Skip to comments.Verdict Seen Monday In U.S. Army Base Plot
Posted on 12/21/2008 7:20:00 PM PST by HollyButler
A federal jury deliberating whether five Muslim men are guilty of planning to kill soldiers at a U.S. army base expects to deliver its verdict on Monday, the judge said on Sunday.
U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler said the jury had ended a fifth day of deliberations and would return on Monday when they expect to conclude.
"They said they expect to be finished tomorrow," Kugler told reporters and attorneys after the eight-week trial. The foreign-born men are accused of conspiracy, attempted murder and firearms charges in the alleged plot to attack New Jersey's Fort Dix army base in 2006 and 2007 with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades.
They were arrested in May 2007 after a 14-month investigation in which two FBI informants infiltrated the group and obtained hundreds of hours of audio and video recordings that prosecutors said showed the men planning to carry out an attack.
The defendants, all in their 20s, are Yugoslav-born ethnic Albanian brothers Eljvir, Dritan and Shain Duka, illegal immigrants who ran a roofing business in New Jersey; Mohamad Shnewer, a Jordanian-born taxi driver from Philadelphia; and Serdar Tatar, a Turkish-born convenience store clerk.
A sixth man who pleaded guilty to supplying firearms to the group was sentenced in March to 20 months in prison.
Works for me! LIFE!
FIVE days of deliberation so far and no decision?
What in Hades is wrong with people’s minds these days?
Our parents and grandparents fought and won WWII, built and delivered an Atomic weapon to a target 8,000 miles away in less time than it takes to process the appeals for a convicted murderer these days.
The informant said one thing; yet, the wire recordings didn’t match.
The informant wore the wire. I guess the defense is trying for entrapment based on what the informant told the thugs.
Send treats to the troops...
Great because you did it!
Were these the Pizza Guys? Using a Pizza Delivery as access?
Anyway screw-em to the bottom of the hull of the Titanic and laugh when they beg for air
Since I live in the socialist republic of NJ
My prediction is They walk...and get an apology for having there feelings hurt, then they sue and become millionaires
in less than 5 years..
Mad bombers, alien thugs, the takeover of the government by foreigners, a foreign invasion, all punctuated by a collapsing economy.