Leesburg Man Reported Missing

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of a Leesburg man who was last seen Wednesday afternoon.

Osama El-Atari was reported missing by family members yesterday. He was last seen about 5 p.m. on Feb. 10 in the 1600 block of Rochelle Avenue in Capitol Heights, MD.

He is 5 feet 6 inches tall, 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He drives a 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck with a Montana tag.

El-Atari is known in Loudoun for his criminal background. The former  owner of the Original Steakhouse in Ashburn was charged by federal prosecutors in 2009 with defrauding banks of $71 million in loans. He fled but was located in Texas in 2010 and then pleaded guilty was sentenced to 12 years in prison, but was released early after providing information used to gain a conviction of fellow inmate.

Anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective S. Schochet at 703-777-0475.

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