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Retrial set for California man charged with lying to FBI in terror camp case

[JURIST] Federal prosecutors said Friday that they will retry Umer Hayat, who is accused of lying to the FBI about his son's alleged terrorism-related activities, after jury deadlock in his first trial prompted US District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. [official profile] to declare a mistrial [JURIST report]. Umer and his son, Hamid Hayat [JURIST news archive], were charged [JURIST report] last year with lying to investigators about Hamid's attendance at an al Qaeda training camp in Pakistan. Hamid was convicted [JURIST report] last month of providing material support to terrorists by attending the camp and lying to investigators.

Jury selection in the elder Hayat's new trial will begin June 5. Lawyers for the son insist that Hamid never attended a terrorist training camp and an appeal of his conviction is planned. AP has more.

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