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July 25, 2005

United States Attorney John McKay, First Assistant United States Attorney Mark Bartlett, and Assistant United States Attorney Robin Baker from the Southern District of New York will be joined by 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, July 27, 2005 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 courthouse will open at 7:00 a.m. The 18th Floor courtroom will open at 7:45 a.m. Please allow enough time to clear two security screenings. While two benches will be reserved for media, seating will be first come, first served. Reporters, the public and interested court staff will need to form a line at the 18th floor checkpoint to gain access to the courtroom.

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 11:00 a.m. but could be adjusted depending on the length of the sentencing hearing.

DATE: July 27, 2005

TIME: 11:00 AM

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 Robin Baker, Southern District of New York
- Representatives of federal investigative agencies

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 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time. (Limited to 20 callers).

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

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