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Canadian Charged in Terrorism Aid Attempt

The chairman of a Canadian shipping company was charged with attempting to aid terrorists by sending night-vision goggles and other equipment to the Hezbollah, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Naji Antoine Abi Khalil, 39, of Montreal, who holds dual citizenship in Lebanon and Canada, was charged Monday night and ordered detained by a federal magistrate judge in Manhattan, federal prosecutors said. Prosecutors identified Khalil as chairman and general manager of New Line Services, an import-export company based in Montreal. The night-vision goggles probe grew out of Khalil’s dealings with a government confidential witness while he was the subject of a long-term money laundering investigation by the FBI’s Little Rock, Ark., office, prosecutors said. Full Story

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