Midamar execs indicted on 92 counts , involving handling of Halal products
Jalel and William “Yahya” Aossey, corporate officers of Midamar Corp. and Islamic Services of America, were indicted late last week on 92 federal charges, involving mislabeling of Halal beef products and falsifying documents. Their father, William, was indicted on 19 counts last month.
According to The Gazette, the two brothers were charged with one count of conspiracy to make and use materially false statements and documents; sell misbranded meat; and commit wire fraud. each is also charged with three counts of making false statements on export applications; 44 counts of wire fraud; 44 counts of money laundering; and one count of conspiring to commit money laundering. The indictment also contains two forfeiture allegations, seeking proceeds and property involved in certain offenses.
Jalel Aossey did not comment on the new charges, but he has previously said in an interview that the charges against his father were “regulatory infractions” that had been corrected. He said he and his brother supported their father and he didn’t understand why this “mislabeling issue” turned into a criminal investigation.
Source: The Gazette