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Delay before NYC bomb plot case goes to grand jury is agreed upon – Washington Post

According to a December 4, 2011 article in the Washington Post, both prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Jose Pimentel case have greed to delay a grand jury hearing. Jose Pimentel, the Dominican-born "al-Qaida sympathizer" was arrested under New York state terrorism laws for planning to blow up parts of New York City.

According to the article, while "State law limits how long someone charged with a felony can be held without an indictment or hearing" it is "not uncommon for defense lawyers to agree to extend the time frame – up to 144 hours."  The Washington Post reports that Pimentel's lawyer, Lori Cohen, agreed to the extension because she was "continuing to gather information about the case."  The case is particularly note worthy because it is only one of a few cases brought under state terrorism law.

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