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Judge in Sept. 11 case confirms FBI is investigating defense lawyers

Judge in Sept. 11 case confirms FBI is investigating defense lawyers

FT. MEADE, Md. — The judge in the Sept. 11 conspiracy case at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, confirmed Thursday that the FBI is investigating apparent wrongdoing by the defense team for suspected mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, a complication that has further delayed the complex, slow-moving case.

The sudden turn of events has frustrated prosecutors, who want to move the case closer to trial, and angered relatives of the victims, some them coming away from this week’s hearings believing the pretrial process has been “sabotaged.”

Mohammed and four others were arraigned nearly two years ago, but the case is deeply bogged down in legal issues. What would be the only trial of those...

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