Portland man gets 7 years for giving cash to suicide bomber

A former Portland city worker who provided money to a terrorist who carried out a deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan was sentenced Friday to seven years and three months in federal prison. Reaz Khan, 51, pleaded guilty in February to being an accessory after the fact to the 2009 bombing that killed about 30 people and injured

an additional 300 at Pakistan’s intelligence headquarters in Lahore. Khan arranged for Ali Jaleel to receive $2,450 before Jaleel participated in the attack. He also provided financial help and advice to Jaleel’s wives after the bombing. Khan did not speak at Friday’s sentencing before US District Judge Michael Mosman. When he pleaded guilty in February, Khan said he knew Jaleel was possibly traveling to Pakistan to commit violence, but didn’t know of a specific plan.

via ynetnews.com

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