'Iraqi agent' convicted on six counts

[JURIST] Shaaban Hafiz Ahmad Ali Shaaban, an Indiana truck driver accused of offering to sell names of US covert operatives to Saddam Hussein's Iraqi government, was convicted Wednesday on six of seven criminal counts [JURIST report], including acting as an unregistered foreign agent, violating sanctions against Iraq, conspiracy and witness tampering. Sentencing will take place on April 14 and US District Judge John D. Tinder of the Southern District of Indiana [official website] said he plans to discuss a retrial on the remaining count next week. Shaaban, who defended himself pro se with the help of two standby public defenders, will most likely appeal. US Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Susan Brooks [official profile] claimed that Shaaban traveled to Iraq in 2002 and agreed to sell the names of US intelligence agents to the Iraqi government for $3 million among other charges. AP has more.



 

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