Judge accepts plea in 1998 embassy bombings case
01 October 2014, 09:17
New York - A New York judge has accepted the guilty plea of an Egyptian lawyer in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, saying the government acted reasonably in reducing charges.
Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan issued a written ruling Tuesday accepting the guilty plea by Adel Abdul Bary.
Bary on Friday pleaded guilty to making death threats against Americans. The judge had not immediately accepted the plea, saying he wanted to hear why more serious terrorism charges that carry a possible life sentence were being dropped.
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The 54-year-old Bary pleaded guilty to charges in attacks that killed 224 people in Kenya and Tanzania. Under his deal, he could face a maximum of 25 years in prison.
Sentencing is set for Jan. 12.