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US v. Alishtari, Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali
Ardsley, NY

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[SDNY] In February 2007, a federal grand jury charged Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari with terrorism financing and perpetrating massive investment fraud, including sending money to Afghanistan and Pakistan to help train terrorists. Alishtari pleaded guilty to funneling money to fund terrorist activiites in Pakistan and Afghanistan, including sending money to buy night vision goggles and other equipment for a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan. He also pleaded guilty to stealing millions of dollars from victims through his fraudulent operation of a loan investment program. In April 2010, Alishtari was sentenced o 121 months in prison for attempting to finance terrorism and perpetrating massive investment fraud.

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