United States V. Zacarias Moussaoui Indictment

On December 11, 2001, the United States indicted Zacarias Moussaoui, the first and, so far, the only person charged in the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon just outside of Washington, D.C. Moussaoui, a French citizen of Moroccan descent, was charged with conspiring with Osama bin Laden, the Al Qaeda network, and the 19 individuals who hijacked American airplanes in the attacks. The indictment accuses him of receiving the same training, collecting the same funding, and pledging a similar commitment to attack the United States as the 19 hijackers who did so.

The 30-page indictment lists six counts against Moussaoui: to commit acts of terrorism across international boundaries, to destroy aircraft, to commit aircraft piracy, to use weapons of mass destruction, to murder U.S. employees, and to destroy U.S. property. The indictment also ...

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