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Dec 14, 2016 3:22 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Sag Harbor 7-Eleven Store Owner Sentenced To 48 Months In Prison For Scheme

Dec 15, 2016 8:00 AM

The owner and chief operator of five 7-Eleven franchise stores throughout Virginia and Long Island was sentenced on Wednesday to 48 months in prison for charges of wire fraud and concealing and harboring illegal immigrants employed at his stores.

Malik Yousaf, 55, was sentenced at the U.S. District Court in Central Islip after pleading guilty in September 2014.

Court findings and facts presented in court claimed that the South Setauket resident acted as the chief operator of the five stores during the time of the incident, according to Robert Capers, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

According to the court, Mr. Yousaf hired dozens of illegal immigrants and provided them with more than 20 identities stolen from U.S. citizens, housed them at residences owned by associates, and stolen substantial portions of his workers' wages. The court claimed that Mr. Yousaf accumulated over $182 million in proceeds from the stores during the time of the incident.

The court also made Mr. Yousaf forfeit his rights to eight 7-Eleven stores in New York, 10 7-Eleven stores in Virginia, and a Long Island residence worth over $150,000. According to John Marzulli, a public information officer for Mr. Capers's office, Justice Sandra J. Feuerstein will also enter an order for Mr. Yousaf to pay $2.5 million in restitution for the stolen wages this coming Friday, after the government submits a list of the victims of the wage scam.

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Suddenly, Donald Trump's victory in last month's election begins to make sense.




By Frank Wheeler (1823), Northampton on Dec 14, 16 4:13 PM
Thieving plutocrats?
By Mr. Z (11668), North Sea on Dec 14, 16 7:01 PM
What about the US citizens who had their identities stolen? What compensation do they get?
By Babyboo (292), Hampton Bays on Dec 15, 16 6:24 AM
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Lolll gotta love the ludicrous change in tone from a couple years ago. This was once described as "a modern day plantation system." The workers were victims of fraud and extortion. Now they were being harbored and given things? Lol nice 180 you did there guys. Really loving this new slant we seem to be taking
By Brandon Quinn (191), Hampton Bays on Dec 16, 16 1:54 AM
Interesting comment - are you the Brandon Quinn that wrote the first article in 2013? Maybe now that the facts are in, the tone has changed. Lots of criminal and illegal activities here and lots of victims. Kudos to Law Enforecemtn.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Dec 16, 16 6:29 AM
Yes. Young smarmy know it all type. Anger management problem.

By even flow (985), East Hampton on Dec 16, 16 8:49 AM
even flow, not trying to be a "know it all: - just trying to get a frame of reference. Three years is a long time. Kudos on the part of the investigators that sorted through all this.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Dec 16, 16 9:59 AM
Donald Trump's election may make sense to someone but I am not sure it would appeal to those two and a half million people who did their "democratic" duty and voted only to watch the operators of this so called democracy throw their votes in the garbage!!!!!
By jokehb (1), Hampton Bays on Dec 16, 16 8:08 AM
Our system may not be perfect, but it is certainly better than any place else. Maybe if we all started the day being thankful we are in the U.S., we would all be better off.
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Dec 16, 16 8:31 AM
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for better or worse , we have an electoral college system in place for the presidential election , this was known to all candidates. Trump worked his ass off , focusing his time in important swing states while the Hill concentrated her limited time on the campaign trail in the democrat strongholds , her strategy sucked and she was defeated. Thank God.
By bigfresh (4590), north sea on Dec 16, 16 9:40 AM
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Donald Trump won fare and square.
By Summer Resident (246), Southampton N.Y. on Dec 17, 16 7:19 PM
If you know anything about Alexander Hamilton, or bother to read Federalist No. 68, you'd know the Electoral College is the last line of defense between a complete demagogue and the Oval Office.

Looks like that last line of defense will fail...
Dec 17, 16 9:01 PM appended by Mr. Z
"If you work for Jimmy, you gonna work hard. People up there are hot and dry. They want something cold and wet. You do your job, you make money, but you work hard, 'cause that's the way you work if you wanna work for Jimmy. " ~ King of the Hill, "Life in the Fast Lane, Bobby's Saga"
By Mr. Z (11668), North Sea on Dec 17, 16 9:01 PM
So did Benjamin Franklin Pierce.

Look how that turned out...
Dec 19, 16 8:20 PM appended by Mr. Z
Pardon. Franklin Pierce. Been watching M*A*S*H...
By Mr. Z (11668), North Sea on Dec 19, 16 8:20 PM
The Electoral college was made for equal representation. Nice try Z
By chief1 (2783), southampton on Dec 19, 16 10:22 AM
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Don't you ever tire of being ignorant?
By Mr. Z (11668), North Sea on Dec 19, 16 9:53 PM
to chief1:

Quote:

"The Electoral college was made for equal representation."
-----------------------------------------------------

That is precisely the OPPOSITE of the truth, which I have pointed out repeatedly.

The electoral college grants exceptional, undemocratic privilege to the citizens of the less-populous states, in denial of the Liberal democratic principles that are the reason for the American revolution.

