Undercover FBI agent helped investigate VIA terror plot suspects: Court documents

Dec. 20, 2013 –  Global News

Hundreds of pages of warrants investigating VIA terror suspects were released Friday – but much of their contents remain under publication ban.

Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were arrested last spring, accused of plotting to attack a train.

The newly released documents indicate officers investigating Jaser and Esseghaier worked with an undercover FBI agent who was in communication with the suspects.

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Train terror suspect Raed Jaser dodged deportation for years


Anna Mehler Paperny – Global News

Terror suspect Raed Jaser was under a deportation order almost a decade ago, after repeated refugee claims were rejected and he was denied his family’s route to citizenship because of multiple convictions he’d racked up since coming to Canada.

And in August of 2004, he stood in an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing, arguing he posed no threat and no flight risk despite accusations of working illegally under multiple aliases, and should be released until the government was ready to deport him – and had figured out where he ought to go.

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