Warrantless Wiretap In the Mohamed Mohamud Case Is Legal, a Federal Judge Says

Mohamud Must Now Face Sentencing In His Terrorism Case

Mohamed Mohamud

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A federal judge today upheld the government's use of warrantless wiretapping against a Portland teen convicted of trying to set off a bomb at the Pioneer Courthouse Square Christmas Tree lighting in 2010, the Associated Press reported.Mohamed Mohamud's defense team filed a motion for a new trial in January after it learned the government failed to disclose the use of warrantless wiretapping until after ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Terrorist To Test Case?

Mohamud’s case could be the first to challenge warrantless wiretapping revealed by Edward Snowden’s leaks.


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Mohamed Mohamud has been cast in many roles: as a simmering potential terrorist, as a teenager manipulated by FBI agents, and most of all as Portland’s “Christmas tree bomber.” But now he�   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 RAMONA DENIES

Mohamed Mohamud Found Guilty

Mohamed Mohamud

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 A Portland jury took less than a day to find Mohamed Osman Mohamud guilty of trying to bomb the 2010 tree-lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square.Our news partner KATU has full coverage of the verdict, reached at 2:45 this afternoon. Earlier this month, WW published an excerpt from Trevor Aaronson's book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism. In it, ...   More
 
Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Mohamed and “The Terror Factory”

This week’s trial will determine if the FBI entrapped the Christmas Tree Bomber.


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This week, the man federal officials say tried to bomb the Pioneer Courthouse Square Christmas tree lighting ceremony more than two years ago   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

30 Missing Minutes

Numbers are key to the fate of the accused Christmas Tree Bomber.


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Inmates in custody of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office as of Nov. 28: 1,167 Inmates arrested by the FBI: 3 Number of inmates charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction: 1 Wee   More
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 COREY PEIN

The Defender

A Guantanamo lawyer says conservatives have given the state powers they always feared.


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No Portlander is more involved with the aftermath of 9/11 on a national—or global—scale, than Steven Wax. As the federal public defender for Oregon since 1983, leading the office that provides    More
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

"You Look Like Obama": FBI Seeks Facebook Records for Person of Interest in Mosque Arson

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The FBI wants Facebook to hand over its records on Cody S. Crawford, the Corvallis man previously identified as a person of interest in an arson attack on an Islamic center and mosque.A search warrant affidavit (PDF) filed last month in U.S. District Court in Portland describes several bizarre outbursts by Crawford in arrests made since the firebombing last fall. In one encounter, Crawford allegedly ...   More
 
Friday, April 8, 2011 by

FBI Investigating Attack on Corvallis Mosque in Wake of Alleged Portland Bomb Plot


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It hasn't taken long for the apparent backlash to begin after the arrest of a 19-year-old Somali-born Corvallis man alleged to have plotted a bomb attack Friday in Pioneer Courthouse Square at the annual holiday tree lighting. The FBI announced this morning an attack shortly after midnight today at a Corvallis mosque attended by the suspect, Mohamed Osman Mohamud. Here's the FBI's news release, ...   More
 
Sunday, November 28, 2010 HANK STERN

Lawyers Hint at Defense as Bomb Plot Suspect Makes First Court Appearance


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Providing what may be a glimpse at the defense ahead for Mohamed Osman Mohamud, one of the defense attorneys for the 19-year-old bomb suspect said today in court that the government “was basically grooming" his client. The remarks by defense attorney Stephen Sady came at the initial court appearance for Mohamud, who was arrested Friday outside Pioneer Courthouse Square by the FBI on charges ...   More
 
Monday, November 29, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Mohamed Osman Mohamud: Jihadi, Poet


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Deep in the FBI's 36-page criminal affidavit against Mohamed Osman Mohamud, there's a very strange passage that reveals another side of the 19-year-old Oregon State student who allegedly tried to bomb the Pioneer Courthouse Square holiday-tree lighting. He writes jihad poetry. On Nov. 4, the same day undercover FBI agents say they tested a bomb with Mohamud deep in the Lincoln County woods, ...   More
 
Thursday, December 2, 2010 AARON MESH

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