Five Convicted in Sears Tower Case

2009-05-13 02:48:42 (GMT) ( - Law, News)

Five men have been convicted in a plot to destroy Chicago’s Sears Tower.

Wired PR News – Five men have been convicted of plotting to destroy the Sears Tower. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the five Miami men were convicted Tuesday after three trials, and being arrested in 2006 for planning to destroy the Tower in Chicago as well as bomb offices of the FBI.

As noted by the AP, another man was acquitted of the charges Tuesday. A seventh man accused of being part of the plot was acquitted in the first trial. The jury delivered their verdict Tuesday after six days of deliberations.

Matthew Orwig, a former U.S. attorney is quoted in the report as stating of the case, “Any cases that involve someone’s mental intent, their intention when they made certain statements, are always difficult… It was a must-win for the government. They needed some vindication.”

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