A Detroit Jury Has Convicted Michigan Medical Provider Hassan Kamal Fayad Of Aggravated Identity Theft
A federal jury convicted a Michigan medical provider of aggravated identity theft. Federal prosecutors alleged that Hassan Kamal Fayad placed the name and address of another man with the same name on legal documents. Fayad did this to avoid a paying a settlement of more than $6 million.
Court documents show Hassan Kamal Fayad operated three medical practices and a transportation business. Fayad sold outstanding medical and transportation invoices to a Texas-based investment firm to fund business operations.
However, Fayad failed to make appropriate payments to the Texas firm pursuant to their contracts. As a result, the Texas firm sued him in civil court for damages.
Throughout the civil proceedings, Fayad used the name and address of another Michigan resident who shared Fayad’s first and last name to be placed on multiple legal documents. However, the other Fayed lived at a different address. Fayed also used the other Fayad’s name and address on settlement agreement with the Texas firm. As a result, the other Fayad to pay the Texas firm more than $6.3 million.
Fayad’s use of the other Michigan resident’s name and address caused the garnishment of all funds from the other Michigan resident’s bank account.
A date for sentencing has not been set.
In 2022, a federal grand jury indicted Fayad and Michael Angelo for tax fraud involving the transportation business.
Previous Tax Fraud Case Lead To Identity Theft Conviction
Federal prosecutors say that from 2011 to 2022, Angelo owned and operated a network of corporate entities that provided medical, legal and transportation services to automobile crash victims.
Angelo allegedly designated nominee owners over some of the entities in order to conceal his ownership in the business. Hassan Kamal Fayad, Mirna Kamal Fayad, Mann, Quartz, Rosina Angelo and others allegedly helped Angelo operate the entities.
The indictment also alleges that certain individuals had access to Michigan traffic crash reports by both lawful and unlawful means.
Angelo allegedly directed these individuals to contact crash victims. Then he instructed them to offer them services provided by Angelo’s network of entities.
The network of entities allegedly earned millions of dollars in revenues during Angelo’s ownership of them. However, Angelo and others did not report all of this income to the IRS. To conceal income earned by the entities, Angelo and his co-conspirators allegedly directed payments the entities received to bank accounts he owned and controlled.