Jan. 9 Court Date Set For NYC Bomb Plot Suspect

By Salon Staff
December 6, 2011 1:45AM (UTC)
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NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man accused of crafting a homemade bomb in a plot to attack government buildings is set to learn next month whether he's been indicted in the state terrorism case.

Jose Pimentel wasn't in court Monday for a procedural hearing. His lawyers agreed he didn't have to be brought from jail.

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Pimentel originally was set to learn Monday whether he'd been indicted. But prosecutors and defense lawyer Lori Cohen agreed to extend a deadline for a grand jury to weigh the case. Pimentel is due back in court Jan. 9.

Pimentel is held without bail on charges including conspiracy and weapons possession as terror crimes. A previous lawyer said Pimentel wasn't a real threat.

New York police say they kept federal authorities in the loop before having to take swift action using state charges.


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