Umer Hayat to be freed from jail
Umer Hayat's son, Arslan Hayat, right, and wife, Salma Hayat, center, walk to the federal courthouse in Sacramento today. A federal judge has ordered Umer Hayat's release following a bail hearing today. Jurors deadlocked Tuesday on whether he was guilty of lying to FBI agents about his son Hamid Hayat's terrorist training.
Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2006 10:00 pm
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.
Thursday, April 27, 2006 10:00 pm.