August 2005 - October 2005

August 2005 - October 2005

  • Detroit, Michigan-October 2005: As part of a plea agreement, Syrian-born American citizen Matt Mihsen, 47, pleaded guilty to failing to report that he had brought ammunition on board an airplane. The Texas resident was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in February 2005 after a search of his luggage revealed that he was attempting to take to Syria money and a number of military-related items without a license. He was originally indicted on charges of making false statements to federal investigators, trying to smuggle bulk cash out of the U.S. and attempting to export money and goods to Syria without a permit or authorization. He was sentenced to time served and a year of supervised release.

  • Syracuse, New York – October 2005: Iraqi doctor Rafil Dhafir, convicted in February 2005 on 59 counts including participating in a conspiracy to unlawfully send money into Iraq in violation of U.S. sanctions and participating in a money-laundering conspiracy by agreeing to transmit funds from the U.S. to Amman, Jordan, with the intent to violate Iraqi sanctions, was sentenced to 22 years in prison.

August 2005 - October 2005

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