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Report: Maryland man at Gitmo reaches plea deal

Report: Former Maryland resident held at Guantanamo reaches plea deal in terror plot case By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' The U.S. has reportedly reached a plea deal with a former Maryland man held at Guantanamo accused of joining al-Qaida and participating in a series of post-Sept. 11 terror plots.

The Washington Post says 31-year-old Majid Khan has reached an agreement with military prosecutors. He would receive a lesser sentence and later be freed in exchange for testifying against other detainees.

The Post cites unidentified sources in its report Wednesday.

Khan's lawyers and the Pentagon declined comment to The Associated Press.

Khan is scheduled to be arranged Feb. 29 at the U.S. base in Cuba. The military has accused him of plotting to blow up underground U.S. fuel tanks and kill then President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan.

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