Hizbullah Key Financier Tajideen Pleads Guilty in U.S.


Lebanese businessman Kassim Tajideen, designated by US authorities as an important financial supporter of Hizbullah, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges related to evading sanctions against him, a Justice Department statement said.

Tajideen, 63, pleaded guilty before a Washington court and faces five years in prison and a forfeiture of $50 million if his deal with prosecutors is accepted.

He was named a Specially Designated Global Terrorist in May 2009 by the Treasury Department over his links to Hizbullah, a Shiite political party and militant group in Lebanon.

Tajideen has been detained since extradition to the United States in March 2017 after his arrest overseas, the statement added.

"We are going to keep targeting Hizbullah and other terrorist groups and their supporters, and we are going to keep winning," said Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who hailed the guilty plea.

Hizbullah has been a US designated terrorist group since 1997 and fights alongside the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's civil war. 

Comments 17
Thumb galaxy 07 December 2018, 10:18

Execute this iranian terrorist after severe torture

Thumb doodle-dude 07 December 2018, 12:41

lol@the 'handsome shia' from Iran

Thumb s.o.s 07 December 2018, 15:02

Alouat, gentil alouat, alouat je te plumerai...

Thumb shab 07 December 2018, 16:15

Thank you USA

Thumb libanaisresilient 07 December 2018, 16:49

This is the day American people dream of, the orange face must be locked up ; )

Thumb doodle-dude 07 December 2018, 17:04

wow; you even know what the American people dream of:)

Thumb liberty 08 December 2018, 03:11


Thumb doodle-dude 07 December 2018, 17:02

lol@'the Christian not shia but only a sympathizer'

Thumb s.o.s 07 December 2018, 20:53

What’s your name ya humble sympathizer ? If you don’t provide it you should add coward between humble and sympathizer.

Thumb chrisrushlau 07 December 2018, 18:09

Terrorism law in the US is the measure of the breakdown of law in the US. The Constitution says "no ex post facto law", meaning you cannot dream up the law after you find someone you want to put on trial. Congress illegally delegated its law-making power to persons/offices in the State Dept. to name organizations and persons as terrorists, and even the statute itself is impermissibly vague: act of violence intended to change public opinion. As the Humphrey Bogart movie song says, "A bomb is just a bomb, a dismemberment is just a dismemberment". And remember, Hezbullah threw the US Marines out of Lebanon. What did Reagan think he was doing?

Thumb whyaskwhy 07 December 2018, 20:34

And we cannot wait to see every Mulah and Ayatollah to be in court facing the millions of deprived people out there from your blessed Iran to KSA answering their crimes to humanity.

Thumb libanaisresilient 07 December 2018, 23:00

Amen to that!

Thumb whyaskwhy 07 December 2018, 20:36

gob up Orange crush what you know and perceive to know about the law could be written on the back of a 1 penny stamp in large letters. Before you preach about the legal system be able to accept that the law succeeds your Khomeini wishes and aspirations to send Lebanon back to the stone age.

Thumb s.o.s 07 December 2018, 20:52

Guilty as charged. Now send the terrorist to Guantanamo!

Thumb libanaisresilient 07 December 2018, 23:10

MBS would be raped in Guantanamo! The guys love Muslims! Mostly if they have same nationality of those responsible for 9/11 attack

Thumb warrior 08 December 2018, 04:38

stick to the article and spare us your pathetic sectarian rhetoric. You fool no one ya irani!

Thumb chrisrushlau 08 December 2018, 18:24

Easy for you to say.