No, neither have I. Here again is a local story that actually has an international terrorism nexus and yet no in-depth national coverage:
Hazim Elashi was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison and will be deported after serving his sentence. His brother Ihsan "Sammy" Elashi was given a six-year prison term, which will run consecutive to the four-year sentence he is currently serving.
Hazin and Ihsan Elashi, their three brothers and their company were convicted in July 2004 on charges of making illegal technology shipments to Libya and Syria.
The Elashis ran InfoCom Corp., a firm that did up to $5 million in business a year selling computers and Internet services to mostly customers in the Middle East. Prosecutors say they shipped computer products to Libya and Syria from 1997 to 2000, violating a ban on exporting technology, goods or software to countries the U.S. government lists as state sponsors of terrorism.
Agents from the FBI investigated InfoCom for years and raided the business the week before the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced the original indictments against them, calling it part of a campaign against "the financiers of terror."