Updated: Wednesday, 07 Jul 2010, 1:13 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 06 Jul 2010, 3:41 PM EDT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WOOD) - A former West Michigan congressman accused of supporting Muslim terrorists entered a guilty plea in court Wednesday.
Mark Siljander entered the guilty plea to two counts at the hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. One of the counts he pleaded guilty to was influencing/injuring an officer/juror/witness.
He represented West Michigan on Capitol Hill in the 1980s. He was indicted in January 2008 on charges of money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
Siljander was allegedly paid $75,000 by the Islamic American Relief Agency to have its name removed from a government list of groups that allegedly support terrorism.
Mubarek Hamed, the former executive director of the relief agency, pleaded guilty in connection with the case.