SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (NEWS10) – The man accused of wanting to launch an ISIS-inspired terrorist attack on U.S. soil was arraigned in federal court Thursday.
His attorney, David Hoose, said the penalties will be extreme, but the case is so complex, it will require time to sort through additional documents.
“There’s just a lot of material and sorting through it and organizing it in a way that’s useful as sort of step one,” he said.
A discussion was held between the judge and attorneys on bringing in a third party on the case.
Ciccolo has been incarcerated for a year. The defense said that even though he wants the case to move faster, a lot of decisions are not made in the city of Springfield.
“I try to move them along as quickly as I can, but the reality is, as I said at some of the earlier court appearances, he was being held on two charges and of a lesser degree of severity,” Hoose said.
Hoose said it’s too early to tell if the charges will be taken to trial, but there will be an initial status conference at 2 p.m. on November 29 where additional documents will be reviewed.