ex-lawmaker charged in terror conspiracy

ex-lawmaker charged in terror conspiracyfrom ap: A former congressman and delegate to the United Nations was indicted Wednesday as part of a terrorist fundraising ring that allegedly sent more than $130,000 to an al-Qaida and Taliban supporter who has threatened U.S. and international troops in Afghanistan.

The former Republican congressman from Michigan, Mark Deli Siljander, was charged with money laundering, conspiracy and obstructing justice for allegedly lying about lobbying senators on behalf of an Islamic charity that authorities said was secretly sending funds to terrorists.

and, of course, danger room‘s “got the original, 33-count indictment against IARA Read the original, 33-count indictment against IARA (337kb PDF). Those charges were superseded by today’s indictment, according to a Justice Deparment statement.”

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