NEW YORK - An Afghan national in California has been indicted for allegedly lying about ties to terrorists, US officials said. Ahmadullah Sais Niazi, 34, is accused of lying in a fraudulent bid to obtain a US passport, the Los Angeles Times reported. Niazi was arrested without incident at his home in Tustin, California, the newspaper said. A five-count indictment alleges Niazi hid associations with "Specially Designated Global Terrorists" " groups including al-Qaeda, Hizb-i-Islami and the Taliban " when he completed nationalization papers five years ago. Prosecutors said Niazi visited Dr. Amin al-Haq, the security coordinator for wanted al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, during a 2004 trip to Pakistan. Amin al-Haq is married to Niazi's sister, Hafiza. Niazi faces charges of perjury, naturalization fraud, misuse of a passport obtained by fraud and making a false statement to a federal agency. If convicted, Niazi faces a maximum sentence of 35 years in federal prison and a $1.25-million fine, the newspaper said.