The name of the FBI "asset" and other details are blacked out in the document
Lawyers for Luis Posada Carriles' lawyers on Tuesday filed new documents saying that prosecutors have delayed releasing information in their case against the anti-Castro militant because they are determined to "win at all costs."
Among the documents they say the federal government belatedly introduced as evidence:
- A declassified FBI report (Download five-page PDF) dated Sept. 25, 1997.
The memo also mentions a competing theory: That disgruntled military officers were responsible for the string of bombings.
The dates of the four of the bombings occurred on or around dates that have military or security significance: the 1989 execution of Gen. Arnaldo Ochoa, the 1994 riots along the Malecon, the 1961 airfield bombings before the Bay of Pigs invasion and the 1933 "revolution of the sergeants."
Lawyers for Posada Carriles say prosecutors belatedly introduced such information because it casts doubt on their client's responsibility for the bombings, hurting the government's case against him.
They are hoping that U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Cardone declares a mistrial. Prosecutors deny accusations that they've been slow to introduce evidence.
As for Posada Carriles, he appears to be holding up fine. He turned 83 today, and takes frequent naps while the legal proceedings go on, according to Jose Pertierra, a Washington, D.C., lawyer who represents the Venezuelan government in its case against the anti-Castro militant.