New York Post
Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008
CAMDEN, NJ – Being an informant for the FBI in the Fort Dix terror investigation has paid well, a witness explained to jurors yesterday.
John Stermel, an investigator assigned to an FBI counterterrorism task force, spent yesterday morning on the stand detailing the role of informant Mahmoud Omar, who wore a wire for 16 months in the investigation of five men accused of planning to shoot soldiers at the Army base.
Defense lawyers say it was Omar who tried to plot an attack – not their clients.
For his help, authorities will recommend that immigration officials, who once were considering deporting Omar, offer him legal-resident status or perhaps even citizenship, Stermel testified.
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