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Charity Leader Accepts a Deal in Terror Case

The director of one of America’s largest Muslim charities, a man depicted by federal prosecutors as a crucial financier for Osama bin Laden, struck an eleventh-hour plea agreement today without admitting any ties to Al Qaeda or terrorism. In a surprise plea bargain, the director of the Chicago-based Benevolence International Foundation, Enaam M. Arnaout, admitted in court that he had illegally funneled donations to rebel fighters in Bosnia and Chechnya to pay for boots, tents and other military supplies in the 1990’s. But prosecutors dropped six other charges in which he was accused of financing terrorism. Full Story

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