Posted: Oct 8, 2009 5:00 PM by Associated Press
The father of an Afghan immigrant accused of plotting a terror attack in New York City has been formally
indicted on a charge of lying to investigators.
The U.S. Attorney's office in Denver says a grand jury returned the indictment against 53-year-old Mohammed Zazi on Thursday for allegedly making a false statement in a matter involving terrorism.
Zazi was arrested last month on that charge pending a grand jury indictment.
Prosecutors say the indictment doesn't change Zazi's bail
status. He is free on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in federal court Friday.
Zazi's son, Najibullah Zazi, is being held without bond in New York. He pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiring to detonate explosives in the United States.