Saturday, February 28, 2009
Government Plans to Charge al-Qaida Agent
Federal prosecutors plan to move an alleged al-Qaida sleeper agent out of a Navy brig in South Carolina and send him to federal court in Illinois to face trial. Two people familiar with the case of Qatar native Ali Al-Marri said Thursday the government plans to transfer him to the civilian court system. The transfer could avert a Supreme Court hearing in April and a subsequent ruling that would govern other cases against accused terrorists.