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Mark D. Siljander

Mark D. SiljanderAKA Mark Deli Siljander

Born: 11-Jun-1951
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
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.

Wife: Nancy

    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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