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Iranian Ayatollah Had Money Laundering 'Child Foundation' Scheme in U.S.

Iranian Ayatollah Had Money Laundering 'Child Foundation' Scheme in U.S.

A federal jury in Oregon has convicted a Texas couple for funneling money to an Ayatollah in Iran through the Child Foundation, a nonprofit that claims to help children in Iran with U.S. dollars.

The U.S. Attorney’s office released this statement:

The couple, a urologist and an attorney from Texas, stood trial in Oregon as the nonprofit was located in that state. The couple is set to face additional federal charges in Texas. The Child Foundation was prosecuted separately but the group is continuing to operate.

The couple and the nonprofit violated an executive order issued by Bill Clinton in 1995 further restricting exchange with Iran.

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