There are other such historic vestiges ...more
Dec 19, 16 10:45 AM appended by highhatsize
to Taz (infra): Quote: "Let's also eliminate the US Senate, since it gives 2 seats to each state, regardless of population." ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Absolutely, the apportionment of 2 senators to every state, regardless of population, is another affront to the founding - - - and absolutely central - - - Liberal democratic principle that every individual citizen is equal in rights to every other citizen. Not, as I have said, that this is ever likely to happen, just as the electoral college system is unlikely ever to be retired, because, in realpolitik, the lesser populous states thoroughly enjoy the undemocratic political advantage that they have been granted. Contrary to your claim, Trump is clearly NOT (by 3 million of their votes) what the people want. He's what the STATES want.
By highhatsize (4178), East Quogue on Dec 19, 16 10:45 AM
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wrong again.

de·moc·ra·cy
dəˈmäkrəsē/
noun
a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
By SlimeAlive (1181), Southampton on Dec 19, 16 11:39 AM
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Look, two trolls under a bridge...
By Mr. Z (11668), North Sea on Dec 19, 16 9:51 PM
Hat:
"...the lesser populous states thoroughly enjoy the undemocratic political advantage that they have been granted."

But you would not object to a huge state (CA) counting the votes of millions upon millions of non-citizens (ILLEGALS ALIENS) to impact an election, eh?
By loading... (588), quiogue on Dec 20, 16 7:10 AM
Let's also eliminate the US Senate, since it gives 2 seats to each state, regardless of population. Our founding fathers were wise to establish two legislative bodies in Congress. Their electoral College accomplishes the same thing in the Executive branch, since the Presidency is only one person and can not be split as was possible in Congress. See a quote below from an article published today:
"Clinton’s 2.3-million-popular-vote plurality over Trump depends on the votes in a single ...more
By Taz (699), East Quogue on Dec 19, 16 11:10 AM
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Taz, let me see if I can fix your post:

Let's also eliminate the US Senate, since it gives 2 seats to each state, regardless of population. Our founding fathers were wise to establish two legislative bodies in Congress. Their electoral College accomplishes the same thing in the Executive branch, since the Presidency is only one person and can not be split as was possible in Congress. See a quote below from an article published today:
"Clinton’s 2.3-million-popular-vote plurality ...more
By bird (824), Sag Harbor on Dec 22, 16 1:48 AM
Today we get to watch the only college in the nation that the libs did NOT ef up,
By SlimeAlive (1181), Southampton on Dec 19, 16 11:38 AM
Welcome to the Trump kleptocracy
By Paul Waldman

"Anti-nepotism laws prevent Trump from giving his family members jobs in the administration. But don’t think that’s going to stop them from being active participants in U.S. government decision-making, or using the fact that Trump is president to keep money flowing in. In fact, we could see the president enriching himself and his family on a scale that we normally associate with post-Soviet kleptocrats and Third World dictators."
Dec 19, 16 10:41 PM appended by Mr. Z
"So we’re going to have to rely on the Trump family’s strong ethical code to reassure ourselves that nothing problematic will go on when it comes to the entwining of Trump’s business interests and U.S. government policy. The problem is that absolutely nothing we have learned about Trump suggests that he will operate in a remotely ethical way when it comes to opportunities to enrich himself once he becomes president. We’re talking about a man who allegedly ran multiple grifts on gullible customers (Trump University, the Trump Institute, the Trump Network); who used the bankruptcy laws to escape the collapse of his casinos, leaving investors holding the bag while he made out like a bandit in a kind of Atlantic City version of “The Producers”; who ran a foundation that was essentially a scam from top to bottom; who regularly stiffed contractors when he knew they were too small to fight him; who used undocumented workers and reportedly had foreign models lie to customs officials so that they could work illegally in the United States, who once paid $750,000 to the Federal Trade Commission to settle an antitrust suit, and who was generally revealed to be, if not the most spectacularly corrupt businessman in the United States, then certainly a strong contender for that title."
By Mr. Z (11668), North Sea on Dec 19, 16 10:41 PM
You lost me at "Welcome"
By SlimeAlive (1181), Southampton on Dec 20, 16 4:51 AM
Ignorance has always existed, but those aware or ashamed of their deficient handicap strived to overcome it. Now these pathetic fools have been convinced to consider their sorry state a virtue.
By June Bug (2596), SOUTHAMPTON on Dec 20, 16 12:08 PM
ELECTORAL COLLEGE BREAKING NEWS: More Dem Than GOP Defections. Electors Refuse to Vote Clinton.
By Undocumented Democrat (2034), southampton on Dec 19, 16 11:17 PM
certain to be a non story in the fake news touting Main Stream Media.
By bigfresh (4590), north sea on Dec 20, 16 6:55 AM
I ONLY REPEAT THINGS THAT I'VE READ ON THE INTERNET! I HAVE NO THOUGHTS. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND NUANCE
By adlkjd923ilifmac.aladfksdurwp (740), southampton on Dec 20, 16 11:28 AM
CNN won't report the terrorist is a Pakistani refugee. Press worldwide have gone mad with this PC nonsense. As Denzel (actor) said you're either not informed or misinformed

It is only a matter of time when we will be hit by these ISIS inspired terrorists again. Thankfully we'll have a president who will act by destroying them.
By They call me (2790), southampton on Dec 20, 16 11:33 AM
Which terrorist are you referring to? If the driver in Berlin, the police are looking for a Tunisian. if the assassin of the Russian ambassador, he was born in Turkey. Both reported by CNN.
By bird (824), Sag Harbor on Dec 22, 16 1:55 AM
I ONLY REPEAT THINGS THAT I'VE READ ON THE INTERNET! I HAVE NO THOUGHTS. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND NUANCE
By adlkjd923ilifmac.aladfksdurwp (740), southampton on Dec 20, 16 11:57 AM
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