Naturalized American charged in Mumbai terrorist attack ran immigration agency
Via this comes justice.gov/opa/pr/2009/December/09-nsd-1304.html:
New federal charges filed today allege that a Chicago man, who was arrested in October for planning terrorist attacks against a Danish newspaper and two of its employees, also conducted extensive surveillance of targets in Mumbai for more than two years preceding the November 2008 terrorist attack on India’s largest city that killed approximately 170 people, including six Americans, and injured hundreds more.
The defendant, David Coleman Headley, a U.S. citizen, earlier this decade allegedly attended terrorism training camps in Pakistan maintained by Lashkar e Tayyiba (Lashkar), and conspired with its members and others in planning and executing the attacks in both Denmark and India, federal law enforcement officials announced today.
Headley is a naturalized citizen born in Pakisan, original name Daood Gilani (link). This is related to the immigration raid on an Islamic slaughterhouse that occurred in late October (link). And, from this:
Headley, arrested by the FBI on terror charges in October, ran a visa facilitation agency named Immigrant Law Centre from the AC Market in Tardeo, Mumbai, between November 2006 and July 2008 before winding up his business. The firm was helping people especially unskilled workers to get visas for the U.S. and Canada. Rana, whose consul has claimed in a Chicago court that he was innocent, is also alleged to be a part of this agency.