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Austin, Texas nightclub owners linked to drug deals, possible financing of Hezbollah
Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 1 April 2012 | Unattributed

Posted on 04/01/2012 6:18:16 PM PDT by LSUfan

The Yassine family of Austin, Texas is apparently quite the enterprising group. Led by Hussein “Mike” Yassine, the Yassines were quite diversified.

They own 8 bars.

According to law enforcement authorities they are also a one-family crime wave. They are involved in murder, money laundering, drug dealing–and they have a brother back in Lebanon who is part of Hezbollah.

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1 posted on 04/01/2012 6:18:30 PM PDT by LSUfan
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To: LSUfan

WHY OH WHY DO WE EVEN ALLOW THESE PEOPLE TO BECOME ESTABLISHED IN OUR NATION?


2 posted on 04/01/2012 6:27:32 PM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: LetMarch
WHY OH WHY DO WE EVEN ALLOW THESE PEOPLE TO BECOME ESTABLISHED IN OUR NATION?

A. Political Correctness
B. Suicidal Tendencies
C. Vast campaign contributions
D. Stupidity
E. All of the above, except possibly the band...

3 posted on 04/01/2012 6:35:10 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1167 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: LetMarch

Great question. I know of a small little town in Arkansas where two highways intersect. There is one Exxon gas station. I’m sure every farmer in the county would have bought that expensive franchise. A Pakistani owns it. Explain that.

They come here with enough money to buy expensive franchises. Where did they get the money?

Muslims have totally screwed up fast food. I will not go into a Wendy’s, McDonald’s or whatever, if they’re owned by muslims. They all seem so dirty.


4 posted on 04/01/2012 6:43:17 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: LetMarch

Perhaps because we believe a former president who identified them as belonging to the religion of peace?

I am still waiting for him to recant that falsehood.


5 posted on 04/01/2012 6:43:26 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Terry Mross

I sort of like Indians, the few I have known have been likeable.

Still if I walk into a motel office and smell curry, I usually find an excuse and walk out.


6 posted on 04/01/2012 6:48:12 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: LSUfan

Not surprised at all ... Austin, Texas just a liberal rathole just a short trip from hell!


7 posted on 04/01/2012 6:51:39 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: basil

Ping


8 posted on 04/01/2012 6:57:33 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

The great thing about Austin is, it’s only 10 minutes from Texas.


9 posted on 04/01/2012 7:16:12 PM PDT by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a NASA space pod!!)
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To: LSUfan

Speaking of Austin:

JULY early 2004 : (CHARLOTTE, NC : PAKISTANI ILLEGAL ALIEN KAMRAN SHEIKH CAUGHT WITH SCOUT VIDEOS OF BUILDINGS AND TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN CHARLOTTE NC, ATLANTA GA , N ORLEANS LA, DALLAS TX, HOUSTON TX AND AUSTIN TX— INCLUDING AUSTIN’S MANSFIELD DAM) ———— “Man Is Held After Police Seize Tapes of Buildings and a Dam,” by ERIC LICHTBLAU, New York Times, Published: August 11, 2004.; http:/www.nytimes.com/2004/08/11/politics/11terror.html


10 posted on 04/01/2012 7:35:44 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: null and void

Don’t forget the Ecctasy (x) component from iran!


11 posted on 04/01/2012 7:44:42 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
"Not surprised at all ... Austin, Texas just a liberal rathole just a short trip from hell!"

Exactly! It is Madison Wisconsin transplanted to Texas.

12 posted on 04/01/2012 7:46:05 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: davetex

...except on Friday afternoon.

Then it’s 20 minutes from Texas.
Dave thanks, that was hilarious.

I’m surprised the statesman even covered this story.


13 posted on 04/01/2012 7:56:57 PM PDT by spankalib (The Marx-in-the-Parks crowd is a basement skunkworks operation of the AFL-CIO)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

“Austin, Texas just a liberal rathole just a short trip from hell!”

Liberals, sure they’re around. But conservatives keep this city running. Short trip from hell? Not even close. Austin is like a high-tech vacation spot you get to live in. My favorite city so far.


