The paranoid luxury lifestyle of a corrupt Fry’s executive

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More on the ostentatious lifestyle of Ausaf Umar Siddiqui, the Fry’s Electronics executive who blew $120 million in Las Vegas casinos over three years, then tried to embezzle money to cover his gambling debts. From Mercury News:

Fiji water, grouped in bottles of three. Golden raisins and warmed mixed nuts. Aramis cologne and badger hair shaving brush. Lint-free towels. Dom Perignon Rose champagne and Kurosawa Sake in the fridge. And never, under any circumstances, approach him from behind.

If they didn’t want to face Mr. S’s wrath, maids knew to arrange bowls of Glitterati Mentissimo peppermints adorned with a single rose throughout his suite, and to stock his shower with Nioxin shampoo for “fine and thinning hair.” White vases were a no-no – he considered them bad luck.

Oddly, these are exactly the same requests for service I make when I walk into a Fry’s.

Casino profile details luxurious lifestyle of former Fry’s executive [MercuryNews.com]

PreviouslyFry’s exec busted for $65MM embezzlement scheme, Vegas flings

Image: Geek7

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9 Responses to The paranoid luxury lifestyle of a corrupt Fry’s executive

  1. Umbriel says:

    If one is living that kind of ostentatious lifestyle, and is thus a potential kidnap target, the “no approaching from behind” request doesn’t seem entirely outlandish.

    And if you’re embezzeling, then paranoia is that much more justified.

  2. devophill says:

    threadjack- Name me one non-fanatic religion.

  3. DMcK says:

    @ #5: in spite of what 8 years’ worth of the Bush Administration’s cartoonish propaganda may tell you, the vast majority of the world’s Muslims live more or less secular lifestyles — just like any other religion. And I happen to agree with Mr. S. with regard to the badger hair shaving brush: anything less would constitute a barbaric assault on one’s bestubbled mug.

  4. bbonyx says:

    @#5 – As a step on the never-ending path of becoming a better person, you might consider removing the “fanatic” modifier from statements like that in the future. Perspective and objectivism, things you’ll find increase with age and wisdom.

  5. kiltreiser says:

    Bah, the page with the original article seems to be borked. I love reading stories of ridiculous excess like this, they make me smile and want to punch people in equal measure.

  6. guy_jin says:

    people like that need to be told, “NO.”

  7. AB says:

    Here’s a link that works (for me, anyway):

    http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_11447252

  8. AceJohnny says:

    @GUY_JIN: Casinos make their money from saying “YES” to people like this.

  9. arvinddeshpande says:

    Isn’t he Muslim and Gambling and Alcohol banned for him by his fanatic religion? “porn” is justified though.

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