|Charge Date:||Thu Oct. 9, 2003|
|Charges:||Obstruction of justice, RICO/racketeering|
|Convictions:||Obstruction of justice|
Ashqar, a former business professor at Howard University, refused to testify before a grand jury investigating Hamas. Inside Ashqar's home, the FBI found Hamas documents and minutes from high-level Hamas meetings. Mohamed Shorbagi testified at his trial. Ashqar was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison.
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