This is getting messy. Did the FBI lose a great informant or did it finally get rid of one who hurt the agency far more than he helped it? And the more that comes to light in the case, more serious it seems.
BY Elizabeth Hays and Helen Kennedy
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
NEW YORK — The Queens imam arrested in the Denver terrorism probe is an FBI informant who the feds say became a double agent – tipping suspects that they were in the government’s cross hairs.
Ahmad Afzali, 37, insisted he’s been loyally helping the feds root out extremists since 9/11.
His lawyer Ron Kuby calls him a fall guy.
“I think the FBI is angry that they blew this case, and they want to blame poor Imam Afzali for blowing the investigation,” Kuby said.
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