MIAMI (AP) - A Miami man acquitted last year of taking part in a terrorism conspiracy could soon be sent back to his native Haiti.
An attorney for 33-year-old Lyglenson Lemorin asked an immigration judge on Monday to block the U.S. government from deporting him based on the same terrorism charges he already beat.
Lemorin, a legal U.S. resident for 20 years, was found not guilty in December of taking part in a conspiracy to blow up the Chicago Sears Tower and Miami FBI headquarters. But immigration officials continued to hold Lemorin, saying they planned to deport him based on the same allegations.
Six other men charged in the same conspiracy have been tried twice already, both times resulting in mistrials. A third trial is set for January.
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