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Oct 21, 2009 9:10 AM by Associated Press

December trial date for dad of terror suspect Zazi

A Colorado man whose son is accused of plotting a terror attack in New York City is scheduled to go to trial in December on a charge of lying to investigators.

A federal judge on Tuesday scheduled a 10-day trial for Mohammed Wali Zazi starting Dec. 7 in U.S. District Court in Denver. Zazi is free under electronic monitoring on $50,000 bail. An indictment alleges he lied to the FBI when asked if he had spoken to anyone on the phone about whether his son was in any trouble with authorities.

His son, Najibullah Zazi , is being held without bond in New York on a charge of conspiring to detonate explosives in the United States and has pleaded not guilty.

Meanwhile, a Queens imam has been indicted on charges that he lied to federal agents about Zazi.
The indictment returned Monday in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn accuses Ahmad Wais Afzali of tipping off Zazi last month that New York police were looking for him.

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