Real housewives accused of running a scam with a luxury car of $ 1.7 million from the New Jersey star have come across in the UAE.
Real housewives from the New Jersey star accused of running a $ 1.7 million scam of luxury cars, have a collar in the UAE five years after he was added to the list of most wanted FBI people
- Afzal Khan, 37, from Edinburgh, Scotland, was wanted for a $ 1.7 million car scam
- He would have cheated customers at his motorcycle trade in New Jersey
- Khan got a collared in the United Arab Emirates and was sent back to the US on Monday.
- Nicknamed ‘Bobby’, he appeared on ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’
A flamboyant New Jersey businessman accused of running a $ 1.7 million luxury car scam was imprisoned after being added to the FBI’s list of most wanted people.
Afzal ‘Bobby’ Khan, who appeared on ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’, was on the run for five years when he was arrested in the United Arab Emirates.
The 37-year-old, originally from Edinburgh in Scotland, is accused of misleading clients and financial companies at a car dealership and is sentenced to 100 years in prison if convicted.
The businessman opened the Emporio Motor Group in 2013 and retained a striking appearance in the reality series alongside stars Joe and Melissa Gorga and Jacqueline Laurita. Members of the cast of the show were also among his customers.
Special Agent Gregory W. Ehrie of the Newark Field Office of the FBI said: “Mr. Khan came to the sobering reality that he could not escape the FBI.
Afzal ‘Bobby’ Khan, who appeared on ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’, was on the run for five years when he was arrested in the United Arab Emirates
The businessman opened the Emporio Motor Group in 2013 and retained a striking appearance in the reality series alongside stars Joe and Melissa Gorga (photo) and Jacqueline Laurita. Members of the cast of the show were also among his customers
“People who flee to other countries to avoid persecution, only postpone the inevitable and live every day with the knowledge that we are still pursuing. Mr Khan clearly concluded that it was not worth it.
“The Newark field office wants to thank the dedicated members of law enforcement whose hard work and determination have forced the hand of this fugitive and will now bring him to justice.”
Khan is now being held in Bergen County prison in New Jersey while awaiting trial.
He has been accused of massive fraud with super cars including Lamborghinis, Porsches and Rolls Royces.
He is accused of obtaining loans from a bank for cars that he never delivered, but for which the buyer was still responsible.
He also said that he had obtained loans for cars that were delivered but for which neither Emporio had title documents. As a result, buyers of these cars were liable for the loan, but were unable to register the vehicles.
The 37-year-old, originally from Edinburgh in Scotland, is accused of misleading clients and financial companies at a car dealership and is sentenced to 100 years in prison if he is convicted
Khan would also have offered to sell cars for customers and then did not return the cars or provide any money from car sales.
He has been accused of five counts of wire fraud and is said to have obtained 21 loans for a total amount of more than $ 1.7 million.
Each count of wire fraud is punished with a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $ 250,000.
Since the charges were brought, researchers say they have identified 75 more victims.
Khan appeared on American television in November to say he wanted to surrender, but claimed that his offers were being ignored by prosecutors.
In a video telephone interview with the Fox News network, Khan said he was hiding in a country that has no extradition treaty with the US.
He said he would surrender himself if his wife and two daughters were flown back to America with him – so they could avoid fines for exceeding their visas in the country where they fled.
Khan is now being held in Bergen County prison in New Jersey while awaiting trial
He said: “What else do I have to do? I beg you practically. I am a fugitive who says ‘arrest me’.
“I am not arguing for guilt, I am not arguing for innocence. The point is that I have to bring my wife and children home so that I can stand trial.
“Let me walk into an embassy. You have a military plane that goes home, throw me in with my wife and children. “
Khan was born in Edinburgh with Pakistani parents and moved to America more than 20 years ago. The police and the FBI tried to arrest him in his home in New Jersey in October 2014, but could not find him.
He was placed on the list of the 10 most wanted ‘white-collar criminals’ of the FBI.