- - Wednesday, November 7, 2012

CHICAGO — A former Islamic charity director from suburban Chicago has been removed from the FBI’s no-fly list after he complained that he was stranded in the Middle East.

A federal judge in Chicago gave Enaam Arnaout permission to visit family in the Middle East, but when the 50-year-old of Bridgeview tried to return to the U.S. he found he was not allowed, so he filed a federal lawsuit.

The Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday that Mr. Arnaout’s attorney said the U.S. Treasury Department has delisted Mr. Arnaout.

The U.S. Treasury Department classified Mr. Arnaout as a “specially designated terrorist” in 1995 while he was imprisoned in Israel charged with supporting Hamas. Mr. Arnaout returned to the U.S. and in 2003 was imprisoned for defrauding donors to his charity, Benevolence International. He was released in 2010.


NEVADA

Ex-prosecutor gets prison in drug case

LAS VEGAS — A former prosecutor-turned-fugitive who once handled the high-profile Las Vegas drug cases of celebrities Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars was sentenced Wednesday to a reduced term of 12 to 30 months in prison term after his return from Mexico.

David Schubert, 49, fled there to avoid jail after pleading guilty in a crack cocaine possession case. In court, he didn’t apologize as he stood for sentencing before Clark County District Court Judge Carolyn Ellsworth, defense attorney Louis Schneider said.

“He feels as if he shouldn’t have even been there,” Mr. Schneider said later.

Instead, Schubert told the judge he felt he’d been treated exceptionally harshly for his March 2011 arrest with $40 in rock cocaine and an unregistered handgun in his car.

MASSACHUSETTS

Pharmacy board director is fired

BOSTON — The Massachusetts pharmacy board’s director has been fired for ignoring a complaint that a company linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak was shipping drugs in bulk in violation of its state license.

The Colorado pharmacy board complained about the New England Compounding Center in July, before the third of three batches of tainted steroids linked to the outbreak was shipped.

NECC was authorized only to fill prescriptions for specific patients.

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