Jury still out in USF student trial

3 April 2009: The jury in the trial of Youssef MEGAHED will resume their deliberations today, day number 3 in a Tampa, Florida courtroom. MEGAHED faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of illegally transporting explosives and possessing a destructive device. MEGAHED, along with fellow USF student Ahmed Mohamed, was arrested on August 4, 2007 after a traffic stop near Goose Creek, South Carolina. A search of their vehicle found explosives and materials to make explosives in the trunk of their car.

The case gained notoriety after numerous twists and turns that included unusual statements by the FBI about the duo. Ahmed Mohamed, had received a 15-year prison sentence in a separate plea deal. More at the Tampa Bay Online.

Previous articles & background by the Northeast Intelligence Network:

17 August 2007:  Unusual FBI statement requests “objectivity” in case of 2 Muslim students

5 September 2007: Arrested USF Students to be topic of DHS/Congressional meeting

19 April 2008:UPDATE: USF Students Mohamed and Megahed Charged in New 7-Count Superseding Indictment