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Eye On Boise

Moss praises jurors

U.S. Attorney for Idaho Tom Moss said he was surprised and disappointed by Sami Al-Hussayen’s acquittal on terrorism charges, “but we accept it.”

“I think the ladies and gentlemen on the jury did a good job,” Moss said. “They were very attentive throughout the trial. I think they studied everything very thoroughly.”

Moss said the verdict “doesn’t diminish the good work that’s happened in this case.” He said, “I think our trial team did a good job, they worked long and hard, they went far above and beyond the call of duty working weekends and late into the night for many, many weeks putting this very difficult and complicated case together, and I’m just proud of every one of ‘em.”

He added, “I don’t think it’ll affect in any degree the way the war on terror proceeds. The Department of Justice is still committed, as is our office, to vigorously pursuing and prosecuting anyone who supports terrorism, and this case is not going to deter those efforts.”

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