CHICAGO (AP) — An undercover FBI agent who played the central role in ensnaring a suburban Chicago man in a terrorism sting has started testifying at the 25-year-old’s sentencing .
The judge closed the courtroom Tuesday to protect the agent’s identity over objections from the defense and press at Adel Daoud’s hearing. Live audio was available in another room.READ MORE: Chicago Has 'Formally Passed The Omicron Peak' As New COVID-19 Infections Decline, Hospitalizations Level Off, Top Doc Says; Cautious Optimism With Similar Trend Reported Statewide
Prosecutors referred to the agent as “Mudafor,” the false name he used when he met with Daoud posing as an Islamic militant .
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Prosecutors played wiretap recordings of the agent’s first meeting with Daoud in 2012. The then-18-year-old Daoud is heard constantly giggling as he boasts about his willingness to kill.MORE NEWS: 15-Year-Old Killed, Five Other Juveniles Wounded In Trio Of Shootings In Chicago On Tuesday
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