Lawyer: Indictment near in NYC terror case
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a New York City man charged with building a homemade bomb to try to attack soldiers, police and other government targets, says she expects him to be indicted by a grand jury this week.
Jose Pimentel is being held without bail on charges of weapons possession and conspiracy as terror crimes.
Defense lawyer Susan Walsh tells The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/ykJiNV ) no plea agreement had been reached in the state-level terror case.
She says she doesn't know what the charges would be, but believes "there is a great deal of overreaching to make it a terrorism case."
The DA's office declined to comment.
Authorities say Pimentel was making a pipe bomb that he planned to detonate in New York City when he was arrested in late November.
Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com