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Posted on 06/03/2010 6:12:10 PM PDT by MamaDearest
West Toledo couple arrested on terrorism charges involving Hezbollah FBI agents, Toledo police conduct raid at home
Federal agents and police arrested a Toledo husband and wife Thursday and accused the couple of conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
Hor I. Akl, 37, and his spouse, Amera A. Akl, 37, both of whom are dual citizens of the United States and Lebanon, were arrested on charges also that they conspired to launder money and committed arson relating to an insurance fraud scheme.
Mr. Akl is also charged with two counts of bankruptcy fraud and one count of perjury, U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach said in a statement.
"This case demonstrates our continued commitment to prosecuting those who seek to aid terrorists and terrorist organizations, whether they do so from our backyards, or abroad," Mr. Dettelbach said. "Furthermore, those who seek to take illegal advantage of our government, judicial and financial institutions, for their personal benefit or for the benefit of others, will not be ignored."
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The guy is a Hor? All Mohammedans are whores!
Hi mama dearest....wonders never cease to amaze...these people are just the tip of the iceburg of monies filtered out of the US to fund terrorists....we’ll never stop the flow of monies out of here...tto easy to get away with...to many front organizations...to many people swallow their kool-aid.
According to page 6 of my American passport, these bloody mohammedan savages have forfeited their American citizenship, not that they should ever have been granted that in the first place.
Send them back to their mohammedan paradise in Lebanon, a hell-hole if ever there was one.
Oh, but waterboard them for information, first, and be sure that the savages back in Lebanon know that they talked.
June 3, 2010
NOTE The following text is a quote:
Two Ohio Residents Arrested for Conspiring to Provide Material Support to Hizballah and Fraud
TOLEDOTwo residents of Toledo, Ohio, Hor I. Akl, age 37, and his spouse, Amera A. Akl, age 37, both of whom are dual citizens of the United States and Lebanon, were arrested today on charges that they conspired to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, conspired to launder money, and committed arson relating to an insurance fraud scheme. Hor Akl is also charged with two counts of bankruptcy fraud and one count of perjury, U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach announced today. The Akls were arrested this morning without incident and are expected to make their initial appearance in federal court in Toledo at 3:30 p.m. today.
According to the criminal complaint filed earlier today, from on or about Aug. 30, 2009, to the present, the Akls conspired to provide material support to Hizballah, which was designated by the Secretary of State as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in October 1997, and remains so today. According to the complaint, the Akls agreed to send money to the terrorist organization Hizballah after they were approached by a confidential informant for the FBI who claimed he worked for an anonymous donor eager to support Hizballah. The couple researched and proposed at least ten different ways in which the money could be shipped to Hizballah, the complaint alleges.
The complaint alleges that the Akls ultimately agreed to conceal approximately $500,000 in the hollow sections of a vehicle and to ship the vehicle to Lebanon, where they would remove the cash and give it to Hizballah officials on behalf of the purported anonymous donors in the United States. The Akls expected to receive a fee or commission for arranging the transfer of funds. The complaint alleges that in March 2010, Hor Akl traveled to Lebanon to make arrangements for the delivery of the funds to Hizballah. Akl allegedly returned to the United States claiming that he had met with Hizballah officials.
The complaint further alleges that, during the investigation, the Akls discussed multiple criminal violations in the past, including bulk cash smuggling of large amounts of currency to Lebanon, wire fraud, mail fraud, perjury related to bankruptcy fraud, and concealing property in a bankruptcy proceeding.
According to U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach, This case demonstrates our continued commitment to prosecuting those who seek to aid terrorists and terrorist organizations, whether they do so from our backyards, or abroad. Furthermore, those who seek to take illegal advantage of our government, judicial and financial institutions, for their personal benefit or for the benefit of others, will not be ignored.
C. Frank Figliuzzi, Special Agent in Charge of the Cleveland Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said, Those who willfully work to fund terror with U.S. dollars must understand that the FBI works even harder to ensure that they fail.
The maximum statutory penalties upon conviction are: for conspiring to provide material support to a Designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $500,000; for money laundering conspiracy, up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $500,000; for each of the offenses of bankruptcy fraud, and perjury, up to 5 years in prison and a fine of $250,000; and for the arson offense, up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Justin E. Herdman, Duncan T. Brown and Thomas E. Getz and Trial Attorney S. Elisa Poteat of the National Security Division, Counterterrorism Section, following an investigation by the FBI, through its Joint Terrorism Task Force, in Toledo, Ohio, and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division.
The public is reminded that a criminal complaint contains mere allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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I’ve often wondered about all those thousands of “dual citizenship” holding folks from Lebanon that Bush sent ships to rescue a few year back. Wonder if anyone has ever kept track of their whereabouts or if they were eventually shipped back home?
Too many liberals who sympathize with enemies of Israel and the US.
Hi CAWW! I agree. Detroit and Toledo seem to be a hotbed for "actiivity." They are multi-cultural to say the least.
Oh yea on Toledo and Detroit.....I just passed Mesta on the boards too...missing Matrix and you guys but have been otherwise occupied for several weeks. Also Tomorrow new job interview...looks like a wrap...but you never can tell til your working it.
I’ve missed seeing you online. It’s garden time (FINALLY) and I, too, have been offline a lot lately. Will pray you get the job. Whatever is meant to happen (God’s plan for you) is what will happen regardless. I don’t miss working one little iota. Good luck CAWW!
I am surely feeling like a minority in my faith and my politics, morality, and all we have known which made this a strong and wonderful nation once.....and now in supporting Israel as well.
Here is an idea, we end all Muslim immigration.
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Two Toledoans arrested for assisting terrorists
Two residents of Toledo, Ohio, Hor I. Akl, age 37, and his spouse, Amera A. Akl, age 37, both of whom are dual citizens of the United States and Lebanon, were arrested today on charges that they conspired to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, conspired to launder money, and committed arson relating to an insurance fraud scheme.
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Hey! Got the job! It’s official! Thank God it’s a happy day!
Congrats from my heart! I KNOW the thrill of getting a job. It’s delicious.
Hope you keep on posting when you can. If you don’t you’ll be missed.