By Jerry Seper: The Washington Times
A Virginia man was arrested Tuesday by FBI agents in a suspected influence-peddling scheme to funnel millions of dollars from the Pakistani government, including its military intelligence service, to U.S. elected officials to help drive India out of the disputed Kashmir territory in South Asia.
Control over Kashmir has been at the center of hostilities between nuclear armed Pakistan and India since their partition in 1947 and was the scene of 1999 war between the two nations.
Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai, 62, a U.S. citizen and resident of Fairfax, was charged with participating in a long-term conspiracy to secretly act as an agent of the Pakistani government in the U.S. without disclosing that affiliation as required by law.
Mr. Fai, executive director of the Kashmiri American Council (KAC) in Washington, is accused of submitting annual strategy reports and budgetary requirements to his Pakistani government handlers to secure U.S. congressional support to encourage the executive branch to support “self-determination” in Kashmir. Read the rest of this entry »