June 4, 2008 |
A man accused of joining Al Qaeda in the early 1990s and helping teach fellow Muslim extremists how to bomb U.S. and European targets pleaded guilty to planning terrorist attacks. Christopher Paul, 44, accepted a plea bargain in Columbus calling for a 20-year prison term. He could have faced a life sentence. U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost accepted the plea but said he would not give final approval to the deal until he saw the pre-sentence report, which is not expected for several months.
April 17, 2008 |
The controversial terrorism prosecution of six South Florida men again ended in uncertainty Wednesday after the second jury selected to hear the case became so divided over the evidence that it could not agree on any verdicts. Weary prosecutors gave no immediate indication whether the government would try the case a third time.
March 8, 2007 |
A former Navy sailor was arrested Wednesday for allegedly releasing classified information that ended up in the hands of a suspected terrorism financier. Hassan Abujihaad, 31, of Phoenix is accused in a case that began in Connecticut and followed a suspected terrorist network across the country and into Europe and the Middle East. He was arrested in Phoenix on charges of supporting terrorism with an intent to kill U.S. citizens and transmitting classified information to unauthorized people.
July 1, 2004 |
The government agreed to throw out all remaining charges against a Saudi graduate student in Boise whose terrorism case was seen as an important clash between free speech and the war on terrorism. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss the immigration charges against Sami Omar Al-Hussayen, 34, if he dropped an appeal of his deportation. He was acquitted in June of using a computer to support terrorism.
July 21, 2007 |
A U.S. citizen convicted of receiving training at a terrorist camp alongside Al Qaeda members in his efforts to help overthrow the Somali government was sentenced in Houston to 10 years in prison. Daniel Joseph Maldonado, 28, a Muslim convert also known as Daniel Aljughaifi and Abu Mohammed, was also fined $1,000.
October 9, 2009 |
An Afghan immigrant accused of plotting a terrorist attack in New York City contacted accomplices there while making a cross-country drive from Denver, raising concerns among investigators that he was sending instructions to purchase more bomb-making chemicals, officials familiar with the case said. Terrorism investigators are trying to determine whether suspect Najibullah Zazi sent instructions to associates as he drove to New York last month, law enforcement officials told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
October 6, 2002 |
The alleged terrorists headed for Afghanistan at a time when the Taliban were on the run. They left the United States at a time when, authorities say, Al Qaeda's leadership was eager to have recruits on the ground here. Money for their alleged scheme came from associates using real names and easily traceable wire transfers--with amounts typically just a few hundred dollars. They took target practice openly at a rural gravel pit, attracting the attention of a deputy sheriff.
September 8, 1995 |
Lawyers for Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman charged Thursday that Egypt manipulated the United States and that the prosecution's chief informant duped the FBI in an effort to put Abdel-Rahman in prison so he could not foment revolution overseas. "There is no jihad in America," Lynne F. Stewart, the chief lawyer for the controversial cleric, told jurors in closing arguments at the trial of the sheik and nine followers on charges of plotting a war of urban terrorism against the United States.
January 15, 2003 |
In her strongest challenge yet to the government's case, the attorney for Jose Padilla, the "dirty bomb" plot suspect, said Tuesday that the American-born captive is not a terrorist and "has no information to provide" military interrogators. Donna R.