CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has delayed sentencing a man who is accused of plotting to bomb a Chicago bar after lawyers said the government withheld evidence that would have helped his defense.1 Person Dead, Another Injured In 4 Car Crash In Waukegan
Adel Daoud’s lawyers say transcripts of phone calls show the case against the man was a “set-up.” The calls, which involve an informant, were turned over to the defense ahead of Daoud’s sentencing in April.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Slightly Warmer Temperatures Before Cold Returns
Federal Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman on Thursday postponed the sentencing to allow Daoud’s lawyers more time to seek additional information. Prosecutors have a different view of the calls.
Daoud was arrested in 2012. He was accused of pressing the button on a remote that he was told would ignite a 1,000-pound bomb in a car. Daoud maintains his innocence. But in an unusual step in November , he acknowledged that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him.MORE NEWS: Woman, 2 Children In Hospital After Building Fire In Homan Square
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