Criminal Justice

Miami Imam Convicted of Helping Taliban

Sent $50,000 to Pakistan

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A Miami imam was found guilty Monday on four terror-related charges.

For two months, federal prosecutors portrayed Miami imam Hafiz Khan in the worst possible light: terrorist sympathizer, Taliban supporter and pathological liar.

"His whole defense is a lie," Assistant U.S. Attorney John Shipley told 12 jurors last week during closing arguments.

The 77-year-old Khan, with his hunched shoulders and flowing white beard, testified that he sent about $50,000 to Pakistan to help a religious school, the poor and his extended family overseas — not to arm Taliban militants bent on killing Americans and Pakistanis.