Hunting Hizballah…

Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information on Hizballah’s Financial Networks

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

April 22, 2019


The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the disruption of the financial mechanisms of the global terrorist organization Lebanese Hizballah. This announcement marks the first time that the Department has offered a reward for information on Hizballah’s global financial networks.

Rewards can be provided for information leading to the identification and disruption of:

  • a source of revenue for Hizballah or its key financial facilitation mechanisms;

  • major Hizballah donors or financial facilitators;

  • financial institutions or exchange houses facilitating Hizballah transactions;

  • businesses or investments owned or controlled by Hizballah or its financiers;

  • front companies engaged in international procurement of dual-use technology on behalf of Hizballah; and

  • criminal schemes involving Hizballah members and supporters which financially benefit the organization.

Hizballah is a Lebanon-based terrorist organization that receives weapons, training, and funding from Iran, which the Secretary of State designated as a state sponsor of terrorism in 1984. Hizballah generates about a billion dollars a year from a combination of direct financial support from Iran, international businesses and investments, donor networks, and money laundering activities. The State Department designated Hizballah as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) in October 1997 under the Immigration and Nationality Act, and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) in October 2001 under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224.

In addition to Hizballah’s global financial networks, the State Department is highlighting the following three individuals as examples of the type of key Hizballah financiers or facilitators about whom it seeks information. All three have been designated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as SDGTs:

Adham Tabaja

Mohammad Ibrahim Bazzi

Ali Youssef Charara

More information about these reward offers is located on the Rewards for Justice website at

The Rewards for Justice Program is an effective law enforcement tool and is administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service. Since its inception in 1984, the program has paid in excess of $150 million to more than 100 people who provided actionable information that helped bring terrorists to justice or prevented acts of international terrorism worldwide. Follow us on Twitter at

As it says, this is another way of blunting Iran’s influence in the world…

Link:

State Department Press Release

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