Fitzgerald appeared at a hearing for Rana on Wednesday – the first time he’s appeared in the case – and said some of the evidence in the case will be handled under strict rules because it is considered classified.
The US Attorney is considered a terrorism specialist. Fitzgerald prosecuted the 1993 World Trade Center bombing case.
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Since coming to Chicago in 2001, he’s only prosecuted one case -- Enaam Arnaut a Muslim charity leader who pleaded guilty in 2003 to a racketeering charge and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Proscutors said he had ties to al-Qaida.
Published at 11:58 AM CST on Feb 25, 2010 | Updated at 12:15 PM CST on Feb 25, 2010