An automobile mechanic has been charged with lying to federal agents who were investigating his shipments of medical supplies to his native Pakistan.

Farheed Ahmed Khan, 60, of Manchester, was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 6 on one count of making a false statement in a terrorism investigation.


As part of its probe, Homeland Security investigated what it says was Khan's association with the Muslim advocacy organization that ran that event, the Islamic Circle of North America, in an effort to determine whether any money was being embezzled from that group. The organization did not return telephone and email messages seeking comment.

When agents interviewed Khan, Evans said, he told them he was not affiliated with the Islamic Circle and shipped only clothes to family members in Pakistan.

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