US wants Islamic charity head held as flight risk

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August 23, 2007 02:34

 
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The co-founder of a defunct Islamic charity has links to Islamic radicals and should be held in jail pending trial on tax fraud and conspiracy charges, US prosecutors argued Wednesday, a week after the former fugitive voluntarily returned to the United States. Pirouz Sedaghaty, a native of Iran and a US citizen, left the country in 2003 during an investigation against him. Assistant US Attorney Chris Cardani told a judge Sedaghaty could flee or spread radical views while awaiting trial. Sedaghaty co-founded the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation in 1997 with Soliman al-Buthi, a Saudi government official who has been designated a terrorist.

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