Ooops!! Feds Screws Up; Didn’t Have Court Stenographer in Brooklyn Courtroom During Verdict of Convicted al Qaeda Terrorist
A source tells The New York Daily News:
“I have never heard anything like this happening before — ever.”
John Marzulli of the Daily News writes that the court may have to be a do-over of the verdict in the federal Brooklyn trial of convicted Al Qaeda terrorist Abid Naseer.
Apparently the problem was there was no stenographer in the courtroom when the guilty verdict was read Wednesday for Naseer on three counts of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization and to build a bomb to attack a shopping center in Manchester, England.
About 100 people were in the courtroom at the time including federal agents, lawyers and reporters.
As a result of the oversight, a second verdict might be necessary, The Daily News reports.
Possibilities include getting affidavits from courtroom witnesses or reassembling the jury and having the verdict read again.