Following the Case of Najibullah Zazi
Najibullah Zazi, the Afghan-born airport shuttle driver from Aurora, was transferred Friday from Colorado to New York after a federal grand jury indicted him in connection with plotting a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Apparently, his target was New York, according to a federal prosecutor. "The evidence suggests a chilling, disturbing sequence of events showing the defendant was intent on making a bomb and being in New York on 9/11, for purposes of perhaps using such items," Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Neff told the court (via The Los Angeles Times). Zazi, however, was arrested after September 11 this year. As Time writes, three of the case's central questions remain unanswered, including the plot's specific targets. Meanwhile, Zazi maintains his innocence, a claim reiterated by his attorney, Arthur Folsom, who expects the case to take up much of his time and says his client has no money to pay him. That will make things tough, Folsom tells The Wall Street Journal: "I'd like to be able to keep making my car payments." As for allowing Zazi to speak to the FBI for 28 hours, a move criticized by other lawyers as foolhardy, Folsom says his client has nothing to hide: "If you're asking if I regret having done that," he says, "the answer is no."
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