Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Jersey Man Sentenced For Providing Material Support To Hezbollah

A 56-year-old man from Matawan, NJ has been sentenced to 17 months in prison for providing material support to the Hezbollah terrorist organization.

Saleh Elahwal was sentenced by Federal Judge Richard Berman following his guilty plea. He was accused of providing satellite transmission services to a Lebanon-based TV station operated by Hezbollah. He was paid thousands of dollars for providing the feeds.

Elahwal was also ordered to pay a $7,500 fine. A co-defendant, Javed Iqbal, was previously sentenced to 69 months after he also pleaded guilty to providing material support to a terrorist organization.

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