Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Did they or didn't they?

This will be interesting to say the least.

Couple arrested on charges of funneling $1.8 Million to Iran
By Guillermo Contreras - Express-News

The FBI on Tuesday arrested a South Texas doctor and his wife, a San Antonio lawyer, on charges that they secretly sent more than $1.8 million to Iran over nine years with the help of the founder of an Oregon charity, violating the U.S. embargo on the Middle East country.

Dr. Hossein Lahiji, 47, and Najmeh Vahid, 35, were named in a federal indictment last week in Portland, Ore., that alleges the couple received tax exemptions for their donations to the Portland-based Child Foundation.

After a court hearing in San Antonio and their release on unsecured bonds, the Iranian-born pair told the San Antonio Express-News that the indictment is inaccurate.

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