- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida courtroom will be closed to the media and public when undercover FBI employees testify in an upcoming terrorism support case.

U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro recently granted prosecutors’ request to keep the public out during the undercover testimony in the case of Kenyan Mohamed Said. Said faces trial in June on eight charges of conspiracy and attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida and other terror groups.

The FBI testimony will be piped in to another courtroom for the media and public. Ungaro also will allow the FBI employees to use false names and light disguises when they take the stand.

The case revolves around online chats allegedly involving Said and the undercover FBI employees involving terrorism recruitment and support. A co-defendant pleaded guilty in July.



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