Judge issues orders in case of terror suspects

Posted at 4:15 PM, Oct 11, 2016

A federal judge has ordered the FBI to hand over evidence by January 15 about three Palm Beach County men accused of conspiring with ISIS so the case can go to trial in April.

Agents arrested Gregory Hubbard, Darren Jackson and Dayne Christian in July.

The three accused terrorists are still in jail.

Investigators say Hubbard was on his way to Syria to join ISIS and the other two knowingly helped him train to join the terrorist group.

“It is very, very serious and will be treated as such,” said NewsChannel 5 Legal Analyst Michelle Suskauer.

In court Tuesday lawyers said there are more than 200 hours of taped conversations between the defendants and confidential sources.

Transcribing that information and deciding what is and isn’t classified is the biggest hold up.

“You have to balance the security and investigations of some of these individuals that may be involved in these alleged terrorist activity, versus the right to defend a client and have that type of information,” Suskauer pointed out.

The judge called this a very serious case and said his goal is to have a fair and open trial.

Although the trial is set for April, there are several other deadlines and hearings between now and then.