Lawyer: Plea Deal Reached in Chicago Terror Case

Raja Lahrasib Khan will change his plea to guilty.

Monday, Feb 6, 2012  |  Updated 1:10 PM CDT
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Lawyer: Plea Deal Reached in Chicago Terror Case

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An attorney for a Pakistani-born Chicago taxi driver accused of attempting to send funds to al-Qaida says his client will change his plea to guilty.

Raja Lahrasib Khan's lawyer, Thomas Durkin, told The Associated Press his client will change his plea at a Monday hearing after reaching an agreement with federal prosecutors.

Word the sides were working toward an agreement came last month. Durkin said Monday he couldn't offer details about the now-finalized plea deal until the afternoon hearing.

Khan is charged with attempting to provide material aid to terrorism by sending cash to Pakistan-based terrorist leader Ilyas Kashmiri.

Khan has been held in a federal jail in Chicago since his arrest two years ago. The naturalized U.S. citizen pleaded not guilty shortly after his arrest.

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