The New York Times
January 10, 2012
Lawyers for a Manhattan man charged with plotting terrorist bombings are negotiating a plea agreement with prosecutors, though the defense characterized the discussions as routine in criminal cases.
Prosecutors have yet to seek an indictment against the man, Jose Pimentel, in large part because defense lawyers have requested postponements to review the evidence.
Brian Fields, an assistant district attorney, told a judge on Monday that by Mr. Pimentelâ€™s next court hearing, on March 1, the defendant will either have agreed to plead guilty or will have been indicted.