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U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
Providing Material Support to Terrorists (Two Counts), Explosives Used in the Commission of a Felony, Sedition Conspiracy
JURY TRIAL 2006-2007 HUNG JURY, 2007-2008 HUNG JURY
The client Mr. Batiste was a religious leader of an organization, that consisted of seven other men doubling as an Al-Qaeda cell secretly ran by Osama Bin laden attempting to blow up the Sears tower in Chicago, Illinois which houses various private, and governmental agencies, and The FBI building in North Miami, Florida. Mr Batiste recruited and supervised individuals in order to organize and trained for a mission to wage war against the United States Government.. The indictment was based on several months of investigation done by the FBI, ATF, and local law enforcement.
Conducted background investigations and interviewed client regarding current case and prior criminal history; investigated and determined who was attempted to locate and interviewed all involved government informants. Interviewed indicted co-conspirators/government witnesses in Federal Custody. Learned identity of confidential informants unnamed in the warrant application; determined that primary informant had tried the same exact thing with a group of individuals in the state of New York. Located every secs of the Moorish Science religion in Chicago Illinois, Performed Background Investigations and records checks on all witnesses in the states of Illinois, Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida. Located Muslim temple in Louisiana. Located background information on confidential informants that was given as a benefit for becoming a government informant. Reviewed over 13,000 title 3 wiretap tapes and compact disc. Also reviewed several video surveillance tapes and compact disc; located and interviewed witnesses throughout the United States. Located travel and bankruptcy records, loan payment information. Obtained statements, and prepared affidavits for witnesses; located and reviewed records, and discovery from entire period of alleged conspiracy, up until crime charged.