Ex-Pol Gets Prison Time Over Work For Terror-Tied Group

Law360, New York (January 11, 2012, 8:27 PM EST) -- A former U.S. congressman from Michigan was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in prison over his work for an Islamic charity with ties to terrorism that illegally funneled charitable donations to Iraq, according to federal prosecutors.

U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey imposed the sentence on Mark Deli Siljander, 60, who prosecutors said was hired by the now-defunct Islamic American Relief Agency in 2004 and was paid $75,000 to lobby for its removal from a U.S. Senate list of charities suspected of funding...
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