|The Associated Press reports that the Las Vegas office of the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas are probing for any link between “seven men charged in a Las Vegas casino counterfeit check scheme and a Jordanian-American man arrested in Detroit with $12 million in phony cashier's checks.” The checks in the gambling capitol and those in Detroit “... were all drawn on the same bank,' said Secret Service Agent Lee Fields. “The bank exists. The account numbers do not exist.”|
On July 17 Omar Abdul-Fatah Hamed Shishani, 47, was arrested at Detroit Metro Airport and was in possession of nine counterfeit checks drawn from West America Bank in Pomona, Calif., the same bank used for facilitating three bogus cashier's checks found on the seven Vegas men arrested.
Shishani may have ties to terrorist organizations, the FBI feels. He was held for detention after a hearing on Wednesday.