Iran-Linked Group Seeks To Stop Seizure Of Mosques, Schools
By Kaitlin Ugolik
Law360, New York (October 18, 2013, 4:53 PM ET) -- Islamic cultural group The Alavi Foundation asked a federal judge Wednesday to block the U.S. government's bid to force the forfeiture of seven of its mosques and school buildings amid claims that the group is a front for the Iranian government, arguing that the properties are not commercial assets.
U.S. District Judge Katherine Be. Forrest ordered entities related to the foundation to forfeit ownership of a building at 650 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan in September, finding that the entities acted as a front for Iran and...