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  • Feds indict Seda, Al-Haramain

    02/18/2005 9:23:47 AM PST · by wanderin · 14 replies · 374+ views
    Mail Tribune ^ | 02/18/2005 | By DAMIAN MANN
    Federal prosecutors announced Thursday they have indicted Pete Seda, the head of the Ashland branch of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, on fraud and tax charges. Seda, also known as Pirouz Sedaghaty and Abu Yunus, and another officer of the foundation, Soliman Hamd Al-Buthe, are part of a three-count indictment for illegally transporting $150,000 to Saudi Arabia. The indictment, filed in U.S. District Court in Eugene, charges them with conspiracy to defraud the United States, filing a false IRS return for a tax-exempt corporation and failure to file a report of international transportation of currency. Known locally as a peace activist,...
  • Portland, Oregon- hub of terror? Some Surprising Connections-

    05/09/2004 4:30:49 PM PDT · by backhoe · 95 replies · 3,699+ views
    various FR links | 05-09-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy Fingerprint links Oregon with SpainOregonian Live ^ | May 08, 2004 | Marc Larabee, Steven Beaven, Kathleen Blythe, Bryan Denson and Lori Tobias This story could have "legs" that take us all over the US and the world re: Islamoterrorism. Someone better start seriously thinking about these terrorists in about a world sactioned breeding ground--Bosnian Arrested in Madrid Bombings Probe The FBI analysts also found indications that whoever left the fingerprint on the bag involved in the Madrid bombings had some connection to the Yugoslav province of Kosovo, where international Islamic extremists have been active. Some of the...
  • Fingerprint links Oregon with Spain

    05/08/2004 2:36:59 PM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 198 replies · 512+ views
    Oregonian Live ^ | May 08, 2004 | Marc Larabee, Steven Beaven, Kathleen Blythe, Bryan Denson and Lori Tobias
    Fingerprint links Oregon with Spain Officials have been watching Brandon Mayfield of Aloha since two weeks after the March 11 Madrid terror bombings Saturday, May 08, 2004 LES ZAITZ, NOELLE CROMBIE, JOSEPH ROSE and MARK LARABEE Federal investigators are examining whether a Washington County lawyer shipped materials later used by terrorists to blow up four commuter trains in Madrid on March 11, a law enforcement official said Friday. Brandon Mayfield, 37, a former U.S. Army officer and Aloha father of three, was linked to the attack that killed 191 people by a fingerprint on a bag containing detonating devices. The...
  • US lawyer arrested over Madrid bombings

    05/07/2004 1:54:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies · 406+ views
    This is London ^ | May 7, 2004 | uncredited
    An American lawyer has been arrested in connection with the Madrid train bombings. Muslim convert Brandon Mayfield, 37, from Oregon, was taken into custody by the FBI on a material witness warrant, law enforcement sources said. Such warrants are obtained in cases where people are suspected of having direct knowledge about a crime or to allow time for further investigation into the witness. Suspects may be held indefinitely without formal charges. Some 191 people were killed and 2,000 injured when bombs ripped through commuter trains on March 11 in Madrid. The attacks have been linked to al Qaida. Mayfield is...
  • Madrid case leads to lawyer in Oregon

    05/07/2004 6:02:09 AM PDT · by aposiopetic · 223 replies · 909+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | May 7, 2004 | Noelle Crombie and Mark Larrabee
    Federal agents on Thursday detained a Washington County lawyer in connection with the deadly March 11 terrorist attack in Madrid -- the first American connection to the worst terrorist attack since Sept. 11, 2001.Brandon Mayfield, 37, who lives in Aloha and played a minor legal role in the Portland Seven terrorism case, was picked up at his West Slope law office on a material witness hold Thursday morning, said Tom Nelson, Mayfield's attorney. < snip >
  • 'Proud to be a U.S. citizen' (Oregonian's sympathy for Portland 7 terrorist)

    02/10/2004 4:25:04 PM PST · by Andy from Beaverton · 6 replies · 120+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 2/10/04
    'Proud to be a U.S. citizen' A repentant Maher Hawash blames only himself -- not Islam or the U.S. government -- for his legal troubles 02/10/04 T he U.S. government treated Maher "Mike" Hawash fairly and with dignity. Those aren't our words. Nor are they the prosecutors' words. They're the words of Hawash himself, uttered Monday in U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones' courtroom. They're important words, given the heated claims that his friends and backers made about Hawash's unfair arrest and detention last year, but maybe not the most important words spoken Monday. Those came from Jones and Hawash...
  • Bilal brothers, Hawash sentenced in 'Portland 7' terror case

    02/09/2004 11:45:02 AM PST · by enraged · 195+ views ^ | February 9, 2004 | By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI, Associated Press Writer
    The final members of a group of Muslim men with Portland ties who tried, but failed, to enter Afghanistan as Taliban foot soldiers were each sentenced to prison time Monday morning.
  • Judge blasts Muslims Ford, Battle as 'first-class traitors'

    11/25/2003 7:43:28 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 14 replies · 169+ views
    Portland Tribune ^ | 11/25/2003 | Janine Robben and Ben Jacklet
    Judge blasts Ford, Battle as 'first-class traitors' Songs, tears mark dramatic sentencing of two Portland 7 members Defendants say laws of Islam supersede the laws of the U.S. A dramatic sentencing hearing -- in which one defendant broke down into tears and the other burst into song -- ended Monday morning with U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones denouncing Patrice Lumumba Ford and Jeffrey Leon Battle as "first-class traitors to this country." Ford and Battle, each sentenced to 18 years in prison, were the first defendants among the so-called "Portland Seven" to be sentenced for their now-admitted conspiracy to support...
  • Ashcroft tries to block 'Portland 7' from seeing evidence

    09/12/2003 10:14:41 AM PDT · by bedolido · 3 replies · 169+ views
    PORTLAND - The U.S. Attorney General's office has asked a federal judge to prohibit the Portland Seven defendants from viewing evidence used to obtain secret warrants, citing national security concerns. The 36 secret warrants allowed FBI and other federal agents to intercept 271 conversations and bug the Portland-area home of at least one of the seven defendants. Six men were indicted on charges they traveled to China in October 2001 in a failed effort to reach Afghanistan to fight U.S. troops. One remains a fugitive; another, Maher "Mike" Hawash, recently pleaded guilty and is cooperating with authorities. One woman was...