U.S. says New Jersey man with long Hezbollah ties indicted on terrorism charges

Washington, A New Jersey man who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2008 after lying about his ties to Hezbollah has been indicted on charges he conducted surveillance in New York City and Washington, D.C. to support possible terrorist attacks, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.

The nine-count indictment charges Alexei Saab, 42, of Morristown, with providing material support to Hezbollah, receiving military-type training from the group, and two conspiracy counts.

Prosecutors said Saab has been detained since his July 9 arrest in Manhattan. His lawyer Marlon Kirton declined to comment.

The U.S. Department of State has designated Hezbollah a foreign terrorist organization since 1997.

Source: Jordan News Agency