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Portland man faces terrorism charges

March 7, 2013

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Portland resident who worked for the City of Portland (Columbia Boluevard Wastewater Treatment plant) has been charged by authorities with aiding terrorist groups in Pakistan. Part of allegations include wiring $750 from an Oregon store to people connected with terrorists. Here is more from the Portland Tribune:

“Reaz Qadir Khan, a 48-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen from Portland, faces charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists for what federal prosecutors are saying is his involvement in a May 2009 bombing in Lahore, Pakistan. The bomb attack killed 30 people and injured about 300 others. FBI agents arrested Khan Tuesday morning, March 5, at his Portland home. He appeared before Magistrate Paul Papak in federal court, where the charges against him were read. Khan faces a federal indictment in court Wednesday afternoon, March 6, in which he is charged with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. If convicted, Khan faces the possibility of life in prison. Khan has not entered a plea to the charges. “The indictment unsealed today set forth how Mr. Khan allegedly supported a terrorist who killed dozens of innocent people in Lahore, Pakistan,” said U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall.”

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