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Judge grants bail in terrorism probe

| Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO -- A U.S. federal judge granted bail Monday to a Pakistani-born California man accused of lying to federal investigators about his son traveling to Pakistan to allegedly train in terrorist camps.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Gregory Hollows ordered Umer Hayat released pending trial if he posts a $1.2 million bond and if he agrees to remain at his Lodi, Calif., home under electronic monitoring and permits his telephones to be tapped.

Hollows wrote in his order that Hayat's son, Hamid Hayat, would remain in detention "both as a danger to the community and as a flight risk."

Hamid Hayat has been indicted on a charge of providing material support to terrorists. His father faces charges that he lied to investigators about his son's activities.

U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said he would appeal the bail order for Umer Hayat on or before Oct. 11 and requested a stay of the order.

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