Here's a look at the life of Ahmed Chalabi, leader of the Iraqi National Congress (INC) since 1992.
Personal: Birth date: October 30, 1944
Birth place: Baghdad, Iraq
Birth name: Ahmed Abdul Hadi Chalabi
Father: Abdul Hadi Chalabi, former president of the Iraqi Senate
Mother: Bibi Chalabi
Marriage: Leila (Osseiran) Chalabi (1971-present)
Children: Hadi (son); Hashim (son); Mariam; Tamara
Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S. in mathematics, 1965; University of Chicago, Ph.D. in mathematics, 1969
Religion: Shiite Muslim
Other Facts: Abdul Hadi Chalabi, Chalabi's father, was one of Iraq's wealthiest men and a president of the Iraqi Senate before the family went into exile in the 1950s.
Timeline: July 1958 - Chalabi and his family flee Iraq after King Faisal is killed in a military coup led by Abdul Karim Kassem.
1970-1977 - Teaches mathematics at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.
1977 - Chalabi opens the Petra Bank in Amman, Jordan.
1990 - Petra Bank collapses.
1992 - Is sentenced in absentia by a Jordanian court to 22 years in prison with hard labor for bank fraud.
June 1992 - Establishes the Iraqi National Congress (INC), an umbrella organization for Iraqi opposition groups, which convenes for the first time in Vienna.
1992-1996 - Spends four years in Iraqi Kurdistan, the U.S. and British-patrolled no-fly zone in northern Iraq, trying to start an uprising against Saddam Hussein. The CIA reportedly funds the INC with more than $100 million.
June 1996 - A CIA-organized coup against Saddam Hussein's regime fails.
1996-1998 - Lives in Washington, D.C. and lobbies the U.S. government to overthrow Hussein.
July 2003 - After Saddam Hussein's regime falls, Chalabi is appointed to the 25-member Iraqi Governing Council, and one of nine who serve as president on a rotating basis.
August 2003 - After a car bomb kills 17 at the Jordanian embassy in Baghdad, the Jordanian government accuses Chalabi of being involved.
September 2003 - With Chalabi holding the rotating presidency of the Iraqi Governing Council, the Iraqi National Congress passes a law on de-Baathification. Chalabi later heads the de-Baathification Committee in Iraq.
January 20, 2004 - Chalabi attends U.S. President George W. Bush's State of the Union address and sits with Laura Bush.
May 20, 2004 - U.S. soldiers raid Chalabi's home and offices of the Iraqi National Congress. They are investigating 15 members of the INC for offenses including fraud and kidnapping. U.S. officials accuse Chalabi of passing information about military operations in Iraq to Iran. Chalabi denies these charges.