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Va. man gets 12 years in prison for $53M fraud

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia restaurateur has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a plot that defrauded banks across the country of $53 million.

Thirty-one-year-old Osama El-Atari of Ashburn also was ordered to pay $53 million in restitution at sentencing Friday. He had pleaded guilty in April to three counts of bank fraud and one count of money laundering.

El-Atari owned a small chain of steakhouses in the Washington suburbs under the name Original Steakhouse and Sports Theater. He was known for driving Lamborghinis and Ferraris.

According to court documents, El-Atari presented the banks with fake life insurance policies as collateral to obtain fraudulent loans. The loans allegedly were for business ventures.

He fled the United States in May 2009 and was arrested in Texas in January 2010.

Free Estate Planning Course

InSight Law Offices in Ashburn, VA is offering a class called “The Truth about Estate Planning” on Wednesday, August 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is completely free, but you must register ahead of time and space is limited.

The office is located at 44365 Premier Plaza in Suite 210 in Ashburn. The class will be taught be estate planning attorney Bobby Feisee. Feisee learned first-hand about the impacts on Alzheimer’s on family members both emotionally and financially. He will be speaking about estate planning goals, approaches to planning, the estate planning process, asset protection, fees and more. Each person who attends will receive an estate planning reference binder.

For more information about the program you can visit http://www.insightcontinuingeducation.com/ or to register go to http://taep.eventbrite.com/.

 

Haynesworth is Back and the Redskins Training Camp Continues

Today was the first day defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth fully participated in practice. The team is excited to have Haynesworth back.  The Redskins Training Camp that began on July 29 will continue through August 19 so you still have a chance to come check it out.

The practices are held at the Redskins Park in Loudoun County, VA. There are a total of 15 practices open to the public this year. Attendees have the opportunity to meet the newest players, including Donovan McNabb and Trent Williams. To fill out the training camp invitation and for a complete schedule with specific practice times you can visit: http://www.csnwashington.com/pages/trainingcamp

There is free admission and free parking! The parking lots open 90 minutes before the scheduled start time. Each practice is generally around 90 minutes to 2 hours.