State investigators with the Franchise Tax Board and Board of Equalization raided a million dollar-plus residence in Riverside and two automobile sales businesses Tuesday, October 29. After serving the search warrants, investigators arrested Ahmad Mohamod Sami, 38 and Nader M. Sami, 45, both of Riverside. According to the Riverside County Jail's website, the two men were each booked on three felony charges including white collar crime, failure to turn over government money and filing false tax returns.
Investigators searched the homes on Wyndham Hill Drive and could be seen loading potential evidence into rented moving vans. Parked on the two acre parcel were two Bentleys and a Jaguar, all with paper auto dealer plates on them.
Investigators also searched and removed items from A-one Auto Centers located in Riverside and San Bernardino.
"While this investigation has stirred up questions and intrigue among the public in Riverside, the investigators must go about their duties to determine what laws have been violated and see this case through the prosecution process," said Alan Barcelona, president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA). CSLEA represents nearly 7,000 law enforcement, public safety and consumer protection professionals who work for the State of California including investigators with the Franchise Tax Board.
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