Three Convicted in Islamic Charity Case

January 12, 2008

Source: Dawn

Wire Service: Reuters

BOSTON, Jan 12: Three Arabs who raised nearly $2 million for an Islamic charity were convicted of defrauding the US government by using the tax-free donations to support holy war and holy warriors, prosecutors said on Friday.

A federal jury in Boston on Friday found Libyan-born Emadeddin Muntasser, Muhamed Mubayyid, a Lebanon native and Samir Al-Monla, an immigrant from Kuwait, guilty of conspiring to defraud the government and scheming to hide information from it, the US attorney in Massachusetts, Michael Sullivan said.