CAIR recently lost an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, reversing a trial court's dismissal of a fraud case brought against the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The ruling allows the fraud case to go to a jury trial. Last year Judge Paul Friedman, a federal judge overseeing the five year old lawsuit, dismissed a fraud case where hundreds of Muslim and non Muslim clients were defrauded by CAIR and an alleged attorney hired by CAIR.
The case revolves around CAIR hiring a fake attorney who failed to provide proper legal service in hundreds of cases, the fake attorney's main purpose of course was to threaten litigation against anyone that stood in CAIR's way or was trying to expose the group. CAIR of course is a Muslim Brotherhood front group as found by the Holy Land Foundation (HLF)trial, leading the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's office to refuse to cooperate with them. HLF was found to have raised money for terrorists groups and several top level CAIR executives were convicted of terror related crimes.
Two lawsuits had been consolidated by Judge Friedman and dismissed, including the RICO counts against CAIR. The judge concluded that CAIR's actions were fraudulent but not a technical violation of the RICO statutes. The other lawsuit was that one Morris Days, Resident Attorney and Manager for Civil Rights at the now defunct CAIR Maryland/Virginia chapter was actually not an attorney and had failed to provide legal services for hundreds of clients who came to CAIR for help. Once CAIR was confronted with the fact that Days was not an attorney they tried to cover up the situation by lying to the clients, law enforcement, the Virginia and D.C. bar associations, and the media. Eventually CAIR claimed that Days didn't work for them, concealing the fact that Days had been fired by CAIR earlier after the truth came out.
But Judge Friedman decided that CAIR was not responsible despite the plain evidence to the contrary and he dismissed both cases a few years ago. The appeals court found that the very same facts and evidence submitted to Friedman in fact showed a direct relationship between the CAIR National organization and Days.