Fake Bomb Suspect to Plead Guilty in Deal

Sami Samir Hassoun intends to plead guilty Feb. 14, his attorney said

Tuesday, Dec 20, 2011  |  Updated 11:27 AM CDT
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Man Charged in Wrigleyville Bomb Plot: FBI

2010: Sami Samir Hassoun is charged with allegedly taking a fake bomb given to him by undercover FBI agents, then dropping it in a trash bin near Wrigley Field.
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Federal prosecutors say they've reached a plea deal with a Lebanese immigrant accused of placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Chicago's Wrigley Field last year.

An attorney for Sami Samir Hassoun said at a hearing Tuesday that her client intends to plead guilty on Feb. 14.

No details of the plea deal were provided during the hearing, and both sides declined to comment afterward.

Hassoun had earlier pleaded not guilty, including to a charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

Prosecutors accuse him of taking a fake bomb given to him by undercover FBI agents, then dropping it in a trash bin near the home of the Chicago Cubs.

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