Former Officers of Islamic Charity Indicted

May 13, 2005

Source: The Guardian

Wire Service: AP,1282,-5002539,00.html

On May 13, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Two former officers of an Islamic charity were indicted on federal charges accusing them of lying to authorities investigating the charity's alleged ties to terrorist organizations.

Emadeddin Muntasser, the former head of Care International, and Muhammed Mubayyid, the group's former treasurer, were arrested Thursday following their Wednesday indictment on charges of concealing information from federal agencies, conspiring to defraud the United States, and making false statements to the FBI. The charity is now defunct.

'Organizations that conceal their true activities to abuse our tax laws, and in this case fund their support of the mujahideen and jihad, will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,' said U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan.

The indictment and arrests were disclosed the same day Muntasser was scheduled to have a hearing in federal court on his application for U.S. citizenship. U.S. District Judge Rya Zobel held off on ruling on the application."