5 July 2001
Source: Digital file from the Court Reporters Office, Southern District of New York; (212) 805-0300.
This is the transcript of Day 74 of the trial, July 5, 2001.
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8743 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK 2 ------------------------------x 3 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 4 v. S(7) 98 Cr. 1023 5 USAMA BIN LADEN, et al., 6 Defendants. 7 ------------------------------x 8 New York, N.Y. 9 July 5, 2001 9:30 a.m. 10 11 12 Before: 13 HON. LEONARD B. SAND, 14 District Judge 15 APPEARANCES 16 MARY JO WHITE United States Attorney for the 17 Southern District of New York BY: PATRICK FITZGERALD 18 MICHAEL GARCIA Assistant United States Attorneys 19 20 21 DAVID RUHNKE DAVID STERN 22 Attorneys for defendant Khalfan Khamis Mohamed 23 24 25 8744 1 (In open court) 2 THE COURT: The jurors are all here. I'm going to 3 bring them in just to tell the jurors they can begin their 4 deliberations and to excuse the alternates, with the same 5 admonitions I gave them the last time. 6 (Jury present) 7 THE COURT: Good morning. 8 THE JURY: Good morning. 9 THE COURT: Glad to see you all. Hope you are all 10 feeling well. And the first order of business is the swearing 11 of the marshal. 12 Mr. Kenneally, will you swear the marshal. 13 (Marshal sworn) 14 THE COURT: And ladies and gentlemen, you may return 15 to the jury room and you may begin your deliberations. And 16 will the three alternates please remain in the courtroom. 17 (The jury retires to deliberate upon a verdict at 18 9:42 a.m.) 19 THE COURT: Ladies and gentlemen, my instructions to 20 you this time are the same as the last, and that is that you 21 are to continue to regard yourselves as being members of this 22 jury. You should not read, watch, listen to or anything about 23 this case, and that you keep advised -- I assume the marshal 24 has your telephone number, and we will let you know when the 25 jury reaches a verdict so that you know that you are being 8745 1 discharged. And until that time, why, you are on-call if the 2 need should arise. And you are excused for the day and thank 3 you very much for coming. 4 ALTERNATE JURORS: Thank you. 5 (Alternates excused) 6 THE COURT: Anything? 7 MR. RUHNKE: No, your Honor. 8 MR. FITZGERALD: No, Judge. 9 THE COURT: We'll await word from the jury. If they 10 follow a pattern, we should get a note fairly soon with a 11 request for whatever it is they may want to see. 12 One lawyer for each side to remain in the courtroom. 13 (Recess pending verdict) 14 (In open court; time noted: 10:35 a.m.) 15 THE COURT: I understand there are some problems with 16 respect to the jury's note. 17 MR. FITZGERALD: Yes, Judge. I think we have the 18 exhibits correlated. There are just three issues. 19 There is one exhibit number which does not exist, 20 Government Exhibit 4369. So I think we need to ask the jury 21 what they are referring to since there is no exhibit 22 corresponding to that exhibit. 23 THE COURT: 4369? 24 MR. FITZGERALD: Yes. 25 THE COURT: Okay. 8746 1 MR. FITZGERALD: And then two of the exhibits the 2 jury asked for are not in evidence, that would be 35175-C from 3 the government exhibit list and K.K.M. 30 from the defense 4 exhibit list. 5 THE COURT: Which one? 6 MR. FITZGERALD: K.K.M.-30. 7 THE COURT: K.K.M.-30. 8 MR. FITZGERALD: 30. 9 THE COURT: 4369 is -- 10 MR. FITZGERALD: We don't know. There is nothing 11 corresponding to that number. 12 THE COURT: There is no exhibit with that number. 13 MR. RUHNKE: Your Honor, just one matter. 14 THE COURT: K.K.M. 30, and what was the other one? 15 MR. RUHNKE: With regard to the other one -- 16 THE COURT: Just tell me the number before you -- 17 MR. RUHNKE: Okay. The other one was Government 18 Exhibit 3517S-C. 19 THE COURT: Yes. 20 MR. FITZGERALD: 35175-C. 21 MR. RUHNKE: I'm sorry. 22 THE COURT: What about that? 23 MR. RUHNKE: Your Honor, that was not offered. It is 24 the rough interview notes of Correction Officer Santulli by 25 Agent Randazzo. We did not offer it, mostly through an 8747 1 oversight. We should have offered it. I don't think the 2 government would have objected to it had we offered it at the 3 time. 4 The other exhibit, K.K.M. 30, I understand the 5 government would object to, so I'm not pushing it. I wonder 6 if it could be sent. 7 MR. GARCIA: Your Honor, with respect to 35175, it 8 actually was offered. The government objected. The Court 9 held it out and said you could call Agent Randazzo, the agent. 10 The agent was called, he was examined on the issue, and the 11 exhibit was never offered. 12 But 35175-C was offered. 13 THE COURT: And therefore, the government's position 14 is what? 15 MR. GARCIA: Is that it shouldn't come in. 16 THE COURT: Should or should not? 17 MR. GARCIA: Should not come in. 18 THE COURT: You know, I think you draw a line between 19 what is in evidence and what is not in evidence, and if you 20 start to deviate from that, then there are no boundaries. 21 MR. RUHNKE: Your Honor, there is one more thing we 22 need to tell the jury in the note, and that is that although 23 we have been sending in 12 copies of everything they have 24 asked for, we are going to send in one set of what they have 25 asked for and we will begin copying so they can have the 12 8748 1 sets; but we wanted to reply to their request as promptly as 2 possible. 3 THE COURT: So the note reads, which is at the bottom 4 of the Xerox of their note: "Attached is one set of the 5 exhibits you requested. Twelve copies will be sent in when 6 available." 7 And I have got a footnote next to 4369 saying, "There 8 is no exhibit with that number. Please advise"; and two 9 asterisks next to K.K.M. 30 and 35175-C which says "not in 10 evidence." 11 MR. FITZGERALD: And the only other thing your Honor 12 should be aware of, we agree with the defense that when they 13 asked for 32A, the exhibits were a set of reports the jury did 14 not see of A through D, the Al-'Owhali reports. So we sent 15 all of them in in response. 16 I think with regard to K.K.M. 8, there was a second 17 part of it, 8B, but it was part of the same exhibit. So, in 18 fairness, we sent in both pieces. 19 MR. RUHNKE: That's correct. 20 THE COURT: K.K.M. 8 is also included in 32A? 21 MR. FITZGERALD: No. We sent in 8 and 8B. 22 THE COURT: Yes. 23 MR. FITZGERALD: And 32A, we sent in 32A through D, 24 since they were part of one set. 25 THE COURT: 8 is A and B and 32A is A through D. 8749 1 MR. FITZGERALD: Thank you, Judge. 2 THE COURT: All right. We'll send this in to the 3 jury then. 4 A juror advises that she has an appointment with a 5 doctor on July 11 at 9 a.m., and we will wait until Monday and 6 rearrange her appointment. 7 (Recess pending verdict; time noted: 10:40 a.m.) 8 (Adjourned to 9:30 a.m. on July 9, 2001) 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
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