U.S. v. Salim

Full title: UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff, v. Mamdouh Mahmud SALIM, Defendant

Court: United States District Court, S.D. New York

No. 01 Cr 02 (DAB)

Date published: Mar 29, 2001

Fact:

In January 1999, Defendant Salim and others were indicted on numerous charges  as to a global terrorist conspiracy to murder United States citizens, including those related to the August 7, 1998 bombings of United States embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The case, United States v. Bin Ladin, et al., 98 Cr. 1023(LBS) (hereinafter “the Embassy Bombings case”), was assigned to Judge Leonard B. Sand. That trial is expected to continue for several months. (Govt. Lttr. to J. Batts dated March 8, 2001 at 1.)

During the proceedings in the Embassy Bombings Trial, Defendant Salim was housed with the other defendants in the maximum security wing of the Metropolitan Correctional Center (“MCC”). (Govt. Mem. Law at 3.) On November 1, 2000, Correctional Officer Luis Pepe, while at the MCC and allegedly in or near the cell of Defendant Salim, was stabbed. (Gov. Mem. Law at 3.) The indictment in the Embassy bombings case was superseded to include the charges related to the MCC attack, but Judge Sand severed these charges and subsequently returned as the instant Indictment before this Court on January 3, 2001.

Issue:

CONCLUSION:

For the foregoing reasons, Defendant’s motion for a change of venue and request to delay the trial is denied.

Parties are to attend a status pre-trial conference to be held on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 2:30 PM.

SO ORDERED.

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