Acting Asst. Sec. Susan Thornton and EAP team en route to her nomination hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee!
The imam and president of the Lexington Islamic Center has been arrested, along with two other men, on federal charges related to an alleged murder-for-hire plot. Authorities said 70-year-old Mahmoud Shalash was charged Thursday.
He and 34-year-old Abdul Hadi and 31-year-old John Sadiqullah face counts on conspiracy and using interstate facility in the commission of a murder-for-hire plot. According to an affidavit, the three men wanted to have someone kill another man for $10,000 over a business dispute.
The men made an initial appearance Friday in Lexington federal court and are scheduled to return Tuesday for a detention hearing. The men currently are being held in the Woodford County Detention Center.
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Figures, more attacks in the days to come.