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Would-Be Capitol Bomber Waives Right to Detention Hearing

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0  Updated at 1:48 pm, February 22nd, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Amine El Khalifi, the 29-year-old Moroccan man charged last Friday in an FBI sting in a plot to bomb the Capitol made a brief court appearance Wednesday afternoon and waived his right to a detention hearing.

The court appearance lasted only a few minutes with Khalifi not seeking bond for his release while the case proceeds.

Khalifi appeared before a federal magistrate wearing a green jumpsuit with “PRISONER” labeled on the back, as he was flanked by his defense lawyers from the Federal Defenders office.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Virginia is expected to indict Khalifi in the next 30 days after presenting the case to a federal grand jury.

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