Rafil Dhafir

Charge Date: Wed Feb. 19, 2003
Charges:Criminal conspiracy, Fraud/financial crimes, Immigration violations, Making false statements, RICO/racketeering, Tax violations
Outcome:Found guilty
Convictions:Criminal conspiracy, Fraud/financial crimes, Immigration violations, Making false statements, RICO/racketeering, Tax violations
State:New York
Alleged Affiliation: None
Description:

Dhafir was an oncologist and head of Help the Needy, a charity that illegally sent $4 million to Iraq. He was also accused of defrauding donors, Medicare fraud, and tax evasion. He was a friend and business associate of Marwan El-Hindi, who testified against him. Dhafir was sentenced to 22 years in prison.

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Image credit: Operation Free Dhafir

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