Friday, Nov 13th, 2009
NEW YORK — US federal prosecutors said Thursday they were moving to seize four mosques and a 36-story New York skyscraper from a non-profit Muslim group suspected of having ties to the Iranian government.
The Alavi Foundation has been providing “numerous services” and illegally funneling funds to the Iranian government through money laundering, according to the office of US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara.
Bharara filed a forfeiture action with a New York federal court to seize bank accounts owned by the group and a suspected front company, as well as the office tower and Islamic centers in the states of Maryland, Virginia, Texas and California.
“As today’s complaint alleges in great detail, the Alavi Foundation has effectively been a front for the government of Iran,” Bharara said in a statement.
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