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Sentencing reset for man convicted of lying in terror probe

December 17, 2019 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sentencing has been postponed for a witness in the investigation of the 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas who was convicted of making false statements to FBI agents and tampering with a witness.

Abdul Khabir Wahid was in court Tuesday to be sentenced, but his sentencing date was moved to Jan. 28 to give him time to discuss a legal issue that popped up with an attorney who is advising him.

Wahid wasn’t accused of being directly involved in the attack launched by two friends who were killed in a police shootout outside the anti-Islam event in Garland.

This summer, a judge concluded Wahid lied to agents about what was discussed when both friends, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, came to his Phoenix home two days before the attack.

Wahid also was convicted of witness tampering for urging Soofi’s brother not talk to the FBI.