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Founder of 'Ground Zero Mosque' allegedly used $167K in project funds for 'personal' gain: suit
by Julia Marsh
The founder of the controversial "Ground Zero Mosque" allegedly enriched himself with $167,000 in funds meant for an educational project in 2006 to 2008, according to a new bombshell lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.
Robert Leslie Deak, a major backer of Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf's nonprofit, the Cordoba Initiative, says he discovered that the religious leader had allegedly used the funds for "his personal use" including "a luxury sports car, personal real estate, entertainment, lavish trips, and vacation" with an unidentified woman named Evelyn Adorno, the court papers, filed late yesterday, claim
Deak, of Scarsdale and the Deak Family Foundation, is suing Rauf for $20 million. The funds were earmarked for a The Shariah Index project, a group within Feisel's nonprofit that worked to combat anti-Islamic sentiment, the court papers state.
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