US District Judge Harold Murphy allowed the Department of Justice to keep the proceedings sealed due to the sensitive nature of Shorbagi's association with the local community. Shorbagi provided financial support to Hamas through the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) [archived website; official site closed by DOJ] after Hamas [JURIST news archive; BBC backgrounder] was designated as an FTO in 1997 until Dec. 4, 2001, when HLF's assets were frozen. AP has more.
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