Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP partner Kenneth Bell’s role as a federal prosecutor in obtaining convictions against a Hezbollah cell in Charlotte in 2002 is highlighted in the February issue of Reader’s Digest.
In an article entitled “Blood Money,” the magazine details Mr. Bell’s prosecution of members of the Hezbollah cell, obtaining convictions for providing support to a terrorist organization, RICO, money laundering and conspiracy. One of the defendants was sentenced to 155 years in prison. Mr. Bell successfully introduced wire tap records from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the first time such records have been used in a U.S. Court. Mr. Bell joined Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw in May 2003.
Last July Mr. Bell was honored by Attorney General John Ashcroft for obtaining the convictions which the Justice Department described as “one of the most significant terrorism fund raising prosecutions in the nation.” Mr. Bell was one of the recipients of the “John Marshall Award for Trial of Litigation” at the 51st Annual Attorney General’s awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.