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Almost three years after he pleaded guilty to a mortgage fraud charge in the US,Cheap NFL Jerseys China, Guyana-born New York realtor Edul Ahmad is set to be sentenced on January 15, 2016.Edul Ahmad is to know his fate next JanuaryProsecutors had managed to use Ahmad as a star witness in a witness tampering case against the businessman’s former friend,Cheap MLS Jerseys, ex-Senator, John Sampson.Sampson was found guilty a few weeks ago.The sentencing had been delayed for Ahmad, a well-known businessman in both New York and in Guyana, but within the last few weeks, proceedings have started to bring the matter to closure.The court in New York has ordered the Probation Department to disclose the presentence report (PSR) before November 23,Cheap Jerseys Supply, 2015. Sentencing is scheduled for January 15, 2016 at 10:00hrs, according to orders made by Judge Dora Irizarry on Thursday.In February 2012,Cheap Basketball Jerseys, Ahmad reportedly wore a wire, recording Sampson during a meeting. In July, he gave testimony during a four-week trial.Ahmad is well known to tens of thousands of Guyanese living in the New York area, as he was well connected in the real estate business.A former policeman in Guyana, he appeared in a New York court before Judge Irizarry in October 2012 and pleaded guilty to count one of the ten-count criminal complaints against him, and told the court that his attorney has advised him that there is no viable defence to the charges against him.In admitting guilt, Ahmad told Judge Irizarry that between January 1995 and January 2009, within the Eastern District of New York and elsewhere, together with others, he knowingly and intentionally conspired to defraud several lending institutions, in a mortgage fraud scheme that lasted almost 15 years.The United States Attorney’s office said that Ahmad was part of a scheme that defrauded American lending institutions of approximately US$50 million, obtaining approval for mortgages on various properties by falsifying documents submitted to the lending institutions,Cheap NFL Jerseys China, using a string of straw buyers, and other illegal practices.In detailing the allegations against the Queens businessman with strong political connections, Judge Irizarry outlined a scheme which had as its victims not only financial institutions, but also many ordinary New Yorkers,Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic, most of whom were Guyanese immigrants pursuing the American dream to own their own home, only to find themselves trapped in a real estate scheme, ultimately resulting in them losing their homes in foreclosure proceedings, while Ahmad and his co-conspirators made millions of dollars.Ahmad’s attorney had signaled intentions to challenge the financial loss attributed to him.Prosecutors had advised a term of between 121 and 151 months (10 to approximately 13 years) of imprisonment for Ahmad.Ahmad’s case has attracted much attention from the media in Guyana and in New York.
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