Manchester Mechanic Accused Of Lying In Anti-Terror Probe

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September 13, 2018 - 12:58 pm

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut auto mechanic has been charged in connection with a federal terrorism probe.

A U.S. grand jury last week indicted Farheed Ahmed Khan of Manchester on one count of making a false statement.

Prosecutors say that Khan lied to the Department of Homeland Security agents investigating whether Khan's shipments of medical equipment to his native Pakistan were intended to support terrorism-related activities or organizations.

Khan's lawyer, Faisil Gill, denies his client lied. He said the charity his client sent supplies to has never been linked to terrorism and Khan was simply involved in a business deal. He questioned whether his client was targeted because he is Muslim and from Pakistan.

Khan is free on $50,000 bond and is due to be arraigned in the coming weeks.