Attorney for Newburgh 4 claims entrapment
An attorney representing the four Newburgh men who were found guilty of plotting to blow up synagogues and shoot down military planes is claiming entrapment, and says that he wants his clients' convictions overturned.
Federal prosecutors have admitted that one of their star witnesses may have lied at some point during the trial.
Investigators say the four had plotted to blow up synagogues in the Bronx, and to shoot down military planes at Stewart Air Base in Orange County. Prosecutors argued against their attorney's request yesterday, saying that one of the defendants was the main instigator in the foiled plot, and that the other three were ready and willing.
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