Fmr. Congressman Indicted in Terrorist Fundraising Ring

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A former congressman and delegate to the United Nations was indicted today as part of a terrorist fundraising ring that allegedly sent more than $130,000 to an al-Qaida and Taliban supporter.

That Taliban supporter has threatened U.S. and international troops in Afghanistan.

The former Republican congressman from Michigan, Mark Deli Siljander, was charged with money laundering, conspiracy and obstructing justice for allegedly lying about lobbying senators on behalf of an Islamic charity that authorities said was secretly sending funds to terrorists.

The indictment was returned by a federal jury in Kansas City, Missouri.

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