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AP sources: Dozens of Gitmo cases referred to prosecutors on East coast

WASHINGTON (AP) - It now appears there's a different plan on the table for putting dozens of Guantanamo Bay detainees on trial in the United States.

Obama administration officials said today that Attorney General Eric Holder has referred cases to federal prosecutors along the East coast for possible criminal trials in Washington, Virginia and New York City.

That departs from a Pentagon plan to hold both civilian and military trials for the detainees at a single, courtroom-within-a-prison facility in the Midwest.

One official, speaking anonymously, has told The Associated Press that prosecutors and military lawyers are now reviewing individual cases to determine which detainees will be indicted in civilian courts, and which cases will be referred to military commissions.


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