NBC News Exposes Hezbollah FundraiserJuly 25, 2006 12:41 by BackSpin Editor
NBC News blows the lid on Hezbollah fundraising efforts:
But a fundraising appeal that aired last week on the Hezbollah-connected Al Manar television station asks that money for the Hezbollah resistance be sent a specific account at the Middle East and Africa Bank.
An Arabic speaking NBC News producer called the number listed on the television ad, and was told to go to any U.S. bank and wire the money. Our producer was advised to not tell anyone the money was meant for Hezbollah.
The Middle East Africa Bank has a relationship with the U.S. bank Wachovia. After NBC News informed Wachovia of the Hezbollah fundraising appeal, Wachovia immediately terminated the relationship.
NBC News called the Hezbollah hotline a second time too. Read a transcript of the conversation and the full article.