Saturday, March 19, 2005

Ex-terror suspect to be deported

The Associated Press

DETROIT — An immigrant tried for terrorism in a case marred by prosecutorial misconduct will plead guilty to insurance fraud and be deported, his lawyer said.

Ahmed Hannan, 36, of Detroit, is tired of fighting the legal system, defense lawyer James Thomas said Thursday.

“After coming to court for five bond hearings and not being able to obtain a bond — and after having been assaulted by another inmate at Wayne County Jail and losing his front teeth — he decided that continuing the legal battle wasn't worth it anymore and he wants to go home,” Thomas told the Detroit Free Press.

Thomas said Hannan will admit his role next week in the fraud case and is expected to be sentenced to time already spent in custody and be deported to Morocco.

Hannan and three others were accused of being part of a “sleeper” cell and charged with conspiracy to provide material support or resources to terrorists. The charges stemmed from a Detroit raid six days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Hannan was acquitted in 2003 of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists but convicted of document fraud.

However, in September, the U.S. attorney's office admitted prosecutorial misconduct in the case, saying potentially exculpatory evidence was not shared with the defense. At the government's request, a judge ordered a new trial on the document fraud charge.

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