Tuesday, May 25, 2010

FBI has interviewed his client in Heinz Field case, lawyer says

Tuesday, May 25, 2010
By Anthony Fenech, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An attorney for one of the three men police say broke into Heinz Field Sunday morning confirmed the FBI has interviewed his client.

Neville Medhora, who lives in Austin, Texas, met with the FBI today and "answered all questions openly and truthfully," according to his attorney, David J. Shrager.

"He has no ties to any sort of terrorist activities," Mr. Shrager said of his 27-year-old client. "He's just a regular guy."

FBI officials could not be reached for immediate comment.

Mr. Medhora was arrested with two other men, Shazad Mehta, 28, of Elmhurst, Ill., and Adil Minocherhomjee, 22, of La Jolla, Calif., around 7 a.m. Sunday after police said they sneaked under a gate and into Heinz Field.

The trio said they attended a wedding at the stadium the previous night and wanted to take pictures the next day.

"Any activity was in no way, shape or form related to terrorism or destruction of property," Mr. Shrager said.

He said the three men are friends, were in town for a wedding and are Steelers fans.

Of his client, Mr. Medhora, Mr. Shrager said he is a U.S.-born American citizen and is a college graduate of Indian descent.

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