14 posted on 04/01/2012 8:37:51 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: Lockbar

“Exactly!”

No chance, Austin is a paradise city. Liberals are loud here, but this place is built off the hard work and intelligence of a statistically conservative population.


15 posted on 04/01/2012 8:41:17 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: spankalib

It’s unbelievable how early rush hour starts in Austin on a Friday. It could be 2 pm and 290 West will be jammed with folks trying to get to hill country.


16 posted on 04/01/2012 8:43:38 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks LSUfan.


17 posted on 04/01/2012 9:21:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: Flightdeck
But conservatives keep this city running

And they all live South of the River.

18 posted on 04/01/2012 9:39:59 PM PDT by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: Lockbar

Austin: Moscow-on-the-Trinity.


19 posted on 04/01/2012 9:58:27 PM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: LSUfan
 
http://www.gamawarehouse.com/gama/
 
This is a bunch in TX that needs a hard looking at, though they probably enjoy some political cover that would hamper any such efforts.
 
These people are operating what amounts to a hostile cartel, with lots of money to throw around - way too much money.
 
 
 

20 posted on 04/01/2012 11:30:53 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: LSUfan; mylife; COB1; andrew; Tony Snow; uamadan; Brucifer

We applaude Gov Perry in his quest to keep All Texans Armed and Ready.

21 posted on 04/01/2012 11:39:08 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: All

NOTE The following text is a quote:

www.fbi.gov/sanantonio/press-releases/2012/federal-state-and-local-law-enforcement-arrest-10-austin-area-residents-on-federal-drug-and-money-laundering-charges

Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Arrest 10 Austin-Area Residents on Federal Drug and Money Laundering Charges

U.S. Attorney’s Office
March 22, 2012

Western District of Texas

John E. Murphy, Attorney for the United States, FBI Special Agent in Charge Armando Fernandez, IRS-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Steve McCullough, and Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo announced the arrest of 10 Austin-area residents, including Austin businessman Hussein Ali Yassine, on federal drug and money laundering charges.

Those arrested this morning without incident include:

Hussein Ali Yassine, 40, of Austin; Hadi Ali Yassine, 35, of Austin; Mohammed Ali Yassine, 38, of Austin; Marisse Marthe Ruales, 33; Nizar Hakiki, 32, of Austin; Karim Faiq, 29, of Manor, Texas; Amar Thabet Araf, 29, of Austin; Sami Derder, 38, of Pflugerville, Texas; Edgar Orsini, 40, of Cedar Creek, Texas; and Alejandro Melendrez, 42, of Austin.

On Tuesday, a federal grand jury returned a total of five indictments in connection with this investigation which contained conspiracy, as well as substantive, cocaine distribution and money laundering charges. According to those indictments, the defendants carried out their various schemes in 2007, 2008, and 2009. With respect to the money laundering indictment, defendants Hussein Ali Yassine, Hadi Ali Yassine, Mohammed Ali Yassine, and Ruales carried out their scheme in 2008 and 2009 and authorities believe that they used several business establishments located in downtown Austin to launder over $200,000 in cash, which they believed to be the proceeds of narcotics trafficking. Defendants Mohammed Ali Yassine and Nizar Kakiki are also charged with one count of transferring a firearm knowing that the firearm would be used to commit a drug trafficking crime. In addition to filing criminal charges, the government is seeking monetary judgements against the defendants totaling approximately $300,000 which represent property involved in the alleged offenses.

The 10 arrested defendants remain in federal custody pending detention hearings scheduled for Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis Green in Austin. Upon conviction, maximum federal prison sentences for the defendants range anywhere from 20 years to life depending on the charge.

This investigation is being conducted by agents and investigators with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, and the Austin Police Department, together with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Texas Attorney General’s Office, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, and the Texas Comptroller’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Gregg N. Sofer and Jennifer Freel are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.


