From a Missourian story I missed last week:
At 2 p.m. on Aug. 28, Hamoodi — Columbia businessman, community leader and former MU nuclear engineer — will begin serving 36 months in federal prison for violating U.S. sanctions against Iraq, the country where he was born. He was sentenced May 16 for arranging to send $270,000 over nine years to his relatives and those of 15 other Iraqi families.
There’s so much wrong with this situation that it’s hard to know where to begin. I find it personally offensive that we’re going to take a good man, a tax-paying businessman and throw him in federal prison for three years. It still doesn’t seem real. Click here for more information or to sign the petition in support of Mr. Hamoodi.