Three Virginia businessmen — including Abul Huda Farouki, a major Democrat donor who contributed to Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama — were charged with violating US sanctions on Iran and for conspiring to defraud the US government through a shady Pentagon contract.
The Department of Justice said the contractor, the Dubai-based Anham, lied to the Pentagon in 2011 in order to win an $8 billion, 10-year contract to supply food to U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the DOJ announced. At the time, Barack Obama was president and Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.
The three men indicted on charges of fraud, conspiracy, and money-laundering were:
- Abul Huda Farouki, a Clinton donor and former CEO of Anham.
- Abul ‘s younger brother, Mazen Farouki, who oversaw Anham’s Afghanistan affiliate.
- Salah Maarouf, a businessman from Fairfax, Virginia.
In order to reduce costs on the construction of two warehouses in Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan (so they could pocket higher profits), the Farouki brothers and Maarouf shipped steel through Iran — which is currently under sanctions by the U.S. government.
The three sham contractors with Anham engaged in some serious fraud, according to the DOJ:
“The defendants schemed to defraud the Department of Defense…by submitting bids that contained knowingly false estimates of the completion dates for the warehouses and by providing the government with misleading photographs intended to convey that Anham’s progress on the warehouses was further along than it actually was.
In February of 2012, the defendants and others caused Anham employees to transport construction equipment and materials to the proposed site of one of the warehouse complexes to create the false appearance of an active construction site.
Members of the conspiracy then photographed the site, provided the photographs to the Department of Defense, and then largely deconstructed the staged construction site.”
Abul Huda Farouki, the former CEO of Anham, is a major Democrat donor and a former member of the Clinton Global Initiative. Farouki and his wife have contributed more than $320,000 to Democrats since the 1990s, including hefty donations to the Clintons, according to Open Secrets.
Abul Huda Farouki, Mazen Farouk and Salah Maarouf all pled not guilty to the charges. Their next hearing is December 6.
Meanwhile, Bill and Hillary Clinton launched a speaking tour last week, where they were greeted by empty seats, as BizPac Review reported.
The Clintons’ troubles are just beginning — and they might bring special counsel Robert Mueller down with them.
New documents turned over to the DOJ suggest that former Obama FBI director Robert Mueller ignored the unethical relationship between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and a Russian company called Rosatom that purchased Uranium One.
Instead of protecting the whistleblower who turned over the documents, the FBI raided Dennis Nathan Cain’s home.
When Cain told the FBI that he was a whistleblower whose protected status was recognized by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, they ignored him.
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino is disgusted at the left’s deafening silence on the sham investigations into the shady Clinton Foundation under the Obama FBI.
“There are serious abnormalities in the way that Donald Trump investigation has been conducted, versus the way the Clinton investigation and the Uranium One investigations were sidelined,” said Bongino, the author of Spygate: The Attempted Sabotage of Donald J. Trump.
“But nobody is even remotely curious on the left about this. It’s really incredible.”
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