Update: Khan and Wolfe indicted on terrorism charges


Jacob Kerr

A federal grand jury indicted UT student Rahatul Khan with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, according to the Department of Justice on Friday.

Khan was scheduled to appear in federal court on Friday for a detention hearing, but it has been reset to June 30. Khan was arrested Tuesday on the same day as Michael Todd Wolfe, who waived his detention hearing and will remain in custody. Wolfe is from Austin but is not a UT student. Both men are 23.

According to the justice department, both men waived formal arraignment and have pleaded not guilty.

From March 2011 to January 2012, “Khan allegedly conspired with others to recruit persons to travel overseas to support terrorist activities including committing violent jihad,” according to federal prosecutors.  

If convicted, both men face up to 15 years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine.