Queens Imam Involved In Terror Investigation Granted Holiday Travel
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The Queens imam under house arrest for allegedly interfering with a terror investigation will spend Thanksgiving in Virginia.
According to reports, Ahmad Afzali was given permission to travel to his father's home for the holiday. A federal judge in Brooklyn approved the trip after a request was filed by Afzali's attorney.
Federal prosecutors reportedly did not oppose the request, but the office of pretrial services was concerned his electronic ankle monitoring bracelet would be out of range.
Afzali has been indicted for lying to federal investigators. He is accused of tipping off terror suspect Najibullah Zazi about the investigation.