Ohio: 8 years for Muslim fraudster, arsonist, illegal alien trafficker

via Ex-owner of local IHOPs gets prison term – Toledo Blade.

Though he had faced up to 40 years behind bars, the former owner of seven IHOP restaurants in northwest Ohio and Indiana was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison.

Tarek Elkafrawi, 57, of Middleton Township near Perrysburg pleaded guilty July 3 to 53 counts contained in a federal indictment charging him with a series of criminal schemes between 2003 and 2012 intended to defraud the government, corporate IHOP, an insurance company, and his own employees of millions of dollars.

He admitted to hiring in excess of 200 undocumented workers, giving some of them multiple identities so that they could work extra hours without being paid overtime and could make claims for Medicaid and other public assistance.

“This is not just a case involving the hiring of illegal aliens,” Duncan Brown, an assistant U.S. Attorney, told the court. “The hiring of illegal aliens was the base of the pyramid that led to a tip of money laundering.”

In between, Mr. Brown contended, were “deliberate and knowing” acts of identity fraud, identity theft, mail fraud, health-care fraud, and arson. Elkafrawi directed his managers to manipulate sales figures, salaries, and payroll to avoid paying taxes and lessen workers’ compensation premiums — all done for personal gain.

U.S. District Court Judge David Katz ordered that Elkafrawi pay $1.36 million to Farmers Insurance for the fraudulent insurance claims paid after the fire as well as $5,042 to the Findlay Fire Department for extinguishing the blaze.

He also ordered a forfeiture of property, including proceeds from the sale of the seven restaurants, cash, and vehicles.

During the lengthy sentencing hearing, two physicians who treat Elkafrawi testified by telephone that their patient suffered from severe heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and other issues that could be exacerbated by stress such as prison could present.

“I don’t want to sound callous but the Bureau of Prisons will provide better care than he provided to many of his employees,” Mr. Brown told the court.

Judge Katz noted that Elkafrawi had no criminal history, that he suffered from serious health issues, and that he had sustained considerable financial losses in the aftermath of the raids on his restaurants in 2011 and the subsequent indictments in 2012. Still, he said, a prison sentence was appropriate.

“I believe one of the important messages that can be sent is that the hiring and exploitation of undocumented aliens and money laundering will not be tolerated,” Judge Katz said.

Sixteen co-defendants have entered guilty pleas in the case, including Elkafrawi’s wife, Kelly Elkafrawi, 51, who was sentenced last week to two years of probation. She pleaded guilty July 3 to one count each of money laundering and alien harboring.

While she was considered a minor player in the conspiracy, her husband was labeled “the mastermind” by FBI Special Agent Phillip Dieble, who took the stand to outline Elkafrawi’s crimes before the sentence was imposed.

Noting that he had not violated the terms of his bond for the past 22 months, Judge Katz permitted Elkafrawi to remain on house arrest until he is ordered to begin serving his prison sentence.

 

4 Responses

  1. Enemies of Americans please investigate all Muslim front bus in America don’t you get it al-taqqiya to non-Muslims and the deceiver the greatest deceiver is their false god allah the mouse

  2. It is past time boycott protest urn front of all Muslim business in America and worldwide!

  3. BOYCOTT! All Muslim business in America!

  4. come on everyone you are all racists, lol poor muslims every body picks on them? is it because there all thieves they divised a religion to enslave women and treat them like animals, at there mercy, for life or because they think where infadels an there better. yet they allways stink like b/o or could it be that they are trying to take over the world an slaughter us like animals by beheading, in our own countries. where we let them in to live with us through our own kindness, hand biters biting the hand that feeds, them, or that they want to steal from us they are currently doing this in iraq rite now, it does not belong to them and most of the dirty infadel terorists, are dirty pakistani gimp mother fuckers they feel they can steel another country that does not belong to them. and torture kill rape and sodomise young boys, then start up there own little islamic state live in the houses of the poor people they killed. sick fucks fuck you issis an fuck alla the dirty anal rat god, if alla is so good why did we fuck you in the ass so hard in afganistan talliban are cowards poofters they hide and dont fight poofs, usa and australia are going to fuck your muslim assholes that hard your ancestors for the next hundred years will be farting out condoms, i didnt mind muslims but when i seen beheadings i made up my mind these pricks are the lowest form of life there is and you know what i was totally rite look at them now thieving bastards stealing iraq rapeing women even beheading a little girl. to all you muslims out there, eat pork get some pork on your fork bitches hallal pork

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