Greeley man arrested on sex crime charges now accused of running organized crime operation

Posted at 10:55 AM, Aug 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 19:42:20-04

GREELEY, Colo. – A Greeley man already facing a slew of human trafficking and sex assault charges has been charged with more than 150 counts in connection to an alleged organized crime operation.

Noman Boroumand, 45, was arrested along with Fares Al Rashed, 38, in June on more than 30 charges ranging from human trafficking to stalking and child abuse. An indictment states that Boroumand had sex with women against their will and also forced the women to have sex with Al Farhed, after which Al Farhed would give the women money.

On Monday, the Weld County District Attorney said Boroumand, who owned a car dealership in Greeley, was charged with 166 new counts, including theft, forgery, tax evasion, filing a false tax return and computer crimes.

According to the DA’s office, Boroumand ran several scams out of his dealership, 1st Choice Motors, beginning in January 2013 and lasting until the state closed the dealership in May 2017.

Investigators said Boroumand’s biggest scam involved taking out loans to purchase vehicles and then falsifying sales, swindling several banks out of millions of dollars. Investigators said Boroumand used a so-called “straw man” whom Boroumand would pay for that person’s personal information, which he would then use to apply for a loan. Boroumand pocketed the money and failed to repay the loans, the DA’s office said.

Investigators said Boroumand also encouraged his customers to buy service contracts to cover repairs on vehicles but when the customers gave Boroumand money, he pocketed those funds as well and never purchased the service contracts.

Boroumand also is accused of forging loan documents, failing to accurately report his taxes and paying his employees to participate in the alleged crimes.

Boroumand’s bond for both cases now stands at $4.5 million. He’s expected back in court on Aug. 22.