US v. Masfaka, Mohamad Mustapha Ali
Detroit, MI


[EDMI] The indictment charges Mohamed Masfaka with lying to federal officials about his involvemment with the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. The indictment alleges that Masfaka was employed by HLF in 1997 and 1998 and ran the HLF operations in the Detroit area to include organizing and participating in fundraising events for the HLF. In 2008, a federal jury found the HLF and senior officials affiliated with the organization guilty on all counts of helping finance terrorism. Masfaka was sentenced to 12 years in prison for lying under oath during Naturalization proceedings about his ties to a terrorist organization.

Related Topics: Prosecutions, Terror Financing