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Saddam's Stepson Arrested in Florida

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Saddam Hussein's stepson remains in an immigration detention center as authorities look into his attempt to attend a flight refersher course in a school that was used by one of the September Eleventh hijackers.

Authorities want to deport him.

Mohammed Nourt-al-Din Saffi is a citizen of New Zeland. He left Iraq 12 years ago following a falling out with his mother.

Saffi is charged with immigration violations. He's accused of trying to go to the flight school as a tourist, which is illegal. He would need a student visa.

The FBI says Saffi was working for an airline in New Zealand and planned to attend classes at Aeroservice Aviation Center in Miami.

Authorities in New Zealand say there's no evidence that Saffi's connected to any terrorist group.


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