Accused Benghazi Ringleader Pleads Not Guilty

June 28, 2014 10:41 PM

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Accused Benghazi Ringleader Pleads Not Guilty

Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the man accused of leading the deadly 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, pleaded not guilty in a federal court in Washington after he had been brought into city from a Navy ship earlier in the day.

As armed marshals patrolled outside, Khatallah appeared under tight security in the courtroom where his lawyer, Michelle Peterson, entered the plea on his behalf. The defendant wore black sweatpants and a black hooded sweatshirt, addressing the court with the aid of a translator when asked his name....

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