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Fake valet contracts lead to charges against Dearborn man – Press and Guide

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After claiming to have valet contracts with the Renaissance Center, several casinos, Cedar Point and the Somerset Collection, a Dearborn businessman defrauded two other men out of approximately $1 million.

Hussein Adnan Bazzi, of Dearborn, formerly owner of A-Star Valet of Michigan, was indicted on July 13 for committing fraud by creating fake valet contracts to show potential investors they would pay him hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The charges allege that between August 2017 and January 2019, Bazzi created bogus contracts with major corporations and used them to entice others to invest in his business.

According to the unsealed indictment, Bazzi spoke to the owner of several Detroit nightclubs on June 1, 2018.
During this conversation, he claimed to have a six-year contract with the Renaissance Center. Based on this claim, the club owner invested $200,000 in the valet company.

Bazzi reportedly showed his investor a bogus contract showing the details of the deal with the Renaissance Center.
Less than a month later, on June 27, Bazzi secured another $500,000 from the same man claiming he had additional contracts with the Somerset Collection in Troy, Cedar Fair Entertainment (Cedar Point) and MotorCity Casino and Hotel. , according to the indictment.

Bazzi also allegedly showed similar bogus contracts with these entities.

Authorities said Bazzi also forged emails and other communications showing ties to a “well-known” Michigan business owner. The indictment says there was no real business connection there.

Bazzi also gave the investor fake emails, contracts and correspondence that appeared to be from a “well-known and successful Michigan business owner” who in fact had no business or investment relationship with Bazzi. or his company, according to authorities.

In February 2018, Bazzi sent another bogus contract to another investor showing a deal with MGM Grand Detroit, according to the indictment. It earned him $125,000, authorities said.

The indictment charges Bazzi with three counts of wire fraud related to February 11, 2018; February 23, 2018; and operations of June 27, 2018.

If found guilty, he will have to confiscate any property obtained with the money mentioned in this scheme, the indictment states.