Department of Justice Seal Department of Justice
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2006
WWW.USDOJ.GOV
OPA
(202) 514-2007
TDD (202) 514-1888

Statement of Tasia Scolinos, Director of Public Affairs,
on Today's Ruling in U.S. v. Moussaoui

“The Justice Department is in the process of carefully reviewing Judge Brinkema’s decision and we have requested and obtained a court recess until Monday. Although today’s decision is disappointing, especially given the quick actions taken by Justice Department lawyers to report the misconduct which occurred without the knowledge of the prosecutors, it is important to remember the context in which this death penalty trial is occurring. The prosecution has successfully obtained a guilty plea and Moussaoui faces at a minimum life in prison without the possibility of parole."

###

06-138