RealNews

Terrorism Trial Triumph Turns Into an Embarrassment

Last year, as the first major federal trial of a case in the war on terrorism was about to begin in Detroit, U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen warned prosecutors not to withhold evidence that might help the defense. “Let’s not play hide the ball on this,” he said. Now, the groundbreaking conviction that followed is in danger of being overturned, because withholding potentially exculpatory evidence is just what Assistant U.S. Atty. Richard G. Convertino and his staff may have done. And the public battle that has erupted between Convertino and the Justice Department over his handling of the case — coupled with similar claims by defense lawyers in two other major cases — could undermine a key element in the Bush administration’s war on terrorism: its effort to win high-profile prosecutions in order to discourage others from joining terrorist ranks. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.