Wael Kishk

Charge Date: Thu Oct. 4, 2001
Charges:Air safety violations, Immigration violations, Making false statements
Outcome:Found guilty
Convictions:Making false statements
State:New York
Alleged Affiliation: None
Description:

When Kishk landed at Kennedy International Airport on September 19, 2001, authorities found a forged pilot's license and fake uniform. An assistant prosecutor conceded that there was no evidence that Kishk was part of a "second wave" of terrorists or had any connections to the 9/11 attacks. Kishk, an Egyptian, later alleged that he'd been abused at the federal Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. He was sentenced to deportation.

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