Judge tells lawyers in Fort Dix case to move along

November 19, 2008 4:19:05 AM PST
Defense lawyers keep lobbing questions at a key FBI informant in the trial of five men accused of planning to kill soldiers on New Jersey's Fort Dix. On Tuesday, Michael Huff, the lawyer for defendant Dritan Duka, continued grilling Mahmoud Omar, who is being paid $1,500 per week for helping the government, about his role in the case.

As he has several times during the trial, U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler asked the lawyers to speed up.

Huff kept Omar on the stand for the rest of the day, though. It was Omar's 11th day of testimony and his fourth of cross-examination.

Three other defense lawyers will still be able to question him.

The five men are from the Philadelphia-South Jersey area. They were arrested in May 2007 and charged with planning an attack on the Army base.

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