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Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai, suspected Pakistani agent, scheduled to enter plea

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man accused of secretly receiving millions of dollars from Pakistan's spy service while he lobbied Congress on the disputed Kashmir territory is expected to plead guilty to federal charges Wednesday.

A hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday morning in in Alexandria for Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai, who was executive director of the Kashmiri American Council at the time of his July arrest.

An FBI affidavit states Fai received $500,000 to $700,000 a year from Pakistani intelligence, but never disclosed those links while serving as a supposedly independent lobbyist on Kashmir, a region whose control is sharply disputed by Pakistan and India.

A court paper indicates Fai is likely to enter a plea on a broad conspiracy charge and a second count of impeding the Internal Revenue Service.

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