Federal Judge Denies Bond For Pakistani Terror Suspect
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in Los Angeles has denied bond for a Florida man indicted on charges of supporting Pakistani terrorists.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Abrams said Thursday Irfan Khan should remain in custody because he’s a possible flight risk. Abrams ordered the 37-year-old returned to Miami where he was charged with his brother and father.
All three face charges of conspiracy and providing material support to terrorists.
Authorities say Irfan Khan funneled nearly $3,000 to Pakistan Taliban supporters in mid-2008 and another $500 in July 2009.
They also say that in June 2009 he and his father were heard in an FBI-recorded conversation in which the elder Khan called for an attack on the Pakistani Assembly resembling a suicide bombing of a Marriott hotel in Islamabad nine months earlier.
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