Pakistani student in US convicted on gun charges
HOUSTON, May 25(AP): A Pakistani student was convicted on Thursday of federal
firearms charges after he was arrested for taking part in exercises that
prosecutors said were held to train Muslim men to fight US troops overseas.
Syed Maaz Shah, a 20-year-old engineering student at the University of
Texas at Dallas, was arrested for firing weapons during two camping trips last
year. Shah was indicted on two counts of possession of a firearm by an alien and
two counts of alien in possession of a firearm affecting interstate commerce.
Shah faces up to 10 years in prison for each of the two counts when he is
sentenced on September 14.
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