Lawyer for police captain's son wants witness names released
Posted July 12
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A defense attorney for a Boston police captain's son accused of plotting an attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group wants a judge to order the government to release the identities of secret witnesses against his client.
Masslive.com reports (http://bit.ly/2uPKE5U ) attorney David Hoose told a federal judge Tuesday that hiding the identities of the witnesses has hampered his ability to build a defense.
Hoose's client is 25-year-old Alexander Ciccolo, who was arrested in July 2015 in a plot to detonate homemade bombs similar to the ones used in the 2013 Boston Marathon attack.
Prosecutors invoked a federal law in May to shield the witness' identities. Hoose may have to seek a security clearance for access.
Ciccolo is son of Boston Police Capt. Robert Ciccolo.