- Charges against Hamid Hayat
The jury must decide whether Hamid Hayat is guilty of the following charges:
- That he provided material support or resources that were to be used in carrying out terrorism transcending national boundaries, and that he tried to conceal those actions.
- That he lied to FBI agents on June 3 by denying that he ever received weapons or jihadist training.
- That he again lied to FBI agents on June 4, denying that he received such training.
- That he lied to FBI agents, also on June 4, by denying that he ever received training to fight against the United States.
- Assistant U.S. Attorney David Deitch
The question in your mind, ladies and gentlemen, should not be, ‘Why did the government investigate this case?’ but, ‘What else could they do if they had this information in their possession? If, in fact, Hamid Hayat came back to the United States and went over to the local shopping mall and blew himself up, would you ask, ‘FBI, you knew he had the training so why didn’t you do something?”
- Defense attorney Wazhma Mojaddidi
If Hamid Hayat had attended a training camp, why would he be so willing to talk to the FBI? Why would he go to the FBI office if he knew they were going to question him about terrrorist training camps? ... In the spirit of cooperation, he said sure. He was willing to go to the FBI without a lawyer. A terrorist, ladies and gentlemen, would know better.”
Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2006 10:00 pm
Hamid Hayat has a “jihadi heart and a jihadi mind,” or he simply became a means for an FBI informant to make money, attorneys told a federal jury Wednesday during closing arguments in the Lodi man’s terrorism trial.
Jurors got the case late Wednesday afternoon and soon left for the day. They will deliberate today whether the 23-year-old is guilty of providing material support to terrorists and lying to FBI agents. His father, Umer Hayat, has a separate jury that will hear closing arguments today.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 10:00 pm.