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Prosecutors urge harsh sentencing in Seda trial

The Columbian
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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors will push for a “substantial” sentence after the conviction of the former co-founder of an Islamic charity based in Ashland.

Pete Seda will be sentenced by Judge Michael Hogan on Nov. 23. He was convicted of one count of conspiracy to defraud the government and one count of filing a false tax return.

Seda faces up to eight years in prison. Prosecutors had said Seda used the Islamic charity funnel money to Muslim Chechnyan fighters.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Cardani has told The Mail Tribune that Seda’s crime needs to be “aggressively prosecuted.”

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/

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