Hezbollah Financier Released Early

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Hezbollah soldiers in ceremony commemorating fallen leaders. Photo by ANWAR AMRO/AFP via Getty Images
  • Mohamad Youssef Hammoud, a convicted terrorist financier serving a 30-year sentence, was recently released under the First Step Act after serving 23 years.
  • Hammoud was convicted in 2002 for providing material support to Hezbollah, a designated terrorist organization, among other charges.
  • The First Step Act, a criminal justice reform law, allowed Hammoud to request early release through the compassionate release statute.
  • Despite opposition from the Biden administration, the U.S. District Court granted Hammoud’s request, citing a disparity in sentencing and the application of the “terrorism enhancement.” Read More

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