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Archive for January 24th, 2010

Underwear Bomber Claimed There was a Second Bomb on Plane

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — The badly burned underwear bomber told authorities as he was led away on Christmas Day that there was a second bomb aboard the Northwest plane that have arrived from Amsterdam, when in fact there was not, the Associated Press reported.

Suspect Abdulmutallab/u.s. marhsals photo

Suspect Abdulmutallab/u.s. marhsals photo

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab made incriminating statements to Customs officials on the way to the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, and then to the FBI during about 50 minutes of questioning at the hospital, AP reported.  The FBI did not give him his Miranda Rights during that time, the AP reported.

It was during that time he admitted having been trained and instructed by al Qaeda in Yemen, the AP reported. The news agency said law enforcement investigators do not have to read the Miranda Rights to a suspect if they are trying to end a pending public threat to the public.

The FBI interview ended when the suspect was given medication.

“He would not be questioned again for more than five hours,” AP reported. ” By that point, officials said, FBI bosses in Washington had decided a new interrogation team was needed. They made that move in case the lack of a Miranda warning or the suspect’s medical condition at the time of the earlier conversations posed legal problems later on for prosecutors.”

The handling of the suspect has become a flash point of debate. Some Congressional members have argued that he should have been treated as an enemy combatant. They say he stopped talking once he was given a public federal defender.

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Meanwhile, NPR reports that British and U.S. intelligence authorities have linked Abdulmutallab to two men accused of being part of  terrorist plots in the United Kingdom.

OTHER STORIES OF INTEREST

Ex-Fed Prosecutor Zane Memeger Expected to Get Philly U.S. Atty. Post; Charles Oberly Expected to Get Delaware

Zane Memeger/law firm photo
Zane Memeger/law firm photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON –After months of speculation and uncertainty, it appears former federal prosecutor Zane D. Memeger, a partner in a big city law firm, is expected to be nominated as U.S. Attorney in Philly, the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting.

The Inquirer reports that Memeger was a assistant U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia for 11 years before joining the  law firm of Morgan Lewis in 2006 in its Philadelphia office.

The paper also reported that Charles M Oberly III, a former state attorney general, is likely to get the nod from President Obama for the U.S. Attorney job in Delaware.

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