In a desperate bid to save their losing case, federal prosecutors are seeking to conceal evidence from the jury in the upcoming re-trial of radio host and blogger, Hal Turner.
Stung by a hung-jury which voted 9 to 3 in favor of acquittal after Turner's first trial in December, Prosecutors now want to conceal Turner's role with the FBI, claiming it will only confuse the jury.
Hal Turner was recruited by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) to act as a National Security Intelligence Operative for that agency. In his role with the JTTF, the FBI taught Turner what was legal and what was illegal to say on the radio and on his web site.
FBI Documents prove the FBI budgeted $100,000 a year for Turner and paid him tens of thousands of dollars for his work on the radio, the internet and at public rallies.
The two largest newspapers in New Jersey are reporting the government’s nefarious efforts to hide evidence from the Jury. "The Record" in Hackensack, NJ and "The Star-Ledger" in Newark are all over this snake-like effort by the government to essentially cheat during the upcoming trial.
Read the coverage for yourselves at the links below:
The Record: http://www.northjersey.com/news/021610_Prosecutors_want_to_bar_North_Bergen_shock_jock_Hal_Turners_role_as_informant_in_new_trial.html
The Star-Ledger: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/02/prosecutors_ask_to_exclude_tie.html