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: [...]

Lawyers Will Be Lawyers, Dumping More on Juries Than They Can Process

NOVEMBER 6, 2008 By LESLIE EATON and AMIR EFRATI Wall Street Journal DALLAS — When the high-profile prosecution of a Texas charity accused of helping Palestinian terrorists collapsed in a chaotic mistrial here a year ago, there were lots of theories about what went wrong, from government overreaching to a new political climate to a [...]

Double-jeopardy claimed in Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 By JASON TRAHAN / The Dallas Morning News jtrahan@dallasnews.com Attorneys for a defendant in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing case asked a federal judge Wednesday to dismiss the charges against their client because they say FBI testimony tainted the jury by treading too closely to his prior convictions. U.S. District [...]

Déjà Vu in Dallas as the Goverment Retries My Father

By Noor Elashi / Huffington Post September 22, 2008  Today, a cloud of déjà vu is hovering over a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas, Texas. Prosecutors will begin retrying my father and four other associates of the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), which was the largest American Muslim charity until the Bush administration shut it down [...]

Lawyers Battle Over Exhibits HLF Jurors Should Not Have Seen While Deliberating

By Miriam Rozen Texas Lawyer June 18, 2008 Exhibits that should not have gone to the jury room are at the center of a debate about whether there will be a do-over in a high-profile Dallas trial. The case involves five men who worked for the Richardson-based Holy Land Foundation, a now-defunct Muslim charity that [...]

New trial date set in Holy Land case

By JACK DOUGLAS JR./ Fort Worth Star-Telegram Feb. 16, 2008 The federal government will retry five former leaders of a Richardson-based Islamic charity, beginning Aug. 18, on charges that they helped fund terrorism in the Middle East. A government official, who asked not to be identified because of a judge’s gag order, said Friday that [...]

$156M Terrorism Damage Award Thrown Out

By JOHN O’CONNOR Associated Press December 28, 2007 A federal appeals court overturned a $156 million award Friday against U.S.-based Muslim activists for their involvement in the terrorist death of an American teenager in the West Bank more than a decade ago. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the judge in the case [...]

Weak case seen in failed trial of charity / LA Times

By Greg Krikorian/Los Angeles Times November 4, 2007 DALLAS — While the U.S. Justice Department ponders how it will retry its troubled terrorism finance case against a now- defunct Muslim charity, debris from the recent mistrial here shows signs of piling up at the White House doorstep. The nation’s biggest terrorism finance case ended so [...]

Weak case seen in failed trial of charity

By Greg Krikorian/Los Angeles Times November 4, 2007 DALLAS — While the U.S. Justice Department ponders how it will retry its troubled terrorism finance case against a now- defunct Muslim charity, debris from the recent mistrial here shows signs of piling up at the White House doorstep. The nation’s biggest terrorism finance case ended so [...]

Holy Land Family Fights Terrorist Label / Dallas Observer

November 1, 2007 by Sarah Junek / Dallas Observer That Tuesday morning, Noor Elashi awoke to red and blue lights flashing through her bedroom curtains as FBI agents swarmed across the freshly cut lawn in front of her small Richardson house. In the early morning mist, the armed agents rushed to her door and began [...]