Friday, June 20, 2014

Meral Naman of Manhasset, NY

Meral Naman of Manhasset, NY - Mother of Selma Naman, Convicted Felon

Meral Naman was born Meral Uluturk.  She became Meral Gursen after marrying (James) Selcuk Gursen with whom she had a daughter by the name of Selma Gursen.  Selma was born on July 26, 1969. 

Seems the union of Meral and (James) Selcuk did not work out.  In July of 1980 in the state of Nevada Meral remarried a man named Issa Naman.  Issa Naman was a doctor and about 9 years older than Meral.  No doubt that marriage to a doctor was very appealing to Meral who was raising her daughter, Selma, with no child support.  Selma was 11 years old when the nuptials took place.  Issa Naman adopted Selma and that is how she came to be known by the name Selma Naman.

In the following year of Meral's marriage to Dr. Issa Naman, Meral gave birth to a daughter, Mona (now age 32) then a son, Nigel (now age 31).  Selma was about 12 years old when her step sister was born.  This is why there is a large gap in age between Selma Naman and her siblings. 

It seems Selma Naman has always lived feeling abandoned by her biological father, (James) Selcuk Gursen, whom she had little contact with growing up.  Selma Naman has sought a relationship with her biological father because as an adult already with children Selma tried to locate his whereabouts.  Her search can now end because (James) Selcuk Gursen passed away in 2012.

Meral Naman is known to have been knowledgeable and even taken part in some of Selma Naman’s misdeeds.  When Selma Naman was arrested in the year 2000 leaving her share of rent unpaid, Meral promised to reimburse the roommate but never did.  Meral was also an accomplice in the wedding sham between Selma and Leysi Muhammed (Read our blog entitled "Marriages" for more details about this marriage and others).  

Meral and her husband, Dr. Issa Naman, live the life of outstanding citizens but they are far from it.  Their daughter, Selma Naman, is a convicted felon with charges of bank fraud, identity theft, credit card fraud, burglary and so on (FBI # 633631FB2, FEDERAL INMATE NUMBER 23256-016).  Selma Naman did time in a federal prison in the year 2000.  She was released on June 29, 2001.  Selma Naman currently lives in Port Washington, NY.  Despite her run-ins with the law, Selma Naman seems to welcome the opportunity to stand before a judge as evidenced by her many civil lawsuits.  Selma Naman was again convicted of crimes in February 2007 WHILE SHE WAS PREGNANT WITH HER FIRST CHILD (read our blog on Selma Naman’s criminal history for more info).

Like father like adopted daughter.  It seems the Namans live by the philosophy of "The family that commits crime together, stays together."  Well, maybe they didn’t take part in the same crime but Selma Naman’s step-father, Dr. Issa Naman, has battled his own criminal charges.

The criminal complaint against Dr. Issa M. Naman was for violation of 18 U.S.C. 371 & 2 and 42 U.S.C. 1320A-7b(b)(1)(B).  These are CHARGES of CONSPIRACY and RECEIVING CASH KICKBACK PAYMENTS.

A warrant for the arrest of Dr. Issa Naman was issued in June 1998.  Dr. Naman was given probation with a bond set at $200,000 which was secured by his home and cosigned by Meral Naman.  Dr. Naman was forced to surrender all travel documents to the U.S. Attorney and had to refrain from contacting anyone he knew or believed to be a government witness, informant or cooperator.  


USA vs. Issa Naman
US Southern District Court of NY
Case #: 1:98-mj-01429-UA-1
Date Filed: 6/17/1998

There are numerous law suits brought on by Meral and her husband, Dr. Issa Naman, including charges of malpractice when Dr. Issa Naman underwent heart surgery at St. Francis Hospital in Nassau County (Refer to case #: 112488/00).  The Namans claim to be good friends with Dr. Oz (from the highly popular "Dr. Oz" show).  The Namans are known for name throwing even if they don’t actually know the person.  The fact is that their affiliation with Dr. Oz is that he was one of the doctors involved in Issa Naman’s heart surgery and one of the doctors named in the law suit mentioned above which the Namans filed.  They were never friends.

There are also lawsuits brought against the Namans for failure to pay their bills including one from New York Presbyterian Hospital for the Naman’s failure to pay medical bills totaling over $334,000 (Refer to case #:016462/2001).  Another way the Naman’s get out of paying their bills is to file for bankruptcy as Meral Naman did as a managing member of Min Shopping Center LLC which in 2011 filed for bankruptcy with a claim against them by HSBC bank for having a $25,000 overdraft in their checking account.  Not to mention a claim by the State of Florida Escambia County for unpaid sales tax. 

