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N.Y. terror suspect’s father granted bail

By Associated Press
February 18, 2010

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NEW YORK - A Colorado man accused of trying to destroy chemicals and other evidence in the terror case against his son was granted bail yesterday but ordered not to speak to his son.

As part of a deal reached in federal court in Brooklyn, Mohammed Wali Zazi must post $50,000 bond signed by his wife and daughter and secured by $20,000 cash.

He also will be subject to electronic monitoring when he returns to his home in suburban Denver.

Both of the men have pleaded not guilty.

The government alleges Najibullah Zaziand others bought beauty supplies in Colorado to make peroxide-based bombs, trying to mix the explosives in a hotel room there.

Authorities have said they believe the son, who remains in custody in New York following his arrest in September, wanted to attack the city’s transit system.

FBI agents arrested Zazi’s father on obstruction charges, alleging he conspired with others to destroy or hide glasses, masks, liquid chemicals, and containers that were evidence in the case.