Thursday, April 17, 2008

2nd Mistrial in 'Liberty City 7' Case

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MIAMI, April 16 -- A federal judge in Miami declared a second mistrial Wednesday in the case of six men accused of plotting to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower, and attack other targets, when a second jury failed to reach a verdict on the charges.

The decision is a setback for the Bush administration, which had touted the case as an example of the government's ability to prevent terrorist attacks but has failed to win convictions in two attempts.

U.S. District Judge Joan A. Lenard scheduled a hearing for next Wednesday at which the government is to announce whether it will seek to retry the men.


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