Petition Seeks to Impeach Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib

Screenshot (895)You may have noticed I have a category here at Frauds and Crooks entitled ‘Politicians as frauds‘ where I archive stories like this one.

I suspect that most of you are news junkies who have seen this story from last Monday at Big League Politics (if you aren’t already following Big League you should!), but am posting it just in case.  (hat tip: Joanne)

 

Rashida Tlaib Haunted By Fake Residence Scandal As Nearly 300k Sign Petition To ‘IMPEACH’ Her

 

Democrat Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is haunted by a fake-residence scandal as the petition to impeach her closes in on 300,000 signatures.

Congressman Jon Bumstead of Michigan confirmed to Big League Politics through an intermediary that state representatives in Michigan are legally required to live in their districts. But Tlaib lived in suburban Dearborn while she was falsely representing a district in Detroit. Tlaib lied about her address on her voter registration — a crime — and kicked off her entire political career with the lie.

The Change.org petition, started by MRS. AMERICAN CITIZEN, focuses on the fake-residency claim against Tlaib, and has 282,518 signatures as of this writing. Tlaib infamously vowed to “impeach the mother—” President Trump.

Michigan Democrat congresswoman Rashida Tlaib registered to vote from a false address, and represented a state House district that she did not actually live in, according to credit score and property records obtained by Big League Politics.

Tlaib’s own father even said that Tlaib “lied” about her address in order to run for office.

More here.

To learn more about Rep. Tlaib see this story from last November.

Don’t miss the video of Tlaib celebrating with her ‘new American’ mama on election night 2018:

 

 

The issue of residency for members of Congress should be a no-brainer.  The person we send to represent us should live in the district.  In Maryland it is permitted to live in one district and run for Congress in another and it galls me to be represented by a rich big city Democrat while living in a rural red county.

question markWhat is the law where you live?  If it’s like Maryland, maybe you can work to change that and the outrageous gerrymandering that goes on to make it even easier to disenfranchise rural/conservative voters.

 

Michigan: Feds Bust “pay to stay” Foreign Student Immigration Fraud Network

This story should warm your heart—we are nabbing at least some of the cheaters!

This time it was by setting a trap for them with the creation of a fake university with all the trappings of a real college.

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The feds fake University of Farmington was located in this building says the Detroit News

Thanks to the Detroit News for another juicy story.

Feds used fake Michigan university in immigration sting

Federal agents used a fake university in Farmington Hills to lure alleged phony foreign students who were trying to stay in the United States illegally.

The University of Farmington had no staff, no instructors, no curriculum and no classes but was utilized by undercover Homeland Security agents to identify people involved in immigration fraud, according to federal grand jury indictments unsealed Wednesday.

Eight student recruiters were charged with participating in a conspiracy to help at least 600 foreign citizens stay in the U.S. illegally, according to the indictments, which describe a novel investigation that dates to 2015 but intensified one month into President Donald Trump’s tenure as part of a broader crackdown on illegal immigration.

Simultaneously Wednesday, federal agents arrested dozens of University of Farmington students in a nationwide sweep. The students were arrested on immigration violations and face possible deportation, according to a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Most of the recruiters and students involved are originally from India, according to prosecutors.

“It’s creative and it’s not entrapment,” said Peter Henning, a Wayne State University law professor and former federal prosecutor. “The government can put out the bait, but it’s up to the defendants to fall for it.”

Those charged include:

• Bharath Kakireddy, 29, of Lake Mary, Florida.
• Aswanth Nune, 26, of Atlanta.
• Suresh Reddy Kandala, 31, of Culpeper, Virginia.
• Phanideep Karnati, 35, of Louisville, Kentucky.
• Prem Kumar Rampeesa, 26, of Charlotte, North Carolina.
• Santosh Reddy Sama, 28, of Fremont, California.
• Avinash Thakkallapally, 28, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
• Naveen Prathipati, 29, of Dallas.

[….]

“… the university was being used by foreign citizens as a ‘pay to stay’ scheme which allowed these individuals to stay in the United States as a result of of foreign citizens falsely asserting that they were enrolled as full-time students in an approved educational program and that they were making normal progress toward completion of the course of study,” the indictment reads.

More here.  Please go read it and send traffic to the story because the reporter, Robert Snell, has been doing great work on fraud cases.

question markAre you thinking about this?  As we focus virtually all mainstream media coverage on the crisis at our southern border (yes, it is important), the national media is keeping us in the dark about some huge stories involving illegal immigrants (and legal ones !) who are ripping us off through fraud and other criminal activity that we must suffer and pay for.

 

Michigan: Three “New Americans” Arrested on Charges They Conspired to Help ISIS

But, if they couldn’t join ISIS they planned to kill some kuffar!

