Terror support charges against S. Fla. man dismissed

Published On: Jun 13 2012 04:30:45 PM EDT
Local10.com
MIAMI -

Charges have been dropped against a South Florida man accused of raising tens of thousands of dollars with his father and brother for the Pakistani Taliban terror group. 

U.S. District Judge Robert Scola dismissed terrorism support charges against Irfan Khan on Tuesday. 

Khan, his father, Hafiz Khan, and his younger brother, Izhar Khan, were charged along with three others with collecting and funneling at least $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban. 

The group has been linked to al-Qaida and prosecutors say it played a role in a failed attempt to bomb Times Square in New York in May 2010, among other attacks. 

The charges against Hafiz and Izhar Khan, both of which are imams at local mosques, remain. 

Lawyers for the prosecution and defense did not immediately return requests for comment.

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