Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Siljander pleads guilty in Islamic American Relief Agency lobbying case

The Washington Post reports that Mark Siljander, author of A Deadly Misunderstanding: A Congressman's Quest to Bridge the Muslim-Christian Divide, has some legal problems right now:

Siljander confirmed in a Kansas City, Mo., court that he contacted members of Congress in an effort to lift restrictions on the charity and then lied about his work in statements to investigators. He could face a 15-year prison term and a $500,000 fine, according to a Justice Department statement.

Siljander attorney Lance Sandage said in a statement that his client "has accepted responsibility for his conduct in his pleas to an obstruction of justice charge and a violation of a regulatory statute."

"We would point out that all other charges of conspiracy and money laundering against him will be dismissed and of course no terrorism charges were alleged," Sandage said.

You can read a review of A Deadly Misunderstanding here.

HT: Aliel Hajj

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