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FBI sought evidence against Ramsey Clark

Oct. 18, 2006 at 9:56 AM
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The FBI sought evidence against former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark for his role in the defense of the infamous terrorist called the blind sheik.

Radical lawyer Lynne Stewart got 28 months in prison this week for helping the blind sheik, a client of hers called Omar Abdel Rahman, communicate with his followers in Egypt.

Mohamed Yousry, Stewart's translator, a U.S. citizen born in Egypt who also worked for ABC News and Fox News, was convicted and sentenced to 20 months.

Yousry, a non-Muslim married to a born-again Christian, told ABC News in an exclusive interview before the sentencing that the FBI offered him a chance to avoid indictment -- if he would wear a hidden microphone to gather evidence against Stewart and Clark, who was also part of the blind sheik's defense team.

"I told them no," Yousry said.

Clark has been a passionate critic of the U.S.-led war on terrorism, and a controversial defender of some high profile enemies of the United States.

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