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Hamid Hayat

Posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 12:27 pm | Updated: 8:34 am, Fri Mar 21, 2014.

Hamid Hayat of Lodi, convicted on terrorism charges in 2007,  has been moved to a prison in Arizona, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Hayat, 29, was recently moved to Arizona after spending the last four years in various United States federal prisons, most recently a penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. That prison houses inmates considered to be the highest risk to national security because of their connections to terrorism.

However, Hayat has now been moved to the Federal Correctional Institution in Phoenix which is described by the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a medium-security facility for male offenders.

Though Edmond Ross, a spokesperson for the bureau, could not comment on the specific reason why Hayat was moved, he did say that inmates are typically moved for reasons such as population management, disciplinary reasons, program offerings that are not provided at their current prison, and even to let inmates be closer to their families.

On Sept. 10, 2007, Hayat was sentenced to 24 years in federal prison in connection with a series of terrorism charges related to his 2003 and 2004 attendance at a jihadist training camp in Pakistan and his 2005 return to the United States with the intent to wage violent jihad.

In addition to his imprisonment, Hayat will also be required to be on supervised release once he completes his prison sentence. He will be supervised for a period of 10 years.

Umer Hayat, Hayat’s father, was tried by a separate federal jury in early 2006 for two counts of making false statements to the FBI.

He pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in 2005 when he denied knowing about terrorist training camps in Pakistan and that his son had attended such a camp.

Umer Hayat’s proceedings eventually ended in a mistrial, however, because the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict, and he was released.

Johnny Griffin III, who continues to represent Umer Hayat, said the family was happy to have Hayat closer to them.

“The closer, the better,” he said. “We’re obviously pleased.”

Hamid Hayat’s projected release date is May 2, 2026.

Contact reporter Katie Nelson at katien@lodinews.com.

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1 comment:

  • Alex Kennedy posted at 8:04 pm on Tue, Feb 7, 2012.

    Alex Posts: 215

    Medium security seems too comfortable for this America-hating scumbag. He should be put into a high security, very uncomfortable military prison where our finest will remind him why he is there on a daily basis.



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