SDNY and EDVA to “co-manage” the prosecution of the 9/11 defendants, with the case to be tried in SDNY

KSM, Bin Attash, Bin al Shibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, and al Hawsawi to be prosecuted in SDNY

DOD and DOJ today jointly announced that these five individuals will be tried in the Southern District of New York, with prosecutors from both SDNY and the Eastern District of Virginia will “co-manage” the case (an interesting resolution of the reported inter-office tug-of-war to get this case).  The press release is here.  It appears the men will be held pending trial at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Foley Square (adjacent to the courthouse and SDNY offices), just as Ramzi Yousef and other terrorism-related defendants have been held in the past.   It will be interesting to see which SDNY judge draws the case.

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