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Trial Of Father And Son Caught In Lodi Terror Probe Set To Begin

Lodi, CA — Jury selection begins today for a father and son from Lodi who were arrested after a nearly three-year federal terrorism probe.

A local ice cream vendor and his son are charged with lying to federal investigators about the younger man´s suspected attendance at an al-Qaida training camp and whether he was planning attacks inside the US.

Umer Hayat is charged with two counts of making false statements to FBI agents about his son attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan.

He faces eight years in prison if convicted. His son, Hamid, is charged with three counts of lying when he denied attending the camp. The son also is charged with providing material support to terrorists. If convicted, he faces up to 31 years in prison.