Officials with the district attorney's office on Tuesday morning executed a search warrant at Landmark's office in Ontario, Calif., according to a source who works at Landmark and was present during the raid. The exact nature of the district attorney's investigation is unclear.
"After they gathered everybody in the main area of the building, yeah, there was just an announcement that they had a search warrant, we weren't to touch anything work related, we weren't to touch any type of phones, we weren't allowed to leave the area until we were identified and questioned," the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told TPM.
I found this bio on Ahmed:
Kareem is a man of faith, philanthropic, and entrepreneurial spirit. Such spirit and dedication has led him to become involved in many endeavors which benefit his local community, the nation and other countries of the world.
Mr. Ahmed is a member of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and is one of the members responsible for achieving a historical keynote address entitled, “The Path to Peace: Just Relations Between Nations” by His Holiness, Mirza Masroor Ahmad,the worldwide spiritual leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on June 27, 2012. In attendance, U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen, and Holy members of the Muslim community were brought together to speak of worldwide peace efforts. Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va.), and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), hosted the bipartisan event to honor Mirza Masroor Ahmad.
Mr. Ahmed’s philanthropic endeavors include support and involvement in Wells Bring Hope, helping to build water wells around the globe. He also participates in World Vision, Humanity First – bringing sight to the underdeveloped communities in Guatemala, as well as the Feminist Majority Foundation, Cedars-Sinai Women’s Heart Center and many others. He gives generously to hospitals, colleges and orphanages around the community, the nation and other countries of the world.
Mr. Ahmed’s entrepreneurial spirit and business experience has lead him to be a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Advisory Council and a member of the Board of Directors of East Los Angeles Community College. He is politically active and passionate about being a part of the solutions to social issues. His support of law enforcement is evident by his involvement with the Los Angeles Police Protective League where he was honored at the Eagle and Badge Gala in 2012 for his support of the LAPPL’s mission to vigilantly protect, promote, and improve the working conditions, legal rights, compensation and benefits of Los Angeles Police Officers. Mr. Ahmed also supports the DEA Survivor’s Benefit Fund, The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Youth Foundation, Long Beach Police Officer’s Association and many other organizations that lend their support to our local and national peace officers.
Mr. Ahmed’s business experience comes with more than two decades of accomplishments in the medical industry. He has worked extensively in matters involving medical clinics, surgical centers, medical and pharmaceutical management, and durable medical equipment, specializing in workers’ compensation.
Mr. Ahmed is the founding member and President of Landmark Medical Management. He has developed Landmark Medical Management as a leading comprehensive management service company for physicians, medical groups and pharmacies. Understanding the importance of the client’s needs, setting high standards, and through strategic and tactical planning and organization, he leads a team of over 200 employees through continual growth. Mr. Ahmed’s vision has propelled him forward with further business development within the Medical Industry. As Mr. Ahmed strives to decrease cost in the workers’ compensation system, he has gained profitable margins, billing a combined total of 140 million annually. Leveraging an ever-expanding portfolio, Mr. Ahmed is presently working towards taking Landmark Medical Management public using the same entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen as he did through working with other public companies.
Prior to the development of Landmark Medical Management, Mr. Ahmed fostered a heightened interest within the medical industry when his young son, at the age of four, survived a near-fatal incident after a venomous rattlesnake bite. Through watching the care and concern of the dedicated medical staff and his son’s survival at Loma Linda Hospital, Mr. Ahmed knew he wanted to contribute his life’s work to the medical industry with the goal of building a non-profit children’s hospital so that other children could be given such admirable medical care. Paying homage to his faith, philanthropic, and entrepreneurial spirit, Mr. Ahmed seeks to maintain a prominent role within the medical industry by continuing his life pursuit of serving the community and mankind by building a non-profit children’s hospital.
Mr. Ahmed was in the news about a year ago:
Obama mega-donor Kareem Ahmed threatened Talking Points Memo reporter Eric Lach in advance of his article's publication by invoking the power of the White House: "I’ve got the White House on notice," he said.
Lach reported the conversation in his profile of Ahmed, "The Obama Mega Donor Who Got Lost in the Crowd." Ahmed, who has given more than $1.1 million to Obama, Democrats, and associated super PACs, boasts that House Minority Leader is a personal friend and hobnobs with other elite left-wing donors, but has been largely neglected by the media thus far.
When he learned that Lach would be writing an article about him, he began threatening defamation lawsuits and accusing Lach of working in cahoots with Republicans.
The 'offending' Talking Points Memo:
There are only a few dozen Americans who have given at least $1 million to super PACs this election cycle, and Kareem Ahmed is one of them. If you manage to talk to him, he'll tell you a lot. He'll tell you all about a class of pharmaceuticals, called compound drugs, which he is in the business of promoting, and which have been the subject of a contentious debate in California, where he lives and works. He'll tell you to read ProPublica's reporting about Big Pharma. He'll tell you House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is his best friend. He'll tell you about his dream to someday take the proceeds of his business and build the largest non-profit children's hospital in the world in Southern California's Inland Empire. He'll tell you how he fixed Democratic political strategist Paul Begala's leg. He'll tell you how much he loves President Barack Obama, whom he has met on a number of occasions.
He told me several times that he thought I'd been hired by Republicans, insurance companies, or his competition to destroy him.
"I really want to educate you, Eric, I really do," Ahmed said in an interview over the phone in late August. "Because, you know what, because I'm prepared. My law firms are ready to go, and I've got PR firms retained already. They're waiting for your article."
"Because the message I got from you, Eric, was, you have been hired by either the Republicans or by the competition, or somebody, just out to destroy me, without even knowing the facts," he said. "So what would you do if you were in my shoes? So I've got the White House on notice. I've got everybody on notice. That all right, I can't wait until this thing comes out, and we're going to go after your publication, you, and whatever, and if there's anything that's defamatory, that's not factual, oh yeah, I'm ready. We're waiting. My employees are watching. My law firms are watching. I mean, they are watching you. Like, every move."