In the name of Barack Hussein Obama. via Bronx imam failed to pay back 53G to a granny – NYPOST.com. h/t thereligionofpeace
An 84-year-old Bronx grandmother claims that she loaned a prominent imam her life savings to fund a day-care center — but that he never built it and he stiffed her on the $52,000.
Sheik Moussa Drammeh admitted to The Post that instead he sank Ruth Young’s money into a wacky invention and two Web sites.
“The money did not go to waste,” Drammeh said.
“I failed on paying her back,” he said, adding he’d repay her “any day now.”
Young was doubtful.
“He must think that he could get over on me,” said the wheelchair-bound Co-op City resident.
The holy man, a member of Community Board 9 in Parkchester, gave her a check for $57,500 on April 15, but it bounced.
According to a contract dated June 7, 2010, and signed by both parties, the money was to be used to build the Barack Hussein Obama Children Center. It describes the money as an investment and a loan.
“I thought it was a good investment,” Young said.
The contract also stated the balance should have been repaid by July 31, 2011, in monthly installments beginning December 2010.
Although the center’s name hangs on a Pugsley Avenue property, the Islamic Leadership School, a grade school, operates there.
Drammeh blamed a zoning-law snag for holding up the center. Records show the city Buildings Department denied the day-care application in July 2010.
After the rejection, Drammeh said, he used the money to bankroll a bathroom-sink alarm that alerts bosses to staffers who don’t wash their hands properly. It has yet to take off.