Hat tip to Jihad Watch…

The former director of a Missouri Islamic charity admitted in federal court Friday that he sent more than $1 million to Iraq in violation of U.S. sanctions.

Mubarak Hamed, 53, also pleaded guilty to conspiracy and a tax violation for misusing the charity’s tax exempt status and lying to the Internal Revenue Service.

Hamed served as executive director of the now-defunct Islamic American Relief Agency-USA from 1991 until October 2004, when federal agents raided the charity’s Columbia, Mo., offices and carted off truckloads of documents and computers.

The same day, the U.S. Treasury Department froze the charity’s assets and said it was part of a global network of similarly named charities that supported terrorists, including Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida, the Taliban and Hamas.

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/06/former-director-of-missouri-based-islamic-charity-pleads-guilty-charity-was-part-of-network-funnelin.html

 

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