US judge releases Iranian co-founder of defunct Muslim charity until trial

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September 11, 2007 05:49

 
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A federal judge said he would release the Iranian-American co-founder of a defunct Islamic charity while he awaits trial on conspiracy and tax fraud charges. But US prosecutors quickly appealed the decision to release Pirouz Sedaghaty, also known as Pete Seda. Another hearing is scheduled for Tuesday. Prosecutors declined to discuss the reason for the appeal. Sedaghaty, 49, has been in custody since he returned to the United States last month to face conspiracy and tax fraud charges related to the operations of the US chapter of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, which he co-founded in Ashland, Oregon, in 1997.

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