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These boys Ed and Steve are too pretty to last a day in jail. They are looking out for their own ass. Big Grin

They are singing like kisskadees. I recall when they were singing a calpyso about how great Ed Ahmad was in Richmond Hills. I'll dig up the video it is hysterical.





Steve Massiah hoping for plea deal in mortgage charges by Jan. 13
By Stabroek staff | 28 Comments | Local | Wednesday, December 28, 2011 Share 0Email PrintNext Page »US cricket captain and former Guyanese player Steve Massiah is hoping for a plea deal with US authorities on mortgage charges by January 13, 2012.

According to court documents seen by Stabroek News, on December 16, 2011 Massiah and the US government jointly requested from the presiding judge that the period from December 13, 2011 to January 13, 2012 be excluded in computing the time within which an indictment must be filed or information provided as the parties are engaged in “plea negotiations which they believe are likely to result in a disposition of this case without trial”. The judge in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York granted the request.

Massiah and two others were charged in November in New York with defrauding banks and mortgage companies by falsifying mortgage- loan applications to make borrowers appear more creditworthy to financial institutions, court records show in a case connected to indicted Guyanese businessman Ed Ahmad.


Steve Massiah
Ahmad himself is in plea negotiations with US authorities and has been given up to February next year. Legal sources note that the Massiah plea deal could strengthen the US case against Ahmad.

Massiah is out on US$150,000 bail and his passport has been confiscated.

In a complaint and affidavit in support of an arrest warrant, FBI agent Bryan J Trebelhorn deposed that Massiah, the other two defendants and co-conspirators defrauded various lending institutions by obtaining mortgages on properties located in the eastern District of New York and elsewhere through fraudulent means. The falsified information made the borrowers appear more creditworthy and fraudulently enhanced the purported worth of the properties. Consequently, the lenders were fraudulently induced to issue mortgages.

The co-conspirators also fraudulently gathered fees and commissions in excess of those permitted by the lenders.

The complaint against Massiah cites a property in Jamaica, New York. Trebelhorn said that the mortgage application tendered by Massiah included numerous falsities as to his creditworthiness.

For example, it said that he was earning US$6,650 per month as a catering manager at a business which was owned by co-conspirator one. Further, the mortgage loan documents falsely stated that Massiah planned to occupy the Jamaica property as his primary residence.

The mortgage application was also accompanied by a certification of employment for Massiah to the effect that a manager at the catering business had verified that Massiah had been employed at the catering business – Ahmad’s own – since November 2002.

Trebelhorn said his investigation showed that Massiah never worked at the catering business but rather as a real estate agent with Ahmad’s realty.

“On July 13, 2011, I interviewed Massiah, who stated, in sum and substance, the following: (1) he never worked at the Catering Business; (2) in March 2007, he was employed as a real estate agent at the Real Estate Company; and (3) he never intended to occupy the Jamaica property as a primary residence”. Further, he said he had purchased the property in association with co-conspirator one even though the latter was not listed as a borrower on the mortgage application.

Trebelhorn said that two cooperating witnesses had told the US government that they knew Massiah socially and professionally and that he worked as a realtor but not a caterer.

One of the witnesses said that Massiah had purchased multiple properties on behalf of co-conspirator two.

Trebelhorn swore that real estate records showed that Massiah resold the Jamaica property on May 1, 2007, two months after purchase.

After speaking with the purchasers, Trebelhorn said he believed that Massiah acted as a straw buyer for co-conspirator one. He noted that the purchasers never met Massiah nor did he make any mortgage payments on the Jamaica property.

Promising Guyanese cricketers

Meanwhile, citing court documents, the New York Post on Christmas Day said that the US is arguing that Ahmad recruited promising Guyanese cricketers, lined them up with cricket clubs and used them as straw buyers in the mortgage scheme that he has been charged in.

Ahmad, the report said, would recruit promising cricket players from Guyana, link them up with New York cricket clubs and employ them in his scheme as straw buyers. The report sourced the information to court records.

The Post report said that by day they would “work” for Ahmad’s Century 21 realty office in Ozone Park. During off hours, they would be playing cricket.

The report said that some of the players participated in the annual Ed Ahmad Cricket Cup in Queens, one of the key contests for the national team.

Ahmad, both a broker and loan officer, the Post noted is accused of participating in 163 suspect loans with Countrywide in 2006 and 2007 alone and has been linked to a total of 361 shady property deals. He profited from sales commissions and excessive loan fees, the feds say.

Ahmad, 44, became an important cricket supporter in the city, starting his tournament in 2003, the Post noted. The competition ranged teams representing Caribbean countries against one another and would draw some 1,000 fans to its final game.

“He was definitely seen as an icon of sorts — someone who was actually able to get things done,” Lester Hooper, cricket director for the New York City region, told the Post.
Old news but relevant to recent news article.

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Luncheon says unable to speak on material shipped by Ahmad to President
By Stabroek editor | 0 Comments | Local | Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr Roger Luncheon this morning said that the transaction between President Bharrat Jagdeo and businessman Ed Ahmad which saw the latter shipping some 29 tonnes of building material to President Jagdeo at State House is a private one and only the two of them can speak on the issue. Dr Luncheon was asked by Stabroek News during his weekly press conference at the Office of the President for a response on a report in the New York Post that Ahmad had shipped the material to the president in 2009. The Post had cited shipping documents as the source of its information.

