Wednesday 14 January 2009, by News Agencies
A federal jury convicted five men of conspiring to kill American soldiers at Fort Dix, but acquitted them of attempted murder. The jury returned its verdict against the defendants – three bothers and two others, all Muslim immigrants who lived in South Jersey or Philadelphia. New Jersey federal prosecutors said the men planned to attack Fort Dix and military personnel there, and had taken steps to train and arm themselves for an attack. Defense lawyers argued that the men were never serious about attacking the compound, and that government informants repeatedly coaxed them into making incendiary comments. The investigations concerning the five began in January 2006.
December 22-23, 2008
New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/23/nyregion/23fortdix.html?em