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Original Steak House

Discussion in 'Area Restaurants, Dining and Food' started by manypims, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Suttonan

    Suttonan New Member

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    Agreed...My wife and I went in last night and as far as we could tell there were no changes including the fact that they still don't allow smoking inside. We had a great meal and were treated very nicely by the management who graciously gave me 1/2 off my steak when they ran out of the Prime Rib I ordered. I am well aware of how PR works (when prepared properly) and the gamble you take that they may be out of it. I consider a proactive offer of this kind by management as a sign that they know how to run their business well. And I look forward to giving them my future business. (And not only because of those amazing hot rolls they serve...)
     
  2. Pirate

    Pirate Overland Park Denizen

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    Also agreed. My much better half and I also dined at OSH last evening to support the staff after reading a posting from an employee on another board. As long as service and quality does not suffer, we'll try to visit a little more frequently in the near term.

    It was not completely packed, but it was a relief to see they were rather busy.
     
  3. Tech Head

    Tech Head New Member

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    SUPPORT US NOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SUPPORTING AND WHAT YOU ARE NO LONGER SUPPORTING!

    I for one would like to know exactly what I was supporting in the past. I have yet to read anything of substance on the matter (besides rumors).

    BTW - we just went to OSH two nights ago and plan to return.
     
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    The comments about VM being involved with this guy are ridiculous. Were you there that day Neighbor? I was, so I guess Joe Jacoby was also involved since he pulled the names of the winners (there were many other prizes besides the grand prize). The guy doesn't even live in a VM community, I've never met a person who bought a house in a neighborhood only because it's close to a steak house so I'm not sure how VM would benefit, plus people make spelling errors, I see them in the paper everyday. Some people are just ungrateful and that's how it is. I know I would probably be jumping up and down screaming and crying tears of happiness, but some people are just not like that.
     
  5. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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  6. Tech Head

    Tech Head New Member

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    Looks like criminal charges will be coming...
     
  7. Pirate

    Pirate Overland Park Denizen

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    Would she be related to Osama Mohammed El Atari?:

    Loudoun County, Virginia- An Ashburn woman has been indicted in a mortgage fraud scheme allegedly taking advantage of over 100 potential homebuyers.
    Diane H. Frederick Atari, 42, is accused of fraudulently fixing clients credit and inflating their income on financial records to place them into homes they could not afford. Atari allegedly illegally obtained monies in excess of one-million-dollars in the scheme. The total loss on these fraudulently obtained mortgages is estimated at over $50 million dollars.
    Authorities believe Atari left the country last week and is possibly in the country of Jordan. Local law enforcement has contacted INTERPOL to assist in locating Atari.
    Atari owns and operates ACR Consulting Company and Atari Management Company, both located in Loudoun County, VA. Atari offered “rent-to-own” services for customers who were seeking home ownership. Typically these customers were unable to qualify for mortgages due to bad credit or low income. Atari allegedly signed agreements with the victims with the understanding ACR Consulting Company would attempt to fix the victim’s credit.
    Initially clients were signed under the agreement at no up front charges, with monies being exchanged at the closing proceedings on the home. Eventually, the suspect began charging the clients an up front fee to cover expenses.
    The suspect apparently worked with her clients’ creditors to pay off debt, most of the time at less than face value. The debt was usually paid out of the suspects own funds. The money would be returned upon the closing of the customers house purchase. The suspect also allegedly created false credit for her clients by taking associates with excellent credit and advising credit card companies to add her client as an “authorized user” of the card. This would help increase the clients FICO score. This helped create a false score allowing the clients to qualify for a mortgage.
    During this time the suspect allegedly also was repairing the client’s reportable income. As the suspect moved her client towards purchasing a home the suspect apparently falsified her clients’ financial documents inflating the client’s financial status to the point they could qualify for the mortgage. In some cases the suspect deposited her own funds into the client’s bank account to show high balances and created false employment documents.
    Once the mortgage was approved, Atari would take her clients to close on the property. Sometimes the clients would balk at the large monthly payments required under the fraudulently secured mortgage. Atari would agree that she would subsidize their payments and help them make the monthly payments until such time as she could refinance their loan at a much lower interest rate, thus reducing their monthly payment to a manageable figure for a period of time.
    Atari would make her commission upon the sale of the property. She would also receive the fee for credit repair and any monies that she fronted for her client. She also allegedly took a percentage of the fees paid at closing for the brokerage of the services. Most of these homes were unaffordable for her clients and were destined for foreclosure.
    “Criminals frequently use challenging economic times to prey upon those in difficult financial straits. Citizens are particularly vulnerable when it comes to receiving financial advice in obtaining a home. This Office has been dedicated, through education and enforcement, to protecting Virginians from those looking to take advantage of unsuspecting victims. Our Financial Crime Intelligence Center was happy to work with Sheriff Simpson’s Department in this investigation and we look forward to assisting Commonwealth’s Attorney Plowman’s Office in the prosecution,” said Virginia Attorney General William C. Mims.
    Atari was indicted Monday in Loudoun County Circuit Court on ten counts false statements to obtain credit, one count of money laundering, and one count of racketeering.
    The year-long investigation was a joint effort between the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit and the Virginia Office of the Attorney General Financial Crimes Intelligence Center.
     
