In its case against the man accused of the Oct. 31 truck attack in Lower Manhattan that left eight people dead, prosecutors are drawing strong links between the defendant and the so-called Islamic State and bringing charges against him that are more often seen in cases involving domestic criminal enterprises.
Sayfullo Saipov, 29, is accused of 22 total counts, which also include attempted murder in aid of racketeering, providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and violence and destruction of motor vehicles.
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