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      Toledo charity accused of Hamas ties disbands

      KindHearts disbands couple years after being accused of funding terrorist group

      A Toledo charity that the government suspected of having ties to the militant Islamic group Hamas has gone out of business.

      The Treasury Department used terror-financing laws to freeze the assets of KindHearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development in 2006. The Toledo Blade report s the nonprofit organization based in Toledo issued a public notice last week saying it had been dissolved.

      KindHearts leaders had denied any connection to terrorism. They said the group provided up to $6 million a year in humanitarian aid to the world's poor.

      The American Civil Liberties Union joined KindHearts in suing the Treasury in 2008 over the asset freeze. Lawyers recently notified a federal judge that they were trying to complete a settlement agreement in the case.

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