The Tampa Tribune

Published: Jun 03, 2014 7:00 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Jurors in the Sami Osmakac terrorism trial were given a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the FBI team that created the sting operation that caught him.
    
The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/RYJNL9) reports that on Monday, an undercover FBI agent using the name "Amir" testified behind a screen. The agent said under cross-examination that some of his conversations with fellow agents were inadvertently captured on audio recordings by the equipment used to record his encounters with Osmakac.
    
The prosecution says Osmakac planned to unleash mayhem on Tampa in a terrorist attack involving a car bomb outside a busy pub and then an attack involving an automatic gun, grenades and a suicide vest inside the Hard Rock Casino.
    
The defense is arguing that Osmakac was entrapped by the FBI sting.
    
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