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.
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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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