CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who was convicted of lying about a Hamas shooting of an American teen has been removed from the US government’s “specially designated terrorist” list.
Muhammad Salah’s attorney told the Chicago Tribune that the US Treasury Department had removed Salah from the list. Salah filed a lawsuit in September claiming US government monitoring of his economic transactions is unconstitutional.
Salah was imprisoned in Israel after police who searched his East Jerusalem hotel room found $95,000 in cash they said was earmarked to bankroll terrorism. He was convicted of supporting Hamas and served five years in Israeli jail.
His attorney told the Tribune he only pleaded guilty after undergoing sleep deprivation and physical abuse during his interrogation.
He went on trial in the US in 2007 and was acquitted of racketeering conspiracy but convicted of obstruction for lying under oath about the fatal Hamas shooting of American teenager David Boim. A federal judge sentenced him to 21 months in prison.
Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.