World Auto Sales

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World Auto Sales is a used automobile dealership located at 2020 Green Springs Highway. It was founded in 2005 by Ahmad and Bassam Hammoud.

In December 2011 the dealership was named in a civil complaint filed by federal prosecutors in New York. The complaint alleges that the company was one of 30 automobile dealerships that accepted wire transfers for the sale of cars to be shipped to Benin, where they were re-sold for cash which was shipped to Hezbollah representatives in Beirut, Lebanon. The arrangement is alleged to have laundered drug money for Hezbollah.

References

  • Gray, Jeremy (January 7, 2012) "US wants money of Birmingham car lot, others suspected of money laundering for Hezbollah." Birmingham News