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Ohio Couple Pleads Guilty to Charges They Helped Fund Hezbollah

TOLEDO, Ohio -- An Ohio husband and wife have pleaded guilty to charges they helped finance a Mideast terrorist group.

Hor and Amera Akl were arrested nearly a year ago after authorities said an FBI informant provided them with $200,000 in cash that they were planning to hide in a vehicle to be shipped to Lebanon.

During a meeting with a federal judge in Toledo, the Akls on Monday pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. They had previously pleaded not guilty.

Federal prosecutors said they planned to conceal up to $500,000 and that the money would go to Hezbollah. The U.S. government lists Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and blames it for numerous attacks on Israel.

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