A judge on Tuesday has ordered Sheikh Ahmad Musa Jibril to answer questions about his finances, days before his supervised probation for’fraud conviction’ (allegedly) is set to expire.
During a hearing in U.S. District Court, Chief Judge Gerald Rosen ordered Sheikh Ahmad Jibril based in Dearborn, to testify under oath about the source of his income.
The Sheikh cited his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office asked a judge to intervene. Rosen encouraged the government to consider immunity for the Sheikh. The judge suggested he’ll hold the Sheikh in contempt of court if he gets immunity but still cites the Fifth Amendment.
The Sheikh sat silently during the court proceedings on Tuesday and read the Quran — declined to comment afterwards.
He has been under court supervision for three years after spending 6 1/2 years in prison. Since his 2012 release, he has been on probation and under strict federal oversight, including of his travel, finances and Internet use.
His court supervision expires March 29.
In the previous deposition, the Sheikh repeatedly invoked his Fifth Amendment rights for most of the 225 questions — even when asked as if he understood how PayPal works and who takes care of the lawn at the house where he is living.
During Tuesday’s proceedings, the Sheikh’s attorney Rita Chastang said “there is no evidence he is hiding assets.”
Rosen asked, “How do we know, if he doesn’t want to answer the questions?”
The Sheikh is scheduled for the deposition at 9 a.m.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacqueline Hotz is expected to inform Rosen of the outcome of the proceedings by noon.
Afterward, Rosen could issue a written order.
The government and the media are trying to link the Sheikh to ISIS. There is NO evidence that the Sheikh supports ISIS let alone being a member of them.
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