Friday, September 16, 2005

News and notes

1. Sam Burstyn pleaded guilty today. According to the Miami Herald, he faces five years in federal prison, he must forfeit about $200,000 and is expected to lose his law license. ''This is the right thing to do,'' Burstyn, 52, told Judge Zloch during the plea hearing. "Im really sorry . . . I'm just sorry.''

2. Judge Cooke denied a motion to move two accused terrorists out of the special housing unit of the federal detention center today because prosecutors said they could continue spreading Muslim extremism if allowed into the regular jail population. The Herald article is here.

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