Bond Denied for Suspects in Sears Tower Plot

Wednesday, July 5, 2006; 1:56 PM

MIAMI (AP) -- A federal judge denied bond Wednesday for six men accused of plotting to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower and other federal buildings.

The six men, who have pleaded not guilty, were arrested June 22 in Miami as part of an undercover FBI sting. They are accused of seeking to support what they thought was an al-Qaida operative's effort to bomb FBI buildings in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Washington.

A seventh man was arrested and charged in Atlanta.

Several relatives of the men have denied that they were violent. They described the defendants as deeply religious men who studied the Bible and Islam.

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