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Lotfi Raissi

Falsely accused of 9-11 connection

ImportanceVery Low
Alias(es)Fabrice Vincent Algier2
Date of BirthApril 4, 19741
Place of BirthAlgiers, Algeria1
Charged withFalse Statements (2 counts)2
Charging authorityUnited States
Charges issuedOct. 9, 2001
Narrative and Notes
  • 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
    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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