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.