Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Bail denied to Miami seven

Magistrate Judge Bandstra denied bond to the suspects charged with plotting to bomb the Sears Tower. Here's the report from Vanessa Blum:

MIAMI - U.S. Magistrate Judge Ted Bandstra on Wednesday denied bond for six of the seven South Florida men arrested last month on charges they planned to bomb the Sears Tower in Chicago and the FBI building in Miami.

Bandstra called the allegations "serious" and said no conditions of release could ensure the safety of the community.

``The charges against each of the defendants are serious charges and constitute counts of violence,'' Bandstra stated, adding that it was ``not relevant that the plans appear to be beyond the abilities of the defendants.''

A lawyer for the plot's alleged ringleader Narseal Batiste called the government's case a "set-up."

"This case is essentially something the government set up to knock it down," said attorney John Wylie.


Anonymous said...

So the great FPD John Wylie could not get his client out of jail! If the FPD could only lure David back as a GS 13/4.

Anonymous said...

Ahh..The threat of Shampoo salesmen- watching too many reruns of "Shrek". Hmmm I wonder if they saw the FBI warning at the beggining of the video???