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Founder of US Muslim charity sentenced to 23 years in terror financing case

[JURIST] The founding president of the American Muslim Foundation, Abdurahman Alamoudi, received the maximum sentence of 23 years in prison and fines of more than $20,000 Friday after pleading guilty to immigration fraud and illegal transactions with Libya in federal district court in Alexandria, Virgina. In his guilty plea, originally entered in July, Alamoudi also acknowledged involvement in a failed Libyan plot to assassinate Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Alamoudi has surrendered his American citizenship but will retain permanent resident status in the US. Review the criminal complaint originally filed against Alamoudi [PDF] by the FBI; the indictment is here [PDF]. Read a US Department of Justice press release on Alamoudi's sentencing here. AP has more.

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