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Non-Profit Pleads Guilty

Pete SedaASHLAND, Ore.– An Ashland based non-profit, believed to have ties to terrorism, was convicted in court, Tuesday. Haramain Islamic Foundation pleaded guilty in district court.

The conviction is for filing a false tax return with the IRS. The conviction stems back from a 150,000 dollar donation moved through the foundation to it’s parent organization in Saudi Arabia, and then on to Chechneya.

In return for the plea, criminal charges against Pete Seda, the head of the Ashland non-profit, were dismissed and Haramain Islamic Foundation is on a three year probation.

The IRS, FBI, and Homeland Security are looking for another defendant who is considered a fugitive.