By John Lee.
A court in Australia has decided that the father of a terrorist who was killed fighting for the Islamic State group in Iraq is to stand trial, along with two other men, on charges of conspiring to send a $1-million bribe to Iraq.
According to Australian Associated Press, there is no suggestion that Mamdouh Elomar’s charges are linked to his son’s association with the terrorist group.
Mamdouh Elomar, 62, his brother Ibrahim Elomar, 60, and businessman John Jousif, 46, have been accused of conspiring to pay a $1-million bribe to Iraqi officials to seal a preferred partner arrangement between construction firm Lifese and a company linked to the Iraqi government in 2014.
The three men intend to fight the charges.
(Source: Australian Associated Press)
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