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Fake Terror Plot Records to Be Expunged

A federal judge gave the FBI permission to expunge the arrest records of eight men who spent a week in jail as material witnesses based on a bogus tip about a terrorist plot against Chicago. U.S. District Judge James F. Holderman said Wednesday that further investigation by federal officials had determined that the men “had no information relevant to any terrorist plot.” The FBI said it was already attempting to erase any public record of its arrest of the eight men on Oct. 12, 2001, a month after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The government was acting on a tip that someone “was going to engage in a suicide crash,” according to court papers. None of the eight was ever charged, but their names have appeared on a “no fly” list kept at airports, and one man said he has been repeatedly stopped while trying to board planes. Another was denied federally subsidized housing, and a third encountered problems when applying for permanent U.S. resident status. Full Story

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