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KRASNODAR COURT TO TRY PHONE TERRORIST WHO WARNED ABOUT TERROR ACT IN US

RIA Novosti

PYATIGORSK, March 17 (RIA Novosti's Edgar Saroyan) - A case of a phone terrorist, who warned the FBI that a terror act was going to be perpetrated in the US, has been submitted to court in Krasnodar.

A 25-year-old resident of Krasnodar will face trial on charges of fraudulent representation, libel and the creation of harmful computer programs, Sergei Ponomaryov, Press Secretary of the Organized Crime Department of the Krasnodar Territory's Main Interior Department, was quoted as saying on Thursday.

In 2003 the computer equipment assembly worker sent an e-mail message to the FBI which read that a suicide bomber was going to perpetrate a terror act in Brooklyn. Later he repeatedly called to the office of the US Embassy to Moscow and US diplomatic missions in Kaliningrad and St. Petersburg to distribute similar information.

"The accused referred to a young woman, who came to the US from the Krasnodar Territory in accordance with a students' program. He said she had been trained in Chechnya and wanted the US authorities to deport her," Ponomaryov specified.

After Krasnodar's Main Interior Department and Prosecutor's Office received relevant materials from the FBI, the culprit was arrested. The criminal case has been transferred to Krasnodar's Prikubansky District Court for consideration.



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