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FBI Investigates Terrorist Money Raising

An FBI investigation of a group accused of raising money at LAX for anti-Iranian terrorism activities leads

to five people being charged by the German government.

Foreign authorities accuse the members of the Mujahedeen Khalq Organization of Iran with defrauding the German government out of as much as ten million dollars. MEK is listed by the U-S State Department as a terrorist organization.

In February, seven members of MEK were arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly soliciting money from travelers at LAX that was used to fund terrorist activities.

FBI investigators found information on MEK members in Cologne and told German authorities. They allegedly found money raised here was sent to Cologne for laundering, then given to the MEK´s military wing, the National Liberation Army.