Mumbai Terror Trial in Chicago Winding Down

June 01, 2011

The trial of a Chicago businessman accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks is winding down faster than expected.

Judge Harry Leinenweber says closing arguments are planned for Tuesday.

Proceedings in Tahawwur Rana's terrorism trial ended Wednesday after prosecutors called seven witnesses.

They included FBI agents who verified communication between Rana, the government's star witness David Coleman Headley and others.

Jurors don't return to court until Monday because attorneys had trouble scheduling witnesses. The trial runs a four-day schedule.

Headley pleaded guilty to scouting sites for the attacks and agreed to testify against Rana.

Rana has pleaded not guilty to providing Headley with cover as he took video surveillance in Mumbai.

Story source: AP

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