MIAMI (AP) - Federal prosecutors say an interview by The Associated Press with an FBI informant and other legal claims are insufficient to warrant a new terrorism support trial for an elderly South Florida imam.
Prosecutor John Shipley says in court documents filed Monday that evidence against 77-year-old Hafiz Khan was overwhelming and nothing the informant said to the AP would change the outcome. Khan's lawyers seek a new trial in part because of the informant's comments to the AP.
Khan was convicted in March of four terrorism support-related charges involving the funneling of thousands of dollars to the Pakistani Taliban terror organization. He faces up to 15 years in prison on each count at sentencing May 30.
Shipley also rejected Khan's claims that defense witnesses in Pakistan were wrongly prevented from testifying.
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