Ohio man gets six years for plot to smuggle money to Hezbollah
CLEVELAND - An Ohio man was sentenced on Monday to more than six years in federal prison after pleading guilty to plans to ship $200,000 to the Muslim militant group Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Hor Akl, 39, of Toledo had pleaded guilty to planning to send the money inside a sport utility vehicle to Hezbollah to target Israel.
Akl was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Carr in Toledo to 75 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, the U.S. attorney's office said in a statement.
He had pleaded guilty to five counts. They included conspiracy to provide material support to a group designated as a foreign terrorist organization, money laundering, perjury and bankruptcy fraud.