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Uzair Paracha

Al-Qaeda Associate

Detained

Details
ImportanceLow
Location of DetentionNew York, New York, United States1
Date of CaptureMarch 28, 2003
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
RoleAssociate
NationalityPakistani2
Date of Birth1980
GenderMale
Charged withConspiracy, Providing material support to al-Qaeda, document forgery (5 counts total)
Charging authorityUnited States
Case statusConvicted2
ConvictionsAll counts2
Case resolvedNov. 25, 2005
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • In February and March 2003, Paracha posed as Majid Khan, an al-Qaeda operative, in telephone calls to U.S. immigration authorities, to make it appear Khan was in the United States and not Pakistan. Khan was plotting to blow up gas stations in the United States.
  • Paracha's father, Saifullah Paracha, and al-Qaeda operative Ali Abdulaziz Ali were implicated in the plot.2
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    Sources
    1 U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons web site, Sept. 7, 2006.
    2 Department of Justice press release, Nov. 25, 2005.
     
     
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