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Feds Indict German Who ‘Rubbed Shoulders’ With 9/11 Hijacker

Christian Ganczarski, a German citizen presently jailed in France, was publicly charged with "conspiracy to kill United States nationals" the U.S. Attorney's office in the Southern District of New York said, according to a release issued Wednesday. “Christian Ganczarski, a German national, allegedly provided critical support to the most prolific terrorists of our time," Acting U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman wrote in the release. "Today we publicly announce charges against Ganczarski alleging that he participated in the planning of plots to kill Americans with high-level al Qaeda terrorists Khaled Shaikh Mohammad, Usama bin Laden, and others." NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill said in the release that Ganczarski had allegedly "rubbed shoulders with Osama Bin Laden and the men who planned and executed plots from the bombing of US embassies in East Africa that killed 225 people, to the 9-11 attacks that cost 3000 lives, most of them here in New York City."