January 16, 2008
Former Congressman Indicted for Allegedly Lying About Lobbying for Charity That Supported Terrorism
According to an article by the Kansas City Star, the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Missouri has unsealed a 42-count indictment against Mark Deli Siljander, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The indictment stems from his alleged relationship with the now defunct Islamic American Relief Agency (IARA), which was previously indicted along with several of its officers and employees (see the March 2007 press release from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri for more details about this earlier indictment). According to the article, Mr. Siljander is charged with money laundering, conspiracy and obstructing justice for allegedly lying about lobbying senators in 2004 on behalf of IARA.
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