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New indictment brought against California terrorism suspect

[JURIST] Federal prosecutors said Thursday that new charges [PDF indictment] have been filed against one of the men arrested in California earlier this year [JURIST report] on terrorism charges. Hamid Hayat, 23, now faces charges of providing material support to terrorists in addition to accusations that he lied to the FBI about attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan. He faces up to 31 years in prison if convicted on all charges. Hayat's father was also arrested on for lying to the FBI, but does not face the new count, which is the most serious that can be brought absent an actual terrorist act. Hayat's lawyer says the new charge is just "relabeling" and the prosecutors have not presented evidence that Hayat attended the camp. AP has more.

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