Key Witness in Fort Dix Terror Trial Returns for Questioning Following Accusations of Drug Use
CAMDEN, N.J. – An FBI informant who had a stormy day on the witness stand last week will answer more questions Monday in the trial of five men accused of planning to attack soldiers on Fort Dix.
It will be the third day of cross-examination of Mahmoud Omar, the 39-year-old informant who recorded hundreds of conversations involving the suspects — all foreign-born Muslims from the former Yugoslavia, Turkey and Jordan.
Last week, a defense lawyer asked Omar about his history of marijuana use, his precarious financial situation before the government began paying him $1,500 a week and whether he tried to order a murder in Egypt. No one was killed.
The defense lawyers will keep attacking Omar's credibility this week.