But the judge didn’t accept the plea agreement, “saying he had concerns that Bary had previously faced hundreds of charges, some of which carried a mandatory life sentence.” In other words, Adel Abdul Bary may have been involved in much worse.
“Judge concerned over U.S. embassy bombing case guilty plea,” by Joseph Ax and Nate Raymond, Reuters, September 19, 2014:
NEW YORK (Reuters) – An Egyptian man pleaded guilty in New York on Friday to charges stemming from the deadly 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.
Wiping tears from his eyes and frequently shaking his head, Adel Abdul Bary, 54, pleaded guilty to three counts, including threatening to kill, injure or destroy property by means of an explosive and conspiring to murder U.S. citizens abroad.
However, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan did not immediately accept the plea agreement, saying he had concerns that Bary had previously faced hundreds of charges, some of which carried a mandatory life sentence.
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