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Chicago Man Pleads Not Guilty to Terror Charges

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Chicago Man Pleads Not Guilty to Terror Charges

David Headley’s two attorneys, John Theis (left) and Robert Seader (AP/Paul Beaty)

A Chicago man accused of being involved in two international terrorist plots had his first appearance in federal court today. David Headley pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The tall and lanky 49-year-old appeared before federal Judge Harry Leinenweber in his orange prison jump suit. David Headley’s attorney, John Theis, says he’s still going over all the legal paperwork regarding the 12 criminal charges his client faces.

THEIS: He’s charged with certain acts arising out of things that happened in Denmark and in India. These are very serious charges. We’re treating him very seriously.

Headley pleaded not guilty to doing surveillance work in Mumbai, India before a terrorist attack that left about 170 people dead. Six of those victims were U.S. nationals.

Headley’s also accused of plotting an attack on a Danish newspaper; the one which printed a cartoon depicting the Muslim prophet Mohammed.

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