Skip to comments.Charter school founder sentenced to prison for stealing funds
Posted on 08/25/2006 6:10:04 AM PDT by Clovis_Skeptic
FRESNO - The founder of a California charter school was sentenced today to 14 years in state prison for siphoning off taxpayer and private funds she was supposed to be using to educate disadvantaged children from the San Joaquin Valley to Sunnyvale.
Fresno County Superior Court Judge R. L. Putnam said former Gateway Academy Superintendent Khadijah Ghafur had shown sophistication, planning and leadership and an ``absolute complete lack of remorse in the face of overwhelming evidence of guilt'' for her embezzlement schemes.
Today's sentencing of Ghafur and another Gateway administrator, who received probation, close the cooked books on the Fresno-based charter school with alleged ties to Pakistan, the home of the spiritual leader of a fringe Muslim group whose members have been linked to criminal activity in the United States and Canada.
Ghafur was convicted of diverting $75,000 in state school funds to repay a woman who lent money for Ghafur to buy land for the religious community, and $30,000 to a private corporation that authorities said later channeled money to Ghafur's husband. She was also convicted of grand theft in a scheme that used inflated school attendance figures to raise $630,000 from private investors.
Shortly after the charter school closed, many families left the religious community known as Baladullah. It was one of several rural enclaves established around the country by mostly African-American followers of a Pakistani cleric known as Sheik Mubarik Ali Gilani. Gilani's adherents say they are peaceful and law-abiding. But in the 1980s and '90s, authorities say, some of his followers were linked to violent crimes and a scheme to defraud the state government in Colorado. The little-known cleric won global notoriety as the person that Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was trying to interview in Pakistan when Pearl was kidnapped and killed in 2002.
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This is excerpted from a lengthy but very interesting lawsuit Ghafur vs ADL.
Well sentenced to 14 years, probably get out in just a few.
This story is not over though, there are still several Jilani terror camps in our country. You can be assured they are committing crimes to fund their org, and plotting terrorism, or at least supporting those who are. This group in our country has committed several crimes, and will continue until our leaders decide that we are at war.
However, she should have been charged for fraud to raise funds for terrorists.
They will probably get her out of jail in a couple of years, and then she will become a professor at UC Bezerkley.
"...the religious community known as Baladullah.
It was one of several rural enclaves established around the country by mostly African-American followers of a Pakistani cleric known as Sheik Mubarik Ali Gilani."
Why am I not surprised ?
Aren't they suspects in the death of a Fresno County Sheriff ?
A deputy was slaughtered by one of their trainees.
The Islamofascist was laying on the floor and shot and killed the deputy when he entered to arrest the scumbag.
That is a gun fight technique taught by these home grown Islamofascists.
She will probably get an early out and take Ward Churchill's place.
So Churchill hasn't been fired yet?
Ward lawyered up with the Jay Bennish lawyer .
The ACLU and friends are worried and asking for lots of extra taxpayer money to settle.