An Egyptian man was charged of fraud after he sped off a pier into the Port of Los Angeles, killing his two autistic sons.
Ali Elmezayen had planned his crime two years before launching it into action, crashing his Honda into the water, with two boys, Abdelkarim,8, and Elhassan, 13 strapped in child seats. They were later pulled dead from the car by rescuers.
Elmezayen, 44, collected more than $260,000 in insurance payouts from the incident, he wired more than $170,000 back to Egypt. And spent more than a quarter of his $24,000 salary to insure himself and his family.
Elmezayen did not enter a plea in the case in U.S. District Court. Judge Alka Sagar ordered him to be held without bail.