Ex-Charity Official Gets 1 Year For Iraq Oil Deal

Law360, New York (March 18, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge on Friday ordered the former spokesman of an Islamic charity to serve one year in prison for illegally attempting to purchase oil from the Iraqi government on the eve of the Iraq War.

Judge Paul D. Borman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan sentenced Muthanna Al-Hanooti, a former officer at the nonprofit Life for Relief and Development, to one year and one day in prison, Al-Hanooti’s attorney, Linda Moreno, told Law360 Friday.

He is expected to serve...
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