A reader has sent us two articles overnight from the Washington Examiner involving former refugees who have found that the criminal life in America is a lucrative one. By the way, I just posted a few minutes ago a story from Switzerland about their problems with African asylum-seekers who are allegedly crooks.
I’m wondering if the Washington Examiner is becoming a leader in stories such as these. Remember it’s the Examiner that broke and has been tracking the story of 300 Somalis who were smuggled into the US and have since disappeared presumably into Somali refugee communities throughout the US. Judy told you about it here just the other day.
First we have this story from ten days ago about a former Vietnamese refugee who has admitted he is a leader of a home invasion gang. He claims to be involved with the “Vietnamese Pride” gang in Montgomery Co. Maryland (a wealthy suburb of Washington, DC). He has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
And, then just today the Washington Examiner has this more complicated crime story involving an Ethiopian taxi driver (we have admitted a ton of Ethiopian refugees).
An Ethiopian community leader has pleaded guilty to his role in orchestrating a massive taxi industry bribery scheme, fingering D.C. Councilman Jim Graham’s former chief of staff as one of his co-conspirators.
Over the past three years, Abdul Kamus gave more than $30,000 in cash, trips and free taxi rides to Graham’s former Chief of Staff Ted Loza in return for influence in the D.C. Council, Kamus admitted Wednesday. His admissions do not implicate Graham in any wrongdoing, although Kamus said in court documents that he met with Graham on at least two occasions to discuss legislation that benefited the taxi industry. Graham chaired the council’s public works and transportation committee, which oversees the taxi industry.
Graham told the Washington Examiner that the guilty plea, “has nothing to do with me,” and declined to comment further.
Read the whole article also by reporter Freeman Klopott.
Dear Mr. Klopott, Maybe you would like to look into my theory about the E-2 Treaty Investor program and food stamp fraud, here. There was a bust in western Maryland of a food stamp fraud scheme if you need something in the vicinity of Washington, DC!