  8. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    How are these criminals being tipped off before arrest, and being able to leave the country?
     
  9. Chsalas

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    Well not de-hijack this thread, went to the OSH the other night, and was very pleased. Pan seared mahi-mahi was outstanding!
     
  10. SarasMom

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    Here is the steakhouse connection -

    Diane Atari was married to Ali H. Atari, an Ashburn restaurateur who is believed to be a distant relative of Loudoun businessman Osama El-Atari. El-Atari is suspected of involvement in a fraud scheme, his creditors and a Loudoun County Circuit Court judge say.

    (from the Loudoun Extra Website)
     
  11. vincecarbone

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    They owned Trevisios in ashburn Farm.
     
  12. Neighbor

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    He scammed $42 million ??!?!! That’s way more than I originally suspected.

    I won’t even comment on this tangled web.
     
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    Loudoun Woman Wanted for $50 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme Apprehended in Turkey


    Loudoun County, Virginia- An Ashburn woman who fled the United States after being indicted in July 2009 for a mortgage fraud scheme has been apprehended in Turkey.

    Diane H. Frederick Atari, 42, allegedly took advantage of over 100 potential homebuyers and is accused of fraudulently fixing clients credit and inflating their income on financial records to place them into homes they could not afford. Atari allegedly illegally obtained monies in excess of one-million-dollars in the scheme. The total loss on these fraudulently obtained mortgages is estimated at over $50 million dollars.

    At a press conference in July authorities announced that Atari had left the country. Local law enforcement contacted INTERPOL to assist in locating Atari. She was apprehended on Wednesday, October 14th and is currently held in a Turkish prison awaiting extradition.

    Atari owns and operates ACR Consulting Company and Atari Management Company, both located in Loudoun County, VA. Atari offered “rent-to-own” services for customers who were seeking home ownership. Typically these customers were unable to qualify for mortgages due to bad credit or low income. Atari allegedly signed agreements with the victims with the understanding ACR Consulting Company would attempt to fix the victim’s credit.

    Initially clients were signed under the agreement at no upfront charges, with monies being exchanged at the closing proceedings on the home. Eventually, the suspect began charging the clients an upfront fee to cover expenses.

    The suspect apparently worked with her clients’ creditors to pay off debt, most of the time at less than face value. The debt was usually paid out of the suspects own funds. The money would be returned upon the closing of the customers house purchase. The suspect also allegedly created false credit for her clients by taking associates with excellent credit and advising credit card companies to add her client as an “authorized user” of the card. This would help increase the clients FICO score. This helped create a false score allowing the clients to qualify for a mortgage.

    During this time the suspect allegedly also was repairing the client’s reportable income. As the suspect moved her client towards purchasing a home the suspect apparently falsified her clients’ financial documents inflating the client’s financial status to the point they could qualify for the mortgage. In some cases the suspect deposited her own funds into the client’s bank account to show high balances and created false employment documents.

    Once the mortgage was approved, Atari would take her clients to close on the property. Sometimes the clients would balk at the large monthly payments required under the fraudulently secured mortgage. Atari would agree that she would subsidize their payments and help them make the monthly payments until such time as she could refinance their loan at a much lower interest rate, thus reducing their monthly payment to a manageable figure for a period of time.

    Atari would make her commission upon the sale of the property. She would also receive the fee for credit repair and any monies that she fronted for her client. She also allegedly took a percentage of the fees paid at closing for the brokerage of the services. Most of these homes were unaffordable for her clients and were destined for foreclosure.

    Atari was indicted on July 13, 2009 in Loudoun County Circuit Court on ten counts false statements to obtain credit, one count of money laundering, and one count of racketeering.

    The year-long investigation was a joint effort between the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit and the Virginia Office of the Attorney General Financial Crimes Intelligence Center.

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  14. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    one down... one to go
     
  15. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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  16. Neighbor

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    They got him. They should make him eat the chernobyl hot wings for punishment ;-)

    Hopefully they can secure a room at the hotel Madoff or the hotel Ebbers. The other female Atari got busted for 50 mil in real-estate scam and Osama got busted for 42 mil. Was brother Belal El-Atari, part owner, completely innocent in all this?

    http://www.wtop.com/?nid=111&sid=1890892

    Van Metre should use this for a new logo:
     

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  17. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    Wow, obsess much?
     
  18. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    he's a good neighbor, does a lot for community sports and has not been connected to Osama's dirty dealings. he could absolutely be uninvolved.
     
  19. KTdid

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    Where was the due dilegence on the bank's part? They were being greedy along with every other bank and financier and should be reprimanded for it.
     
  20. Neighbor

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    Funny, I'll let you know on my next update :)

    By the way, how do you get to 4,068 posts? I'm still working on my 286th. Even at 30 seconds per post, that is like 33 hours of posting (note that math is not my strong point). I guess I am a rookie obsessor (even though you got 9 months of forum life on me).
     

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