US couple pleads guilty to shipping money to Hezbollah

May 24, 2011 09:01

A married couple in the United States pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of planning to courier money to Hezbollah, the Associated Press reported. The couple had been planning to send up to $1 million to the US-classified "terrorist organization" throughout the year, federal prosecutors said.

The plea deal was was meant to save Hor and Amera Akl, dual American and Lebanese citizens, from life sentences.

An FBI agent reportedly gave the couple their first $200,000 shipment that was to be hidden in an SUV prior to their arrests last June, the US government said.

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