Mossman ruled thhat Khan could be released today after a follow-up hearing. Mossman said he wanted to ensure that Khan’s assets were frozen and that his computer activity was monitored.
Mossman noted the time between the most recent alleged criminal action — 2009 — and the indictment, and said Khan could have fled.
“He knew it at a time when he had lawyers, he knew it at a time when he had passports, and he knew it at a time when he had cash," Mossman said, “but he didn’t flee."
Slender, with a black-and-white beard several inches long, Khan appeared in court in a blue jail uniform looking haggard and tired.
An indictment unsealed Tuesday alleges the naturalized U.S. citizen provided advice and financial help to Ali Jaleel, one of three people who carried out the attack at Pakistan’s intelligence headquarters in Lahore.
Jaleel died in the attack. He took responsibility for the bombing in a video released by al-Qaida and was shown at a training camp, federal officials say.
According to the indictment, Khan conspired with Jaleel and others starting in December 2005.
Jaleel allegedly emailed Khan in 2008 about his plan to travel to Pakistan. Two years earlier, Jaleel had been part of a small group from the Maldives that tried to enter Pakistan for training, but he was detained, returned home and placed under house arrest.
The indictment alleges that Kahn instructed Jaleel on how to avoid detection and offered to help with financial arrangements.
In October 2008, Jaleel wrote that he needed $2,500. According to the indictment, Khan contacted someone in Los Angeles who arranged to have the money waiting for Jaleel in Karachi, Pakistan.