“With regards to the shipment of goods by the businessman to the president, I would still be constrained by a private transaction and were the President or Mr Ahmad, the two principal parties, were they inclined to make this a public issue that may very well be the beginning of a suitable response,” Dr Luncheon said in response to the question. The Post had reported that Ahmad is a frequent visitor to Guyana and is known in the country as a friend of President Jagdeo. It said too said that the relationship appears to transcend friendship and to involve business interests.

It said that in 2009, the Ahmad Group sent building supplies – including roof tiles and kitchen sinks – to Jagdeo at state house in Georgetown, according to shipping records. Jagdeo is in the process of building and furnishing a new house at Pradoville 2.


Two weeks ago Ahmad, who is on US$2.5M bail for allegedly defrauding a lender, Countrywide Home Loans, in connection with the purchase of properties in Queens in 2007, was denied permission to travel to Guyana. The Post had said that Ahmad’s “close ties” with Guyana were among the objections raised by Assistant US Attorney Alexander Solomon in opposing the businessman’s request during a hearing in Brooklyn federal court.

President Jagdeo when asked about Ahmad had said he had been friends with him for around 15 years but would not condone any wrongdoing. He had also reiterated that Ahmad had helped the PPP support group, the Association of Concerned Guyanese (ACG) but has not contributed any money to the campaign of the party’s Presidential Candidate, Donald Ramotar. “If Ed Amhad broke the law in New York, then he must face the consequences but I can’t deny knowing somebody, I know him very well,” the president had said.

Observers have noted that Ahmad was able to successfully bid for a large swathe of former sugar lands at Leonora on the West Demerara and has also set up a hardware business on the premises of the Mirror newspaper at Industrial Site. As a result, the observers say it is important that President Jagdeo explain the terms of the transaction between him and Ahmad. Letters writers and other commentators have queried whether the relevant taxes and duties were paid on the transaction.
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Originally posted by D2:
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Originally posted by cain:
Oi SM, Our God doan take bribe, do yours?
he was such a good bribe taking police he don't know how to stop!


ohh laad...Mr amd Miss D2 pun me craw hey...yall doze kill me wid laff me tell yu lol lol
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Originally posted by SuperMike:
I will continue to make dua for my brother...hope he walk away free from this and learned his lesson. Smile


Mikey lets also remember to pray for Guyana....
As we stand with the Guyanese People who refuse to support the Wrong Decisions of Jagdeo & Ramotar when they forced out the Brightest & Best people from the PPP ......IN EXCHANGE .....to accomodate Recycled Criminal PNC Thugs, Killers, Raisst, Child molesters, Bu@@er-Boys and Friends who they TRUST & BELIEVE IN..
and lets hope that those in authority can correct their Mistakes which cause the PPP to lose a Majority in Parliarment...
and lets pray these mistaked are corrected NOW so Guyana can move forward and not held back in grid-lock....
and also Ramotar and the others who brought this on us learn their lesson.....because if they dont....they will be the ones responsible for PPP losing more Power and slipping down further .........
and moving the PPP from a Minority Govt ...... Right Back into the Opposition Seats which they occupied from 1964-1992.

Mikey...Muslims know Allah destroyed a whole nation for this duttiness.
Did Jagdeo pay import taxes on 29 tonnes of hardware that Ed shipped him?

It looks like Ed shipped his entire house to Jagdeo, that's 64,960 lbs of hardware. Big Grin

Was this a bribe from Ed to Jagdeo, like the Ed bribe to Meekes .... or did the cheap ex-president who has the best pension plan cough up some cash for tghe goods?


Imagine it takes the NY Post to bring all of this to light. Guyanaese are stupadee people, likw Rohee stated "They are more interested in waiting for overseas barrels than they are concerned about police brutality". Big Grin
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Originally posted by Nuff:
Did Jagdeo pay import taxes on 29 tonnes of hardware that Ed shipped him?

It looks like Ed shipped his entire house to Jagdeo, that's 64,960 lbs of hardware. Big Grin

Was this a bribe from Ed to Jagdeo, like the Ed bribe to Meekes .... or did the cheap ex-president who has the best pension plan cough up some cash for tghe goods?


