Judge Throws Out Terror Charges Against Texas Men

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A judge in Michigan has thrown out conspiracy and money laundering charges against three Dallas-area men originally accused of planning terrorism.

Federal Magistrate Charles Binder in Bay City, Michigan, ruled Tuesday there's too little evidence to try the men.

They were arrested August eleventh after buying large numbers of prepaid cell phones at a Wal-Mart store in Caro, Michigan.

Michigan state terrorism conspiracy charges were dismissed days after the arrests.

Twenty-three-year-old Louai Othman, his 21-year-old brother Adham and their 18-year-old cousin Maruan Muhareb are from Mesquite, Texas.

Their lawyers say the men were profiled because they are US citizens of Palestinian descent.

The FBI had said there was no evidence linking the trio to any known terrorist groups.

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