Arraignment for Ill. man accused in Mumbai attacks

AP News
Posted: Dec 09, 2009 3:00 AM

A Chicago man accused of conspiring in the bloody November 2008 terrorist attacks that left 166 people dead in the Indian city of Mumbai is headed for federal court to answer the charges.

David Coleman Headley is set to be arraigned Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber. Officials in Washington say Headley is cooperating with federal prosecutors.

The charge of conspiracy to bomb public places in India that resulted in death carries a possible death penalty on conviction.

The 49-year-old Headley also is charged with scheming to attack a Danish newspaper that in 2005 published 12 cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. The cartoons set off protests in parts of the Muslim world.