Terrorism suspect demands his surveillance records
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The defense team of an Oregon terrorism suspect has asked for the FBI surveillance records of their client as part of his due-process rights.
The federal public defenders representing 20-year-old Mohamed O. Mohamud have argued in a brief filed late Wednesday afternoon that they need to see the classified surveillance material gathered by the FBI so they can decide whether the surveillance was legitimately obtained and properly used.
Mohamud has been accused of attempting to detonate a weapon of mass destruction at a Portland Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in November.
The plot was a ruse, the men he thought were his co-conspirators were in fact FBI agents and there never was a bomb.