Four members of the Islamic Center of Passaic County have filed a lawsuit accusing the group's imam of wrongly using $88,000 of the organization's money to pay legal bills in his fight to resist deportation.

The lawsuit also accuses the center's secretary of tapping into an organization credit card for personal expenses and the center's president of improperly using the group's funds to pay for his health insurance and tuition for his children.

"Their demands for a full accounting have been denied, so the exact extent has not been determined yet," said Michael DeMarco, the lawyer representing the men who filed the lawsuit, when asked the value of the alleged credit card charges, the health insurance costs and tuition payments.

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