A federal grand jury in Kansas City has issued a new indictment against an Islamic charity based in Columbia—and has added a former Michigan congressman to the list of people indicted.
The new indictment accuses the Islamic American Relief Agency and several former officers of of engaging in prohibited financial transactions for the benefit of a terrorist. The indictment charges former Michigan Congressman Mark Deli Siljander with money laundering, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice.
Federal officials say the charity sent money to Pakistan to benefit a man designated by the United States as a global terrorist. The prosecutor says the man had ties to the Taliban and to al-Qaeda.