Home bought by wife of ‘most wanted’ gang member Alameddine will be auctioned for $2 million
Home worth $1.5million bought by wife of ‘most wanted’ member of notorious Alameddine gang with fraudulent loan application to be auctioned after couple’s assets seized
- Six-bedroom house bought with a mortgage secured by a fraudulent application
- Masood Zakaria reportedly led his wife Azza through the process
- Zakaria, who disappeared, asked his wife to disguise him as the beneficial owner of the house
- The 26-year-old said she has an annual income of $420,000 in her childcare role
- Police checks revealed wife of high-ranking gang member held no certification
- The house in Sydney’s west was bought in 2019 and will go up for auction on April 30
The house fraudulently purchased by the wife of the ‘most wanted’ member of the Alameddine clan will be auctioned off after police seize the couple’s belongings.
Masood Zakaria allegedly ordered his wife Azza to falsify a series of documents about his annual income and work history in order to obtain a loan to buy the house.
The couple bought the luxurious Greystanes property for $1.5million in 2019 after applying for funds that would cover three-quarters of the asking price.
Masood Zakaria (pictured) allegedly ordered his wife Azza to submit false documents about his annual income and employment in order to get the home loan
The couple bought their luxurious Greystanes home (pictured) for $1.5million in 2019 after asking for funds to cover three-quarters of the asking price
Azza recently pleaded guilty to one count of dishonestly obtaining benefits by deception in Parramatta Local Court.
The fate of her husband remains unknown after his disappearance on December 15.
On the same day, police arrived at the Greystanes’ home in western Sydney to arrest Masood for the alleged attempted murder of his rival Ibrahem Hamze.
Masood’s fate remains unknown after his disappearance last December
Police believe rivals were planning to carry out an attack on Ibrahem Hamze when a stolen Mercedes was spotted on Walker Street on August 14.
The driver reportedly refused to stop the vehicle for officers before speeding off and running a red light.
NSW Police Crime Groups Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Grant Taylor, said the pair were believed to have been in the area “for the sole purpose of shooting a man who they believe is a rival in territorial disputes in south-west Sydney”.
Masood was nowhere to be found when police knocked on his door last December and he is now believed to have fled to Turkey.
Parramatta Local Court heard the senior member guide his wife through the process of creating a series of fraudulent financial documents later used to secure a home loan.
In the loan application, Azza claimed to have an annual income of $240,000 in her role as an outside consultant to daycares.
She said she had previously been a center manager and had been self-employed in the childcare industry for five years prior.
The 26-year-old provided references from “employers” and said her role included training staff, organizing extra-curricular activities and writing education plans.
In the photo, from left to right, Tareek Hamzy, Ibrahem Hamze and Haissam Hamzy. Police arrived at Masood Zakaria’s home on December 15 to arrest him for the alleged attempted murder of Ibrahim
On the same day, police arrived at the couple’s home in western Sydney to arrest Masood for the alleged attempted murder of rival Ibrahem Hamze.
Azza secured a $1.125million loan for the home (pictured) in early 2020, but unbeknownst to the broker the documents were almost all fraudulent
Azza secured a $1.125 million loan for the home in early 2020, but unbeknownst to the broker, the documents were almost all fraudulent.
Police checks later revealed she had signed up for a childcare training course but then withdrew and had no certifications to her name.
The court heard that Masood orchestrated the purchase of the property, which would leave a mark on his wife’s otherwise pristine criminal record.
He allegedly ordered Azza to make him the beneficial owner to ensure that the house could not be seized by law enforcement, which was later the case.
Masood then allegedly arranged for $310,000 to settle the property to be transferred to his wife’s bank account through an associate.
Azza was sentenced to a 12-month community correction order for her part in the program which was due to be completed in April 2023. Pictured is the master suite in the Greystanes house.
Azza was then instructed to transfer these funds to a designated account, which she had to do at a physical branch.
“It is alleged that Zakaria is the beneficial owner of the property and that the mortgage fraud was perpetuated in Azza’s name to intentionally conceal his connection to the property,” the documents handed over to the local court in Parramatta say.
Azza was sentenced to a 12-month community correction order for her participation in the program which was due to be completed in April 2023.
The six-bedroom home with an “absolutely huge” master bedroom and ensuite bathroom will go up for auction on April 30 for an expected $2 million.
“Including ducted air conditioning throughout, a wood burning appliance, purpose built office nook, walk-in laundry press and secure shutters, nothing was missed on an exceptionally high quality offering,” indicates the description.
The six-bedroom home with an ‘absolutely huge’ master bedroom (pictured) and en-suite bathroom will go up for auction on April 30 for an expected $2million