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U.S. DEA announces Kassim Tajideen’s sentence


On 9 August 2019 the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that Kassim Tajideen has been sentenced to 5 years in prison and ordered to forfeit $50 million by a U.S. District Judge in the District of Columbia. In 2009 Kassim Tajideen was designated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist based on his financial support of Hezbollah, a Lebanon-based terrorist group. On 6 December 2018 Tajideen, who operates businesses in Lebanon and Africa, plead guilty to charges connected with evading the U.S. sanctions that were imposed on him, specifically conspiring to “launder monetary instruments,” violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).

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