In Terror Financing Trial, Jury Convicts HLF Defendants on All Counts

Miriam Rozen
Texas Lawyer
 November 25, 2008 After a 42-day trial and 8 1/2 days deliberating, a federal jury in Dallas convicted the five individual defendants in United States v. Holy Land Foundation, et al. on charges that they engaged in a conspiracy to help funnel at least $12.4 million to Hamas through a now-defunct Richardson, [...]

Following nine days of deliberations, jury returns guilty verdicts

The lowest point on earth was not the shoreline of the Dead Sea on Monday, Nov. 24, 2008. Rather it was a federal courthouse in Downtown Dallas. At around 3 p.m., the courtroom—where the anticipated Holy Land Foundation retrial verdict was to take place—filled up in fast-forward. Family members, justice supporters and government officials poured [...]

Holy Land Foundation defendants guilty on all counts

Monday, November 24, 2008 By JASON TRAHAN and TANYA EISERER / The Dallas Morning News A jury on Monday determined that the Holy Land Foundation and five men who worked with the Muslim charity were guilty of three dozen counts related to the illegal funneling of at least $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group [...]

Leaders of Muslim charity in US found guilty of providing funds to Hamas

Daniel Nasaw in Washington and agencies The Guardian November 24 2008 A Dallas, Texas jury today convicted a once-prominent Muslim charity and five of its former leaders of financing the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, rejecting the defendants’ assertion the men were aiding Palestinians oppressed by the Israeli occupation. The US government has described the prosecution [...]

Five Convicted in Terrorism Financing Trial

By GRETEL C. KOVACH New York Times November 24, 2008 DALLAS — On their second try, federal prosecutors won sweeping convictions Monday against five leaders of a Muslim charity in a retrial of the largest terrorism-financing case in the United States since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Related The five defendants, all leaders of [...]

Jury still out in Holy Land terror-financing trial

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press Writer © 2008 The Associated Press Nov. 23, 2008, 3:06PM DALLAS — Noor Elashi waits in a luxury hotel each day while a jury in the federal courthouse nearby mulls whether her father helped run one of the biggest terrorism financing schemes in U.S. history. “Every time my phone [...]

Holy Land trial may have lasting effects

10:24 AM CST on Friday, November 21, 2008 By JASON TRAHAN / The Dallas Morning News jtrahan@dallasnews.com As jurors continue to deliberate in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing retrial, supporters on both side of the aisle appear to be preparing to claim a moral victory – whatever the verdict is. Also Online Crime blog: [...]

Closing arguments end, case goes to jury (Nov. 11, 2008)

Closing arguments continued on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008. After many sighs of relief from attorneys and attendees, jurors walked out of the courtroom and into the deliberation room to choose their foreperson. Ironically, the final day of the Holy Land Foundation Retrial fell on Veteran’s Day.

Closing arguments begin (Nov. 10, 2008)

After seeing numerous videos, listening to plenty of wiretapped calls and reading hundreds of documents during the seven-week Holy Land Foundation Retrial, the 10-woman, 2-man jury finally got to hear some closing arguments on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008.

Defense attorneys rest their case (Nov. 6, 2008)

After seven weeks, the Holy Land Foundation retrial finally nears the end on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008 as the defense lawyers rested their case.