Shakir Hamoodi http://kbia.org en Shakir Hamoodi and the world of international sanctions http://kbia.org/post/shakir-hamoodi-and-world-international-sanctions <p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); ">&nbsp;Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 22:24:19 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 21301 at http://kbia.org Shakir Hamoodi and the world of international sanctions Community expresses support as Shakir Hamoodi begins prison sentence http://kbia.org/post/community-expresses-support-shakir-hamoodi-begins-prison-sentence <p>It’s been less than one week since Shakir Hamoodi&nbsp;– a Columbia businessman –&nbsp;had to leave his community and start his 3-year prison sentence.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 01 Sep 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 20412 at http://kbia.org Community expresses support as Shakir Hamoodi begins prison sentence Hamoodi to begin federal prison sentence http://kbia.org/post/hamoodi-begin-federal-prison-sentence <p>Columbia Businessman Shakir Hamoodi is expected to begin a 3 year federal prison sentence Tuesday afternoon.</p><p>Shakir’s son Husam was working at World Harvest Market in Columbia Monday afternoon – Shakir’s last day before he began his prison sentence.</p><p>Husam said around 50 people had stopped by the store throughout the day to say goodbye to Shakir.</p><p>He also said Shakir has been very busy these past few days. He compared his father’s prison sentence to it being like someone saying ‘you have three months to live.’</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 12:53:59 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 20141 at http://kbia.org Hamoodi to begin federal prison sentence Newscast for August 24, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-august-24-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Akin holds sudden press conference, says he's still in the race</li><li>Schweich releases letter to Gov. Nixon on Maplewood fee office</li><li>Planned Parenthood bus holds rally in Columbia</li></ul> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 23:22:37 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 20001 at http://kbia.org Community members gather for good-byes as Columbia businessman prepares for incarceration http://kbia.org/post/community-members-gather-good-byes-columbia-businessman-prepares-incarceration <p>More than 100 people crowded&nbsp;into Columbia's Rock Bridge Christian Church last night to celebrate and say goodbye to Columbia businessman&nbsp;Shakir Hamoodi. Next week, Hamoodi is expected to begin a three year federal prison sentence. He earlier pled guilty to sending about $200,000 to family, friends and charities in his native Iraq from 1991 to 2003. Many of the speakers at the event echoed a similar theme: A conflict between what is legal and what is just. Investigators found no evidence that Hamoodi was aiding the Iraqi government through the financial contributions.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:21:37 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 19892 at http://kbia.org Community members gather for good-byes as Columbia businessman prepares for incarceration Columbia grocer from Iraq prepares for prison http://kbia.org/post/columbia-grocer-iraq-prepares-prison <p>A Columbia grocer convicted of violating federal sanctions against Iraq by sending money overseas is preparing to start a three-year prison sentence later this month. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:26:07 +0000 Associated Press 19522 at http://kbia.org Leniency sought for Mo. man in Iraq sanctions case http://kbia.org/post/leniency-sought-mo-man-iraq-sanctions-case <p>Supporters of a Columbia man sentenced to three years in prison for sending money to Iraq despite federal sanctions are organizing an effort to commute his federal sentence. Wed, 23 May 2012 21:41:35 +0000 Associated Press 14673 at http://kbia.org Leniency sought for Mo. man in Iraq sanctions case Newscast for May 18, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-18-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including :</p><ul><li>State Supreme Court urged to set dates for 19 death sentences</li><li>End of session will lack drama, but not fireworks</li><li>Columbia business owner sentenced for Iraq donations</li></ul> Fri, 18 May 2012 14:02:54 +0000 Jacob Fenston 14380 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 18, 2012 Columbia business owner sentenced for Iraq donations http://kbia.org/post/columbia-business-owner-sentenced-iraq-donations <p>A Columbia business owner has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for sending money to Iraq for more than a decade. Thu, 17 May 2012 22:05:48 +0000 Associated Press 14346 at http://kbia.org