Legal action against terrorSeptember 6, 2005 20:33 by BackSpin Editor
At the trial of Professor Sami Al-Arian (pictured), an FBI agent testified that a significant amount of money ostensibly collected for needy Palestinians was actually pocketed by Islamic Jihad. The Tampa Tribune explains:
FBI agent Michael Wysocki, a certified public accountant, said he took lists of needy children whom the Muslim Woman Society claimed to support during the early 1990s, then tried to find bank records to prove payments actually were sent abroad.
Although some payments matched up, the vast majority did not.
The Muslim Woman Society was part of the Islamic Concern Project, a charity created by former University of South Florida Professor Sami Al-Arian. Prosecutors say Al-Arian used the charity, also known as the Islamic Committee for Palestine, as a front for the Islamic Jihad.