Wednesday, November 29, 2006

American & Pakistani Charged With Aiding Taliban

An American man pleaded guilty after he and a Pakistani living illegally in the United States were charged with conspiring to join the Taliban and fight against US forces, federal prosecutors announced. US Attorney Donald J. DeGabrielle Jr. said a four-count indictment charges Kobie Diallo Williams, also known as Abdul Kabir, and Adnan Babar Mirza with conspiracy. Mirza, a 29-year-old Pakistani who overstayed a student visa, also is charged with three counts of violating federal firearms laws.
US Attorney Donald J. DeGabrielle Jr
Williams, 33, a US citizen living in Houston and attending the University of Houston-Downtown, surrendered to members of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force and pleaded guilty in US. District Court to the conspiracy charge. Mirza was already in custody on immigration violations.