Man Allegedly Conspired To Murder U.S. Citizens Abroad



A Brooklyn New York man, Betim Kaziu, has been indicted for allegedly traveling to Pakistan with the intention of training with supporters of al-Qaeda and to have conspired to commit murder of U.S. citizens abroad, officials said.

Reuters has additional details

DOJ Press Release

An indictment was unsealed in federal court this morning charging Betim Kaziu, a U.S. citizen and resident of Brooklyn, with conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country and conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.1 Kaziu is scheduled to be arraigned later today before United States Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack, at the U.S. Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York.

The charges were announced by Benton J. Campbell, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; Joseph M. Demarest, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office; and Raymond W. Kelly, Commissioner, New York City Police Department.

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