Man Sent to U.S. on Iraq Arms Charges
A man accused of being half of a father-son team that provided weapons illegally to Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq has been brought to the United States to face charges.
"Welcome back to the USA, Regard. Book 'im, Danno!"
Regard Yakou, 43, was flown Sunday from Kuwait to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and was scheduled to make an initial appearance Monday in federal court in Brooklyn, said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Garrison Courtney. Yakou was arrested Oct. 11 in Baghdad after making an offer involving illegal weapons to undercover ICE agents.
Posted by: Fred Pruitt 2003-10-20