NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A New York judge says he finds it “stunning” that federal budget woes could delay the start of a terrorism trial for Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law.
Judge Lewis Kaplan commented Monday as he set deadlines for defense lawyers to submit pre-trial arguments on behalf of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith.
Kaplan said he’s like to set a date for the trial but said it may not be possible.
Abu Ghaith was brought to the United States last month. He’s charged with conspiring to kill Americans in his alleged role as al Qaeda’s top propagandist after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He has pleaded not guilty.