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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, February 7, 2013

An Antiterrorism Sting

The article is in the New York Times:

Bangladeshi Admits Trying to Bomb Federal Reserve Bank

A Bangladeshi man who tried to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York remotely only to find that the bomb was fake and his plot had been under the constant surveillance of federal agents pleaded guilty on Thursday to terrorism charges.

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In response to criticism of the law enforcement approach — and the claim that men like Mr. Nafis could not pull off an attack without the government’s help — Loretta E. Lynch, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York, emphasized that Mr. Nafis had entered the United States with plans to carry out the attack and that the sting was the best way to stop him.

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