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Fai was spying for ISI !

US-based Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai pleaded guilty on Wednesday to secretly receiving millions of dollars from Pakistan and the ISI while lobbying in the United States over Kashmir.
In a deal with federal prosecutors, Fai pleaded guilty in US District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, to conspiracy and tax violations over a decades-long scheme to conceal $3.5 million that came from Pakistan to fund his lobbying efforts. The Pakistani government has denied any knowledge of Fai’s activities.
Fai and another defendant, Zaheer Ahmad, were initially charged in July with conspiring to act as Pakistani agents in the United States without registering as foreign agents. Ahmad, also a naturalised US citizen, remains at large and is believed to be in Pakistan. Fai served as executive director of a Washington group, the Kashmiri American Council that described itself as a nonprofit organisation run by Kashmiris and financed by Americans. But an FBI affidavit filed in court in July said Fai and the group received several million dollars from Pakistan and the ISI since the mid-1990s in an effort to influence the US government’s position on Kashmir. “For the last 20 years, Fai secretly took millions of dollars from Pakistani intelligence and lied about it to the US government,” US Attorney Neil MacBride said in a statement. “He did the bidding of his handlers in Pakistan while he met with US elected officials, funded high-profile conferences, and promoted the Kashmiri cause to decision-makers in Washington,” MacBride said. Fai admitted in court that, from 1990 until his arrest in July, he conspired with others to obtain money from Pakistani government officials, including the ISI, to operate his group.
Fai, 62, who lives in Fairfax, Virginia, faces up to five years in prison for the conspiracy count and up to three years in prison for the tax violation. The judge set sentencing for March 9.



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  1. rk USA said:

    send all pakis back to pigistan…and make sure they do not leave…world will be safer…

  2. Shahid Malik said:

    By the way, Mr Zaheer mentioned in the above news report died in Islamabad a few months ago.

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