Legal News

Jury Convicts Osama Bin Laden’s Son-in-law of Conspiring to Kill Americans
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

A jury convicted Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, Sulaiman abu Ghaith, 48, of conspiring to kill Americans. He faces life in prison when sentenced September 8.

This will be the only time the public will be able to watch a terrorism trial related to the 2001 terror attacks on The World Trade Center in civilian court. Abu Ghaith detoured the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after his arrest last year and was brought straight to New York. His trial started March 5th, not far from where the Twin Towers once stood.

  
What
Where


Prosecutors said the case was an important one, as Abu Ghaith’s role was spokesman for Al Qaeda. Jonathan Cronan, assistant U.S. attorney said “This man was not Osama bin Laden’s puppet,” as he pointed his finger at Abu Ghaith, “He was not a robot.” Cronan pressed that Abu Ghaith was a high-ranking Al Qaeda leader, who was summoned to Bin Laden’s cave in the mountains outside Kabul, Afghanistan, on the evening of September 11,2001. There, Abu Ghaith was asked to deliver a rousing speech heralding the killings and urging young Muslims to stage more attacks, Cronan said.

“Al Qaeda’s purpose was to murder American, and the defendant was all in,” Cronan said as Abu Ghaith listened through an interpreter. Stanley Cohen, Abu Ghaith’s defense attorney, ousted the government’s case as based not on evidence but on recordings and videos. “It was intended to sweep you away… in anguish and pain,” said Cohen, comparing the prosecution’s case to a movie. “The movie’s over, the lights are back on, and we’ve walked out of the theater. Let’s look at the evidence,” he said, before dismissing the government’s allegations as “speculation” and its witness as liars or frauds.

Videos were repeatedly shown to the jury during the trial of Abu Ghaith seated next to Bin Laden and two other Al Qaeda leaders, justifying the attacks. Deliberation lasted five hours before convicting Abu Ghaith of conspiring to kill Americans, providing material support to terrorists.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Image credit: www.elindependiente.com





 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-level Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking a mid-level litigation attorney with experience taking/defending dep...

Apply Now

Mid-level Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking a support attorney with some experience/familiarity with a litigatio...

Apply Now

Trust and Estate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

Boutique trust and estate firm is seeking an attorney with 7+ years of experience. Candidate should ...

Apply Now

Business Litigator with 3-4 Years of Experience

USA-CA-El Segundo

Los Angeles office is seeking a class of 2014-2015 business litigator. Insurance coverage experience...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Senior Paralegal

USA-NJ-Red Bank

*MUST HAVE CURRENT PARALEGAL EXPERIENCE (ZONING/ LAND USE PREFERRED) Red Bank, New Jersey law ...

Apply now

Chemistry Prosecutor

USA-MA-Boston

Cesari and McKenna, LLP is seeking a Patent Attorney with a MS or PhD in Chemistry with at least two...

Apply now

Associate - Insurance Coverage D&O Group

USA-NY-Valhalla

Defense firm seeking junior insurance coverage associate with strong analytical and writing skills f...

Apply now

Hotline & Training Managing Attorney (IMMIGRATION)

USA-NY-New York City

The Hotline & Training Services Managing Attorney will guide, develop, and supervise the Hotline sta...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top