US: Man accused of Hamas ties gets 21 months jail

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July 11, 2007 21:23

 
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A Chicago medical van driver accused by federal prosecutors of funneling money to Mideast terrorists was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in federal prison for lying in a civil lawsuit. Muhammad Salah, 54, was also ordered to pay a $25,000 (€18,200) fine and do 100 hours of community service. "Telling the truth is the bedrock of our judicial system, and a slap on the wrist will not provide a deterrent," US District Judge Amy St. Eve said in sentencing Salah. Salah was convicted in February of lying under oath in a civil lawsuit concerning the murder in Israel of a teenager by Hamas terrorists. The jury that convicted him also acquitted him of charges that he participated in a racketeering conspiracy involving laundering and delivering money to Hamas terrorists. St. Eve gave Salah until Oct. 11 to surrender to authorities and begin serving his prison sentence.

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