TAMPA — The attorney representing a Pinellas County man accused of plotting a terror attack in Tampa is asking a judge to delay his trial from May to August.
Charles Vaughn, an attorney for defendant Sami Osmakac, said in a motion Friday that he has not yet received voluminous evidence from the government and will need time to review it. Osmakac recently changed attorneys.
Osmakac, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in present-day Kosovo, is charged with attempting to use weapons of mass destruction and possessing an unregistered machine gun. Osmakac was arrested Jan. 7 and is accused of trying to buy guns and explosives to destroy targets in Tampa, including a Hillsborough sheriff's operations center.
Osmakac is in custody with no bail pending trial and faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted.