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Rutgers Student Won’t Be Deported in Anti-Gay Bullying Case

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Immigration officials won’t try to deport a former Rutgers student whose actions cast a national spotlight on the issue of anti-gay bullying, the Record reports.

The native of India, Dharun Ravi, who is considered a legal permanent resident, could have been deported after his May 15 conviction on charges that he encouraged Twitter followers to watch his unwitting roommate have sex with another man via live-streamed images, according to the Record.

The roommate later killed himself.

Federal government lawyers said Ravi’s actions aren’t sufficient to place him in removal proceedings, the Record reported.

Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Indian Hacker Group Claims Government Intercepted US-China Communications; FBI Investigates

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

So much for diplomacy.

An Indian computer hacking group has got the FBI investigating its claims that India’s intelligence services intercepted communications among the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, according to ABC News.

The hacking group posted documents online about a month ago alleging to be from India’s Directorate General of Military Intelligence, and they include about 10  emails from the commission between September and October of 2011. The Congressionally mandated commission reports to Congress every year on national security, trade and economic issue with China, according to ABC.

The emails appear to be genuine, reports ABC, but the document has not been authenticated.

The hacking group which posted the documents go by the name the Lords of Dharamraja.

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Kashmir Lobbyist on Pakistan Payroll Expected to Plead Guilty

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By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

A former capitol hill lobbyist for disputed Kashmir territory between India and Pakistan is expected to plead guilty to federal charged on Wednesday, reports the Washington Post.

Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai, executive director of the Kashmiri American Council at the time of his July arrest, is accused of secretly receiving millions of dollars from Pakistan’s spy service while lobbying on the hill. His hearing is scheduled for Wednesday at a US District Court in Alexandria. U.S. officials over the past many months has accused the spy service of helping the Taliban and even hiding Osama bin Laden.

An FBI affidavit claims Pakistani intelligence paid Fai $500,000 to $700,000, but he never disclosed that while serving as a supposed independent lobbyist. He has been charged with conspiracy to act as an unregistered foreign agent.

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FBI Dir. Mueller Cancels Trip to India in Aftermath of bin Laden Death

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON – FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III called off his trip to India this week where he was expected to brief officials on developments in the Mumbai attack investigation, the IANS news organization reported.

The FBI told ticklethewire.com that Mueller had planned to visit New Delhi on Wednesday and go to other areas in the region. However, Mueller postponed the trip after Sunday’s development with Osama bin Laden so he could attend meetings on the matter.

Mueller is expected to go to the region later this year before he steps down on Sept. 4.

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DEA Used Mumbai Plotter Despite Warnings

By GINGER THOMPSON, ERIC SCHMITT and SOUAD MEKHENNET
New York Times

WASHINGTON — American authorities sent David C. Headley, a small-time drug dealer and sometime informant, to work for them in Pakistan months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, despite a warning that he sympathized with radical Islamic groups, according to court records and interviews. Not long after Mr. Headley arrived there, he began training with terrorists, eventually playing a key role in the 2008 attacks that left 164 people dead in Mumbai.

The October 2001 warning was dismissed, the authorities said, as the ire of a jilted girlfriend and for lack of proof. Less than a month later, those concerns did not come up when a federal court in New York granted Mr. Headley an early release from probation so that he could be sent to work for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration in Pakistan. It is unclear what Mr. Headley was supposed to do in Pakistan for the Americans.

“All I knew was the D.E.A. wanted him in Pakistan as fast as possible because they said they were close to making some big cases,” said Luis Caso, Mr. Headley’s former probation officer.

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Does the Chicago-Mumbai, India Case Point Out Flaws in U.S. Intelligence Gathering?

india map2By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Has the case of David Headley, the 49-year-old Chicago man accused of helping plot the 2008 Mumbai, India attacks, pointed out the holes in the United State’s intelligence gathering?

The New York Times reports that Headley “moved effortlessly between the United States, Pakistan and India for nearly seven years, training at a militant camp in Pakistan on five occasions, according to a plea agreement released by the Justice Department last week.”

Headley admitted to scouting targets and pleaded guilty.

“These and other new details of Mr. Headley’s activities, contained in the plea agreement, raise troubling questions about how an American citizen could travel for so long undetected from his home base in Chicago to well-established terrorist training camps in Pakistan,” the Times wrote.

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FBI to Visit India to Share Info on 2 Terror Suspects Charged in Chicago

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The FBI will visit India on Monday to share information with the government about two terror suspects charged in Chicago who may be linked to the deadly Mumbai attacks in 2008 that killed 165 people, the ANI news service reported.

The news service said the agents will share information about suspects David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, who were charged in Chicago with terrorist acts including a plan to attack a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons mocking Islam.

The FBI agents will reportedly be staying in New Delhi for two days.

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