U.S. Man Pleads Guilty in Muslim Charity Probe

[Phoenix New Times] Ray Stern - Arizona resident Akram Musa Abdallah, 54, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of lying to the FBI about his involvement in a charity organization tied to Hamas. Between 1994 and 1997, Abdallah raised funds for the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, which the federal government accuses of funneling money to the terrorist group. When the FBI came inquiring about the group in 2007, Abdallah denied helping the group even though he knew the U.S. considered it a source of terrorism funding, says the U.S. Attorney's Office in Phoenix.

2009-05-07 06:00:00

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