Texas brothers with Hizbollah links found guilty of money laundering

via Two Yassine brothers found guilty of money laundering; one… | www.statesman.com.

A U.S. District Court jury has found Hussein Ali “Mike” Yassine and Hadi Yassine guilty of money laundering.

Mohammed Ali “Steve” Yassine was found not guilty

Steve Yassine, who has yet to be tried on drug charges, has been repeatedly denied bond and remains in federal custody.

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks has up to 60 days to determine a sentence for the two Yassine brothers who were found guilty.

Friends and family members sobbed and gasped as the court clerk read the jury’s verdict on five separate charges related to money laundering. They left the federal courthouse without talking to reporters.

Jurors were taken out of the building by U.S. marshals via a secured entrance.

Attorneys for Mike and Hadi Yassine said it would be up to their clients to decide if they’ll appeal today’s verdict.

“This was an abysmal prosecution,” said David Botsford, attorney for Mike Yassine.

Like his brother Steve, Mike Yassine has been denied bail and remains in federal custody.

Hadi Yassine is the only Yassine brother who was released on bail. He was whisked away from the courthouse by friends and family.

“I don’t think the evidence supported a conviction in this case,” said Gerry Morris, Hadi Yassine’s attorney.

Several others linked to Yassine Enterprises, at one time downtown Austin’s largest nightclub operator, are still awaiting trial for a variety of alleged crimes.

As noted in this previous post, Austin, Texas nightclub owners arrested, sent money to Hezbollah-linked relative in Lebanon

Officials linked one suspect to the Texas Syndicate prison gang. They also said thousands of dollars were transferred to a Yassine relative in Lebanon who is reportedly connected to the militant group Hezbollah, considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. government.

3 Responses

  1. How come its OK when Obama gives them money? Where does he think the muslim brotherhood is sending it? This guy is no more guilty than Hillary and Obama. Of course, they all need prison.

    • you’re absolutely correct, dad…the Obomb & hillary both do exactly what these thugs were doing only on a much larger scale [like billions]. the irony of it it delicious!

      • …oh, yeah, Obomb & hillary even skipped the money laundering step! the cash goes directly from the accounts of the ‘american tax-payer grunts’ to the maggots who hate us to use to kill our ambassadors. go figure!

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