Skip to comments.US prosecutors end old terror case against California man
Posted on 02/15/2020 9:32:25 AM PST by Olog-hai
One of the nations highest profile post-9/11 terrorism cases fully unraveled Friday, with federal prosecutors saying they wont pursue charges after a judge last year overturned the conviction of a man who had been linked to a purported al-Qaida sleeper cell in California and spent 14 years in prison.
Hamid Hayat, a cherry picker from the community of Lodi in the Central Valley agricultural heartland, was freed in August after completing more than half his sentence on charges of providing material support to terrorists and lying to FBI agents.
A federal judge in July overturned his 2006 conviction on charges of plotting an attack in the United States after attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan. The judge ruled that Hayat, who proclaimed his innocence, hadnt received a proper defense at trial. [ ]
They (his family and lawyers) noted that both the federal judge and a federal magistrate found that multiple witnesses credibly testified, years after his conviction, that Hamid could not have committed the crimes. [ ]
U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. found that inexperienced defense attorney Wazhma Mojaddidi failed to find those alibi witnesses, who would have testified that Hayat never had time to receive terror training while visiting relatives and getting married in his ancestral village in Pakistan.
They said that the longest Hayat was absent from his familys ancestral village of Behboodi while visiting Pakistan with family members between 2003 and 2005 was one week. That directly contracted his purported confession to attending a training camp for three to six months.
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They are told by the Koran that this acceptable behavior towards the Infidel (A.K.A. you and I and all other Americans)
“what gives alibi witnesses in Pakistan any credibility?
Don’t know, but you can ask Debbie Washer Women Schultz and the Awan brothers, they would know.
Oh, Lord, hes stuck in Lodi again!
Where is Baboo? Show me Baboo!.
“...and lying to FBI agents...”
Lying to FBI agents is absolutely meaningless anymore.
The pass gave him access to the buildings' sprinkler systems.
I bet he "fixed" them real good...
Treason is not too strong a word.
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