Three Rochester Yemenis Tried to Send Money to Hizbullah

[Rochester Democrat and Chronicle] Michael Zeigler - A federal grand jury has indicted three Yemenis from Rochester, NY, on charges of money-laundering, alleging that they transferred more than $100,000 to overseas accounts they thought were controlled by the Islamic terrorist organization Hizbullah. Banking records showed that a social security number assigned to Saleh Mohamed Taher Saeed, 28, was associated with 324 overseas currency transactions totaling $12.3 million from October 2002 through November 2004. An undercover officer from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arranged with the three to send $107,430 to overseas accounts that the officer maintained were controlled by Hizbullah, the prosecution said.

2008-05-14 01:00:00

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