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Mosque Man El-Gamal Has Long Rap Sheet

From the New York Daily News:

Park51 developer Sharif El-Gamal has a history of run-ins with the law

BY James Fanelli   
Saturday, August 28th 2010

Years before his latest real-estate project ignited an uproar, Sharif El-Gamal racked up at least seven run-ins with the law, including a bust for patronizing a prostitute…

His most recent arrest was for a Sept. 10, 2005, assault on a barber who sublet a Manhattan apartment from El-Gamal’s brother, Sammy.

The brothers and another man went to the apartment that afternoon to retrieve back rent from Mark Vassiliev, criminal and civil court records show.

El-Gamal allegedly cursed at Vassiliev, called him the Arabic curse word "sharmouta" and punched him in the face, breaking his nose and cheekbones.

When he was arrested, El-Gamal denied he socked Vassiliev, but conceded, "[Vassiliev’s] face could have run into my hand," court papers say

He was charged with misdemeanor assault and harassment. Charges were dropped in 2007 after Vassiliev sued.

El-Gamal eventually settled the civil case for $15,000 – and the 2008 negotiations provided a glimpse into his finances

Even after El-Gamal inked the deal, he was slow to pay and the matter ended up in mediation – where his lawyer, Marshall Isaacs, told Gray there were money problems…

El-Gamal agreed to fork over $1,360 in interest and fees but paid up in installments, Gray said.

If his 2008 cries of poverty were genuine, El-Gamal experienced a dramatic reversal of fortune a year later, scoring a $39 million mortgage to buy a W. 27th St. commercial building…

The son of a bank executive, El-Gamal has said he turned to Islam after 9/11 and that his religious awakening followed a troubled youth.

He pleaded guilty in 1994, 1998 and 1999 to disorderly conduct in Manhattan.

He also pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in 1990, DWI in 1992 and attempted petit larceny in 1993, Nassau County prosecutors said.

Details were unavailable, but a source confirmed a 1994 arrest for patronizing a prostitute

Drip, drip, drip.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, August 29th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Mosque Man El-Gamal Has Long Rap Sheet”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Definitely……he is Obamao’s kind of man.
    Criminal background “AND” a tax cheat to boot.

    Rahmbo and Axelrod must be all giddy with little boy glee
    Let us not forget that Imam Rauf is a slumlord…….Oh man…….the criminality of it all!!

  2. proreason says:

    Wait a minute. Wasn’t he a “just a waiter” a year ago?

    Now he’s a waiter with 7 raps, a history of violence, drunkenness and immorality.

    How does all that gibe with the religion of Peace (and an iron fist) and a multi-million dollar real estate deal.

    Allah works in mysterious ways, doesn’t he?

    Or at least, mysterious ways if a reporter actually decides to investigate somebody.

    Gee, I wonder what might turn up if a reporter ever decided to investigate the Muslim in Chief.

  3. wardmama4 says:

    These idiots (i.e. journoLists) just had to shove another one in our faces – and without such as nary a nanosecond of research and not only did We The People stand up and say not just No but Hell No to the Ground Zero Mosque but alas as names, dates and rap sheets come out – it’s beginning to look worse and worse for the criminals masquerading as muslim ‘holier than thou’ men attempting to foist this vile lie upon America.

    But yes, the similarities to those surrounding The Won is stunning – to say the least.

    God Help America
    A Proud American Infidel

  4. canary says:

    How could it take so long for the media so long in discovering this?

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