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Lebanese Hizballah’s Financial Network

Rewards for Justice is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the disruption of the financial mechanisms of Lebanese Hizballah. Terrorist groups such as Hizballah rely on financing and facilitation networks to sustain operations and launch attacks globally. Hizballah earns almost one billion dollars annually through direct financial support from Iran, international businesses and investments, donor networks, corruption, and money laundering activities. The group uses those funds to support its malign activities throughout the world, including: Deployment of its militia members to Syria in support of the Assad dictatorship; alleged operations to conduct surveillance and gather intelligence in the American homeland; and enhanced military capabilities to the point that Hizballah claims to possess precision-guided missiles. These terrorist operations are funded through Hizballah’s international network of financial supporters and activities — financial enablers and infrastructure that form the lifeblood of Hizballah.

Hizballah receives a significant amount of weapons, training, and funding from Iran, which the Secretary of State has designated as a state sponsor of terrorism. The Department of State designated Hizballah as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) in October 1997, and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) in October 2001 under E.O. 13224.

Rewards can be provided for information leading to the identification and disruption of:

  • a significant source of revenue for the organization or its key financial facilitation mechanisms;
  • major Hizballah donors and financial facilitators;
  • financial institutions and exchange houses knowingly facilitating significant Hizballah transactions;
  • businesses and investments owned or controlled by Hizballah;
  • front companies engaged in international procurement of dual-use technology; and
  • criminal schemes involving Hizballah members and supporters, who are financially benefiting the organization.

In pursuit of this disruption, the reward offer is highlighting the following three individuals as examples of key Hizballah financiers and facilitators about whom it seeks information and whom the U.S. Department of the Treasury has designated as SDGTs:

 
Adham Husayn Tabaja

Adham Husayn Tabaja

Name:
Adham Husayn Tabaja

Aliases:
Adham Hussein Tabaja; Adham Tabaja

DOB:
October 24, 1967

POB:
Kfartebnit 50, Lebanon

ALT. POB:
Kfar Tibnit, Lebanon; Ghobeiry, Lebanon; Al Ghubayrah, Lebanon

Citizenship:
Lebanese

Passport:
RL1294089 (Lebanon)

Identification Number:
00986426 (Iraq)

Terrorist Group:
Lebanese Hizballah

Individual Designations:
Treasury SDGT: June 10, 2015

Adham Tabaja is a Hizballah member who maintains direct ties to senior Hizballah organizational elements, including the terrorist group’s operational component, Islamic Jihad. Tabaja also holds properties in Lebanon on behalf of the group. He is majority owner of the Lebanon-based real estate development and construction firm Al-Inmaa Group for Tourism Works. Tabaja, Al-Inmaa Group for Tourism Works, and its subsidiaries were designated as SDGTs in June 2015. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has also designated Tabaja and his companies as terrorist entities under its Law of Terrorism Crimes and Financing and Royal Decree A/44. Any of their assets held in Saudi Arabia are frozen, and transfers through the Kingdom’s financial sector, and any commercial licenses associated with them are prohibited.

  
Mohammad Ibrahim Bazzi

Mohammad Ibrahim Bazzi

Name:
Mohammad Ibrahim Bazzi

Aliases
Mohamed Bazzi; Muhammad Ibrahim Bazzi; Muhammed Bazzi

DOB:
August 10, 1964

POB:
Bent Jbeil, Lebanon

Citizenship:
Lebanese; Belgian

Passport:
EJ341406 (Belgium) expires 31 May 2017; 750249737; 899002098 (United Kingdom); 487/2007 (Lebanon); RL3400400 (Lebanon); 0236370 (Sierra Leone); D0000687 (The Gambia)

Terrorist Group:
Lebanese Hizballah

Individual Designations:
Treasury SDGT- May 17, 2018

Address:
Adnan Al-Hakim Street, Yahala Bldg., Jnah, Lebanon; Eglantierlaan 13-15, 2020, Antwerpen, Belgium; Villa Bazzi, Dohat Al-Hoss, Lebanon

Mohammad Ibrahim Bazzi is a key Hizballah financier, who has provided millions of dollars to Hizballah generated from his business activities. He owns or controls Global Trading Group NV, Euro African Group LTD, Africa Middle East Investment Holding SAL, Premier Investment Group SAL Offshore, and Car Escort Services S.A.L. Off Shore. Bazzi and his affiliated companies were designated as SDGTs in May 2018.

  
Ali Youssef Charara

Ali Youssef Charara

Name:
Ali Youssef Charara

Aliases:
Ali Youssef Sharara; ‘Ali Yusuf Sharara

DOB:
September 25, 1968

POB:
Sidon, Lebanon

Citizenship:
Lebanese

Address:
Ghobeiry Center, Mcharrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon; Verdun 732 Center, 17th Floor, Verdun, Rachid Karameh Street, Beirut, Lebanon; Al-Ahlam, 4th Floor, Embassies Street, Bir Hassan, Beirut, Lebanon;

Terrorist Group:
Lebanese Hizballah

Individual Designations:
Treasury SDGT: January 7, 2016

Ali Youssef Charara is a key Hizballah financier as well as Chairman and General Manager of Lebanon-based telecommunications company Spectrum Investment Group Holding SAL. Charara has received millions of dollars from Hizballah to invest in commercial projects that financially support the terrorist group. Charara and Spectrum Investment Group were designated as SDGTs in January 2016.

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