US v. Al Hussayen, Sami Omar
Moscow, ID


[DID] In March 2004, Sami Omar Al Hussayen, a Saudi national and University of Idaho student, was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to Hamas and other violent jihadists through his work at the Islamic Assembly of North America and Al-Haramain. Al Hussayen was acquitted in June 2004 on most counts, but the jury deadlocked on several immigration fraud counts. He was subsequently deported in lieu of the U.S. dropping the remaining criminal immigration fraud charges.