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7-Eleven takes over 2 additional stores in Hampton Roads

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NEW YORK– 7-Eleven’s parent company has taken over operation of 2 additional stores in Hampton Roads following a two-state investigation into human smuggling, identity theft and money laundering.

The stores are located at 1584 General Booth Blvd. in Virginia Beach and 2610 Jefferson Avenue in Newport News. The move brings to six the number of Virginia stores taken over by corporate.

7-Eleven spokeswoman Cara Morris Stern said the stores are now open under the management of 7-Eleven, Inc.

The other locations are at 725 London Blvd., Portsmouth and owned by Wajiha Razzak; 4701 Taylor Road in Chesapeake owned by Raj Masand; 1088 W. 26th Street in Norfolk owned by Shagufta Baig and 1510 Brambletown Ave. in Norfolk, owned by Raj Masand, sources close to the investigation revealed.

Three people – 52-year-old Zahid Baig of Chesapeake, 62-year-old Shannawaz Baig of Va. Beach and 34-year-old Tariq Rana of Chesapeake – were due in Norfolk Federal Court Monday afternoon on charges of wire fraud conspiracy, identity theft and alien harboring charges. They face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of conspiracy.

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