• United States



by Jon Surmacz

Moussaoui Set to Plead Guilty to Terrorism

Apr 22, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Unless He Changes His Mind Again… Zacarias Moussaoui, the target of an intense terrorism investigation in the United States, is apparently set to enter a guilty plea in the case against him, even though it carries a death sentence. The Associated Press reports that Moussaoui faces a six count indictment, including conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism, commit aircraft piracy, destroy aircraft, murder government employees and destroy property. Moussaoui has indicated that he would plead guilty before, only to change his mind at the last minute. U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema met with Moussaoui Wednesday to determine his mental fitness and declared he was fit to enter a plea. The AP quotes criminal defense attorney David Schertler, “It seems that he is using the system to make a political statement regardless of what the implications it has for him.”