Ground Zero Mosque Imam Sued for Fraud

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Ground Zero Mosque Imam Sued for Fraud The former imam of a controversial community center and mosque near Ground Zero in New York City is being sued for $25 million for allegedly embezzling millions of dollars in donations to fund a lavish lifestyle that included trips, a female friend and a fancy car. According to a lawsuit filed Monday in a Manhattan court, suburban businessman Robert L. Deak and his wife Moshira Solimon say they donated $167,000 to help Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf fund "The Shariah Index Project", a project aimed at combating anti-Islamic sentiment, but that Abdul Rauf spent the money "for his personal use."

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