According to an indictment, Niazi made false statements under penalty of perjury when he was applying for citizenship when he said he had no association with terrorist organizations
He is also accused of lying to authorities about a trip he took abroad shortly after getting his citizenship. He told authorities he was visiting family when, in fact, he was visiting a man named Dr. Amin al-Haq. According to the indictment, al-Haq is the security coordinator for Osama bin Laden, who is the founder of terrorist group al-Qaeda.
Neighbors said agents arrived at the Tustin home around 6:30 a.m. Friday, and it was not the first time. About a year ago, agents had arrived and taken boxes of items from the home.
Eyewitness News Reporters Eileen Frere and Leanne Suter contributed to this report.
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