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ID:

98

Date:

2003-12-21

Headline:

A Flawed Terrorist Yardstick: The Justice Dept. Tally of More Than 280 Suspects Detained for Prosecution After Sept. 11 is Inflated with Dismissed, Unrelated Cases

Reporter's name:

Richard B. Schmitt

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Los Angeles Times

City:

Pittsburgh, PA

Summary:

The U.S. Justice Departmentís claim that it was holding more than 280 suspected terrorists after Sept. 11, 2001, was inflated, according to documents obtained through FOIA by the Los Angeles. Some of the alleged terrorists turned out to be con-artists or thieves, not terrorists.

Keywords:

Sept. 11; Justice Department; John Ashcroft; Senate Judiciary Committee; Al Qaeda


Agencies:

DOJ

States:

PA

Categories:

terrorism


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