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Lotfi Raissi

Falsely accused of 9-11 connection

Details
ImportanceVery Low
RoleNone
NationalityAlgerian
Alias(es)Fabrice Vincent Algier2
Date of BirthApril 4, 19741
Place of BirthAlgiers, Algeria1
GenderMale
Charged withFalse Statements (2 counts)2
Charging authorityUnited States
Charges issuedOct. 9, 2001
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • Initially suspected of possibly training or at least associating with the 9-11 hijackers and detained in the United Kingdom. The charges were later found to be without merit and he was released.
  • He was charged in Arizona with making a false statement to the Federal Aviation Administration by omitting he had had a theft conviction and had had knee surgery.
  • Had Arizona address of 20003 N. 23rd Avenue, No. 302, Phoenix, Arizona, 85027.2,3
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    Sources
    1 Finnish suspects list, Oct. 3, 2001.
    2 United States vs. Lotfi Raissi, grand jury indictment, Oct. 9, 2001.
    3 O'Neill, Sean. 'Police blunder after 9/11 'destroyed pilot's career.'' Times of London, Sept. 26, 2005.
     
     
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