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-- -- a -- your executive who until recently was president of a multimillion dollar -- -- founded charity.
Or she's -- -- is also at the center of a mystery New York's Fifth Avenue that has him and that's cross hairs of federal prosecutors.
Last December FBI agents arrested him as he was allegedly destroying documents subpoenaed by a federal grand jury all part of an investigation into.
Feel lobby foundation.
-- -- headquartered in this Fifth Avenue building on the 23 floor.
A -- builds itself as a charitable effort to quote support interfaith harmony.
And promote Islamic culture and Persian language literature and civilization.
And the last four decades and has given millions to schools universities and charitable organizations.
Among them Harvard.
And Columbia university school.
Mosques and Islamic centers across the country.
And according to tax records 30000 dollars went to the William J.
Clinton Foundation it's in 2006.
-- But questions have long been raised about a lobby's role its mission and where it gets its money.
A lobby claims more than 100 million dollars and assets including 60% ownership of this 36 story building.
Down the street from its headquarters on Fifth Avenue.
How much can degenerating here right now generates about a million dollars a month or about twelve million a year on rent -- a month in rental income twelve million a year after.
So really it's kind of a cash account it is an instrument it's got to this is the -- of look at that us as investors retreat outside.
So who owns this lucrative -- what -- -- lobby foundation.
Federal prosecutors say it's two companies asked -- court and that's a limited now accused of being front companies for Iran's national bank bank -- The US treasury department's stance -- has helped fund Iran's troubling nuclear and ballistic missile.
No question that a lobbyist activities are questionable Joseph -- -- with the group united against nuclear -- Accused as the -- of spreading to Iran's hardline message it's very sophisticated and I think 655 avenue is a perfect example -- -- in the middle of the biggest city in the world we had no idea that terrorists cover.
One of the best buildings.
David Collins a former top level CIA official and -- an intelligence of the new York city police department couldn't have been clearer about a lobby in 2002.
In this court -- obtained by fox next.
The -- foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization extensively run by an independent board of directors but totally controlled by the government of Iraq.
The foundation funds a variety of anti American causes.
And just last month testifying at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Manhattan district attorney Robert Morgenthau said Alabi came up and an international financial growth.
We're we're looking -- feet below -- foundation.
Reagan foundation in new -- We've found money -- or seeing strong move to.
Suspect people on that we will put him.
Back -- the -- Fifth Avenue headquarters last December the -- carted off 100 boxes of grand jury subpoena records.
Apparently trying to find out more about it 60% ownership of that 36 story Fifth Avenue office building just blocks from Rockefeller center at the time.
-- resorted -- to destroy any subpoenaed documents.
But the very next day.
According to federal prosecutors in Tahiti shredded a -- papers and notes.
He left his Fifth Avenue office went to Grand Central to the train home -- -- in -- -- he lives.
-- -- they didn't know it but when he got out of the train station he was being followed by FBI agents they say they saw and get in his car.
Driver -- park in this parking lot wait five minutes and then throw shredded documents into a garbage can.
And the agents there's -- stuff out they say that torn paperwork had to do with -- and the Fifth Avenue building the next day you're heating.
Charged with obstruction of justice.
In court -- lawyer Barry Berke said his client is innocent because the feds already -- -- copies of the same documents he was allegedly throwing away.
But this is not the first time -- -- lottery foundation has been targeted I do believe that's true -- -- After his daughter Lisa was killed in the Gaza bus bombing in 1995.
New Jersey businessman Steve inflate -- soon.
And 18 225.
Million dollar judgment against -- wrong.
He has not collected a dime in 2000 the US Court of Appeals ruled against him saying a lobby is not part of the Iranian government.
That he could not proof that Iran had day to day control over.
This is not an independent entity now it may not receive cables tell -- -- emails every day saying.
Want to send us this one sentence that people equipment charges foundations and what they have to do.
Alaves lawyer John winter in a statement to Fox News -- part.
The lobby foundation is an independent not for profit entity organized under the laws of New York it is not owned by controlled -- For a link to the Iranian government.
In addition he says -- lobby foundation paid off the building's mortgage before the government plane back -- was owned by Iran.
Back on Fifth Avenue this gleaming office tower continues to spawn more questions than answers.
This is a very big buildings -- the very prominent location would have thought that we could have somehow caught this before it's gotten this far.
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