Fort Dix Convict Wants Retrial

Convict's lawyer says no direct evidence presented against his client

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One of the five men convicted of plotting to kill American soldiers on U.S. soil has asked a judge to overturn the verdict or at least give him a new trial.

Defendant Serdar Tatar gave an FBI informant a map of the Army's Fort Dix in New Jersey.

But in a legal filing Monday, defense attorney Richard Sparaco said that doesn't mean Tatar was part of a plot.

The lawyer says the government failed to produce any direct evidence tying the 25-year-old Philadelphia convenience store manager to a conspiracy.

Sparaco said Tatar produced the map only after the informant had asked for it over the course of several weeks.

The lawyer says there is a "serious danger" that an innocent person has been convicted.

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