PHOTO GALLERY: Community members gather in support of Shakir Hamoodi

May 23, 2012 | 3:48 p.m. CDT
Six people spoke to community members about how they know Shakir Hamoodi at a gathering Wednesday morning at Rock Bridge Christian Church. Hamoodi, a Middle Eastern grocer and former MU nuclear scientist, was sentenced to three years in jail after pleading guilty to violating federal sanctions against Iraq by sending money overseas from 1991 to 2003.

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