Islamic charity founder gets new trial
The ruling Friday from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco says the government turned what was really a tax fraud case into a terrorism case.
In granting a new trial to Pete Seda, the founder of the new defunct Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation in Ashland, Ore., the court said the government failed to provide a fair summary of classified material to the defense, failed to disclose that a prosecution witness had been paid and exceeded the scope of a search warrant used to search computers seized from the foundation.
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