Islamic relief agency admits illegal funds transfer to Iraq

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri-based Islamic charity that was shut down after being identified by the federal government as a global terrorist organization admitted in federal court Wednesday that it illegally funneled $1.4 million to Iraq in violation of U.S. sanctions.

A representative of the Islamic American Relief Agency pleaded guilty in Jefferson City, Missouri, to conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. The agency, once based in Columbia, also pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit money laundering and obstructing the administration of internal revenue laws.

At least three former IARA principals — the group’s chief, a fundraiser and a board member — have previously been sentenced in the wide-ranging scheme to illegally transfer money, and a former Michigan congressman went to prison for lobbying efforts for the group.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Wanna bet, Obama?

    • Millie_Woods

      He’s Iran’s biggest donor, measured in billions, not millions.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        He’s got six months left.

        • Millie_Woods

          It can’t come soon enough.

    • Frances

      America may be not at war with Islam, but it certainly seems as if Islam is at war with America.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Had to post it…

  • QiPo

    Of course they do. You have to be willfully self blind or complicit to say otherwise. Tonight CAIR, et al, are dripping in sweat…

    • infedel

      cair needs to be expelled. along with all their mo bro orgs, from the West.

  • infedel

    islam has been at war with the West and all non-moslems in the lands they terrorized for 1400years since its inception by a beduion bandit pedophile genocidal war lord.. Wake up West ….like our for fathers did…one cannot reason with islam. No Quarter and no snowflakes allowed.