Terror links in America
Buffalo, NY Businessman & Leader of Yemeni Community Enters Guilty Plea
By Douglas J. Hagmann
Monday, June 26, 2006
Mohamed T. ALBANNA, 167 Lehigh Street, Lackawanna, NY. a prominent member of Lackawanna's Yemeni community and vocal proponent of the innocence of the "Lackawanna-Six," along with two of his relatives admitted in U.S. District Court last Friday that they ran an unlicensed money-transfer business.
--Guilty of operating illegal money transfer business: More than $6.7 million was actually sent from Buffalo to Yemen between 1999 and 2002, according to government investigators
--Yemeni cleric from New York City, Sheikh Mohammed Ali Hassan Al-Moayad, sentenced to 75 years in prison for conspiring to support al-Qaeda and HAMAS, received funds funneled through Albanna's business. The sender: Former Lackawanna Imam Abdulwahab Ziad.
--"Lackawanna Six terrorist cell" member Yaya Goba was scheduled to testify that he used Albanna's money transfer business to send money to Kamal Derwish, an al-Qaeda operative killed by a CIA missile strike in 2002 in Yemen.
--Court records indicate Mohamed T. Albanna and Queen City Cigarettes & Candy still defendants in the One-Trillion Dollar civil suit filed by some family members of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Douglas J. Hagmann, founder & director of the Northeast Intelligence Network, and a multi-state licensed private investigative agency. Hagmann began using his investigative skills and training to fight terrorism and increase public awareness through his website. Doug can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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