US v. Manthena
Newark, NJ


[DNJ] In October 2005, Indian national and businessman Raja Manthena was sentenced to 24 months in prison for his role in the transfer of $86,500 that was used as payment on the sale of a shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missile in a conspiracy to aid terrorists. Raja was also ordered to pay the government $86,500 in restitution, money demanded by British arms dealer Hemant Lakhani for the sale of the shoulder-fired missile. Raja was a cooperating witness in the government's case against Lakhani, who was convicted of attempting to provide material support to terrorists and other charges and sentenced to 47 years in prison.

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Related Topics: Prosecutions, Terror Financing