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Documentary on the Detroit Sleeper Cell that Wasn’t

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By Allan Lengel
Deadline Detroit

DETROIT — It’s been about a decade since the “Detroit Sleeper Cell”  case imploded and ended up being a big embarrassment to the Justice Department and the FBI.

You might recall, shortly after Sept. 11, 2001,  four men were charged in Detroit with operating a sleeper cell that was plotting to pull off terrorist acts.  In 2003, two of the four men were convicted of terrorism charges.

But the defense learned that the government withheld information that might have helped their clients, and eventually in 2004 U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen vacated the terrorism convictions. Essentially, the judge concluded the case was nonsense.

The Retro Report, a documentary organization, has partnered with the New York Times, to produce an 11 minute, 45 second  documentary, “The Detroit Sleeper Cell.” The documentary was released Monday. 

The documentary takes a look back at the case and talks to some  key players, including former prosecutor Keith Corbett who assisted the lede prosecutor RIchard Convertino on the case.

“I think we overreacted in the post 9/11 world,” Corbett says in the documentary. “I think we were looking for the boogeyman under every bed. I think in hindsight a couple deep breaths would have server everybody better.”

Read Deadline Detroit’s Three Part Series: “Terrorism and the American Dream”

 

 


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Comment from msfreeh
Time November 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm

If the FBI agents keeps you scared they bring home a weekly paycheck,eh?
Booh! Did I scare you? So this is how you allow your tax dime to be spent.

In three steps. As always see link for each step.

Step 1.
http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/7268/video_short_documentary_looks_back_at_the_sleeper_cell_that_wasn_t#.UouXYOInXYQ
Documentary on the Detroit Sleeper Cell that Wasn’t

DETROIT — It’s been about a decade since the “Detroit Sleeper Cell” case imploded and ended up being a big embarrassment to the Justice Department and the FBI.

You might recall, shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, four men were charged in Detroit with operating a sleeper cell that was plotting to pull off terrorist acts. In 2003, two of the four men were convicted of terrorism charges.

But the defense learned that the government withheld information that might have helped their clients, and eventually in 2004 U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen vacated the terrorism convictions. Essentially, the judge concluded the case was nonsense.
– See more at: http://ticklethewire.com/#sthash.6f66yHe3.dpuf

Step 2
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/terror-factory-fbi-trevor-aaronson-book

Inside the Terror Factory
Award-winning journalist Trevor Aaronson digs deep into the FBI’s massive efforts to create fake terrorist plots.

—By Trevor Aaronson
| Fri Jan. 11, 2013

Editor’s note: This story is adapted from The Terror Factory, Trevor Aaronson’s new book documenting how the Federal Bureau of Investigation has built a vast network of informants to infiltrate Muslim communities and, in some cases, cultivate phony terrorist plots. The book grew from Aaronson’s award-winning Mother Jones cover story “The Informants” and his research in the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California-

Step 3
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/660197443/Nichols-says-bombing-was-FBI-op.html?pg=all

Nichols says bombing was FBI op

Detailed confession filed in S.L. about Oklahoma City plot

Feb. 22 2007

The only surviving convicted criminal in the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is saying his co-conspirator, Timothy McVeigh, told him he was taking orders from a top FBI official in orchestrating the bombing.

A declaration from Terry Lynn Nichols, filed in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, has proven to be one of the most detailed confessions by Nichols to date about his involvement in the bombing as well as the involvement of others.

The declaration was filed as part of Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue’s pending wrongful death suit against the government for the death of his brother in a federal corrections facility in Oklahoma City. Trentadue claims his brother was killed during an interrogation by FBI agents when agents mistook his brother for a suspect in the Oklahoma City bombing investigation.

The most shocking allegation in the 19-page signed declaration is Nichols’ assertion that the whole bombing plot was an FBI operation and that McVeigh let slip during a bout of anger that he was taking instruction from former FBI official Larry Potts.

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