Their daughter and son, Mona Naman and Nigel Naman, are joining the lawsuit family legacy: 

Mona N. Naman v. Harold Sprachman
Supreme Court of the State of New York County of Nassau
Index #: 601004/2011
Case Type: Motor Vehicle

Harsharan Sethi vs. Mona N. Naman
Nassau County District Court - 2nd District
Index #: SC-002144-06/HE
Case Type: Small Claim
Filing Date: 8/24/2006
Disposition Date: 10/17/2006

Nassau County District Court - 2nd District
LVNV Funding LLC A/P/O Bank of America vs. Nigel Naman
Case #: CV-032361-08/HE
Case Type: Civil
Classification: Consumer Credit
Filing Date: 9/5/2008
Disposition Date: 7/26/2011

Their daughter, Selma Naman, has such an extensive law suit history and criminal past that we’ve dedicated a separate section entirely to her.  For more on Selma Naman’s law suits read our blog titled "serial sue’er" and read our blog about her criminal history to learn about her arrests and jail time.

Here is a listing of the civil lawsuit cases we located for Meral and Issa Naman:

Issa Naman, M.D. and Meral Naman VS. St. Francis Hospital etal
Supreme Court - State of New York, County of Nassau
Index No. 112488/00
Motion Date: 12/20/01
Motion Sequence: 03
Motion Cal. No: 84

Issa Naman, M.D., P.C. VS. Suhail Alqadi
New York Supreme Court - Queens County
Index NO: 24531/98
Motion Date: 1/16/2002
Motion Cal. NO: 34

Issa Naman, M.D. v. Sylveen Realty Co. Etal
New York Civil Supreme Court - Queens County
Index NO: 016593/1991
Case Type: Tort

Issa Naman, M.D. v. Apat, Burton J. Etal
New York Civil Supreme Court - Queens County
Index NO: 019137/1994
Case Type: Other Real Property

Issa Naman vs. Clara Joyner, Samuel Joyner, National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), NALC Health Benefit Plan, US Office of Personnel Management
Eastern District Court of NY
Case #: 1:02-cv-03079-ERK-VVP
Date Filed: 5/24/2002
Breach of Contract
Case against the defendants was dismissed in its entirety

Landmark Food Corp v. Meral Naman
New York Civil Supreme Court - Suffolk County
Index NO: 005420/1988
Case Type: Contract

Long Island Savings Bank v. Meral Naman etal 
New York Civil Supreme Court - Queens County
Index NO: 011542/1992
Case Type: Foreclosure

New York Presbyterian Hospital VS. Issa Naman and Meral Naman
Supreme Court - State of New York, County of Nassau
Index No. 016462/2001
Motion Date: 4/21/2005
Motion Sequence: 004
Hospital sued to recover the sum of $334,641.56 representing the cost of medical and hospital services rendered to Issa Naman

As much money as this family has, it is astonishing that they make a mockery of the medical profession of which they are a part.  The banks have to chase them down too because they don’t want to pay their bills.  One can only wonder if their irresponsibility transfers over to other debts as well. 


Meral Naman is no stranger to handling the family’s finances.  The following is a list of campanies incorporated under the name of Meral Naman. 

Fairway Diagnostic Inc. 
Cesme Properties LLC
123 Millennium Technology, Inc.
Min Shopping Center LLC

Meral is the managing member of Min Shopping Center LLC which in 2011 filed for bankruptcy with a claim against them by HSBC bank for having a $25,000 overdraft in their checking account.  Not to mention a claim by the State of Florida Escambia County for unpaid sales tax. 

Meral Naman is named as the owner of apartments in Fort Lauderdale, Fl where she and her family lived at one time.

Meral Naman is also named as the owner of the property in which Dr. Issa Naman’s medical practice resides on 3201 75th Street in East Elmhurst, NY (Queens).

Meral Naman is also said to be the owner of shopping malls in the state of Florida.

All information regarding criminal history and law suits are a matter of public record and can be verified using the case information provided.

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  1. For those of you who haven't read the blog page titled, "Dr. Issa Naman of Manhasset" where one comment/post from a reader tells you how you can verify Selma Naman's criminal history on your own, here it is again.....

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  2. I like her FB pic where she's standing right next to a double bed. Like a cheap Turkish prostitute.

  3. She is real bitch.She is looking for a husband no matter he is married or not.
    Follow her Fb see what she is.Bitch.

  4. My name is Jeff and i am looking for a man who cheated on his wife and left his family for Meral Naman.

    Im trying to contact the man for a while now but he no longer uses his social media account, nor does he keep in contact with our mutual friends. We are starting the get worried about him.

    i was deeply disturbed by the things i read in your Blog about Ms. Naman, the man i am looking for has a healthy retirement pension that Naman could mooch off of.

    Im looking for any address or phone number for this woman in NY,

    Any help from would be greatly appreciated

  5. you can contact me ZONDAFREAK64@GMAIL.COM