Umer Hayat, who had been charged with two counts of lying about terrorism, pleaded guilty Wednesday — but not to terror-related charges. Instead, the Lodi man acknowledged lying to customs agents by denying he was carrying $28,000 when he took a trip to Pakistan several years ago.
And, instead of facing up to 16 years in prison on the previous charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is recommending a sentence of 11 months, the time Hayat already served in jail, and be placed on three years of felony supervised release.
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