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2006-08-30 19:29:35

By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Pakistani-American born in the United States said on Wednesday he has been barred from re-entering the country apparently because he chose the wrong person to list in the emergency contact portion of his U.S. passport. Jaber Ismail, 18, and his 45-year-old father, Muhammed, a naturalized citizen, five years ago listed as an emergency contact in their U.S. passports a close relative who was convicted of a terrorism-related crime in April....

2006-08-26 15:58:29

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. government has barred two relatives of a California man convicted of attending Pakistani terrorism training camps from re-entering the country after an extended stay in Pakistan, even though both are U.S. citizens, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Saturday. Muhammed Ismail, 45, a naturalized U.S. citizen, and his 18-year-old son, Jaber Ismail, who was born in the United States, are the uncle and cousin of Hamid Hayat. Hayat, 23, was convicted...

2006-08-25 18:30:43

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday sentenced a California man arrested in a probe into whether his son had links to terrorism training camps to time served and 36 months of supervised release. Umer Hayat, who has been in jail for nearly a year, was also fined $3,600 by U.S. District Court Judge Garland Burrell Jr. after pleading guilty to making a false statement to the FBI during the investigation. His federal trial on charges that he lied to the FBI about his son's...

2006-05-05 14:44:40

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors said on Friday they will seek a new terrorism-related trial against a Pakistani-American ice cream vendor in California following a mistrial last week. Umer Hayat, 48, of Lodi, California, was released on bail on Monday after nearly a year in custody. On April 25 a federal jury failed to reach a verdict over whether he lied to authorities about his son attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan and about his knowledge of such camps....

2006-04-25 18:40:19

By Michael Fitzgerald SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - Hamid Hayat, a 23-year-old Pakistani-American, was found guilty on Tuesday of providing material support to terrorists and lying to investigators probing his alleged links to terrorist training camps. Hayat faces the possibility of a 39-year prison term when he is sentenced on July 14. Defense lawyer Wazhma Mojaddidi said she would challenge the verdict. "There are issues with the jury being influenced outside of the court,"...

2006-04-25 18:26:47

By Michael Fitzgerald SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - Hamid Hayat, a 23-year-old Pakistani-American man, was found guilty on Tuesday of providing material support to terrorists and lying to investigators probing his alleged links to terrorist training camps. The verdict by a California jury came hours after a U.S. District Court judge declared a mistrial in the case of Hayat's father, Umer Hayat, who had been charged with lying to federal investigators during the same terrorism...

2006-04-25 17:30:37

SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - A District Court judge declared a mistrial on Tuesday in the trial of a Pakistani-American man charged with lying to federal investigators during a terrorism probe. Judge Garland Burrell Jr. released jurors who had deadlocked in the case of 48-year-old Umer Hayat, a Lodi, California man. Prosecutors had charged him with lying during a probe into whether he and his son Hamid Hayat, 23, had links to terrorism training camps in Pakistan. "Each juror...

2006-04-25 14:01:26

SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge declared a mistrial on Tuesday in the trial of a Pakistani-American man charged with lying to federal investigators during a terrorism probe. Judge Garland Burrell Jr. released jurors who had deadlocked in the case of 48-year-old Umer Hayat, a Lodi, California man. Prosecutors had charged him with lying during a probe into whether he and his son Hamid Hayat, 23, had links to terrorism training camps in Pakistan. "Each...

2006-04-25 13:32:48

SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge declared a mistrial on Tuesday in the trial of a Pakistani-American man charged with lying to federal investigators during a terrorism probe. Judge Garland Burrell Jr. released jurors who had deadlocked in the case of 48-year-old Umer Hayat, a Lodi, California man who federal prosecutors had charged with lying during a probe into whether he and his son Hamid Hayat, 23, had links to terrorism training camps in Pakistan....

2006-04-12 19:15:01

By Michael Fitzgerald SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - A Pakistani-American on trial on charges of attending a terrorist training camp "believes heart and soul in jihadi violence," a U.S. prosecutor said on Wednesday in closing arguments. Federal prosecutor Robert Tice-Raskin told the six-man, six-woman jury the government proved during the seven-week trial that Hamid Hayat, 23, went to Pakistan for terrorist training and lied about it to the FBI when he returned to the United...


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