Philadelphia Inquirer
March 2, 2003

With 62 people indicted last year in cases it is calling "international terrorism," the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey was the busiest in the nation in rounding up people who allegedly threaten the country in this manner. But a case-by-case follow up investigation by Inquirer reporter Mark Fazzlolah found that 60 of the 62 were Middle Eastern students charged with paying others to take their English proficiency tests -- a requirement for college and graduate school. "There is not one whit of evidence that connects any of these people to terrorism," said Lawrence S. Lustberg, a lawyer who represented 25 of the students.



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