/ April 17, 2009

Captured Somali Pirate Will Face Trial in New York

Abduhl Wal-i-Musi, the Somali pirate captured in connection with holding Captain Richard Phillips hostage, will probably be tried in New York, sources report.  This decision is likely based on the New York FBI’s previous success handling cases in Africa involving crimes against Americans.  No charges have been filed yet, and but he faces a potential life sentence.

The investigation into the assets Somali pirates have attained continues.  Secretary Clinton is looking for ways to work with officials in Africa to seize the assets.

Source: NPR

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