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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

On Friday, Dec. 5, two men were charged in a 92 count indictment filed in the United States District Court in Cedar Rapids.

Jalel Aossey, age 40, and William “Yahya” Aossey, age 44, both of Cedar Rapids, worked at Midamar Corporation and Islamic Services of America.

The indictment charges each business and person with one count of conspiracy to: make and use materially false statements and documents; sell mis-branded meat; and commit wire fraud.

The indictment also charges each defendant with three counts of making false statements on export applications; forty-three counts of wire fraud; forty-four counts of money laundering; and one count of conspiring to commit money laundering.

The indictment also contains two forfeiture allegations, seeking proceeds and property involved in certain offenses.

The conspiracy charge is punishable by up to five years imprisonment.

Each count of making a false statement on an export application is punishable by up to three years imprisonment.

Each count of wire fraud is punishable by up to twenty years imprisonment.

Each count of money laundering, including the money laundering conspiracy count, is punishable by up to twenty years imprisonment.

A fine of up to $250,000 may also be imposed on each count, along with a term of supervised release following any imprisonment. 

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