Oregon Sting Suspect's Lawyers Seek Muzzle on Eric Holder
The lawyers for Mohamed Mohamud, the 19 year-old accused of planning to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Oregon following a long FBI sting investigation, have filed a motion asking the court to order Attorney General Eric Holder to cease making prejudicial public comments about the case.
In defending the sting against allegations of entrapment, Holder has said:
"Those who characterize the FBI's activities in this case as 'entrapment' simply do not have their facts straight -- or do not have a full understanding of the law," Holder said to the group Muslim Advocates at its annual dinner.
Mohamud's lawyers point out Holder's comments violate the Code of Federal Regulations, the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and their client's 5th and 6th Amendment rights. From the motion, available on PACER: [More...]
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