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New owners of First National Center in OKC has ties to a Los Angeles apparel company

Oklahoma City's First National Center has new ownership — and records show that the title is no longer held by investment groups created by Aaron Yashouafar.
by Steve Lackmeyer Modified: October 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm •  Published: October 23, 2012
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Yashouafar pleaded guilty in July to an embezzlement charge after being accused of diverting insurance proceeds after a fire at a Las Vegas condominium development. He must pay $1 million in restitution to Paradise Spa condominium residents before his sentencing in November, Nevada court records show.

Earlier this month, The Oklahoman reported Yashouafar was under federal investigation for submitting questionable reimbursement forms to Oklahoma City officials for asbestos removal.

Ryan Gierach, editor and publisher of the West Hollywood news site www.wehonews.com, said the Nemans, like Yashouafar, are prominent members of the Iranian Jewish community in Los Angeles.

by Steve Lackmeyer
Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter and columnist who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's Metropolitan...
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