Pleading Guilty: US taxi driver confesses aiding al Qaeda

The guilty faces a maximum of 15 years in prison.

Afp February 08, 2012

CHICAGO: A taxi driver in Chicago pleaded guilty on Monday to charges linked to a scheme to funnel money to a Pakistani terror group with links to al Qaeda, the US Justice Department said. Raja Lahrasib Khan, a native of Pakistan who became a naturalised US citizen in 1988, pleaded guilty to providing material support to a foreign terrorist organisation, the department said in a statement. Khan’s plea indicated that he wanted to provide funds to an individual after learning he was working with al Qaeda. Khan faces a maximum of 15 years in prison but under his plea agreement the sentence will be between five to eight years in jail and requires him to cooperate with the government.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 8th, 2012.


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