The Libyan militia commander charged with involvement in the attack that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans denied all accusations when speaking with The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Ahmed Abu Khattala, who has been called a leader in the militia group Ansar al-Sharia, was one of several people named in a sealed complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, according to government officials.

However, Khattala told the AP that he had never been questioned by Libyan authorities and was only “having a normal life” in Benghazi. He claimed to have quit the militia and become a construction contractor.

“I am a Libyan citizen, and the American government has nothing to do with me,” Khattala said. “If they have an inquiry to make, they should get in touch with Libyan authorities.”