Three Senior Executives at Defense Contracting Firms Charged with Scheme to Defraud the U.S. Military in Connection with $8 Billion Troop Supply Contract and with Violating the Iran Sanctions Regime
“Three men were charged in an indictment returned Nov. 27 for their roles in a scheme to defraud U.S. Military contracts in Afghanistan, engaging in illegal commerce in Iran, and laundering money internationally. Their conduct was in connection to two multi-million dollar contracts to provide supplies and logistical support to U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Abul Huda Farouki, 75, of McLean, Virginia; his brother Mazen Farouki, 73, of Boyce, Virginia; and Salah Maarouf, 71, of Fairfax, Virginia, were each charged in an indictment filed in the District of Columbia with two counts of major fraud, one count of conspiracy to violate the restrictions on doing business with Iran, four counts of substantive violations of those restrictions, and one count of conspiracy to commit international money laundering.
The indictment alleges that Abul Huda Farouki was the chief executive officer of Anham FZCO, a defense contractor based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which maintained offices in Dubai, UAE, Jordan and the United States.”
“In June 2011, the Defense Department’s Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) released a scathing report on a defense contracting company called Anham. The title of the report and its conclusion were the same: “Poor Government Oversight of Anham and Its Subcontracting Procedures Allowed Questionable Costs To Go Undetected.”
It is difficult to believe that Anham CEO Abdul Huda Farouki, a long time Virginia resident, was not aware that millions of dollars of his U.S. Military supplies were being shipped through a volatile country that has threatened to destroy America and is subject to numerous American sanctions — especially as UniTrans, a company run by his brother, was reportedly one of the subcontractors.
Mr. Farouki is a successful entrepreneur with demonstrable fealty to the Democratic Party. His wife and children also support liberal politicians. One need only follow their wallets to arrive at this conclusion.
In 2000, he gave at least $67,000 to the Democratic National Committee.
During the 2004 Democratic primaries, he financially supported both John Kerry and John Edwards.
The Faroukis are a longtime donors to California Senator Dianne Feinstein, their neighbor in Aspen.
They have also been generous to Virginia Congressman Jim Moran.
Obama For America benefitted from Farouki generosity with multiple contributions made in 2008 — before Anham was awarded another $8 billion from the administration after his fraudulent business practices became a matter of public record.
Between 1995 and 2008, Farouki family members made at least 19 donations to Clinton-associated campaigns.
Since 2005, Farouki has participated in The Clinton Global Initiative, and during his presidency, Bill Clinton appointed him to the prestigious advisory board for Washington’s Kennedy Center.
Remember the $600 Defense Department hammer controversy from the 1980s? And liberals screaming over Halliburton during the Bush Presidency? SIGIR found Anham billed American taxpayers $900 for a $7.00 electric switch, and $80 for a $1.40 drainpipe. Where is the outrage? Or even media coverage? Why did the government ignore contracting irregularities and then award the same company billions in new contracts.