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April 22, 2005

United States Attorney John McKay, First Assistant United States Attorney Mark Bartlett, Assistant United States Attorney Mike Lang and Assistant United States Attorney Karen Baker from the Southern District of New York will be joined by key representatives of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a press conference following the sentencing of Ahmed Ressam.

The sentencing is scheduled to begin Wednesday April 27 at 8:30 AM in front of U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour. Media planning to attend are reminded to bring government issue photo ID and press credentials. The 16th Floor courtroom will open for press at 7:45 AM. Please allow enough time to clear two security screenings.

The press conference following sentencing, will be in the Thomas C. Wales Conference room at the United States Attorney's Office, 5th Floor of the Federal Courthouse at 700 Stewart Street, Seattle. The press conference is scheduled for 1:00 PM but could be adjusted depending on the length of the sentencing hearing.

DATE:     April 27, 2005

TIME:      1:00 PM

PLACE:   Wales Conference Room, U.S. Attorney's Office, 5th Floor

United States Attorney John McKay, Western District of Washington
First Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Bartlett, W. District of Washington
Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Lang, W. District of Washington
Assistant U.S. Attorney Robin Baker, Southern District of New York
Special Agent In Charge, Leigh Winchell, ICE
Director Thomas Hardy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Diana Dean, U.S. Customs Inspector (Retired)
Special Agent In Charge, Laura Laughlin, FBI
Special Agent, Fred Humphries, FBI

Broadcast media please arrive 20 minutes before press conference to clear security and set up.

Reporters who cannot attend in person can call and listen in by telephone by calling (866) 893-5247 and use passcode 271508 after 12:30 Pacific Time. (Limited to 20 callers).

For additional information please contact: Emily Langlie, Public Affairs Officer for the United States Attorneys' Office at 206-553-4110 or 206-276-5288 (cell).

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