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    DOUBTS CAST SHADOW OVER TERROR CONVICTIONS Sarah Karush, Associated Press, 1/30/04 http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/breaking_news/7827989.htm DETROIT
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      DOUBTS CAST SHADOW OVER TERROR CONVICTIONS
      Sarah Karush, Associated Press, 1/30/04
      http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/breaking_news/7827989.htm

      DETROIT - Just six days after the World Trade Center crumbled, FBI
      agents raided an apartment and uncovered what they said was evidence
      of more plots, helping launch a case that would be hailed as a major
      victory in the war on terror.

      Now, seven months after two Arab immigrants were convicted of being
      part of a terrorism conspiracy, investigations into the lead
      prosecutor in the case and the FBI's Detroit offices have intensified
      doubts that those convictions will hold up.

      As U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen considers whether to grant the
      defendants a new trial, new allegations of misconduct by Assistant
      U.S. Attorney Richard Convertino are being investigated by the
      Justice Department.

      The public disagreement between Convertino and his superiors is
      highly unusual and could indicate the government is trying to
      distance itself from the prosecutors, some observers said...

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