify for — that brings it to another level that makes this case different from the other cases.”

ISN’T IT TIME TO RESTRICT IMMIGRATION + MAKE MANDITORY DEPORTATION PART OF ALL TERRORISM SENTENCING?

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Islamic State Americans Minnesota
Abdirahman Yasin Daud

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/dgreenfield/somali-muslim-in-minnesota-who-joined-isis-vowed-to-spit-on-america-at-border/

Maybe it’s time we stopped importing huge numbers of Somalis into this country. We seem to have enough people on welfare and terrorists without them. And this is what we get in return from them.

One Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he’d kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told friends he’d “spit on America” at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a document filed Thursday by prosecutors.

The document reveals new details about Mohamed Abdihamid Farah and Abdirahman Yasin Daud, both 21. They are among six Minnesota men arrested last month for conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Daud also allegedly said at least once that his family knew he was going to Syria and they “won’t say a word.” He also spoke of getting an assault rifle in Syria and said he, Farah and the informant would become martyrs.

Which means the family should also be charged, and then preferably denaturalized and deported. All this is going on with the knowledge of Somali Muslim communities. The Little Mogadishus they embedded in America are also Little ISIS states.

In a conversation recorded as Daud, Farah and the informant were driving to San Diego, Daud allegedly said: “I’m going to spit on America at the border crossing.”

He’s been spitting on America all this time anyway.

In another recorded conversation, Farah told the informant he would kill FBI agents “if our backs are against the wall,” prosecutors said.

It seems to be our backs that are against the wall. We’re importing ISIS into America. Maybe it’s time we stopped doing that.

POLINA GAGARINA: THE RUSSIAN CONTESTANT SINGS “MILLION VOICES’ IN 2015 EUROVISION SEMI-FINALS

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EUROVISION, THIS SONG, THIS DRESS, THIS VIDEO WOULD NOT BE PERMITTED IN A SHARIA WORLD 

Polina Sergeyevna Gagarina is a Russian singer, songwriter, actress, and model.

  1. Born: March 27, 1987 (age 28), Moscow, Russia
  2. Spouse: Dmitry Iskhakov (m. 2014), Pyotr Kislov (m. 2007–2010)

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE US ATOMIC BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA + NAGASAKI, HOW THE ATOMIC BOMB COULD HAVE BEEN DROPPED BY JAPAN

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WIN A WAR or DO A LONGTERM BLEED. LEARN FROM HISTORY or SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES.