Jurors in Miami want to leave early on their fourth day of deliberations in the South Florida trial of a Muslim cleric accused of supporting the Pakistani Taliban.
It wasn’t someone’s outburst or a sick juror that halted testimony in the South Florida terrorism support trial of an elderly Muslim cleric Tuesday, but rather something more difficult to explain: an outage in transmission of live testimony from Pakistan.
Lawyers for a South Florida Muslim cleric accused of supporting terrorism in his home country are having trouble getting witnesses to travel from Pakistan to Miami to testify on his behalf.
An elderly Muslim cleric and his son were in federal court Friday for opening statements in charges they funneled tens of thousands of dollars from South Flroida to the Pakistani Taliban terrorist organization to carry out violent attacks against U.S. interests overseas.
Jury selection is set for Wednesday for the trial of two South Florida Muslim clerics accused of funneling funds to the Taliban in Pakistan.
A lawyer in the case of an elderly Muslim cleric and his two sons who are accused of providing support to the Pakistani Taliban argues a government secrecy request could give prosecutors an unfair advantage.
An elderly Muslim cleric and both of his sons will remain in custody until trial on charges of financially supporting the Pakistani Taliban after they were denied bail.
A federal judge has denied bail for an elderly Muslim imam charged with aiding Pakistani terrorists.