Obama’s Million Dollar Muslim Donor Gets Raided


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Kareem Ahmed claimed that Nancy Pelosi was his personal friend. But maybe it wasn’t as close as on her side.

The Orange County, Calif. District Attorney’s Office this week raided the offices of Landmark Medical Management, whose president and CEO, Kareem Ahmed, was one of the largest individual financial backers of President Obama’s 2012 re-election effort.

Officials with the district attorney’s office on Tuesday morning executed a search warrant at Landmark’s office in Ontario, Calif., according to a source who works at Landmark and was present during the raid. The exact nature of the district attorney’s investigation is unclear.

“After they gathered everybody in the main area of the building, yeah, there was just an announcement that they had a search warrant, we weren’t to touch anything work related, we weren’t to touch any type of phones, we weren’t allowed to leave the area until we were identified and questioned,” the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told TPM.

When TPM last interviewed Ahmed he didn’t react well. He reacted like a man with barrels of stuff to hide.

“Because the message I got from you, Eric, was, you have been hired by either the Republicans or by the competition, or somebody, just out to destroy me, without even knowing the facts,” he said. “So what would you do if you were in my shoes? So I’ve got the White House on notice. I’ve got everybody on notice. That all right, I can’t wait until this thing comes out, and we’re going to go after your publication, you, and whatever, and if there’s anything that’s defamatory, that’s not factual, oh yeah, I’m ready. We’re waiting. My employees are watching. My law firms are watching. I mean, they are watching you. Like, every move.”

Hope he’s still got the White House on speed dial.

Ahmed’s contributions to Obama, Democrats, and the outside spending groups that support them have totaled more than $1.1 million. Ahmed’s wife, Tayyaba Farhat, has contributed another $75,000.

For $1.1 million, you would think Barry could have kept the fuzz away from Kareem’s medical business.

Ahmed’s donations have allowed him to rub shoulders with many of the most powerful people in the country. He has been to high-priced fundraisers and events with Obama and the First Lady, including a headline-grabbing May 10 dinner with the President at the California home of the actor George Clooney.

“I hang out with governors, U.S. Senators, Nancy Pelosi is a personal friend,” Ahmed said. “OK, listen, a lot of people are my personal friends.”

During the first three months of the year, Ahmed’s checks represented more than 20 percent of Priorities’ 2012 fundraising haul.

So why did Ahmed need that much protection? We’ll find out the details soon enough, but…

Ahmed was reluctant to discuss the specifics of his business, particularly when it comes to the activities of his non-Landmark companies. There are at least six companies tied to Ahmed that are registered to various suites in the same building as Landmark: HNW Consulting Inc., Healthcare Finance Management LLC, Med-Rx Funding LLC, Physician Funding Solutions LLC, Pharmafinance LLC, and RX Funding Solutions LLC. The functions of these companies are unclear.

“[Landmark is] just one of a big chunk of operations that find manipulable loopholes,” Mark Rakich, a staff member for the California Assembly Insurance Committee, said in an interview. “One could debate whether some of the arrangements violate existing provisions of law.”

Several years ago, the workers’ compensation system in California experienced a sharp increase in the amount of compound drugs, primarily topical analgesics, prescribed to injured workers.

The study found that over that period, the percentage of California workers’ compensation prescription dollars that paid for the drugs associated with compounding rose from 0.8 percent to 6.4 percent. The State Compensation Insurance Fund, a quasi-governmental body and a big player in the system, saw billings for a range of items that were rarely billed before 2007 — including compound drugs — reach $58 million in a 16-month period. It was during this period that Landmark was founded.

  • N. Wasse

    Kareem Ahmad a member of the bizarre al-Ahmadiyya which is regarded by other Muslims as kuffar, and it serves them right as far I’m concerned. He can get away with his nonsense in Pakistan and India but at least you can BS here in the US but the legal system will catch up with his likes. Obama? would he give back any money that he took from this creep? I doubt it very much

  • coastx

    re “I hang out with governors, U.S. Senators, Nancy Pelosi… and a lot of people are my personal friends,” I wonder if he’s talking about Larry Nichols. Uh oh…

  • tracy

    Sounds like Obamacare will soon be popping up in all kinds of crooked places.He has enough medical corporations set up to do something.

  • Kathy

    Sounds like one who would have been involved with those “back room deals” that had to take place for “0″ health care tax/programs. I wonder if those “friends” he has in high places will come out to defend him. I hope so, then we’ll get a clearer picture of just what favors were done.

  • J Vanschindel

    The quotes by Ahmed used in this article are from a previous interview and are not commentary on the search warrant. Non of you knows Kareem or has had the pleasure of working for any of his companies. He is an honest man who is hated for his success. Just another example of insurance companies trying to get away with not paying their bills. Shame on all of you for judging this man who you have never met.

    • Kat

      I’ve met him and you are either ignorant or blind!! I worked for him and knew quickly there after that things were shady!! You are the one who should be ashamed!! How could you continue to work for a crook!! How could you close your eyes to all the false claims going on it that office!! I guess if you would do that you would also stick up for a person like him! Someone who has profited from the workers compensation system and ultimately from the hard working, tax paying citizens of this country!! I’m sure it will all come out!! Then maybe you can find a job with some other swindler!!

  • Kat

    I worked for this guy at one point in 2007. I didn’t work there long because I knew it was very shady!!! I saw corruption from the first week I was there!! It was amazing the amount of false claim’s I saw! BS doctor visits in some cheep office that he had set up. The doctors were working directly with him. HNW consulting is a company that handles workers comp cases/claims. It is a company that somehow would get these claims and refer them the the doctors he worked with directly. These doctors “at that time” only worked with Workers Comp clients! Since he has a part in these facilities he would stand to gain prophets from them. He probably had those doctors prescribing these compound meds as well. By the way most of these clients, well let’s just say English was not their first language!!! One of the things they would say is make sure you have a Social Security number for the patients. But we never verified the number to the name? Humm seem fishy to you?? Did to me!!

  • Anon3

    I worked for Landmark for about half a year in 2012/2013. It was a very unprofessional working environment. Kareem Ahmed liked to comment on his workers(pretty much all women) eating habits, outfits, etc. He was overly friendly with some female employees. He had 5, count them, 5 young and beautiful female assistants that didn’t even know how to type. Believe me, I had the distinct pleasure of trying to train 2 of the bimbos. The supervisors were rude, never explained anything and were always in meetings with Kareem. Kareem had monthly meetings with all employees basically just telling us how much money he’s made and how he hangs out with celebrities and the President, etc. Some employees didn’t even show up on some days and some worked 12 hour days. I was very happy to be out of there. Spend about a week there and you will get the feeling that all is not what it seems, especially when it comes to the way they collect their money.

  • Anon

    LOL at some of the comments below. I worked with Kareem for a while also. Great honest man. People should use common sense, he is a Democrat donor and hmmm a REPUBLICAN county comes after him. Tony Tony Tony.