Mazhar Iqbal Chughtai

Charge Date: Wed May. 23, 2007
Investigation Type(s):Informant, Sting
Charges:Contraband tobacco, Fraud/financial crimes, RICO/racketeering, Terrorist fundraising
Outcome:Pleaded guilty
Alleged Affiliation: None

Chughtai, along with Saifullah Ranjha and Parvez Sandhu, was charged as part of a sting known as Operation Cash-Out. Chughtai operated a Canadian hawala money transfer business. An informant asked him to assist with a drug- and cigarette-smuggling operation; Chughtai oversaw transfers totaling $828,000. He was sentenced to more than 4 years in prison.

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