MIAMI (AP) — U.S. prosecutors in Florida say an elderly Muslim cleric and his son funneled thousands of dollars to the Pakistani Taliban.
The trial of 77-year-old Hafiz Khan and 26-year old Izhar Khan began Friday. Both have pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy and material support to terrorism. Each count carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.
Assistant U.S. Attorney John Shipley Jr. says the father and son sent more than $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban.
Defense attorneys say prosecutors are misinterpreting thousands of phone conversations as well as intercepts and bugged conversations of an informant.