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Tuesday, April 3, 2007
 

Four arrested for stealing identity of Bin Laden Brother-in-Law

Police in Madagascar arrested four Africans for ID theft, forgery and using credit card information stolen from Mohammed Jamal Khalifa, a brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden who was killed there in January, according to published reports. INTERPOL -- which monitored Khalifa prior to his death -- was brought in on the case. As I have previously reported, al Qaeda has a track record of identity theft, but that's not necessarily the case here.

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