Marvelous Pizza Raided by FBI

August 7, 2013

Marvelous Pizza, a restaurant in an H Street NE strip mall that opened June 2011, was raided by FBI agents today after its owner was accused of committing numerous types of fraud. According to an FBI affidavit, Atef Mekki Haj Hassen, a Woodbridge, Va. resident who owns the pizza shop, his brother-in-law and business partner Atef Ben Amor Amri, and five other associates “fraudulently obtained $3,000,000 through various schemes.”

The affidavit states that Hassen and Amri run two pizza shops called New York Pizza Factory in Annandale and Fairfax. Hassen is accused of submitting several fraudulent mortgage loan applications on which he misstated his salary at New York Pizza Company. He allegedly used fraudulent and doctored documents, including Bank of America statements, to deceive mortgage lenders. The affidavit also states Hassen falsely stated his annual earnings on credit card applications.

(dcist)

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