Chicago taxi driver accused of supporting al-Qaida - KMOV.com

Chicago taxi driver accused of supporting al-Qaida

CHICAGO (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say a Chicago cab driver of Pakistani origin tried to provide funds for explosives to al-Qaida and talked about a possible attack on a U.S. stadium.

Raja Lahrasib Khan was charged Friday with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

According to the complaint, Khan appeared to discuss an attack on an unspecified stadium, allegedly saying remote-controlled bombs could be placed in it. The complaint also says Khan accepted $1,000 from an undercover agent and assured him that the money would be used to buy weapons.

Khan was ordered held pending a status hearing set for Tuesday.

Prosecutors said the investigation was unrelated to one that produced charges against two men in the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

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