Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ex-Lawmaker Charged in Terror Conspiracy

It's good that they caught him, and it's perfectly appropriate to mention the political party of the traitor.  The fact that he managed to infiltrate the Republican party is bad, but there's no use trying to hide it now.  Let's find the rest of them...

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.

A 42-count indictment, unsealed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., accuses the Islamic American Relief Agency of paying Siljander $50,000 for the lobbying—money that turned out to be stolen from the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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