Monday, June 20, 2005

How the HAWALA are ya?

DISCOURAGED FORWARD! Junior Cape Crusaders and our trusty side-kick Francis......

Well Junior Cape Crusaders and our trusty side-kick Francis the Jack Story is getting better and better every day! It appears that our imprisoned POW Hero Leader "Groucho" General Jack has made the news again!

Now if Ma Fed is going after Noor Alocozy for this its just does not look too good right about now for our imprisoned POW Hero Leader "Groucho" General Jack Idema.... We hear that Jacks old buddies at the FBI have been very busy lately.... Hummm wonder how Jack filed his tax returns? Wonder how Jack got his Jeeps lease? What was on that lease application? Can the noose be tightening? Can our imprisoned POW Hero Leader "Groucho" General Jack Idema be looking at residing at Club Fed upon his return? Can Vicky put up with another three to five with hubby behind bars? OH MY! What do you mean that Club Fed has no internet or Sat phones? What do you mean the "Cell" is only 8x10 with no carpeting? What's a World Infamous Humanitarian, Counter-Terrorist Hunter Killer to do?

We also LAUGH at Gummo Tiffany the Haitian Ambulance Chaser! Now Gummo the only one running a smear campaign is our imprisoned POW Hero Leader "Groucho" General Jack Idema.... ah...your client. Good defense strategy Gummo "Its a Conspiracy"! Where have we ever head this one before? BTW Gummo your client is certainly a character! Are you sure your an experienced criminal defense attorney? Shouting over the phone? How so un-cool! So Gummo when are you going to stop the showboating and make with some evidence?

Now Francis you better take a hard look at your own practice. Gummo is riding on your back in California. Its you who would be made to look the fool since Gummo does not practice in California. But its your reputation! LOL!

BTW Vicky remember all that money will go up in smoke so you best put some aside for the future. That is of course if Sargie Bumback will let you.

Oh yeah, Chico and Harpo, you two better consider getting your own lawyers. The way Gummo is handling this your going to be released from one jail cell to another. Chico you got a dam good one too, if we were you, we would have him on this protecting our backside. Harpo better tell the folks that they better get one for him as well. We would hate to think that you two would like to be indicted with Jack back home. But then again, stupid is as stupid does! Is it really worth it?

Time is coming Jack.....

Pizzeria owner may have aided mercenary Feds say
Hayward man illegally wired money that funded U.S. bounty hunter who sought Bin Laden in Afghanistan

By Matt O'Brien,

HAYWARD — A bounty hunter on a rogue quest to kill Osama bin Laden received illegal money transfers wired through a Hayward pizzeria, a federal agency revealed Friday. Local restaurateur Noor Alocozy, owner of Liberty Pizza on West A Street, illegally transferred $1 million out of the country between 2002 and 2003, some of which reached Jonathan "Jack" Idema, the jailed American mercenary accused of running his own private interrogation camp in Afghanistan."(Idema) was a customer.

He was one of this man Alocozy's clients," said Virginia Kice, spokeswoman for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, or ICE, which spent two years investigating Alocozy's Hayward-based business, Noor Money Transfer."These kinds of financial establishments don't operate within the rules. They don't approve the transactions as licensed operators are supposed to," Kice said. "That makes them an attractive option for people trying to move large sums of money around that don't want to be in law enforcement's radar."Alocozy was unavailable for comment on Friday, and employees at his pizzeria said he would not be available until next week. He pleaded guilty in May in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, to illegally transferring money to unidentified individuals in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere.

He will be sentenced in August. His lawyer, Stephen Shaiker of San Francisco, says the 41-year-old Hayward man, a native of Afghanistan, became mixed up in a business he did not quite understand. Alocozy was unaware that the various people who gave him money, which hethen wired to Afghanistan, could have sent it to individuals such as Idema, Shaiker said.

Meanwhile, Idema's lawyer, John Tiffany of New Jersey, when asked about the allegations that Idema had received money from Alocozy's transfer service, said he believes The Daily Review is "being used" by federal agents running a smear campaign against Idema."This is bull—-," Tiffany said, yelling into the phone. "If the American public knew what was going on, there would be a revolution. It's outrageous. ... This is nothing more than an attempt to assassinate the character of my client."

Idema, a former Green Beret, claimed to be working on a counterterrorism mission in Afghanistan in concert with theHe is currently jailed with two other Americans at the Afghan prison of Pul-e-Charki.Tiffany said he could not comment on any specific allegations unless the government releases the records showing that Idema received money from Alocozy."Is that a mistake, or is that a fact?" he asked. "And if he does appear in the records, to what degree of proportionality?"Kice said she could not say how much, out of the $1 million Alocozy tranferred, went to Idema."

I don't know how much money he received," she said. "But basically, he was a client and he did receive money."ICE officials say the case shows the importance of the 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, which strengthens the government's ability to crack down on unlicensed money transmittal businesses. The businesses now must be registered with the federal government and licensed by state authorities.If Alocozy had known that, he would not have been involved in the business in the first place, said Shaiken, his lawyer."He didn't know he needed a license from the state," Shaiken said. "He only became aware of this when Bank of America sent him a letter saying he was not in compliance.

So he closed down his business."Shaiken said Alocozy has been completely honest with investigators, meeting representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies."He has no intention of going back into the money remittance business," Shaiken said.Alocozy's money transfer business was officialy licensed by Alameda County until 2003, when he closed it down, according to records. The pizzeria, at the corner of West A Street and Garden Avenue in unincorporated Hayward, remains an active business.

Contact Matt O'Brien at or (510) 293-2473.

(Time is coming Jack!)

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