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Courtroom sketch of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, testifying at his own terrorism trial in Manhattan federal court, March 19, 2014. (credit: Court art/ Jane Rosenberg)

Day 1 Of Deliberations End Without Verdict In Trial Of Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law

The jury began deliberations Tuesday morning after federal Judge Lewis Kaplan read the law that will guide them toward a verdict in the case of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith.

03/25/2014

Security guards stand outside Federal Court as the trial for Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith begins in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Juror Laid-Off After Being Assigned To Trial Of Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law

She told the court that her employer said that it would be to her benefit to lose her job so that she could collect unemployment while serving jury duty.

03/08/2014

Stanley Kozien being interviewed after the dedication of the Pearl Harbor monument (Courtesy: New York Mills  Historical Society)

Surviving Pearl Harbor Vets Recall ‘All Hell Breaking Loose’ On Dec. 7, 1941

Saturday marks the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl harbor. Two survivors — one from New York, another from New Jersey — recall the events of Dec. 7, 1941.

12/06/2013

This frame grab from the Saudi-owned television network MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Center) shows Sulaiman Abu Ghaith , the alleged spokesman of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network in an undated videotape broadcast by the Dubai-based MBC 17 April 2002. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Sequester Budget Cuts Could Delay Alleged Al Qaeda Spokesman’s Terror Trial

Sulaiman 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.

04/08/2013

Handcuff (credit: clipart.com)

U.S. Atty: Brooklyn Chinese Street Gang Members Arrested En Route To Home Invasion

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara described the 35 defendants in this case as part of a highly organized, all-purpose gang that transported narcotics and illegal aliens and participated in home invasions.

09/21/2012

A Jail Cell - File / Photo: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images

Federal Judge In NY Strikes Blow Against Mexican Drug Cartels

Federal judge Lewis Kaplan sentenced Vikram Datta to 19 years, 7 months in prison. The judge said his message is intended for businessmen along the Mexican border.

01/20/2012

Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

Life Sentence For Gitmo Detainee In Embassy Plot

U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan sentenced Ahmed Ghailani to life, calling the attacks “horrific.” He also ordered Ghailani to pay $33 million in restitution.

01/25/2011

Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

Life Sentence Likely For Gitmo Detainee In NYC

The same outcome was expected for Ahmed Ghailani as if he were convicted on all counts — life imprisonment at his sentencing Tuesday.

01/24/2011

Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Uninterested In Tossing Gitmo Detainee’s Conviction

Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan repeatedly told a lawyer for Ahmed Ghailani that he didn’t understand his arguments at a hearing Thursday.

01/20/2011

An undated photo of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani - AP Photo

Gitmo Detainee Acquitted Of All But 1 Charge In NY

The first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial has been acquitted in New York City of all but one charge accusing him of a deadly 1998 plot to bomb two U.S. embassies in Africa.

11/17/2010

Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

Jury Needs More Deliberations In Gitmo Detainee’s Trial

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan allege that Ahmed Ghailani was part of an al-Qaida cell that bombed two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998.

11/11/2010

Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

Jury Deliberates At Gitmo Detainee’s NY Trial

A New York City jury has begun deliberations in the first civilian trial for a Guantanamo detainee.

11/10/2010

Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

Defense: Gitmo Detainee A ‘Dupe’ In Bomb Plot

A lawyer for the first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial says his client didn’t know about a plot to bomb two U.S. embassies in Africa.

11/09/2010

Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

Closings Start In Gitmo Detainee NY Trial

The first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial is a “mass murderer” who played a key role in the terrorist bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998, a prosecutor said Monday in closing arguments.

11/08/2010

An undated photo of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani - AP Photo

Judge Explains Witness Ban In Gitmo Detainee’s Trial

Judge Lewis Kaplan said he banned a man after prosecutors failed to show Ghailani’s CIA interrogation played no role in getting the witness to cooperate.

10/14/2010

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