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(Left to right) Muse Abdikadir Muse, Mohamud Abdikadir Muse and Mohamed Salat Haji (Photo: Kent County Sheriff’s Office)

 

According to the Lansing State Journal:

The men discussed terror attacks and sacrifice in multiple exchanges as well as their desire to kill “kuffar” — the Arabic word for a non-believer.

Bet you didn’t see this news on CNN, MSNBC or maybe even Fox News.

But, here is some pretty good reporting at the Lansing State Journal (hat tip: Leo):

LANSING – More than two years of investigation using Facebook and undercover agents led to Monday’s arrest of three Lansing men, who are now charged with conspiring to provide “material support” to an Islamic State group.

Muse Abdikadir Muse, Mohamud Abdikadir Muse and Mohamed Salat Haji were arrested Monday at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids by members of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force federal records show. They face up to 20 years in prison.

But who are they, how did the FBI find them and what did investigators find that led to their arrest?

 

Wow! A reporter actually tells us more than we usually hear about their immigration status. You can put away your secret decoder ring. “New Americans” all!

 

Who are these men?

Mohamud Abdikadir Muse is 23. He’s also known as Abu Osama Almuhajir.

Muse Abdikadir Muse is 20. He’s Mohamud’s younger brother and is also known as Ali Almuhajir.

Mohamed Salat Haji is 26. He is Muse and Mohamud’s cousin and brother-in-law, according to federal documents. He’s also known as Salamujahid Almuhajir.

All three men were born in Kenya. [I’m guessing they were born in one of the big UN camps that house mostly Somalis. We take huge numbers of refugees from these camps.—-ed]

The Muse brothers became U.S. citizens when their parents were naturalized.

Haji is also now a U.S. citizen.

All three have pledged loyalty to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, according to a federal complaint filed in Grand Rapids.

The investigation began when the three yakked on Facebook.

How did the FBI find the men?

According to the federal complaint, a Facebook account for “Mohamud A Musa” caught the eye of FBI agents around April 2016.

 

Continue reading here for the details!

I’m not going to tell you more because I want you to visit the story and send traffic to the Lansing State Journal.

 

question markWhat do you do?
It is your job to make sure the story breaks through the mainstream media shield of silence!
Send this news out far and wide through your social media accounts. It is one more story that should be on every cable news network and in the big papers, but it likely won’t be because it doesn’t fit the Leftwing media’s world view.

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Bail Granted to Detroit Doctor in Largest Opioid-Related Fraud Case in US History

This is an update of the story I posted two weeks ago, here.

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Dr. Rajendra Bothra

Dr. Rajendra Bothra had not been granted bail at the time because of a fear that he would flee to his native India. But, reporter Robert Snell at the Detroit News, who has been following the case closely, says Bothra was granted bail  on Tuesday—believed to be a new record high.

You know we keep talking about migrants bringing drugs across our southern border when in fact “new American” doctors are allegedly dispensing them like Pez candy!

(And, likely ripping off US taxpayers to boot!)

Judge frees doctor on record-setting bond in opioid case

Detroit — The accused architect of a nearly $500 million health care fraud could leave jail within days after being freed on a record-setting $7 million bond Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Stephen Murphy granted the bond for Dr. Rajendra Bothra, 77, of Bloomfield Hills, despite the government’s concern the doctor has hidden money that could bankroll an escape to his native India.

The amount shattered the previous record-high bond of $4.5 million granted two years ago to Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, who is charged in the nation’s first case involving female genital mutilation.

Bothra, the lead defendant in one of the largest health care fraud cases in U.S. history, must liquidate an $8.5 million retirement account to cover the bond, a process that could take three days. Bothra will be released on home confinement and tracked by a GPS tether and must identify all assets under penalty of perjury.

His wife and daughter, who attended the hearing Tuesday, will surrender their passports to alleviate concerns that the family might flee while Bothra awaits trial in July.

[….]

Prosecutors have been unable to pinpoint Bothra’s net worth, which could be as high as $35 million. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandy McMillion noted that Bothra owns a real-estate company that owns 22 properties across Metro Detroit, including $2.8 million worth of condominiums and commercial buildings in downtown Royal Oak.

Continue here.  There is much more including photos of the real estate holdings Bothra may have purchased with funds from his alleged fraud scheme.

question markLast year that New American Economy propaganda outfit (they are everywhere!) named Detroit as one of its top ten Welcoming cities
I wonder do they count “new Americans” like Dr. Bothra as entrepreneurs bringing economic revival to struggling cities (thanks to the US taxpayer!)?

Are “New American” Doctors Fueling the Opioid Crisis?

