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.
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.
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.
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.
The same outcome was expected for Ahmed Ghailani as if he were convicted on all counts — life imprisonment at his sentencing Tuesday.
Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan repeatedly told a lawyer for Ahmed Ghailani that he didn’t understand his arguments at a hearing Thursday.
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.
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.
A New York City jury has begun deliberations in the first civilian trial for a Guantanamo detainee.
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.
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.
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.
Judge Kaplan said he will delay the trial a few days if he excludes the witness and prosecutors appeal.
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is charged with conspiracy in the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998 and will be tried in New York City.