FBI says imam Ahmad Afzali worked both sides and tipped off suspects – NY Daily News

The Queens imam arrested in the Denver terrorism probe is an FBI informant who the feds say became a double agent – tipping suspects that they were in the government’s cross hairs.

Ahmad Afzali, 37, insisted he’s been loyally helping the feds root out extremists since 9/11.

His lawyer Ron Kuby calls him a fall guy.

“I think the FBI is angry that they blew this case, and they want to blame poor Imam Afzali for blowing the investigation,” Kuby said.

Afzali’s parents immigrated to Fresh Meadows from Afghanistan when he was 7. They owned pizzerias and were wealthy enough to give their son every new gadget, schoolmates said.