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Witness testifies he warned Tarek Mehanna he was under investigation – Metro Desk – Local news updates from The Boston Globe

Witness testifies he warned Tarek Mehanna he was under investigation     11/18/2011 5:49 PM By Milton J. Valencia, Globe Staff Daniel Maldonado told jurors in the federal terrorism trial of Tarek Mehanna today that he had warned Mehanna that he was under investigation and told Mehanna he should watch his words on the Internet. […]

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Lawyers joust over showing of violent videos to jury in Tarek Mehanna terror case – Metro Desk – Local news updates from The Boston Globe

11/07/2011 4:07 PM By Milton J. Valencia and Martin Finucane, Globe Staff Tarek Mehanna’s lawyers today unsuccessfully sought to exclude graphic videos of the World Trade Center twin towers burning and of beheadings by terrorists from Mehanna’s federal trial on charges of supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq. “It adds nothing. It’s just designed to shock […]

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Julia Spitz: Scary lack of interest in terror – Milford, MA – The Milford Daily News

By Julia Spitz/Daily News staff The MetroWest Daily News Posted Nov 05, 2011 @ 11:51 PM There are striking similarities between the cases of a Sudbury man charged with aiding al Qaeda and an Ashland man charged with plotting an attack on the Pentagon – including a surprising lack of interest. The opening of Tarek […]

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Day 9: Critical Analysis of Ali Aboubakr (Informant) on the Witness Stand (Part 1 of 2)

Trial Day 9 (Nov. 4., 2011) — Cross-Examination of Ali Aboubakr (cooperating witness) by Janice Bassil (defense counsel) The examination and cross-examination of Ali Aboubakr, one of the cooperating witnesses (an FBI euphemism for informant), presents the most compelling arguments made by the government, and yet has it gained them ground?  Questions worth posing at […]

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Day 9: Janice Bassil Cross-Examines Ali Aboubakr

The following transcript lays out with in-depth detail Janice Bassil’s 4-hour cross-examination of Ali Aboubakr, the government’s first cooperating witness to be called to the stand. Examination and cross-examination is conventionally managed through electronic records of chat logs between Ali and Tarek. Over the 4-hour hearing, Bassil methodically revisited the chat logs that the prosecution […]

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