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The Foreigner Bieber fraud just tip of the iceberg for solar energy innovator Waleed Ahmed. The Norwegian being held in the United States on fraud charges is 21-one year old Waleed Ahmed, Nettavisen reports. Mr Ahmed, who might face a 20-year jail term for getting an American investor to pay him in the range of USD 1 million, posing as Justin Bieber’s booking manager for some of his tour of Scandinavia, has earlier been hailed as an innovation wonder boy, according to the publication. No stranger to the Norwegian media, Mr Ahmed has earlier managed to raise money for several projects. An alleged attempt to develop a solar energy cover that could charge iPhones, was the young man’s first apparent success.

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Bieber fraud just tip of the iceberg for solar energy innovator Waleed Ahmed

Published on Thursday, 14th March, 2013 at 13:08 under the news category, by Asgeir Ueland.
Last Updated on 14th March 2013 at 15:45.

The Norwegian being held in the United States on fraud charges is 21-one year old Waleed Ahmed, Nettavisen reports.



Mr Ahmed, who might face a 20-year jail term for getting an American investor to pay him in the range of USD 1 million, posing as Justin Bieber’s booking manager for some of his tour of Scandinavia, has earlier been hailed as an innovation wonder boy, according to the publication.

No stranger to the Norwegian media, Mr Ahmed has earlier managed to raise money for several projects. An alleged attempt to develop a solar energy cover that could charge iPhones, was the young man’s first apparent success.

Back in April 2010, he claimed that he had signed a contract worth NOK 30 million (roughly USD 5.15 million at today’s ROE) with the Aurora Group to deliver 150,000 units of the new technology. The media focus bought him the key to many of the top men in Norwegian business, claimed Nettavisen.  

Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske also hailed Mr Ahmed in that same year.

The company run by Mr. Ahmed, Grønt Norge (Green Norway), was according to the young man a startling success, and there were quite a few who were happy to jump the bandwagon.

Among them was Innovation Norway’s Bård Stranheim, who had given Mr Ahmed a NOK 150,000 grant (almost USD 25,800). Mr. Stranheim said that the young innovator had a “Mark Zuckerberg-type attitude.”

From 2010 until 2012, Mr. Ahmed made contacts in several countries, and claimed to have expanded the market for his product.

The walls started crumbling by 2012, however. Chinese company Acever, who produced the charging devices, said that Grønt Norge hadn’t paid its bills. Later it was discovered by the media that he hadn’t even invented the solar charges himself. Thus the fall of Waleed Ahmed started.

It also turned out that his debts to US-based ECG glove manufacturers Affirmative Solutions remained unpaid.

Wahleed Ahmed, a young man who was once hailed as an innovation genius, has is now has pleaded guilty to the charges against him regarding the Justin Bieber scam, and not requested a so-called plea agreement.



Published on Thursday, 14th March, 2013 at 13:08 under the news category, by Asgeir Ueland.
Last updated on 14th March 2013 at 15:45.

This post has the following tags: justinbieber, ticketfraud, norwayfraudster, iphone, ecgglove.





  
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