A Chicago man has been indicted on charges that he made up a story about being approached and recruited by terrorists. Uzair Ali Hashmi, 20, was indicted Wednesday on three charges of making false statements to the FBI about possible terrorism activity, leading to an investigation that determined it was a hoax, according to a Friday release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.
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