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Twenty-Three People Indicted in Staged Automobile Accident Scheme | USAO-EDWA

Richland, Washington – Vanessa R. Waldref, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, introduced the unsealing of a 138-rely federal indictment charging 20-three defendants in Washington, California, Michigan, Nevada, and British Columbia, Canada with collaborating in a staged car accident scheme, obstructing an formal proceeding, and making wrong statements to FBI investigators.

According to the indictment, 20-two of the defendants conspired to commit mail and wire fraud and wellbeing treatment fraud by staging approximately 14 car mishaps and thereafter triggered the submission of pretty much $1 million in bogus insurance policy promises for shed wages, bodily damage, and assets destruction. In accordance to the allegations, in at minimum three of the staged incidents, there ended up no occupants (driver or passengers) in the “victim” automobile when a defendant deliberately drove the “at fault” vehicle” into the “victim” car or truck. The twenty-two defendants alleged to have been concerned in the plan are: Ali Abed Yaser, Hussein A. Yasir, Insaf A. Karawi, Hasanein A. Yaser, Ahmad K. Bachay, Mashael A. Bachay, Hussein K. Bachay, Mohammad Bajay, Noor Tahseen Al-Maarej, Ali F. Al-Himrani, Rana J. Kaabawi, Amar F. Abdul-Salam, Ameer R. Mohammed, Mohammed F. Al-Himrani, Maria Elena Sanchez, Seifeddine A. Al-Kinani, Farooq S. Yaseen, Firas S. Hadi, Abdullah Al-Dulaimi, Khalil Abdul-Razaq, Jesus George Sanchez, and Sinan Akrawi.

The indictment further more alleges that when Ali Abed Yaser, Hussein A. Yasir, Hasanein A. Yaser, Ahmad K. Bachay, Ali F. Al-Himrani and Mohammed Naji Al-Jibory (who is not billed in the staged accident scheme) acquired of the FBI’s investigation, they dedicated several functions to obstruct formal proceedings. Some of the alleged obstructive acts bundled Ali Abed Yaser, Hussein A. Yasir, Hasanein A. Yaser and Mohammed Naji Al-Jibory fabricating a story that the FBI case agent, and one more person suspected of performing as an FBI informant, solicited a $22,000 bribe payment in trade for providing the investigation or case to go absent. Other alleged obstructive functions integrated Ali Abed Yaser, Ahmad K. Bachay and Ali F. Al-Himrani applying threats of physical force to reduce conversation of information about the achievable commission of federal crimes to a regulation enforcement officer and a decide.

Two of the defendants, Ali Abed Yaser and Mohammad Naji Al-Jibory, are billed with generating wrong statements to FBI investigators. Ali Abed Yaser, Ahmad K. Bachay, and Ali F. Al-Himrani are charged with witness tampering. The indictment also alleges Ali Abed Yaser tried to tamper with proof.

The following defendants are charged in the Indictment:

Defendant, Age, Area

ALI ABED YASER 51 Kennewick, WA

HUSSEIN A. YASIR 39 Kennewick, WA

INSAF A. KARAWI 52 Kennewick, WA

HASANEIN A. YASER 20 Kennewick, WA

AHMAD K. BACHAY 35 El Cajon, CA

MASHAEL A. BACHAY 31 El Cajon, CA

MOHAMMAD BAJAY 39 El Cajon, CA

HUSSAIN K. BACHAY 32 Vancouver, B.C. Canada

NOOR TAHSEEN AL-MAAREJ 32 El Cajon, CA

ALI F. AL-HIMRANI 40 Temecula, CA

RANA J. KAABAWI 38 Temecula, CA

AMAR F. ABDUL-SALAM 40 El Cajon, CA

AMEER R. MOHAMMED 45 Kennewick, WA

MOHAMMED F. AL-HIMRANI 33 Kennewick, WA

MARIA ELENA SANCHEZ 41 Kennewick, WA

SEIFEDDINE A. AL-KINANI 37 Las Vegas, NV

ABDULLAH AL-DULAIMI 30 Detroit, MI

FIRAS S. HADI 41 El Cajon, CA

FAROOQ S. YASEEN 32 Kennewick, WA

KHALIL ABDUL-RAZAQ 40 Kennewick, WA

JESUS GEORGE SANCHEZ 56 Eltopia, WA

SINAN AKRAWI 44 La Mesa, CA

MOHAMMED NAJI AL-JIBORY 54 Kennewick, WA

4 defendants have not been located at this time and are viewed as fugitives. If convicted, the defendants confront the next possible maximum statutory sentences: 20 years in prison for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and just about every depend of mail and wire fraud 20 a long time in jail for conspiracy to impede an formal continuing and each rely of witness and proof tampering 10 years in prison for conspiracy to commit wellness treatment fraud and 5 many years in jail for creating untrue statements to the FBI.

This scenario was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the support of the National Insurance policy Criminal offense Bureau. This case is being prosecuted by George J.C. Jacobs, III and Dominique Juliet Park, Assistant United States Attorneys for the Eastern District of Washington.

An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until finally proven responsible outside of a affordable question in a court docket of regulation.