Lawyer: Indictment near in NYC terror case

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Posted: Feb 27, 2012 8:19 AM
Lawyer: Indictment near in NYC terror case

A lawyer for a New York City man charged with building a homemade bomb to try to attack soldiers, police and other government targets, says she expects him to be indicted by a grand jury this week.

Jose Pimentel is being held without bail on charges of weapons possession and conspiracy as terror crimes.

Defense lawyer Susan Walsh tells The New York Times ( http://nyti.ms/ykJiNV) no plea agreement had been reached in the state-level terror case.

She says she doesn't know what the charges would be, but believes "there is a great deal of overreaching to make it a terrorism case."

The DA's office declined to comment.

Authorities say Pimentel was making a pipe bomb that he planned to detonate in New York City when he was arrested in late November.

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Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com