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FBI Passed on Bomb-Plot Case Over Entrapment Fears

Sources question whether Jose Pimentel could have built a bomb without help

(Newser) - The NYPD tried more than once to bring the FBI on board its investigation of alleged would-be terrorist Jose Pimentel , but the bureau passed each time because it didn’t think Pimentel was a threat without help he received from the NYPD, according to new reports. In the FBI’s... More »

Ore. Bomb Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Lawyer accuses FBI of entrapment

(Newser) - The 19-year-old Somali-American accused of trying to explode a car bomb at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony has pleaded not guilty to at tempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Mohamed Osman Mohamud's lawyer accused the FBI of entrapping his client, who was arrested after an elaborate sting operation, Reuters... More »

Did the FBI Really Stop a Terrorist?

Or did it basically entrap Mohamed Osman Mohamud?

(Newser) - The media, as well as Democrats and Republicans alike, are touting the FBI’s recent arrest of a 19-year-old would-be car bomber . But is Mohamed Osman Mohamud really “some menacing sleeper terrorist” who came this close to blowing up a crowded Christmas event in Oregon—or was he prodded... More »

A Sex Predator Speaks

Pa. man, convicted of soliciting child sex, says he was set up

(Newser) - From Pennsylvania detective Michele Deery’s perspective the story goes like this: Fishing for sexual predators, she logged online posing as a mother who wanted to find someone to have sex with her two young daughters. She soon found a nearby man who, without too much prompting, offered to have... More »

Accused Bronx Bombers' Gals Cry 'Entrapment'

They say informant plied 'sensitive' men with drugs, rent money

(Newser) - The girlfriends of two accused synagogue bomb plotters say their beaus were duped by an overeager informant, the New York Daily News reports. "David is the most sensitive man I've ever met," said Cassandra McCoy of her Bronx boyfriend, David Williams. "He has three leatherbound books of... More »

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