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NY: Afghan translator, family, arrested for welfare fraud, request interpreter!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 10, 2014


Amirjan Hayatullah, Lailuma Meherdil, and Neshat Hayatullah
Photo: Albany County Sheriff’s Department

Here, first, is the simple, straightforward version of the story from WNYT Albany, NY.

Keep in mind that we have a special refugee program for translators (and others) from Afghanistan who supposedly helped the US called the Special Immigrant Visa.  We don’t know if this is how the family of alleged welfare cheats got into the US, but we do learn that Amirjan Hayatullah is still working for the US ARMY!

WNYT Channel 13:

 COHOES – Three people are arrested, accused of defrauding the Department of Social Services of $10,000. Even though police knew who they were looking for, tracking down the whereabouts of one of the suspects took a little extra work.

Lailuma Meherdil, 44, was arrested at her Cohoes home. Her husband, Amirjan Hayatullah, 47, was working in Louisiana employed by the United States Government as a translator on an army base, where police say he earned $150,000 a year.

The following week, police learned Hayatullah had returned home, but say they learned he threatened to kill his wife if she revealed his whereabouts.

Police found Hayatullah by secretly following the couple’s son, Neshat Hayatullah, to a hiding location in a wooded area on Manor Avenue.

The three suspects now face several charges.

Then get this! The interpreter wants a taxpayer-funded interpreter!

(I hope you “welcoming” local communities are budgeting the tens of thousands of dollars, just for translation services, one legal case like this one could cost your city or county!).

Our indispensable researcher ‘pungentpeppers’ learned that the Afghan interpreter for the US ARMY, is now requesting an interpreter for his dealings with our legal system!

From New York Citizen One:

 Amirjan Hayatullah was processed and transported to the Albany County Correctional Facility where he was held pending his arraignment in Albany County Court this morning. His arraignment before the Honorable Supreme Court Judge Thomas Breslin unfortunately had to be postponed when  Mr. Hayatullah requested an Afghanistan interpreter. His arraignment was rescheduled for today and he was arraigned on Grand Larceny Third Degree, and four counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree. At this time bail has not been set.

Next!  Wailing and moaning!  US dragging its feet granting visas to Afghan interpreters!

14 Responses to “NY: Afghan translator, family, arrested for welfare fraud, request interpreter!”

  1. […] arrested for welfare fraud, request interpreter! Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 10, 2014 https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/ny-afghan-translator-family-arrested-for-we… Here, first, is the simple, straightforward version of the story from WNYT Albany, NY. Keep in […]

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  2. These people should be under the Military and not our civil or federal courts. They should be shipped back to home country with a chip in them to make sure they don’t come back.,

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  3. […] Deport them. ASAP. via WNYT.com – Three charged in connection with $10,000 social services fraud. h/t RRW […]

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  4. really now, you translate for the Army, which means you speak and understand English, yet you want a translator, it only makes sense if your a Muslim

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  5. Excuse me forget the welfare for a moment, pardon my language but why the f*** did he get $150k a year when our soldiers make less than minimum wage. now i’m pissed

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  6. Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

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  8. How do these Muslims learn so quickly? There must be dozens of Islam Fraud Prep Schools in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, etc., all of them getting rich teaching crash courses in How To Cheat People Of The Book, as soon as they land on the beach in the good old USA.

    And they even update them of the latest abrogation/quote from the Quran on It’s Okay To Screw Infidels 101.

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  9. pungentpeppers said

    Court interpreters are expensive. In a recent rape trial in Washington State, taxpayers spent more than $20,000 alone for Somali interpretation services. In that case, Abdulkadir Gargar was convicted of rape and attempted unlawful imprisonment. However, because one of the jurors researched online the sentencing guidelines for first degree rape, the court threw out the perp’s conviction. Now the Somali defendant will get a new trial: that means more interpretation and translation fees – paid for by the taxpayers.
    http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2022703634_jurorsinternetxml.html

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  10. […] NY: Afghan translator, family, arrested for welfare fraud, request interpreter! February 10, 2014 […]

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  11. Brittius said

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