A home in the 300 block of Whatley Drive in Dothan was the target Wednesday of an apparent search by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Agents wearing shirts identifying them as computer experts could be seen entering and exiting the residence.
The FBI declined to discuss the reason for the search and it’s not known if it is related to a company that the residents of the home appear to have been involved. There is also no indication if the search is related to a dismissed state lawsuit that involved a hold put on a banking account because of what a credit union calls a questionable international funds transfer.
Houston County records show the home is owned by Theodore and Starla Hudson. Alabama Secretary of State documents show the couple recently dissolved an incorporated business, MyMonex, several months after a lawsuit filed against it by Five Star Credit Union was settled.
The suit alleged that a large number of money orders were deposited into a Five Star Credit Union account belonging to the Hudsons beginning in late 2013, about the time documents show the company was incorporated. The credit union, according to court filings, placed a hold on the account because a “large” amount of funds wired one international recipient.
At the time the lawsuit was filed, the MyMonex account at Five Star had approximately $254,000 in it.
Also named in the lawsuit was Husam Tayeh who, according to the website WikiBusiness, is president, secretary, treasurer, and director of MyMonex, based in Nevada.
A law enforcement source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that the search in Dothan is related to a nationwide investigation. The source would not elaborate.
Neither the Hudsons nor Tayeh appear to have been accused of wrongdoing at this time. There’s no indication that they have been implicated in any illegal action.