22 posted on 04/02/2012 12:16:33 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.statesman.com/news/local/investigators-link-nightclub-owner-associates-to-drug-deals-2265889.html

“Investigators link nightclub owner, associates to drug deals, militant Islamic group, homicide case”

By Gary Dinges and Patrick George
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF

Updated: 6:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Published: 10:17 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012

SNIPPET: “Arrested last week on money laundering and drug charges, Yassine Enterprises owner Hussein Ali “Mike” Yassine, his brother, Mohammed Ali “Steve” Yassine, and eight others appeared in federal court and heard more details about the cases against them.”

SNIPPET: “Officials linked one suspect to the Texas Syndicate prison gang. They also said thousands of dollars were transferred to a Yassine relative in Lebanon who is reportedly connected to the militant group Hezbollah, considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. government.”


23 posted on 04/02/2012 12:20:27 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

“On Tuesday, a federal grand jury returned a total of five indictments in connection with this investigation which contained conspiracy, as well as substantive, cocaine distribution and money laundering charges.”

Thank you Hollywood for snorting all that cocaine and supporting terrorism.


24 posted on 04/02/2012 12:26:33 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: WesternPacific

Or west of MoPac.


25 posted on 04/02/2012 3:43:03 AM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: Flightdeck
As a land owner in Austin, I concur with the sentiment expressed here......however.

I want to fight these bastards tooth and nail and I have to live here to do it. I will not let the heart of Texas go into the cesspool without a fight.

26 posted on 04/02/2012 4:24:38 AM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: lapsus calami

That GAMA is a deeply entrenched network.


27 posted on 04/02/2012 6:37:21 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: davetex

LOL!!!


28 posted on 04/02/2012 7:37:56 AM PDT by avacado
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To: kcvl
Thank you Hollywood War On Drugs for snorting all that cocaine and hyperinflating drug profits and restricting those profits to criminals, thereby supporting terrorism.

There, now that's correct

29 posted on 04/02/2012 9:14:44 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

No, you didn’t correct it. You made it worse. Just what we need more cocaine snorting legally. PUKE!


30 posted on 04/02/2012 9:18:28 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: LetMarch

“WHY OH WHY DO WE EVEN ALLOW THESE PEOPLE TO BECOME ESTABLISHED IN OUR NATION?”

A question we all ask ourselves; all, that is, except our Republican and Dimocrat overlords in the District of Corruption.


31 posted on 04/02/2012 9:18:44 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: kcvl
Just what we need more cocaine snorting legally.

You'd rather keep channeling hyperinflated profits into terrorist hands, in a futile attempt to dictate what adults put in their noses?

32 posted on 04/02/2012 10:54:18 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: Terry Mross

So do I;
We quit going to motels for the same reason. They do not believe in using disinfectants! You cannot really trust them in changing the bed clothing nor the pillow slips!

Better to stay at home than to get bed bugs and whatever!


33 posted on 04/02/2012 12:05:25 PM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

I used to drink that whiskey and snort that cocaine
Ain’t no reason to condemn me to hell,
I didn’t use the cocaine to get high,
I just liked the smell…

Ray Wylie Hubbard....Austin staple BITD>>>

http://www.myspace.com/music/player?sid=87032809&ac=now


34 posted on 04/02/2012 12:32:52 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: Flightdeck
Austin is a paradise city.

You are correct...it is worth suffering the liberals.

I lived there from '80 to '82.

"Pray for me, I drive 183"

35 posted on 04/02/2012 12:39:01 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Free in Texas
Austin: Moscow-on-the-Trinity.

Austin's on the Colorado.

36 posted on 04/02/2012 12:41:11 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: eddie willers

Thanks! Just goes to show I should engage brain first, keyboard second.


37 posted on 04/02/2012 3:38:46 PM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: Free in Texas

I remember a Final Jeopardy question one time which was:

“The body of water in which Colorado River empties”

Of course they were looking for “What is the Gulf of California?”, but I had to chuckle because if someone had answered with “What is the Gulf of Mexico?”, they would have also been correct.


38 posted on 04/02/2012 4:36:32 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: All

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39 posted on 10/24/2012 3:40:38 PM PDT by Cindy
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