Judge asked to jail Islamic charity leader

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EUGENE, Ore, (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to send a founder of the U.S. branch of an Islamic charity back to jail while awaiting sentencing for helping to smuggle $150,000 out of the country.

The motion filed Friday in U.S. District Court argues that Pete Seda, also known as Pirouz (peer-OOZ) Sedaghaty (say-dah-GAH-tee), is likely to flee now that he has been denied a new trial.

Seda was convicted last September, but released in January pending the ruling on a new trial.

Prosecutors are seeking the maximum eight years in prison, arguing the money was destined for terrorists.