Thursday, January 05, 2006


Umer Hayat, the Lodi, Ca., terror suspect, has been told that his bail request was denied because his properties don't offer enough security. From the Sacramento Bee (reg req):

"U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. ruled that the Lodi properties proposed as collateral and the owners of the properties do not offer adequate assurance that Umer Hayat will not flee to his native Pakistan.

The ruling reverses a Dec. 12 finding by U.S. Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd that the property and its owners are "suitable and sufficient" to secure Hayat's release to home confinement on a $1.2 million bond.

Prosecutors insist Hayat is a flight risk and a danger, and they appealed Drozd's order to Burrell.

Hayat, a 47-year-old ice cream truck driver, and his 23-year-old son, Hamid Hayat, are in custody in connection with an FBI terrorist investigation. Hamid Hayat, who faces charges more serious than his father, has been ordered held without bail."

Of course, Hayat's lawyer will appeal this latest decision.

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