MADRID – A Spanish lawmaker says he was stunned to find that the FBI used his photograph as part of a digitally enhanced image showing what Usama bin Laden might look like today.
Gaspar Llamazares says he would no longer feel safe in the U.S. after his hair and other features appeared on a wanted poster showing an older bin Laden on a U.S. government Web site rewardsforjustice.net. A reward of up to $25 million is offered.
Spanish newspaper El Mundo quotes FBI spokesman Ken Hoffman as acknowledging that the agency used a picture of Llamazares taken from Google Images for the digitally altered image of Bin Laden.
Phones at FBI headquarters in Washington were not answered Saturday morning. The State Department told a reporter to call again on Tuesday.