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January 23, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Attorneys for an Algerian accused in Seattle of smuggling explosives into the United States as part of a bombing conspiracy have asked to move his trial to another city, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported. Media coverage of the arrest of Ahmed Ressam and other alleged bomb plotters has reduced the chances of obtaining a fair trial in Seattle, the attorneys wrote in a motion filed in federal court asking to shift the trial to San Francisco or Los Angeles.
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March 4, 2000 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An accused terrorist suspected of smuggling explosives across the Canadian border will be tried in Los Angeles, not in the city that canceled its millennial celebration after his arrest, a federal judge ruled Friday. Ahmed Ressam, an Algerian national who was arrested with enough explosives in the trunk of his car to blow up a building, cannot receive a fair trial in Seattle because of massive publicity about the case, U.S. District Judge John Coughenour ruled.
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February 21, 2000 | From the Washington Post
U.S. officials have intelligence information that connects a bomb plot foiled just before New Year's Day to Saudi fugitive Osama bin Laden's terrorist network, sources familiar with the investigation said Sunday.
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February 21, 2000 | From the Washington Post
U.S. officials have intelligence information that connects a bomb plot foiled just before New Year's Day to Saudi fugitive Osama bin Laden's terrorist network, sources familiar with the investigation said Sunday.
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March 4, 2000 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An accused terrorist suspected of smuggling explosives across the Canadian border will be tried in Los Angeles, not in the city that canceled its millennial celebration after his arrest, a federal judge ruled Friday. Ahmed Ressam, an Algerian national who was arrested with enough explosives in the trunk of his car to blow up a building, cannot receive a fair trial in Seattle because of massive publicity about the case, U.S. District Judge John Coughenour ruled.
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January 23, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Attorneys for an Algerian accused in Seattle of smuggling explosives into the United States as part of a bombing conspiracy have asked to move his trial to another city, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported. Media coverage of the arrest of Ahmed Ressam and other alleged bomb plotters has reduced the chances of obtaining a fair trial in Seattle, the attorneys wrote in a motion filed in federal court asking to shift the trial to San Francisco or Los Angeles.
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