Murugesu Vinayagamoorthy

Charge Date: Thu Sep. 14, 2006
Investigation Type(s):Informant, Sting
Charges:Criminal conspiracy, Funding terrorists, Material support for terrorists
Outcome:Pleaded guilty
Convictions:Material support for terrorists
State:New York
Alleged Affiliation:Tamil Tigers
Description:

Vinayagamoorthy, along with Vijayashanthar Patpanathan, Thavaraja Pratheepan, and Nachimuthu Socrates, was accused of providing material support to the Tamil Tigers. The group allegedly bribed informants posing as a State Department officials in an attempt to get the United States to take the Tamil Tigers off its terrorism list. Vinayagamoorthy was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.

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