Nearly four years after prosecuting Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called 20th hijacker on Sept. 11, David Raskin is expected to be the lead prosecutor in the trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other terrorism suspects in New York City, reports the New York Times. Raskin, 45, is one of the last remaining members of a cadre of seasoned terrorism prosecutors in the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office, a group that for the past decade and a half has handled many of the most high-profile cases of international terrorism.
The co-chief prosecutor in the case is expected to be John Davis of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Alexandria, Va., who helped win the 2002 conviction of John Walker Lindh for aiding the Taliban. Davis, 51, also served as an associate deputy attorney general from 2004 to 2006. His assignments included overseeing the creation of the special Iraq war crimes tribunal that tried Saddam Hussein and other regime leaders.