Federal prosecutors in California have decide to drop what was once among the nation's highest profile anti-terrorism cases. That decision coming after a judge overturned the conviction of Lodi resident Hamid Hayat several years after the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Hayat, a cherry picker in California's Central Valley, was released from prison last August after spending more than 14 years in prison following a 2006 conviction on terror related charges. A federal judge overturned that conviction on charges that Hayat was involved in a plot for an attack in the United States. Prosecutors argued at that time that he had left his home in Lodi to attend a terrorist training camp in Pakistan.
Prosecutors filed a motion to dismiss the case last Friday.