USA v. Farhat, Nader Mohamad

Money Laundering (Hizballah)

[SDFL] In June 2019, Paraguayan authorities extradited Nader Mohamad Farhat to Miami where he faces criminal charges of money laundering. Farhat also faces similar charges in New York where he is an alleged co-conspirator in a case involving another Paraguayan national of Lebanese origin, Mahmoud Ali Barakat, and three other defendants who are accused of assisting in the laundering of drug monies from inside the U.S. Court documents refer to Farhat as a "known money launderer for narcotics organizations and other illicit organizations," while media reports allege a possible connection to Hezbollah.