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No bond for Dr. Rajendra Bothra

Surely some of the doctors who prescribe unnecessary pain medications and hook hundreds of thousands of Americans on drugs are American born and bred, but check out this story from Michigan in December.

Not only did these ‘new American’ doctors and health professionals turn unsuspecting Americans into drug addicts, but they did it by using your taxpayer dollars in multi-million dollar fraud schemes involving Medicare and Medicaid.

They got rich destroying lives!

And, when they got caught, many fled the country!

From the Detroit News:

Rich and on the run: Doctors flee country amid fraud, opioid crackdown

Detroit — More than a dozen doctors and medical professionals charged with federal crimes locally have fled the country in recent years amid a federal crackdown on illegal opioid use and health care fraud.

Prosecutors used the fugitive status of 16 medical professionals who have fled since 2011 to keep Dr. Rajendra Bothra jailed Wednesday while he awaits trial in a nearly $500 million conspiracy, one of the largest health care fraud cases in U.S. history.

Here is a bit more, but please read the shocking story!

The medical professionals who have fled for overseas destinations including Jordan, Pakistan and Egypt in recent years have two things in common: foreign ties and big bank accounts that have financed flights from justice. In Bothra’s case, he has eight siblings in India and amassed a $35 million fortune and vast-real estate holdings, including a $1.99 million island estate.

 

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The Detroit News did a great service by publishing this list of Detroit doctors/medical professionals who have left the country to avoid prosecution. Too bad those last two columns are blank!

 

More here.

In case you have forgotten, last summer then Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the largest healthcare bust of Medicare and Medicaid fraud scammers in US history and linked it to the opioid crisis.

Medicare Fraud Strike Force

To help find and prosecute frauds and crooks, the feds established the Medicare Fraud Strike Force involving a coordinated effort between the Fraud Section of the US Justice Department, US Attorney’s offices, the FBI, the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General and local law enforcement.

I bet you’ve never even heard of it because the national media rarely (if ever!) mentions its work, which the Strike Force says has resulted in successful prosecutions of 4,000 defendants who have collectively billed the Medicare program for more than $14 billion.

In addition to the Detroit area, the Strike Force is operating in 12 locations around the US: Miami, FL, Los Angeles, CA, Houston, TX, Brooklyn, NY, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA, Tampa and Orlando, FL, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Washington, DC, Newark, NJ, Philadelphia, PA and the Appalachian Region.

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I wonder why these huge Medicare and Medicaid fraud stories never seem to be front page news across the country and why aren’t they widely reported by cable news?

 

 

Michigan: Complaint filed against Sonic Drive-in Owner for Defrauding Medicare and Medicaid to the Tune of $1.2 Million

 

Editor: This is the first of several such stories I have lined up to report from Michigan!

I can’t say this better than the Detroit News says it,

A Dearborn pharmacist, hailed earlier this year for opening the nation’s first halal-certified Sonic Drive-In restaurant, cheated Medicare and Medicaid by charging for medication prescribed to dead people, according to federal prosecutors.

Trudell Pharmacy owner Haytham “Tom” Fakih also committed health care fraud by billing for expensive medication that was not dispensed to patients, prosecutors alleged in a criminal complaint filed against the pharmacist in federal court Sunday. In all, the fraud cost more than $1.2 million, authorities allege.

[….]

The investigation emerged publicly in September when federal agents seized more than $350,000 during a series of raids that happened five months after Fakih staged a ribbon-cutting ceremony at his Sonic Drive-In restaurant with Dearborn Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. and other community leaders.

Sonic ribbon-cutting

 

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The bearded guy in the middle is Dearborn’s mayor with “Tom” Fakih on his right. Photo is from the Press and Review story about the grand opening of Sonic’s Halal fast food restaurant.

 

In April of last year Fakih, 53, opened a halal drive-in restaurant to much fanfare, says a Press and Guide report,

Representatives from the city, the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, local religious organizations, Dearborn Public Schools, the American Arab Chamber of Commerce and friends of franchise owner Tom Fakih came out to support the new business during its celebration on Wednesday. Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. cut the ribbon…

The offerings showed off the halal options that make the Dearborn location unique. It is the only Sonic in the country to offer them.

According to the Detroit News,

On Sunday, Fakih was released on $10,000 unsecured bond after making an initial appearance in federal court. If convicted, he could spend up to 10 years in prison.

More at the Detroit News.

*Note* a charge by the government is not a determination of guilt.

More tomorrow about Michigan!

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I suppose I could do some digging to find out more about Fakih, apparently a well-established and well-connected businessman in Dearborn, but news reports don’t mention his nationality or anything else about him.