CHICAGO (AP) Prosecutors say evidence against three NATO summit protesters accused of plotting to attack President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters with Molotov cocktails includes secretly recorded conversations.
They revealed the existence of the recordings at an arraignment Monday but offered no details. Recordings are generally believed to make for a stronger case at trial.
Prosecutors also turned over 372 documents regarding evidence to the defense. But defense lawyers told reporters later that the material didn’t appear to include any recordings or transcripts.
Brian Church of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jared Chase of Keene, N.H., and Brent Vincent Betterly of Oakland Park, Fla., all entered not guilty pleas Monday to terrorism and other charges.
The judge set a tentative trial date of July 22, 2013, but says that date could be moved up.