Former southern New Jersey resident to be tried for funding Hezbollah
According to the indictment, Hamdan helped arrange a deal where a Hezbollah operative would sell an informant $1 million in counterfeit money. The first installment of the fake cash, about $10,000, was mailed to Philadelphia hidden in photo albums, the indictment said.
The high-level operatives also sought to buy 1,200 Colt M4 machine guns from undercover agents, authorities said.
Among the others indicted in 2009 was Dani Tarraf of Slovakia, an alleged Hezbollah weapons-procurement officer who authorities say gave undercover agents a $20,000 down payment for Stinger anti-aircraft missiles. He was arrested in Philadelphia in 2009 and has since pleaded not guilty.
If convicted on all charges, Hamdan faces 260 years in prison.