Feisal Abdul Rauf allegedly used the money to fund a luxury lifestyle
(NEWSER) – The former imam for the much-malignedmosque near Ground Zero embezzled millions of dollars from his charity, a $25 million lawsuit alleges.
Feisal Abdul Rauf, ousted two years ago from the mosque, used the money to fund a luxury lifestyle, including gifts and support for a woman outside his marriage, the suit says.
Rauf allegedly took the cash from two nonprofit organizations he ran that were intended to promote religious tolerance, theNew York Post reports. The lawsuit was brought by a businessman who gave some $167,000.
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