Contact: Heather Tasker, for United States Attorney Michael J. Garcia, Southern District of New York, 212-637-2600
NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /Standard Newswire/ -- Javed Iqbal, a.k.a. "John Iqbal," 42, of
The Department of Treasury named al Manar as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity in March 2006, thereby making it a crime to, among other things, engage in business transactions with al Manar. In conjunction with the arrest, agents executed search warrants at both HDTV's Brooklyn office and Iqbal's
Iqbal was arrested Wednesday and will be presented today in
U.S. Attorney Garcia praised the efforts of the FBI's Joint Terrorist Task Force in conducting the investigation.
The charges contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Miller is in charge of the prosecution.