Feds honor prosecutors in underwear bomber case

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

The U.S. Justice Department has honored three federal prosecutors in Detroit for their work in the case of the underwear bomber.

Michael Martin, Cathleen Corken and Jonathan Tukel were honored this week in Washington at the annual attorney general's awards ceremony. Paralegal Darlene Secord was also honored for her work on the case.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab pleaded guilty last year to trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas 2009. He's serving a life sentence.

Abdulmutallab says he was working for al-Qaida. Had the underwear bomb not fizzled, nearly 300 people aboard the flight would probably have been killed.

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