Patrick Nayyar, Conrad Mulholland Indicted on U.S. Terror Charges
Patrick Nayyar, a man living in Queens, New York allegedly as an illegal immigrant, and Conrad Stanisclaus Mulholland, were charged in a federal indictment with conspiring to supply guns, ammunition, bulletproof vests, night vision goggles, and vehicles to the Hezbollah a/k/a Hizbollah , the Shi'ite Iranian-backed U.S.-designated terrorist group based in Lebanon.
According to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, a confidential informant for the FBI told Nayyar and Mulholland that he was working for Hizbollah. In a series of meetings the two defendants allegedly agreed to sell him guns, ammunition, vehicles, bulletproof vests, and night vision goggles for the terrorist group, all in violation of federal law that outlaws providing material support to designated terrorist groups.
You can read Patrick Nayyar and Conrad Stanisclaus Mulholland's charges of conspiring to supply the Hezbollah a/k/a Hizbollah terrorist group with weapons and related materials here:
Nayyar was apprehended at his Queens residence, and also allegedly faces immigration charges for remaining in the country illegally.
As of this morning, the U.S. Attorney's office stated that the 43-year-old Mulholland "has not been arrested." Janice Oh, press spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney declined to comment on Mulholland, a defendant whom FindLaw research has indicted was reportedly a U.K. resident of London.
Oh would only confirm that Mulholland "is still at large."
In a lawsuit filed by families of U.S. Marines killed in Hezbollah's October 23, 1983 suicide bombings on the Marines' barracks, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth held Iran and its Ministry of Intelligence and Security responsible for helping create, fund, and train Hezbollah terrorists to, among other things, carry out the 1983 attacks on the Marines who, together with French and other soldiers, were part of a multinational peacekeeping force in Lebanon.
You can read that opinion on Iran's liability for its role in the Hezbollah bombing here:
- U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
- Martin Schmukler, Patrick Nayyar's Criminal Defense Lawyer
- Queens Man and Accomplice Charged with Attempting to Provide Material Support to Hizbollah, U.S. Attorney, SDNY (Oct. 27, 2009)
- Indian Man Charged in N.Y. with Supporting Hezbollah, Reuters (Oct. 27, 2009)