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LaHood’s son on trial

Posted by wlpo on February 5, 2012

Nineteen Americans, including the son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, from Peoria, face trial in Egypt for allegedly being involved in banned activities and illegally receiving foreign funds. Security officials say the Americans are among 43 people who’ve been referred to trial before a criminal court as part of an investigation into groups promoting democracy and human rights. Egypt’s military rulers have accused “foreign hands” of being behind protests against them.

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