Kentucky Islamic leader, 2 others charged in murder-for-hire plot over business deal, debt

Mahmoud Shalash

The Islamic Center of Lexington imam Mahmoud Shaker Shalash

Source: Lexington Herald Leader

An Islamic religious leader in Lexington and two other men have been charged in a murder-for-hire plot, according to records in federal court.

The Islamic Center of Lexington imam Mahmoud Shaker Shalash, John Sadiqullah, and Abdul Hadi were charged in federal criminal complaints with conspiring to hire a hitman to kill someone.

The complaint lists alleged recorded conversations, meetings and acts involving Shalash to further the scheme, including giving the victim’s photo and telephone number to a person Shalash and Sadiqullah believed could arrange to have someone killed.

That person was secretly cooperating with investigators, according to an affidavit from William J. Jackson, an officer on a federal task force with the FBI.

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