Prosecutors say a man who's under investigation in connection to the militant group Hezbollah has been arrested in New York City, but only on charges of having some forged car documents.
The Manhattan district attorney's office told a judge Friday that Ali Elrida is the subject of a federal probe involving money-laundering for Hezbollah.
Elrida hasn't been charged with any crimes related to such an investigation, and the FBI declined to comment. Elrida's lawyers didn't immediately return calls.
The 29-year-old Elrida was arrested Wednesday on the forged-documents charges. A court complaint says he had a forged registration and a bogus Jersey City, N.J., police parking permit in his car _ along with bank receipts for thousands of dollars in wire transfers.
He's being held on $300,000 bond.
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Published at 9:57 AM EST on May 19, 2012
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