Mohammed Ali Hassan al-Moayad

Charge Date: Sat Jan. 4, 2003
Investigation Type(s):Informant, Sting
Charges:Material support for terrorists
Outcome:Pleaded guilty
Convictions:Material support for terrorists
State:New York
Alleged Affiliation:Al Qaeda, Hamas

Al-Moayad, a Yemeni cleric who once called himself Osama bin Laden's spiritual advisor, was arrested as part of a sting operation. An informant, Mohamed Alanssi, testified that Moayad had bragged about providing money, weapons, and recruits to Bin Laden. Abad Elfgeeh was his contact for wiring money overseas. Moayad was deported to Yemen.

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