February 26, 2009

Dutch/Iraqi Roadside Bomber To Pleade Guity to conspiring to Murder U.S. Citizens

070130_Juris_ArarTN.jpgVia WAPO:

Wesam al-Delaema, 36, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington on charges that include conspiring to murder U.S. citizens and possessing a destructive device during a crime of violence. Delaema, who was born in Iraq, is scheduled to plead guilty before U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman, according to a brief docket entry made in the case yesterday.

Channing Phillips, a spokesman for the federal prosecutors handling the case, declined to comment. Delaema's attorney, federal public defender Robert L. Tucker, could not be reached. Delaema can back out of any deal before it is approved by Friedman.

He was arrested by Dutch authorities in May 2005 and extradited to the United States in early 2007.

Image credit: Slate.

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