Fort Dix Army base

FBI paid Fort Dix informant 240G; defense says informant plotted attack

http://www.nypost.com/seven/10282008/news/regionalnews/fbi_paid_informant_240g_to_spy_on_dix_pl_135665.htm

October 28, 2008

CAMDEN, NJ - Being an informant for the FBI in the Fort Dix terror investigation has paid well, a witness explained to jurors yesterday.

John Stermel, an investigator assigned to an FBI counterterrorism task force, spent yesterday morning on the stand detailing the role of informant Mahmoud Omar, who wore a wire for 16 months in the investigation of five men accused of planning to shoot soldiers at the Army base.

Defense lawyers say it was Omar who tried to plot an attack - not their clients.