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www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2013/08/pete_seda_vindicated_by_appeal.html

Aug 23, 2013 ... "This is a tax fraud case that was transformed into a trial on terrorism," Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown wrote in the panel's 2-1 opinion. The Iranian-born Seda, whose formal name is Pirouz Sedaghaty, was charged with falsifying a 2000 tax form filed on behalf of the U.S. wing of the Al-Haramain Islamic ...

caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1642483.html

Aug 23, 2013 ... The case stems from charges that Pirouz Sedaghaty (known as Pete Seda) falsified a 2000 charitable organization tax return in order to conceal his support of an independence movement in Chechnya, a republic in the Caucasus mountains of southern Russia. Seda founded the U.S. branch of the ...

www.pdxmonthly.com/articles/2009/5/19/0208-features-seda

May 19, 2009 ... Since a United States District Court judge in Eugene signed that warrant on February 17 two and a half years ago, Seda, a 50-year-old Iranian-born American whose given name is Pirouz Sedaghaty, has been living as a fugitive in Iran and, most recently, Syria. Although he does not regret the day in 2003 ...

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/04/28/state-secrets-2

Apr 28, 2008 ... Al Haramain Oregon was run by a longtime Ashland resident named Pirouz Sedaghaty, who is known as Pete Seda. Now fifty years old, he grew up in a secular household in Iran, where his father was a general under the Shah. In 1976, when he was eighteen, Seda followed an older brother to Ashland.

www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/portland/news/press-releases/specially-designated-global-terrorist-al-haramain-islamic-foundation-inc.-pleads-guilty-to-tax-fraud

Jul 29, 2014 ... In return, the United States agreed to dismiss criminal charges pending against Pirouz Sedaghaty (Pete Seda), the former head of AHIF in the United States. A third defendant, Soliman Al-But'he, remains under indictment. An arrest warrant is outstanding for Al-But'he and he is a fugitive. “This conviction ...

www.investigativeproject.org/2173/founder-of-islamic-charity-convicted

Sep 10, 2010 ... After a week-long trial, a federal court in Eugene, Oregon has convicted Pete Seda, the founder of an Islamic charity accused of funneling $150000 to Chechen mujahideen. Seda, also known as Pirouz Sedaghaty, was charged with conspiring to move money out.

www.investigativeproject.org/case/248/us-v-al-haramain-islamic-foundation-et-al

Al Qaeda. [DOR] In February 2005 a federal grand jury charged Al Haramain Islamic Foundation and two of its employees, Pirouz Sedaghaty (also Pete Seda) and Soliman Al-Buthe, with bank fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering. Various branches of the Saudi-based charity were designated by the US in June 2004 ...

circuit9.blogspot.com/2013/08/case-o-week-it-pays-to-discover.html

Aug 25, 2013 ... Déjà vu all over again. United States v. Pirouz Sedaghaty, 2013 WL 4490922 ( 9th Cir. Aug. 23, 2013), decision available here. Players: Decision by Judge McKeown, joined by Judge Schroeder. Dissent by Judge Tallman. Big win by D. Oregon FPD Steven Wax. Facts: The defendant, known as Pete Seda, ...

www.fjc.gov/sites/default/files/2015/TRORX003.pdf

Defendant to submit Arabic translation of letter to present to the court for court signature. Defendant is responsible for directing letter to appropriate authority in Saudi Arabia. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Chris Cardani/Charles Gorder. Asst. U.S. Attorney v. Defendant: DEFENDANT'S COUNSEL. PIROUZ SEDAGHATY.