Verdict reached in Muslim charity's second trial

By: AP
By: AP
Muslims perform noon prayers around the holy Kaaba  inside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)

Muslims perform noon prayers around the holy Kaaba inside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)

DALLAS (AP) -- Jurors have reached a verdict in the second trial of a Muslim charity accused of helping to finance terrorism in the nation's largest such case since the Sept. 11 attacks.

The verdict was to be announced Monday afternoon, on the eighth day of deliberations in the retrial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. It was once the nation's largest Muslim charity.

Holy Land is accused of giving more than $12 million to support the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which the U.S. designated as a terrorist organization in 1995.

Jurors were to read a long list of verdicts on more than 100 charges against Holy Land and five of its former leaders.

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