Pete-Seda-300x233ASHLAND, Ore. – An Ashland-based nonprofit, believed to have ties to terrorism, was convicted in court Tuesday. Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation pleaded guilty in district court.

The conviction is for filing a false tax return with the IRS. The conviction stems back from a $150,000 donation moved through the foundation to its parent organization in Saudi Arabia, and then on to Chechneya.

In return for the plea, criminal charges against Pete Seda, the head of the Ashland nonprofit, were dismissed and Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation is on a three-year probation.

The IRS, FBI, and Homeland Security are looking for another defendant who is considered a fugitive.