PHOENIX (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A witness in the investigation of a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for lying to FBI agents and tampering with a witness.
Authorities say Abdul Khabir Wahid wasn’t directly involved in the attack carried out by Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi in Garland.READ MORE: Small Business Owners Excited As Visitors Return, Pack The State Fair Of Texas
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Wahid was convicted of falsely portraying what transpired when Simpson and Soofi visited him days before the attack. He was also convicted of witness tampering for urging Soofi’s brother to not talk to agents.MORE NEWS: Missing 7-Year-Old Jessi Lowery Found Alive; Amber Alert Canceled
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