|Charge Date:||Thu Sep. 14, 2006|
|Investigation Type(s):||Informant, Sting|
|Charges:||Material support for terrorists|
|Convictions:||Material support for terrorists|
|Alleged Affiliation:||Tamil Tigers|
Patpanathan, along with Thavaraja Pratheepan, Nachimuthu Socrates, and Murugesu Vinayagamoorthy, 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. Patpanathan was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.
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