TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to provide secrecy for an FBI agent's testimony at an upcoming terrorism trial.
The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/18H1sMo) reports Judge Mary Scriven says she will soon decide whether the undercover agent can testify in a courtroom closed to spectators. Prosecutors propose that the defendant's family, the news media and other spectators be allowed to listen to the testimony in another room.
Sami Osmakac, a naturalized citizen from Kosovo, is scheduled to go on trial Oct. 21 on charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and possession of an unregistered machine gun.
He was arrested following an FBI sting operation. Authorities said he planned to attack a busy Tampa night spot, then take hostages and demand the release of Muslim prisoners.
Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, http://www.tampatrib.com