Expert: Charities sent money to Islamic fighters

By Asociated Press
updated 9/1/2010 12:48:17 PM ET

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A prosecution witness in the trial of an Oregon man accused of trying to smuggle money to support Muslim fighters in Chechnya has testified that Saudi Arabia-based Islamic charities were regular conduits of money to that region.

The testimony from international terrorism consultant Evan Kohlman came Tuesday in the trial of Pete Seda, also known as Pirouz Sedaghaty, in federal court in Eugene.

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