Terror suspect waives right to hearing

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A Round Rock man accused of supporting terrorism overseas waived his right to a detention hearing Monday.

Rahatul Khan, 23, was arrested in an operation earlier this month that also nabbed 23-year-old Michael Wolfe, of Austin.

Khan was scheduled to go before a judge Monday for a detention hearing that would have determined if he could have been released on bond before his trial. Just hours before it was set to commence, an attorney alerted the federal magistrate that Khan was waiving his right to that hearing. Jury selection for his criminal trial is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 25.

Officers arrested the University of Texas student at his home in Round Rock earlier this month. The FBI claims Khan tried to recruit an FBI confidential source to travel to Somalia to join a terror group.

Both men face up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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