Portland man gets 7 years for funding suicide bomber

Former Portland city worker Reaz Khan provided money to a terrorist involved in a suicide bombing

Reaz Qadir Khan, 51, shown in a jail booking photo from March 2013 after being arrested by the FBI.
Reaz Qadir Khan, 51, shown in a jail booking photo from March 2013 after being arrested by the FBI.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A former Portland city worker who provided money to a terrorist involved in a suicide bombing has been sentenced to seven years and three months in prison.

Reaz Khan pleaded guilty in February to being an accessory after the fact to the 2009 bombing that killed about 30 people in Pakistan and injured another 300.

Khan arranged for Ali Jaleel to receive $2,450 before Jaleel participated in the attack. He also provided financial help and advice to Jaleel’s wives after the bombing.

Khan did not speak at Friday’s sentencing before U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman.

Mosman said the sentencing presented a challenge because the bombing was so horrific yet Khan’s knowledge of what Jaleel was planning was murky.

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