Motion for New Trial to be Heard in Lodi Case


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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, April 5, 2007


In their quest for a new trial, lawyers for Hamid Hayat will argue that jury misconduct took place.  The 24-year-old remains in the Sacramento County Jail.  He was found guilty last year of a terrorism-related charge linked to attending a jihadi training camp in Pakistan. He was also found guilty of lying to the F-B-I.  

The Judge will question the jury foreperson about allegations that he made a “hangman’s gesture” during discussions with other jurors.  Hayat faces up to thirty-nine years in prison.  Hamid’s father Umer Hayat pleaded guilty to making a false statement to federal officials and was sentenced to time served.