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US v. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, et al.
Richardson, TX


[NDTX] Richardson, Texas-based Muslim charity indicted, along with several of the group's leaders, for funneling millions of dollars to the terrorist group Hamas. The judge declared a mistrial: The jury could not reach a unanimous verdict on any count with respect to five defendants; with respect to one defendant, Mohammad El-Mezain, the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict on count one which charged him with conspiracy to provide material support and resources to Hamas. In the second trial in 2008 jurors found all the defendants guilty on all counts of helping finance terrorism. A fifth circuit judicial panel upheld the convictions against HLF and its senior leaders in December 2011.