Executive Director of Islamic Charitable Entity With Ties To Terrorist Organization Pleads Guilty

Washington, DC – Mubarak Hamed pleaded guilty in federal court on June 25, 2010, for his role in a conspiracy to illegally transfer over $1 million to Iraq in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and to obstruct the administration of the laws governing tax-exempt charities, according to Howard “Ike” Hendershot, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Former Congressman Pleads Guilty To Helping Charitable Entity with Ties to Terrorist Organization

WASHINGTON, DC—Mark Deli Siljander, a former U.S. congressman from Michigan and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, pleaded guilty in federal court on July 7, 2010, to obstruction of justice and to acting as an unregistered foreign agent for the Islamic American Relief Agency (IARA)—a charity with ties to international terrorism, reported Howard “Ike” Hendershot, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Businessman Accused of Taking Bribe in Afghanistan And Promising to Steer U.S.-Funded Contracts

WASHINGTON - A senior construction manager for an intergovernmental organization working in Afghanistan has been detained on a bribery charge contained in an indictment that was unsealed today in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia, announced U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr., U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Inspector General Donald Gambatesa, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Arnold Fields, and Assistant Director Kevin Perkins of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. Neil P.

Scheme to Defraud Government on Reconstruction Contract Leads to Penalties for LBG

NEWARK, N.J. - The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (LBG), a New Jersey-based engineering consulting company awarded millions in reconstruction contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan, has resolved criminal and civil fraud charges related to its international work on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Former Humanitarian Workers Sentenced to 142 Months in Prison for Defrauding USAID of $1.9 Million

WASHINGTON – Two former humanitarian aid workers were each sentenced today to 142 months in prison for defrauding the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) of roughly $1.9 million that was meant to assist impoverished people and towns in Liberia.

The sentencings, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, were announced by U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr., Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer, and Donald A. Gambatesa, Inspector General of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Washington, D.C.-Based Academy For Educational Development Pays More Than $5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

WASHINGTON – The Academy for Educational Development (AED) in Washington, D.C., has agreed to settle allegations that the company submitted false claims to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in connection with two cooperative agreements under which AED provided foreign assistance in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Justice Department announced today.

Former USAID Controller Pleads Guilty To Theft of Government Property and Tax Charge

WASHINGTON - Michael A. Hase, 63, a former employee with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), pled guilty today to federal charges of theft of government property and filing a false income tax return.

The plea was announced by U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr., Inspector General Donald A. Gambatesa of the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Jeannine A. Hammett, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Washington, D.C. Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation.