“Days after the [August 7, 1998, African embassy] bombing, [al Qaeda double agent] Ali Mohamed confesses to the Feds what should have been obvious to them for years: that he knows who did the bombings. But the Feds don’t search his house for several weeks. Finally, on September 10 [1998], the FBI arrests him after he lies to a grand jury. But for the next nine months he’s held in secrecy on a ‘John Doe’ warrant. The Feds are terrified that word of Ali’s duplicity will get out and that the FBI’s New York Office and the SDNY [Southern District of New York] will be held accountable for the years they allowed al Qaeda’s chief spy to remain free.”

 – Peter Lance, Triple Cross, (Timeline) Page 26