Muslim In Florida Who Helped Brother Plan Terrorist Attack In NYC Denied Bail
April 23, 2013
Fort Lauderdale man denied bond on terrorism-related charges BY JAY WEAVER The Miami Herald
A Fort Lauderdale taxicab driver accused of helping his younger brother plan a terrorist attack on New York City will not be released from the Federal Detention Center in downtown Miami before their trial. A federal magistrate judge on Tuesday denied a motion from Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 30, of Oakland Park, who had initially agreed to be detained after his and his brother's arrests in November. The following month, a magistrate judge ordered the detention of his younger brother, Raees Alam Qazi, 20, saying he was a danger to the community and a flight risk. Both brothers, natives of Pakistan, are naturalized U.S. citizens. U.S. Magistrate Chris M. McAliley, after a hearing, denied the bond request, saying Sheheryar Alam Qazi, is a flight risk.