Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the creator of Micropolis, WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City. He has been with the station since 2005, and has covered a wide range of stories, including the death of Sean Bell, the controversy over the Park 51 mosque and community center and Occupy Wall Street .
Five Convicted in Fort Dix Plot
Monday, December 22, 2008
New York, NY —
A jury has convicted five men of conspiring to kill soldiers at Fort Dix, in New Jersey.
That's after five days of deliberations. The men were Muslim immigrants originally from the former Yugoslavia, Turkey and elsewhere.
Sohail Mohammad is an immigration attorney in New Jersey, he says he and other local Muslims closely followed the trial.
MOHAMMAD: They tried their case. They tried to put their proofs in and the jurors have spoken. And they have given a decision and I think we as Americans ought to respect the decision.
REPORTER: The prosecution's case hinged on evidence obtained by government informants.
But the defense said the informants instigated the plot and were not credible. The men could face life in prison.