Skip to comments.Feds cite link between Mass. detainee and NYC terror suspect
Posted on 05/20/2010 2:56:36 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Federal authorities today for the first time asserted a direct link between one of the Pakistani men detained in Massachusetts last week and the alleged Times Square terror bomber.
In an immigration court hearing this afternoon, a government witness testified that alleged bomber Faisal Shahzads cell number was programmed into Aftab Ali Khans phone. The government also contended that Shahzads first name was found on an envelope in Khans Watertown room.
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent also testified that Khans wife, U.S. citizen Lila-Charlotte Fatou Sylla of Cambridge, had told ICE that the couples marriage was a sham purely for financial gain. Sylla said Khan had agreed to pay her $1500-$2000, and was paying the debt off in small increments over time, the agent said.
Khan appeared at the hearing via closed-circuit video from Suffolk House of Correction.
Khans lawyer disputed the governments allegations.
He was very affirmative with me that he does not have any connection with the New York City bomber, said Saher Macarius.
Khan, 27, is being held on immigration violations. He has not been criminally charged. His uncle, Pir D. Khan, 43, and a third man, Mohammad Shafiq Rahman of Maine, were detained May 13.
Yes, he would go to Massachusetts. They are very against the Az law to enforce illegal immigration. Better to go to Boston, baby!
Weeeeeeeeee....YaaaaaHoooooo! (and I live here:))
Thank goodness for dumb criminals.
Your buddy has just been busted for terrorism, and you leave his # in your cell, and don’t purge your living space of evidence.
marriage was a sham purely for financial gain. Sylla said Khan had agreed to pay her $1500-$2000, and was paying the debt off in small increments over time
What? THAT is what this moronic woman considered financial gain?
Good grief. Eliot Spitzer’s call girls made more than that in one night — cash on the barrelhead.
the couples marriage was a sham purely for financial gain.
Arrest her and charge her with assisting the terrorist.
Otherwise, these sham marriages will continue without remorse.
They’re criminals too.