HAMMOND | Federal charges were dropped against a Whiting businessman who was previously facing mail fraud charges, according to court records.
Hosam "Sam" Abul-Husn, who owns A & M Auto Sales, was charged in March with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and mail fraud, according to an indictment. According to an order filed Monday in federal court, the indictment against Abul-Husn was dismissed.
It was unclear Monday what led to the charges being dropped. He was supposed to have a change of plea hearing Jan. 28, but the hearing was postponed because of weather conditions.
Abul-Husn previously was accused of taking part along with two other men in a scheme to fraudulently obtain and resell cars, according to court documents.
Azzam Al-Hindi pleaded guilty to mail fraud last week, according to a plea agreement. Tareq Al-Hindi is facing conspiracy to commit mail fraud and mail fraud charges in the case.