He used to be in charge of charities such as Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation
, and continues to oversee progress in institutes such as the International Islamic Relief Organization and the World Assembly of Muslim Youth.
(7) In 2004, before the TSP was leaked, the Treasury Department announced an investigation of Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation
The Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation
sued when the government accidentally delivered call logs to three of the group's affiliates, revealing that it had intercepted their communications.
In September 2010, a jury convicted Seda on tax-evasion and conspiracy charges for using his defunct Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation
charity to help smuggle $150,000 from Ashland to Saudi Arabia in 2000 and signing a fraudulent tax return to cover it up.
Chapter of Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation
in Ashland, Ore.
Attorney filed charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and filing a false return by a tax-exempt organization against Saudi Arabia-based Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation
(29) The most notable of these cases was brought by the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation
(30) and two of its individual attorneys, Wendell Belew and Asim Ghafoor.
Other Islamic charitable organizations were also shut down, such as Global Relief Foundation, Benevolence International Foundation, Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation
, Islamic American Relief Agency and Kind Hearts USA.
Among the Saudi charities was one that showed up in Cambodia: the al-Haramain Islamic Foundation
, which allegedly has laundered money to al-Qaeda in Southeast Asia and whose offices in at least 11 countries have been designated by the U.S.
Last night Saudi and US officials said they blocked the assets of Riyadh-based charity the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation
, suspected of funding al-Qaeda.
US District Judge Michael Hogan last Tuesday sentenced the 53-year-old Seda to 33 months in prison for helping smuggle $150,000 to Saudi Arabia through his now-defunct Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation
charity in 2000 and then lying about it on tax forms to cover up the crime.
The US Treasury Department labeled Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation
of Oregon as having ties to terrorist groups and having direct links with Osama Bin Laden.