CHICAGO (CBS) — A federal judge has agreed to push back the trial of a Chicago businessman charged in connection with the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India.
Defense attorneys for Tahawwur Rana had asked for a delay in his Feb. 14 trial to have more time to prepare.READ MORE: Local Businesses Hope For Similar Outcome Of Shoppers For Small Business Saturday
On Friday, U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber agreed to move the trial date to May 16.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Breezy With A Little More Sunshine
Much of the case relies on classified material, making pretrial preparations more difficult. During the trial, some sensitive material might be presented behind closed doors.MORE NEWS: Chicago Police Alert Residents Of Recent Robberies In McKinley Park
Rana has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of providing cover for a man who’s admitted to scouting sites for the attack in Mumbai, which left more than 160 people dead.