AMERICAN AIRLINES mechanic accused of terror ties

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge cited new evidence of potential terrorism sympathies in denying bail for a mechanic charged with sabotaging an American Airlines jetliner.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Chris McAliley imposed pretrial detention for 60-year-old Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani at Wednesday’s hearing.

The new evidence presented by prosecutors includes that Alani, a veteran mechanic who worked for American since 1988, has a brother in Iraq who may be involved with the Islamic State extremist group as well as statements Alani made about wishing harm on non-Muslims.

Alani is a naturalized U.S. citizen from Iraq. He’s not charged with a terror-related crime.

www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2019/09/18/american-airlines-sabotage-mechanic-accused-terrorism-ties/2365985001/

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