- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to let an FBI agent disguise himself when he testifies at the trial of accused terrorist Adel Daoud next month in Chicago.

A Friday government filing says the agent played a key role in Daoud’s arrest and that revealing his identity could endanger him and his family.

Daoud denies trying to bomb a Chicago bar in 2012. The 20-year-old is also charged with later soliciting the agent’s murder from jail.

Friday’s filing says the agent would wear “a light disguise,” including facial hair. It also asks that the public be barred from the courtroom during the agent’s testimony.

Defense attorney Thomas Durkin criticized the request, saying the government was using “a crime it created…to stand the right to a public trial on its head.”

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