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jgruber

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Why do we have so much trouble prosecuting terrorists?
« on: August 18, 2004, 12:15:58 AM »
Another legal problem pursuing the enemy...

Key Evidence Cast in Doubt on a Claim of Terrorism
By MARC SANTORA

Published: August 18, 2004

Federal prosecutors acknowledged possible flaws yesterday in a major piece of evidence used in their case against two leaders of an Albany mosque on charges that they supported terrorism.

The two men, Yassin M. Aref, 34, and Mohammed M. Hossain, 49, were arrested after a yearlong sting operation in which they were led to believe that a government informer was really a terrorist who wanted them to launder money from the sale of a shoulder-fired missile that would be used in an attack on a Pakistani diplomat in New York City.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/18/nyregion/18missile.html