US accountant jailed for aiding al-Qaida
A former CFO in the US has been sentenced to 18 years in jail for providing al-Qaida with financial and informational support.
American and Australian citizen Sabirhan Hasanoff pleaded guilty at Manhattan federal court last year to supporting al-Qaida, conspiring with others and had to forfeit US$70,000.
The former KPMG and PwC employee received his sentence at the same court this week, three years after he was first arrested in 2010, where he was working in Dubai as a CFO.
The court heard how Hasanoff provided extensive support to al-Qaida from 2007 to 2010, including conducting surveillance into the New York Stock Exchange and sending a one-page report to a co-conspirator in Yemen.
Prosecutors said he also...