Five relatives of a U.S. citizen suspected of being a senior al-Qaida operative were arrested in California and Utah on charges of defrauding banks of hundreds of thousands of dollars through bad mortgages and car loans. Federal agents are investigating whether the suspects helped fund terrorism, The Salt Lake Tribune reported in Thursday’s editions. The newspaper quoted FBI agents as saying some of the money wound up in Jordan, where the family of suspect Shawqi Omar has extensive ties. Full Story
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