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Authorities Arrest Suspected Afghan Drug Kingpin With Links To Taliban

Sadly, oil isn’t the only thing American consumers are buying that helps fund our enemies. There’s drugs. The arrest of of Haji Juma Khan is the latest reminder.

By Larry Neumeister
The Associated Press
NEW YORK — An Afghan man was brought to the United States on Friday to face charges that he led an international drug trafficking organization that helped fund the Taliban to fight Americans, prosecutors said.
An indictment unsealed in Manhattan accused Haji Juma Khan, 54, of conspiring to produce huge quantities of drugs in two southern Afghanistan provinces since at least 1999. Prosecutors said he was one of the first to be prosecuted under a 2006 federal narco-terrorism law.
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Trucker Convicted Of Extorting Las Vegas Casinos

Trucker Jeffrey Daniel Greer gambled on extortion and lost big time. Details of the case, including  use of secret recordings, are included in a confidential government memo to the judge that was recently unsealed.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A former trucker could face decades in federal prison after he was found guilty of trying to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from two Las Vegas casino companies for the return of confidential customer information, a prosecutor said.
Jeffrey Daniel Greer, 49, of Parson, Tenn., was convicted Thursday of two charges of interference with commerce by threats or use of fear, and two charges of use of interstate facility in aid of racketeering activity, said Gregory Brower, U.S. attorney for Nevada.
Greer, a former driver for French Trucking Co. of Lexington, Tenn., faces up to 50 years in federal prison and $1 million in fines. He remained free on bond Friday pending sentencing Jan. 30.
His lawyer, a federal public defender in Las Vegas, did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
Greer was accused of obtaining identification and personal financial information about customers at several MGM Mirage Inc. and Harrah’s Entertainment casinos from documents in a load of paper refuse he drove in March 2007 to a recycling plant in Jackson, Ala.

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Read Goverment’s Confidential Memo To Judge