Columbus Man Pleads Not Guilty in Terrorism Case - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Columbus Man Pleads Not Guilty in Terrorism Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Columbus man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he joined al-Qaida and plotted to attack Americans overseas.

Forty-three-year-old Christopher Paul entered his plea as he was arraigned this morning in federal court in Columbus. He was indicted this week on charges of providing material support to terrorists, conspiracy to provide support to terrorists and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Paul also waived a bond hearing this morning, meaning he will continue to be held without bond, as the government requested.

He's accused of conspiring to bomb European tourist resorts and U-S military bases overseas. The indictment also says Paul traveled to Afghanistan to attend a terrorist training camp.

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