US indicts father of Afghan suspect for 'lying' to FBI

The father of an Afghan immigrant accused of alleged plot was indicted on charges of "lying" to the FBI, federal prosecutors said.

US indicts father of Afghan suspect for 'lying' to FBI

The father of an Afghan immigrant accused of alleged plot was indicted on Thursday on charges of "lying" to the FBI, federal prosecutors said.

Mohammed Wali Zazi, 53, had previously been charged by prosecutors with lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation when it was investigating his son, Najibullah Zazi, 24.

The grand jury indictment formally indicts him on essentially the same charge.

The younger Zazi, a Denver airport shuttle driver, was indicted last month by a federal grand jury in New York on charges of planning to explode bombs in the United States. He has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail.

His father and a New York City imam, Ahmad Wais Afzali, 37, were both charged with lying to investigators.

Reuters
Last Mod: 09 Ekim 2009, 09:00
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