|Mark D. Siljander|
AKA Mark Deli Siljander
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Party Affiliation: Republican
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Michigan, 1981-87
As part of a broadened indictment of the now-defunct charity Islamic American Relief Agency (charged with funnelling money to an Afghan terrorist), Siljander was accused of being hired by the charity to have it removed from a Senate list of groups suspected of aiding terrorism. For this lobbying effort, he allegedly was paid $50,000, money now thought to have been stolen from the US Agency of International Development.
High School: Oak Park-River Forest High School (1969)
University: BS, Western Michigan University (1972)
University: MA, Western Michigan University (1973)
American Institute for the Detection of AIDS
Member of the Board of FDN Inc.
Global Strategies, Inc.
Islamic American Relief Agency Lobbyist (2004)
US State Department Delegate to UN General Assembly (1987-88)
US Congressman, Michigan 4th (special election, 21-Apr-1981 to 3-Jan-1987)
Michigan State House of Representatives 42nd (1977-81)
City Council Township Board, Fabius, MI (1972-76)
Alliance Defense Fund
Coalition on Revival
Money Laundering charged Jan-2007
Conspiracy charged Jan-2007
Obstruction of Justice charged Jan-2007; pled guilty
Unregistered foreign agent charged Jul-2010; pled guilty
Author of books:
A Deadly Misunderstanding: A Congressman's Quest to Bridge the Muslim-Christian Divide (2008)
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