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Terror convictions threatened by missteps

Postby justus608 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:46 pm

DETROIT www.timberlandsapatilhas.net, March 28 (UPI) -- Convictions in the first U.S. terror trial held after the Sept. 11 lojas timberland, 2001, attacks are being challenged by claims of questionable practices by prosecutors.
The Detroit News reviewed thousands of pages of court documents as part of an investigation that it said Sunday found the case was "colored by an overly aggressive prosecution in an atmosphere of public demand for a terror crackdown."
The case and its two conspiracy convictions last June in Detroit is being reviewed by federal officials and could be overturned by U.S. District Court Judge Gerald E. Rosen.
Among the News findings are:
--The government withheld more than 100 documents from the defense Botas timberland, including CIA intelligence reports.
--The government's key witness is a serial con man wanted for crimes in Europe and had lied to U.S. authorities before.
--Before the trial began, the government deported at least two witnesses who challenged the prosecution's case.
--Statements by U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and government leaks violated a court gag order, raising concerns about whether the defendants received a fair trial.

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