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Moussaoui Is Warned About Threatening Notes

A federal judge said she would hold Zacarias Moussaoui, the alleged Sept. 11 plotter, in contempt of court and bar him from representing himself in court if he continued to send her handwritten messages containing “veiled” and “overt” threats against public officials and foreign governments. In an order released Thursday, U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema said that she had received more than 20 writings from Moussaoui since Oct. 27 and that he was violating his right to represent himself by pretending the messages were legal briefs. “The defendant has been warned on numerous occasions that he could lose his right to represent himself in this case if he abused that right,” said Brinkema. “His conduct over the past two weeks is clear evidence of such abuse.” Full Story

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