June 20, 2012 01:31 GMT NEW YORK (AP) -- A lawyer whose clients have included terrorism suspects and disbarred civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart has been indicted in New York by a federal grand jury on charges including failing to file tax returns. Stanley Cohen says the indictment is a politically motivated attempt to silence him. The indictment accuses Cohen of not filing individual and corporate tax returns between 2005 and 2010 and other violations including failing to maintain books and records and not filing the proper forms after receiving several thousand dollars from clients.
The indictment was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York on Thursday. Cohen represented Stewart in 2000. She was convicted in 2005 of helping a blind sheik get messages to followers after he was sentenced to life for plotting to blow up New York landmarks. She maintained her innocence. Cohen's clients also have included Mohamed Alessa, a New Jersey man who pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to join an al-Qaeda affiliated group with the purpose of killing those who disagree with their ideology.
Born in 1954, Stanley Cohen, 58, was raised in Portchester NY, Stanley Cohen represented Kathy Boudin, a member of two terrorist groups -- the Weather Underground and the May 19 Communist Organization -- Kathy Boudin was convicted for the role she had played in the deadly 1981 Brinks robbery. On Oct. 20, 1981, two Nyack NY police officers were killed after the robbery of $1.6 million from an armored truck at the Nanuet Mall by Weather Underground radicals and members of the Black Liberation Army (BLA).
Also during the 1980s, Stanely Cohen collaborated on cases with Lynne Stewart, another self-proclaimed “radical activist attorney.” In one of their more noteworthy cases, the pair represented Kathy Boudin. A member of two terrorist groups -- the Weather Underground and the May 19 Communist Organization -- Boudin was convicted for the role she had played in the deadly 1981 Brinks robbery, a heist whose purpose was to acquire the funds needed to finance a war against “Amerikka” and establish a “Republic of Black Afrika” in the U.S.. In his office today, Cohen displays a picture of himself alongside the late Sheik Ahmed Yassin, former spiritual leader of the terrorist group Hamas. In Cohen’s view, Hamas is an organization composed of freedom fighters and martyrs who nobly give their lives in the pursuit of liberty and justice.
In the 1990s, Stanley Cohen, Kunstler, and Stewart teamed with Ramsey Clark to defend Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and leader of the Islamic Group, an Egypt-based terrorist organization with close links to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network.
The Operation Smokescreen case is the first conviction for the violation of federal code 2339B, "Providing material support or resources to designated foreign terrorist organizations". Mohamad Youssef Hammoud, photo on left above, the cell's leader, was sentenced to 155 years in federal prison. Hammoud's older brother, Shawqi Youssef, (a.k.a. "Bassem"), and "right-hand man" received a prison sentence of 70 years. Stanley Lewis Cohen was Mohamad Youssef Hammoud defense attorney.
United States v. Hammoud, 381 F.3d 316, 2004.. MOHAMAD YOUSSEF HAMMOUD, aka Ali Albousaleh, aka Ali Abousaleh, Defendant-Appellant: James Patrick McLoughlin, Jr., James William Haldin, MOORE & VAN ALLEN, Charlotte, NC; Stanley Lewis Cohen, New York, NY.
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NEWSDAY ARTICLE ON STANLEY COHEN; Stanley Cohen, with a full beard and long gray ponytail, works from a third-floor loft on Avenue D on the Lower East Side. He has represented Moataz Al-Hallak, a former Arlington, Texas, imam with suspected ties to the bin Laden organization. The most notable of them is Wadih el-Hage, who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1998 twin U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa and whom Cohen says prosecutors have described as bin Laden's professional secretary. Cohen says that three years ago at el-Hage's home in Kenya, the CIA found a mailing list that included the Arlington mosque. "Did my client get faxes from bin Laden or Waleed [sic] at his mosque? Yes.
Another Cohen client is Mousa Abu Marzook, who heads the political wing of Hamas, the Palestinian-based organization that conducts suicide bombings in Israel. When Israel tried to extradite Marzook from the United States to stand trial for bombings, Cohen represented him. Marzook went to Jordan. He now lives in Syria, Cohen says.
Moataz al-Hallak was imam of the mosque operated by the Islamic Association of Arlington. Stanley Cohen was retained by al-Hallak when the religious leader was ordered three times to appear before a federal grand jury investigating his friend, Wadih el Hage, the Arlington resident and Fort Worth tire repairman during the early 1990's later convicted of conspiracy in the Aug. 7, 1998, terrorist bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya.
