enforcement officials have cleared four men accused of plotting
to assassinate Gov. Jeb Bush using a truck bomb. The threat was
deemed less credible after the four accused each passed lie detector
Srour, who is jailed in Broward County on immigration, cocaine
trafficking, aggravated assault and violation of probation charges,
named the four men for planning to kill Gov. Bush. Authorities
are unsure how Srour, a native of Tel Aviv, Israel, obtained the
names of the four men, who are all of Middle Eastern descent.
In a letter
addressed to Gov. Bush and received at the Capitol in December,
Srour claimed four men with possible Middle Eastern connections
were trying to contract someone to drive a truck filled with explosives
to Tallahassee and blow up the governor.
say Srour, who failed several lie-detector tests, may have simply
concocted the story in hopes of cutting a deal with prosecutors
in his own criminal case, according to published reports. But,
a tip he provided to investigators led them to a van that apparently
contained traces of explosives. No arrests in connection with
the van have been made.