sanctions http://wrvo.org en 10 years after his arrest, supporters of Dr.Rafil Dhafir try to bring attention to his case http://wrvo.org/post/10-years-after-his-arrest-supporters-drrafil-dhafir-try-bring-attention-his-case <p>It's been ten years since Syracuse-area oncologist Dr. Rafil Dhafir was arrested for crimes involving the Muslim charity Help the Needy.&nbsp; Dhafir continues to serve a 22-year prison sentence after he was convicted of violating U.S. sanctions against his native Iraq by sending money there. In 2005, a federal jury convicted him of 59 felonies, including fraud and tax evasion, among other things. But Dhafir's conviction and incarceration still has some central New Yorker's crying foul. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 33934 at http://wrvo.org 10 years after his arrest, supporters of Dr.Rafil Dhafir try to bring attention to his case