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2nd Indictment for Terror Suspect

Man Accused of Lying to Agents About Ties to Militant Groups. The only person convicted in connection with a broad probe of Islamic charities in Northern Virginia has been indicted again, this time accused of lying to federal agents about his terrorist ties. Soliman S. Biheiri, 52, is charged with concealing his business and personal connections with Mousa Abu Marzook, a leader of the Islamic Resistance Movement, or Hamas, who has been designated as a terrorist by the U.S. government. He also hid his dealings with Sami al-Arian, a Florida college professor charged with being a leader of the terrorist group Palestine Islamic Jihad, prosecutors said. Allegations that Biheiri’s former investment firm had moved money on behalf of Marzook and Hamas surfaced at Biheiri’s trial last year in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. Biheiri, a native of Egypt, was convicted of lying under oath on his application for U.S. citizenship. Prosecutors cited his alleged terrorist ties in trying to persuade a judge to stiffen Biheiri’s sentence to 10 years in prison. Full Story

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