Adel Daoud seeks to have Alford plea deal tossed in latest terror plot twist

Adel Daoud seeks to have Alford plea deal tossed in latest terror plot twist

CHICAGO (TOC) — A Chicago terrorism case marked by one decade of strange twists and weird turns has taken the oddest route but.

Adel Daoud was a Hillside teenager who talked about “lizard individuals,” “cosmic aliens,” the Illuminati and he referred to as his decide “a reptilian overlord.” Now, Daoud is attempting to show away from a responsible plea deal that many thought was his finest means out of a 2012 terrorism case that would have landed him in jail for many years.

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Adel Daoud’s psychological competency has been a authorized query since early within the case. Daoud was 17 years previous when he popped onto FBI radar as a possible terror menace. The west suburban teen was taken down in a sting operation when he tried to detonate what he thought was a 1,000 pound bomb outdoors a Loop tavern.

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His lawyer Thomas Durkin managed to acquire court docket approval for what is named an “Alford Plea,” a uncommon authorized tactic through which Daoud was allowed to sidestep federal trial and make no request for forgiveness whereas nonetheless admitting the federal government had the products on him.

Now, a number of years right into a 16-year sentence, a brand new lawyer has filed a movement on his behalf asking that the plea deal be thrown out and a trial held.

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The percentages of that taking place are slim based on a former federal prosecutor in Chicago and ABC7 authorized analyst Gil Soffer.

“One, here is a defendant who has already been serving a few years in jail. Second, he was represented by very competent counsel years in the past when he was sentenced to strike a great deal for him. Third, to withdraw a plea now would trigger prejudice arguably, to the federal government, if the conclusion of it’s to retry him now that years have handed and recollections have pale. So the percentages are stacked towards that,” Soffer mentioned.

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Soffer says that an lawyer solely has to symbolize their consumer’s present finest curiosity and that Daoud’s delusional ideas over the years-including some in telephone calls with the I-Workforce alleging that the federal government is run by lizard people-would don’t have any bearing on asking {that a} plea deal be tossed.

“It might be significantly be the case right here that if this defendant had been to go to trial, he might have a look at a a lot worse consequence,” mentioned Soffer.

Daoud is being held within the MCC in downtown Chicago and is scheduled to be launched in 2026. His lawyer didn’t return a I-Workforce request for remark.

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