U.S. Indicts Muslim Activist

(AP) - A prominent U.S. Muslim activist, Abdurahman M. al-Amoudi, was charged Thursday in an 18-count indictment with devising an illegal scheme to obtain money from Libya and with attempting to conceal his financial dealings from the government. The charges, brought by a grand jury in Alexandria, Va., carry a maximum sentence of 105 years in prison. Al-Amoudi, 51, is a founder of the American Muslim Council and related American Muslim Foundation. A federal affidavit contends that al-Amoudi also was involved in numerous groups with financial links to Hamas and al-Qaeda. The government found an unsigned document in Arabic during a search of al-Amoudi's office in Virginia that makes numerous references to Hamas and discusses "execution of operations against the Israelis to delay the peace process."

2003-10-24 00:00:00

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