US slaps designated terrorist Hezbollah financier with prison, $50 million fine

A Lebanese businessman designated by US authorities as an important financial supporter of Hezbollah was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to forfeit $50 million, the Justice Department said Thursday. Kassim Tajideen, 63, pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiracy to launder money as part of a scheme to evade US sanctions. He was named a Specially Designated Global Terrorist in May 2009 by the Treasury Department based on tens […]

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