Adel Daoud | US Marshal's Office

Terror Defendant's Attorney Says Feds Stiffed His Side On Evidence

March 21, 2019 - 6:45 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – It's a terrorism case that's been going on for seven years, and now a federal judge has postponed sentencing for a Hillside man because his attorneys say prosecutors withheld evidence that the man was entrapped.

At the center of the case is 25-year-old Adel Daoud, who has already pleaded guilty to terrorism charges and to soliciting the murder of an FBI agent who, the defense says, set him up.

Defense attorney Thomas Durkin said Thursday the documents he's recently received from prosecutors reveal that a jailhouse snitch told authorities he "had to work like a (expletive)" to get Daoud to say what he said.

"The grand jury transcript of the jailhouse snitch was turned over to us on March 1, and as soon as we read it, we became concerned,” Durkin told WBBM Newsradio.

Durkin said it all speaks to entrapment. He said he would've taken the issue to trial if he had the government's information earlier.

The attorney said he’ll file a motion asking for more government documents. He may also ask for bail for his client, who was 17 when he was arrested.