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Times Square Car Bomb Suspect Indicted

Shahzad Faisal, accused of planning to explode a car bomb in Times Square, has been indicted on terror charges. The Indictment is here.

The Indictment alleges Faisal conspired with a Pakistani Taliban group called Tehrik-e-Taliban. It says someone Faisal knew in Pakistan, who worked for that group, wired money that ended up with Faisal. (It's not clear whether the money was wired directly to Faisal or whether it was wired to a third person who then gave Faisal the cash.)

[The Indictment] said Shahzad received approximately $5,000 in cash in Massachusetts on Feb. 25 from a co-conspirator in Pakistan whom Shahzad understood worked for Tehrik-e-Taliban.

Approximately six weeks later, on April 10, 2010, Shahzad received an $7,000 more in cash in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., which also was sent at the co-conspirator's direction, the indictment said.

While the Indictment alleges a conspiracy, and says Faisal received terror training in various places, and he and "others known and unknown" intended to cause destruction here, I don't see any allegation that any another specific individual knew what he had planned or when. [More...]

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