Dublin Villager

Dublin man charged with wire fraud

A 35-year-old Dublin man was arrested and charged with wire fraud last week.

Haider Zafar, a Pakistan native, was arrested May 26 and is in custody of the U.S. Marshal Service after allegedly committing wire fraud from 2008 to 2010.

According to the complaint filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Zafar got $10 million from an investor through a real estate investment scheme.

He then used the money to buy luxury vehicles including, among others, a Lamborghini, a Rolls Royce Phantom and several Mercedes Benzes according to the complaint.

"Zafar also used the proceeds to purchase high end jewelry from a company called Diamond Cellar," the complaint stated.

Zafar also allegedly did not file any income tax returns for 2008 or 2009.

He remains in custody and no hearings are scheduled in the near future, said Fred Alverson, law enforcement coordinator for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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