NEW YORK — Two New York City men have been charged with trying to provide weapons, ammunition and vehicles to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
Forty-five-year-old Patrick Nayyar of Queens and 43-year-old Conrad Stanisclaus Mulholland were indicted Monday in federal court in Manhattan on a charge of trying to provide material support to a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization.
A lawyer for Nayyar did not immediately return a call for comment Tuesday. Mulholland is a fugitive.
The indictment accused the men of trying to arrange a deal between July and September with a man they thought worked for Hezbollah. The indictment said the man was a confidential informant working for the FBI.
Authorities say the men agreed to sell guns, ammunition, vehicles, bulletproof vests and night-vision goggles to the informant.