Michael Ainsworth / Associated Press
By Paul J. WeberNovember 25, 2008
Reporting from Dallas — A Muslim charity and five of its former leaders were convicted Monday of funneling millions of dollars to the Palestinian militant group Hamas — a long-sought victory in the government’s fight against terrorism funding.
U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis announced the guilty verdicts on all 108 counts on the eighth day of deliberations in the retrial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, once the nation’s largest Muslim charity. It was the biggest terrorism financing case since the Sept. 11 attacks…
After Monday’s verdict, family members showed little visible reaction until the jury left. Several women sobbed loudly…
Ghassan Elashi, Holy Land’s former chairman, and Shukri Abu Baker, the chief executive, were convicted of a combined 69 counts, including supporting a specially designated terrorist, money laundering and tax fraud.
Mufid Abdulqader and Abdulraham Odeh were convicted of three counts of conspiracy, and Mohammed El-Mezain was convicted of one count of conspiracy to support a terrorist organization. Holy Land was convicted of all 32 counts… More @ Sweetness & Light
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"After Monday’s verdict, family members showed little visible reaction until the jury left. Several women sobbed loudly…"
HEH! Merry Christmas Hamas!