MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A Miami Muslin cleric has taken the stand in his own defense.
Hafiz Khan, 77, is accused of sending at least $50,000 to help finance Taliban fighters in Pakistan. Khan testified Tuesday in a Miami federal courtroom that he is innocent and is proud be a U.S. citizen.
Khan took the stand after defense lawyers were unable to restore a video link to witnesses testifying from Pakistan. That link was mysteriously cut last week.
Khan has been jailed since his May 2011 arrest on four terrorism support-related charges. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison on each count.
Charges were previously dropped against two of Khan’s sons in the U.S.
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