Abbie VanSickle is a reporter for the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. She also trained as a lawyer and practiced in Washington state.
Judge In Infamous “Sleeper Cell” Case Agrees to Hear New Evidence That Could Help Convicted Terrorist
Hamid Hayat was convicted in 2006 of attending a terror training camp in Pakistan but a federal judge has issued an order on “serious questions” about the competency of his trial lawyer.
Deceit and TerrorStar Witness in “Sleeper Cell” Case Blazed a Trail of Lies From Pakistan to California
Hamid Hayat didn’t want to believe that his closest friend was a paid government agent. Then, awaiting trial, he learned Naseem Khan would be the star witness against him.
Deceit and TerrorThe Infamous Post-9/11 California “Sleeper Cell” Case Continues to Unravel
The government’s case against Hamid Hayat relied on the testimony of a troubled FBI informant — whose own mother said he was “a bagful of lies.”