The Dallas Morning News reported that Moataz Al Hallak, photo above, had encouraged young men from Arlington to go to Afghanistan to fight in the holy jihad against the Soviets. The Central Arlington Mosque and Al Hallak were also listed on a contact list for the Alkifah Refugee Center in Brooklyn, a front for Al-Qaeda, which was an organization designed to help veterans (terrorists) from the Afghan war. But the Alkifah Refugee Center in Brooklyn was also headed by several men who have been convicted in the World Trade Center bombing case.
FOX News reporter Gregg Jarrett believes this brother of Yaser Abdel Said knows where he is hiding. See my post of Tuesday, July 29, 2008, YASER ABDEL SAID, MURDER SUSPECT, HIDING IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY NY ? On the run murder suspect Yaser Said, who could be in the NYC area, and his 3 brothers all had ties to the Arlington Texas area during the 1990's, one of the Said brothers who lives in the Westchester County NY had at one time stayed at the same house in Mohegan Lake NY where the Arab translator for the defense team of Wadih el Hage lived.
Yaser Said and his 3 brothers are all from Egypt, the 'Islamic Group' aka GAMA’A AL-ISLAMIYYA an Egypt-based terrorist organization has a very strong presence in the metro New York City area. NY Lawyer Stanley Cohen Indicted by Federal Grand Jury in Tax Case, Cohen is Egyptian Islamic Group's Mouthpiece Any Links to On The Run Yaser Said?
Deputy leader of al-Qaeda Ayman al-Zawahiri announced a new alliance with a faction of Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya. In a video released on the internet on 5 August 2006, Zawahiri said "We bring good tidings to the Muslim nation about a big faction of the knights of Al-Gama'a Islamiyya uniting with Al-Qaeda," and the move aimed to help "rally the Muslim nation's capabilities in a unified rank in the face of the most severe crusader campaign against Islam in its history." An Al-Gama'a leader, Muhammad al-Hukaymah, appeared in the video and confirmed the unity move.
IG’s spiritual leader, Sheik Umar Abd al-Rahman, is serving a life sentence in a U.S. prison for his involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. After the first World Trade Center bombing in February 1993, the FBI began to investigate Rahman and his followers more closely. With the assistance of an Egyptian informant wearing a listening device, the FBI managed to record Rahman issuing a fatwa encouraging acts of violence against US civilian targets, particularly in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area, the most startling plan, the government charged, was to set off five bombs in 10 minutes, blowing up the United Nations, the Lincoln and Holland tunnels, the George Washington Bridge and a federal building housing the FBI. Supporters of Sheikh Abd al-Rahman in NY and NJ still remain a possible threat today to U.S. interests and have called for reprisal attacks in case of his death in prison.
Egyptian Arab Muslims in the Metro New York City area; While the main Egyptian enclave in America is along JFK Boulevard in Jersey City, a new "Little Egypt" has developed on Steinway Street, between 28th Avenue and Astoria Boulevard, in Astoria, Queens NY near LaGuardia Airport see map CLICK HERE. A general Arab enclave, including a large number of Egyptians, is continuing to develop in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, as well.
Three of the Egyptian 'Said' brothers have had apartments near Wadih Al Hage in Arlington TX during the the same time frame -- the early 1990's and then 1997 to 1998 while Wadih was facing trial as a member of Al Qaeda. The Arabic translator for Wadih El Hage's defense team, caused a whole lot of delays and problems with the translations of the surveillance wire taps in the trial of Wadih El Hage. The translator is also from the same part of the Dallas Fort Worth area as Wadih El Hage and all of the Said brothers. TAXI DRIVER Yaser Abdel Said was in the same part of Arlington Texas in 1993 as Wadih El Hage. They more than likely went to the same Mosque, the Central Arlington Mosque in Arlington, Texas where El Hage and his family worshiped for years. It now calls itself the Islamic Society of Arlington.
Texas ‘honor killing’ suspect Yaser Said could be hiding in plain sight as NYC Taxi Driver ..Fox News – May 30, 2012 The Egyptian-born cab driver suspected in the 2008 “honor killing” of his two daughters in Texas because they were dating non-Muslim boys may be working at his old trade in New York, according to a private investigator who has tracked him.
Murder in the Family: Honor Killing in America FOX News reporter Gregg Jarrett had a run in with Yassein Said the brother of on the run murder suspect Yaser Abdel Said in Shrub Oak Westchester County NY in July 2008 and the two almost came to blows.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com