Afghan American agrees to deportation

Jan. 30, 2004 at 12:48 PM

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- An Afghan immigrant in San Diego will be stripped of his U.S. citizenship and deported as part of a guilty plea to immigration and weapons charges.

The San Diego Union-Tribune said Friday federal authorities had linked Attiquillah Sayed Ahmadi to an Afghan rebel leader who was labeled a terrorist by the United States, although Ahmadi himself was not charged with any terrorism-related charges.

Federal prosecutors told a judge last year Ahmadi had lied about his criminal record when he applied for residency. In addition, he allegedly took part in military-style target shooting in the Imperial County desert a few years ago.

Ahmadi, 40, was allegedly in possession of a semi-automatic rifle and pistol and 300 rounds of ammunition when he was arrested. He also had phone numbers and video tapes connecting him to Afghan rebel leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.

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