Living in Virginia, indicted in Chicago, with bank accounts in Mississippi. From AP, :
Three Palestinian activists, including an Alexandria man, have been indicted in Chicago on charges they conspired to provide money for terrorist acts in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip….
The activists include Abdelhaleem Hasan Abdelraziq Ashqar of Alexandria.
The three were charged with racketeering conspiracy for allegedly joining with 20 others since at least 1988 to conduct business for Hamas, which the government said included conspiracies to commit murder, kidnapping, passport fraud and other crimes.
Attorney General John Ashcroft says the men are behind the “murder of innocent individuals.”
Ashqar was accused of opening bank accounts in Mississippi for Hamas purposes. He and one of the other suspects was arrested late last night.