Imagine it takes the NY Post to bring all of this to light. Guyanaese are stupadee people, likw Rohee stated "They are more interested in waiting for overseas barrels than they are concerned about police brutality". Big Grin

Tell dem, abie dis coolie prapa stupid. Dem Afro prapa smart, look how abie coolie PPP ah build road, gi house lat, gi nuff Govt jabs, fix up dem huksta in GT and dem Afros tun roun' and kick dem sk0nt good and prapa. Mi tell me coolie fren dem, abie a treat Afro nice but wenn dem come from Buxton and Agricola foa collect dem payment and beat up couple abie Coolie, abie a pull gun and stop dem. Mi tell dem Coolie, let dem Afro tek wah dm want, ah done dem own, and nobady gon get hurt and kill. Mi tell dem, rememba "all abie a waan fambly". Abie coolie prapa stupid.
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Originally posted by Sledgehammer:
Tell dem, abie dis coolie prapa stupid. Dem Afro prapa smart, look how abie coolie PPP ah build road, gi house lat, gi nuff Govt jabs, fix up dem huksta in GT and dem Afros tun roun' and kick dem sk0nt good and prapa. Mi tell me coolie fren dem, abie a treat Afro nice but wenn dem come from Buxton and Agricola foa collect dem payment and beat up couple abie Coolie, abie a pull gun and stop dem. Mi tell dem Coolie, let dem Afro tek wah dm want, ah done dem own, and nobady gon get hurt and kill. Mi tell dem, rememba "all abie a waan fambly". Abie coolie prapa stupid.

U crawl out of yu hole right on cue . . .

Mek sure de white sheet, hood and panties iron an smelling clean before yu start high steppin dis marnin, arite
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Originally posted by redux:
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Originally posted by Sledgehammer:
Tell dem, abie dis coolie prapa stupid. Dem Afro prapa smart, look how abie coolie PPP ah build road, gi house lat, gi nuff Govt jabs, fix up dem huksta in GT and dem Afros tun roun' and kick dem sk0nt good and prapa. Mi tell me coolie fren dem, abie a treat Afro nice but wenn dem come from Buxton and Agricola foa collect dem payment and beat up couple abie Coolie, abie a pull gun and stop dem. Mi tell dem Coolie, let dem Afro tek wah dm want, ah done dem own, and nobady gon get hurt and kill. Mi tell dem, rememba "all abie a waan fambly". Abie coolie prapa stupid.

U crawl out of yu hole right on cue . . .

Mek sure de white sheet, hood and panties iron an smelling clean before yu start high steppin dis marnin, arite



I understand this topic is about Ed Ahmad and charges against him.

I dont understand how it's got to do with Race or Buxton.

Sledgie is trying to introduce Buxton, Phantom Gang and Roger Khan.

I hope he is not trying to paint a picture with Ed Ahmad, Jagdeo & Roger Khan.

We must remember the problems in guyana cant be resolved if we continue to focus on race and race politices.

Everyone in the PPP and PNC must remember this.
Ed Ahmad posted pictures of himself and Elliot Spitzer on his facebook page. Can we indict Elliot Spitzer in his mortgate scandal??? If we can indict Jagdeo, at least in the media or GNI forum with Ed based on a picture taken together then I don't see why we can't do the same with Elliot Spitzer.
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Originally posted by Billy Ram Balgobin:
Ed Ahmad posted pictures of himself and Elliot Spitzer on his facebook page. Can we indict Elliot Spitzer in his mortgate scandal??? If we can indict Jagdeo, at least in the media or GNI forum with Ed based on a picture taken together then I don't see why we can't do the same with Elliot Spitzer.
Read the article above ... Jagdeo stated.

President Jagdeo when asked about Ahmad had said he had been friends with him for around 15 years but would not condone any wrongdoing. He had also reiterated that Ahmad had helped the PPP support group, the Association of Concerned Guyanese (ACG) but has not contributed any money to the campaign of the party’s Presidential Candidate, Donald Ramotar. “If Ed Amhad broke the law in New York, then he must face the consequences but I can’t deny knowing somebody, I know him very well,” the president had said.



Jagdeo stated he and Ed are real TIGHT they are homeys. I don't think Elliot will speak highly of his friendship with Ed giving the same response. I doubt Elliot would say ... I know him very well. he'd more likely say, I posed for a picture with Ed at a fundraising event. And please rest assured he didn't offer me any bribe money and if he did I wouldn't accept it. Big Grin

It appears Jagdeo didn't really know Ed that well to know he was a crook, or maybe Jagdeo did. Big Grin
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Originally posted by ABIDHA:
Steve was a classic young man and an excellent batsman. How the hell he gets into Ahmad's corruption circle without knowing something was fishy.
its call money.ask the ppp crime family how they do it
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Originally posted by Billy Ram Balgobin:
I don't think Spitzer would have accepted bribes. Offer him a nice Guyanese babe and he would have surely accepted.
Big Grin

Then hook him up with the mayor of Schenectady. He has a young guy-indo honey as his wife.
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Originally posted by Nuff:
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Originally posted by Billy Ram Balgobin:
I don't think Spitzer would have accepted bribes. Offer him a nice Guyanese babe and he would have surely accepted.
Big Grin

Then hook him up with the mayor of Schenectady. He has a young guy-indo honey as his wife.


If it's Priya you are referring to then I would say the young woman gon rob him and disappear.
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Originally posted by Billy Ram Balgobin:
Ed Ahmad posted pictures of himself and Elliot Spitzer on his facebook page. Can we indict Elliot Spitzer in his mortgate scandal??? If we can indict Jagdeo, at least in the media or GNI forum with Ed based on a picture taken together then I don't see why we can't do the same with Elliot Spitzer.
Big Grin Big Grin good luck indicting Spitzer.

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