Federal authorities have charged a former FBI translator with making false statements after they say he altered transcripts of calls in which his own voice was caught on intercepts with terrorism suspects.
Abdirizak Wehelie was arrested Saturday. The 66-year-old former contract translator for the federal agency faces an initial appearance Monday in federal court in Alexandria.
Wehelie and his family live in Virginia. A son, Yusuf Wehelie, is serving 10 years in prison for transporting weapons in a case where he spoke with an undercover witness about his desire to shoot up a military recruitment center on behalf of the Islamic State group.
Another son, Yahya, was barred from returning to the U.S. in 2010 on an overseas trip until he successfully overturned his status on the no-fly list.