Charged: January 04, 2003
Eastern District of New York
Pleaded Guilty: August 07, 2009
Sentenced: August 07, 2009
ordered deported to Yemen, time served
Released: August 09, 2009
Mohammed Ali Hassan Al-Moayad was a Yemeni cleric convicted of financing Hamas and Al Qaeda. The imam of the biggest mosque in Sana, Al-Moayad once called himself Osama bin Laden’s spiritual adviser. The government’s informant, Mohamed Alanssi, testified that Al-Moayad bragged about providing money, weapons, and recruits to bin Laden. Al-Moayad was arrested in Germany as part of a sting operation.