Three Lebanese nationals have been sentenced for financing terrorist bodies, the National News Agency reported on Thursday.
The Permanent Military Court, headed by Brig. Gen. Munir Shehadeh, issued its verdict in the case of the siblings Firas, Fadi, and Rana Tawfiq Alamuddin, who had been on trial over money-laundering and terrorism-financing charges.
The three defendants were convicted of laundering money to finance terrorists and transferring funds to them. They had been laundering money in Brazil under the cover of running clothing stores, sources told MTV.
The Special Investigation Commission of the Lebanese central bank exposed their illegal activity after monitoring their bank accounts in France, Germany, and other European countries, and revealed that they had been transferring money to terrorists.
Firas and Fadi each received a sentence of 5 years of hard labor, in addition to a fine. All of their accounts have been frozen.
Rana, on the other hand, received a one-year suspended prison sentence and a fine, and her accounts were also frozen.