Posted by | November 12, 2011 16:09 | Filed under: Top Stories

Dearborn police mistakenly arrested and jailed Ali Hammoud, the head of an Arab-American cultural center, believing he was another person with the same name who was charged with conspiracy to funnel money to Hezbollah from selling stolen and counterfeit goods.

“They said they had a warrant for his arrest. He was coming back from a dinner, a family gathering,” Moughni said.

But police had the wrong Hammoud.

A man with the same name was indicted with 18 people in Detroit in 2003 in a conspiracy involving the sale of illegal cigarettes, counterfeit Viagra and stolen goods to support Hezbollah, which the U.S. considers a terrorist group. That man has not been found.

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