Terror Financing Fines Fall After 9/11

Terror Financing Fines Fall After 9/11 By MATT KELLEY, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - Despite the Bush administration's pledge to battle terrori

Terror Financing Fines Fall After 9/11

By MATT KELLEY, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - Despite the Bush administration's pledge to battle terrorist financing, the government's average penalty against companies doing business with countries listed as terrorist-sponsoring states fell sharply after the Sept. 11 attacks, an Associated Press analysis of federal records shows.

The average penalty for a company doing business with Iran, Iraq (news - web sites), North Korea (news - web sites), Sudan or Libya dropped nearly threefold, from more than $50,000 in the five years before the 2001 attacks to about $18,700 afterward, according to a computer-assisted analysis of federal records...read on

Oh I'm sorry I think this story might be a liberal media plant. Didn't the Bush administration go hard after the terror money?


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