Man Pleads Guilty to Immigration Charges

A man taken into custody after a police officer saw him videotaping Charlotte’s skyscrapers has agreed to plead guilty to immigration charges. Kamran Akhtar signed a deal Thursday agreeing to spend up to six months in prison before being deported to his native Pakistan. “These are all immigration-related charges, and Mr. Akhtar thought it was in his best interest to accept the plea offer and minimize his amount of prison time and expedite his departure to Pakistan,” said his lawyer, George N. Miller. Federal prosecutor Jack Knight said Friday that he had received the plea agreement and filed it with the U.S. District Court in Charlotte. A hearing was scheduled for Tuesday at which Akhtar, 35, is to formally plead guilty to charges of failing to leave the United States, making false statements and possessing false identification documents. Full Story

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