MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. – A paid government informant who infiltrated a group of men accused of plotting an attack on soldiers at a New Jersey military installation was an Egyptian national on probation for bank fraud, an attorney in the case said Tuesday.
The actions of CW-1 have raised questions of whether the government crossed the line and pushed the six men down a path they would not have otherwise followed.
During a court proceeding Tuesday, defense lawyer Michael Huff said that CW-1 was named Mahmoud Omar, and that on one tape he made for the government, Omar mentioned he was on probation.
‘Some credibility questions’
Huff asked U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler to require the government to hand over additional details about why Omar was on probation. Kugler said the defense would get that information well before a trial.