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  • Cuomo: School-business partnership to offer free 2-year degrees

    08/29/2013 1:16:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    The Journal News | Aug. 28, 2013 | JON CAMPBELL
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  • Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud

    07/16/2009 11:47:45 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 648+ views ^ | July 14, 2009 | n/a
    Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud Indictment Unsealed Charges Former Ptech President with Dealing in Assets of Specially Designated Global Terrorist BOSTON—A former resident of Somerville, Mass. who has been living in South Korea was arrested today after arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. An indictment, originally returned on March 1, 2007, was unsealed today charging Buford George Peterson and Oussama Abdul Ziade, both former officers of Ptech, Inc., a computer software company that was principally located in Quincy, Mass., with making false statements to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in connection with a...
  • Under suspicion: Hub mosque leader tied to radical groups

    10/29/2003 4:13:22 AM PST · by ninonitti · 9 replies · 855+ views
    Boston Herald | Wednesday, October 29, 2003 | SPECIAL REPORT/by Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers, Maggie Mulvihill and Kevin Wisniewski
    Last of two parts. The leader of the local Islamic organization preparing to build a major new mosque in Boston is allegedly linked to a network of Muslim companies and charitable groups in Virginia suspected by federal investigators of providing material support to Islamic terrorists. The chairman of the board of trustees of the Islamic Society of Boston, which has city approval to construct a $22 million cultural center and mosque in Roxbury, was also a leader of an Indiana-based Muslim organization known for its anti-Western rhetoric and for providing a platform for radical Islamists, some of whom have been...
  • Trails Lead to Saudis: A Virginia terror probe continues (AL QAEDA IN BOSNIA)

    05/21/2003 9:30:22 AM PDT · by Destro · 10 replies · 572+ views ^ | May 21, 2003, 8:45 a.m. | Matthew Epstein
    May 21, 2003, 8:45 a.m. Trails Lead to SaudisA Virginia terror probe continues. By Matthew Epstein In March 2002, Federal terrorism investigators descended upon a group of Saudi-backed executives operating out of northern Virginia. The government hauled away truckloads of files and computer hard drives from the "SAAR Network," a web of dozens of related companies with interlocking officers, directors, and corporate headquarters. The Treasury Department suspected the group was laundering money for al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. Now over a year after the raids, many are asking whether the Justice Department will hand down indictments or clear the...
  • Former officers of Islamic charity arrested on federal charges

    05/12/2005 4:09:07 PM PDT · by Alouette · 20 replies · 900+ views ^ | May 12, 2005 | Theo Emery
    BOSTON -- Two former officers of an Islamic charity were arrested on Thursday after they were indicted on federal charges of lying to authorities investigating the charity's alleged ties to terrorist organizations. Emadeddin Z. Muntasser, the former president of Care International, and Muhammed Mubayyid, the defunct charity's former treasurer, were arrested Wednesday on charges of concealing information from federal agencies, conspiring to defraud the United States, and making false statements to the FBI. "Organizations that conceal their true activities to abuse our tax laws, and in this case fund their support of the mujahideen and jihad, will be prosecuted to...
  • Second Saudi with possible link to terror is tied to Ptech

    01/21/2003 2:17:53 AM PST · by sarcasm · 1 replies · 295+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 21, 2003 | Ross Kerber
    <p>Ptech came under scrutiny chiefly because of the role of an early financial backer, Yasin al-Qadi. He helped run a charity, the Muwafaq Foundation, that the Bush administration has alleged financed Al Qaeda, the terror organization. Al-Qadi, who has denied being connected to terrorism, previously served as a director of Ptech investor Sarmany Ltd., an investment company registered in the Isle of Man.</p>
  • Federal probe raises questions in Middle Eastern community

    12/08/2002 2:41:11 AM PST · by sarcasm · 2 replies · 143+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | December 8, 2002 | Jenna Russell
    <p>A small company where about half of the 25 employees have roots in the Middle East, Ptech Inc. came under suspicion because of a tip from a former employee about possible ties to a suspected terrorist financier. No charges were filed after the search early Friday morning, and it was unclear if investigators from the US Customs Service uncovered any evidence.</p>
  • Feds Raid Boston Area Computer Firm Suspected of Links to Al Qaeda

    12/06/2002 5:33:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 146 replies · 5,094+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12-6-02 | Brian Ross
    Dec. 6 — Federal agents have raided a Boston-area computer software firm looking for evidence that the company, which does business with key government agencies including the FBI, might have links to Osama bin Laden's terror network. The Quincy, Mass., firm, Ptech, makes software and is allegedly secretly owned by Qassin al-Kadi, one of 12 Saudi businessmen accused of funneling millions of dollars to al Qaeda. U.S. government investigators told ABCNEWS' chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross that there are fears al Qaeda may have had access to some of the government's most closely held secrets through the company, which provided...
  • Al-Qaida link eyed in Mass. raid of PTech firm

    12/06/2002 10:48:31 AM PST · by Alouette · 13 replies · 226+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec. 6, 2002 | Wire Services
    Dec. 6 — FBI and Customs agents on Friday raided a Quincy, Mass., software company that has done business with dozens of government agencies and Fortune 500 companies, attempting to determine whether the company is partly owned by a Saudi businessman who U.S. officials believe is a financier for the al-Qaida terrorism network, NBC News has learned. The company’s client list includes the FBI, NATO, the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Air Force, the Naval Air Serices Command, the Department of Energy, the IRS, the Postal Service and the House of Representatives. SOURCES FAMILIAR with the raid, who spoke on...
  • FBI reportedly didn't act on Ptech tips

    12/07/2002 2:05:40 AM PST · by sarcasm · 6 replies · 189+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | December 7, 2002 | Ralph Ranalli
    <p>A whistle-blower from Ptech Inc. told the Boston FBI in October 2001 that the company was being financially backed by Yasin al-Qadi, a Saudi businessman whose US assets were frozen after the Sept. 11 attacks amid allegations that he has funded terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda and Hamas, a Bush administration official and a former Clinton administration official involved in the case said yesterday.</p>