Wednesday, November 5, 2014

benevolent scam artist

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Staten Island businessman who wrote $82 million in bogus checks has been sentenced to probation.
Wholesale business owner Saquib Khan could have gotten up to 78 months in prison. Federal Judge Raymond Dearie on Tuesday cited Khan's standing and good works in the community for the light sentence.
The Daily News ( ) says his lawyers submitted letters from state Sen. Diane Savino and former Homeland Security Special Agent in Charge Martin Ficke. The letters praised his work between the Muslim community and authorities after 9/11.
Court paper say Khan wrote the checks after his business faltered following Superstorm Sandy.
His company supplies gas stations with grocery products.
He must pay $4.8 million to the government in forfeiture funds and $4.8 million in restitution to several banks.
 Is it any wonder that squishy liberals like me cry "foul" and reference "inequality" when viewing the social landscape these days? Do the math: A man of alleged goodness bilks $82 million and is required to repay $9.6 million. As with banks and stock brokers, the disparity does not speak well for the judicial system. Whether a good man or a bad man steals, still, what is stolen is gone.

1 comment:

  1. He couldn't pay even that much locked up. The problem with catching a thief too late is the booty was spent. You get vengeance without recovery.