Holder and Obama claimed the NYC subway plot was the deadliest since 9/11. Yet the father of the guilty jihad leader – facing multiple charges – is out on bail?
Oh, and a federal charge made U.S. taxpayers pay for the jihadi accomplice’s travel to a NY court. Whiskey tango foxtrot! via Father of subway bomb plotter Najibullah Zazi in hot water with immigration authorities.
The father of subway bomb plotter Najibullah Zazi has been charged with visa fraud for falsely claiming a nephew was his biological son so he could enter the U.S., according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday.
Mohammed Wali Zazi was already charged with conspiring to dispose of his son’s bomb-making chemicals and materials in September 2009 after authorities disrupted the Al Qaeda plot to attack the New York City transit system.
The superceding indictment filed Tuesday in Brooklyn Federal Court accuses Mohammed Zazi of lying about his relationship with the nephew in immigration documents and to federal agents between 1997 and 2009.
The nephew, who is not identified, lived in Afghanistan and was granted asylum in this country in 1998.
Defense lawyer Deborah Colson said the elder Zazi will plead not guilty to the new charges when he is arraigned next week.
Federal Judge Raymond Dearie has ordered the U.S. Marshals Service to pay Zazi’s travel costs from his home in Colorado to New York because he is penniless and unemployed.
Why is that taxpayers problem? The WSJ has more:
Mohammad Wali Zazi, 54 years old, was indicted earlier this year on a charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice in connection with a grand-jury probe involving terrorism.
A new eight-county superseding indictment, unsealed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn on Monday, added charges against Mr. Zazi of obstruction of justice, witness tampering, making false statements and visa fraud. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted on the most serious counts of obstruction of justice.
Federal prosecutors have alleged in part that Mr. Zazi conspired with others to alter, destroy, mutilate or conceal “glasses, masks, liquid chemicals and containers” and attempted to do so “with the intent to impair the objects’ integrity and availability for use in one or more official proceedings.”
Mr. Zazi’s son, Najibullah Zazi, admitted in February that he plotted with others to carry out a bomb attack on the New York City subway system in September 2009.
“He pleaded not guilty and was released on bail,” Brooklyn Federal Court spokesman Robert Nardoza said.