Donors Hit Former 'Ground Zero' Imam With $25M Fraud Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (February 5, 2013, 10:09 PM EST) -- The former head of a proposed mosque near the location of the Sept. 11, 2011, attacks in New York was hit with a $25 million fraud suit in state court Tuesday by donors who say he misappropriated millions of dollars in education funding for his own lavish lifestyle.

The lawsuit, filed in New York Supreme Court in New York County on Tuesday, raises allegations that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf squandered $167,000 from private donors and $3 million from the government of Malaysia that was intended to...
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