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Charity Head Admits Funding Fighters, Not Al Qaeda

The head of a U.S.-based Muslim charity charged with funding al Qaeda on Monday pleaded guilty only to funneling money to Muslim fighters in Chechnya and Bosnia after reaching a deal with prosecutors. Syrian-born Enaam Arnaout, 41, and his charity, Benevolence International Foundation, were originally accused of passing millions of dollars in donations to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network, blamed for the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. But his guilty plea entered in court, part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors, related to misleading donors by sending money his lawyer said totaled a few hundred thousand dollars to Chechen and Bosnian fighters. Full Story

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