Umer Hayat could be free from jail as early as Monday now that a federal judge has ordered his release following a bail hearing today.
The 48-year-old Lodi man has spent nearly a year in Sacramento County Jail following his arrest for lying to federal authorities. On Tuesday, a judge declared a mistrial when jurors could not reach a verdict in Hayat’s trial.
Federal prosecutors have not announced if they will pursue a knew case against Umer Hayat.
His son, Hamid Hayat, remains in jail after being convicted by a jury on charges of lying to federal authorities and providing material support to terrorists.
The government alleges Hamid Hayat, 23, attended a terrorist training camp in Pakistan and that his father lied to the FBI to protect him.
One of the jurors on Hamid Hayat’s case released a statement Thursday saying she had been intimidated into seeking a guilty verdict.