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Saturday
May142011

Six Accused of Providing Financial Support to Pakistani Taliban

Joe Raedle/Getty Images (File)(MIAMI) -- An Imam from Miami and his two sons are among six people charged with providing material support to the Pakistani Taliban, a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan, 76, and his sons Irfan Khan, 37, and Izhar Khan, 24, all of whom reside in Florida, face a slew of charges U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo A. Ferrer said Saturday. The three other people facing charges are Pakistan residents Ali Rehman, Alam Zeb and Amina Khan.

Hafiz Khan and his younger son were arrested in Miami, while the older son was taken into custody in Los Angeles. The other three defendants are said to be still at-large in Pakistan. The six suspects were indicted following an investigation by the FBI and members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Authorities allege that from sometime in 2008 through November 2010 the suspects provided the Pakistani Taliban with money, financial services, and other forms of support. The defendants are accused of seeking to aid the terrorist organization in its fight against the Pakistan government and the government’s perceived allies such as the United States.

All six are charged with conspiring to provide, and providing, material support to a conspiracy to murder, maim and kidnap persons overseas, as well as conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Hafiz Khan, Rehman and Zeb are also charged with providing material support to the Pakistani Taliban.

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Friday
May062011

Mexican National Indicted in Killing of Border Patrol Agent

John Moore/Thinkstock(TUCSON, Ariz) -- A Mexican national was indicted Friday in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent who was shot and killed in December.

Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, of El Fuerte, Mexico faces several charges for his alleged involvement in the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was gunned down on December 14, 2010 near Rio Rico, Ariz. Authorities say Osorio-Arellanes was part of an armed group of illegal aliens that engaged in a firefight with Terry and other border patrol agents, during which Terry was fatally shot. Investigators say Osorio-Arellanes was taken into custody after also being wounded in the exchange.

In addition to facing felony immigration charges, Osorio-Arellanes is charged with conspiracy to assault a federal officer; use and carrying a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence; possession of a firearm by a prohibited person; possession of firearm by a prohibited person and re-entry after deportation.

Investigators believe another member of the group fired the fatal shot, and the shooter along with other members of the group is being sought by authorities.

Trial of Osorio-Arellanes is scheduled to begin on June 17.

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