Strike my comments on conspiracy law – turns out that in New York state law, you need not have multiple participants to have a conspiracy, as you would in federal law. My bad, sorry for the confusion.
From: Robert Chesney [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 4:16 PM
Subject: [nationalsecuritylaw] New York v. Jose Pimentel (Criminal Court of the City of New York)
* New York v. Jose Pimentel (Criminal Court of the City of New York)
The criminal complaint laying out the charges is here, along with an affidavit summarizing the basis for the arrest. I’ve posted a brief summary of the charges and a few comments here. The most interesting thing about the charges themselves is the fact that there are two conspiracy counts, though the case has been talked about in lone wolf terms. There also is a very interesting count in the nature of self-provision of material support.