- Last Updated: 6:26 PM, May 18, 2012
- Posted: 1:59 PM, May 18, 2012
This alleged terror "money launderer" sure got himself in some hot water.
The feds got a windfall of financial evidence this week against an alleged Hezbolla money man they'd been tailing -- all thanks to an allegedly bogus police parking placard he'd stupidly left in his windshield.
Ali Erida, 29, made the mistake of leaving a Jersey City Police parking placard in his car, along with an obviously doctored-with-magic-marker registration document, which, when run by investigators, turned out to be forged, prosecutors said in Manhattan Criminal Court today.
Those allegedly forged documents allowed investigators to get a search warrant on the vehicle, which Erida had left parked on Christopher Street Wednesday. Inside, cops found bank receipts for thousands of dollars in suspicious wire transfers.
Erida, who has previous federal convictions for money laundering and counterfeiting -- and who Manhattan prosecutors said in court today has been directly linked to funneling money to Hezbollah -- was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 cash bail on felony charges of criminal possession of a forged instrument by Manhattan Criinal Court Judge Alexander Tisch.