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Police Sting Operation Uncovers $68,000, Stolen iPhones and More

By Alex Nitkin | December 18, 2015 8:05am
 Saad Abdulhadi (l.) and Asad A. Abumuslem were each charged with financial crime and theft for the illegal business, police said.
Saad Abdulhadi (l.) and Asad A. Abumuslem were each charged with financial crime and theft for the illegal business, police said.
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Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO — Two men were arrested and almost $68,000 were seized in the culmination of a 10-month sting operation, police announced Friday.

Police busted multiple retail businesses selling stolen iPhones, counterfeit merchandise and untaxed cigarettes, police said. They also recovered three cars.

In "Operation Clean Break," the Chicago Police Department's Intelligence Section Officers teamed up with members of its Asset Forfeiture Unit to gather intelligence, uncover surveillance video and make undercover buys, according to the announcement.

Asad A. Abumuslem, 52, of suburban Oak Lawn, and Saad Abdulhadi, 22, of suburban Midlothian, were each charged with one felony count of Continuing Financial Crime Enterprise and one count of felony Theft, police said.

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