Feds Say They Haven't Released All the Evidence Against Izhar Khan
U.S. District Judge Adalberto Jordan denied a bond request earlier this week for
Hafiz Khan -- a Miami imam who's among six people charged with
conspiring to support the Pakistani Taliban -- but the judge made no
such ruling for his sons.
Jordan didn't rule on the bond of 24-year-old Izhar Khan -- who was the imam of Margate's Masjid Jamaat Al-Mumineen mosque before his arrest in May -- nor did he rule on the bond of his brother, Irfan Khan, because he said he needed more evidence against him to make a decision.
Now, the prosecutors say they have revealed only "partial evidence," according to the Associated Press.
A new bond hearing is set for next week, in which the prosecution is set to produce more evidence they hope will keep the men jailed for the trial.
They better hope they have something more than what they've presented to the court, because the evidence they've provided against Izhar Khan, as we've noted, is paper-thin.
In the federal indictment filed on May 12, prosecutors allege 27 "overt facts" against the six people charged.
Just two of those mention Izhar Khan:
7. On or about July 11, 2009, [Hafiz] Khan asked Izhar to collect from a donor in the United States money that Khan told Izhar had been approved for the mujahideen.
9. On or about July 16, 2009, Izhar caused $900 to be sent via wire transfer to [his sister] in Pakistan.
In a nutshell, Izhar Khan has been charged with conspiring to support the Pakistani Taliban for sending $900 to his sister, according to the feds.
He faces three counts of conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, which carry maximum prison sentences of 15 years each.
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