Well-known Edmonton landlord charged with drug trafficking, weapons offences
Abdullah Shah faces 13 charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking
A well-known Edmonton landlord once sent to prison for mortgage fraud now faces more than a dozen new charges for drug trafficking and weapons offences.
Abdullah Shah, who is also known by the name Carmen Pervez, was arrested on Dec. 24 after police executed a search warrant on a business near 93rd Street and 111th Avenue. Police also conducted a vehicle stop in relation to the search warrant.
Officers seized a variety of drugs and ammunition from the business, police say, and found an edged weapon in the vehicle.
Shah now faces 13 charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking, one charge of possession of stolen property over $5,000 (proceeds of crime), one charge of possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public and one charge of careless use of a firearm.
He was released on $10,000 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 13, 2016.
Shah was charged in 2005 in a $30-million fraud scheme. He pleaded guilty to 54 charges of fraud and 19 charges of possession of property obtained by crime.
He and his companies netted $1,811,942 from the complex fraud, the court found.
In February 2008, he was sentenced to six years but was given four years' credit for time spent in pretrial custody.
Shah told CBC News this summer he owns about 100 rental properties in the Edmonton area.