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June 7, 2004 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
When Jack Roche telephoned Australia's intelligence agency in July 2000, he offered a tantalizing story: He had been to Afghanistan and ate lunch with Osama bin Laden. He had received training in explosives and plotted with Al Qaeda leaders to carry out a bombing in Australia.
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September 1, 2004 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
Convicted terrorist Jack Roche, whose offer to provide information about Osama bin Laden and other Al Qaeda leaders was ignored by authorities four years ago, wants to volunteer his help again. From Hakea prison in suburban Perth, where he is serving nine years for plotting to blow up the Israeli Embassy in Canberra, Roche has offered to testify in the trials of top suspected terrorists in Europe and Asia, including Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir.
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September 1, 2004 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
Convicted terrorist Jack Roche, whose offer to provide information about Osama bin Laden and other Al Qaeda leaders was ignored by authorities four years ago, wants to volunteer his help again. From Hakea prison in suburban Perth, where he is serving nine years for plotting to blow up the Israeli Embassy in Canberra, Roche has offered to testify in the trials of top suspected terrorists in Europe and Asia, including Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir.
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June 7, 2004 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
When Jack Roche telephoned Australia's intelligence agency in July 2000, he offered a tantalizing story: He had been to Afghanistan and ate lunch with Osama bin Laden. He had received training in explosives and plotted with Al Qaeda leaders to carry out a bombing in Australia.
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May 17, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A British-born man who pleaded guilty in 2004 to plotting with Al Qaeda to bomb the Israeli Embassy in Australia was released on parole. Jack Roche, a Muslim convert, had been sentenced to nine years in prison after he agreed to be interviewed about his involvement with Al Qaeda and its Southeast Asian offshoot, Jemaah Islamiah. The plot against the embassy in Canberra, the capital, was never carried out.
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November 19, 2002 | From Associated Press
Police have arrested a man suspected of planning to bomb Israeli diplomatic posts in Australia, the suspect's attorney said today. The man was identified by his attorney as Jack Roche, 49, a convert to Islam who claims he trained with the Al Qaeda terrorist network. Roche told an Australian newspaper he learned to use explosives in Afghanistan two years ago. The arrest followed nationwide raids by police after an Oct.
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February 14, 1990 | PAUL SCHREIBER, NEWSDAY
Martin Gelerman was the head of personnel in a large company that made an enormous blunder involving its employees. It was the worst of decisions for a few hundred people, and Gelerman is glad about two things: He didn't make the decision and it forced him to think again about his career. The result was fortuitous, as forced changes sometimes are, and Gelerman at 53 is now chairman of a firm mining a rich niche in the fields of personnel and human resources.
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