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Man accused in Mumbai attacks appears in court

 FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2009 file courtroom sketch, Tahawwur Hussain Rana appears before federal Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan in Chicago. Rana, 50, is a...

Mumbai Attacks Trial

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2009 file courtroom sketch, Tahawwur Hussain Rana appears before federal Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan in Chicago. Rana, 50, is a...

A Chicago businessman accused in the 2008 attacks that killed more than 160 people in Mumbai has appeared in federal court on the first day of his trial.
Tahawwur Rana is accused of helping his friend David Headley, a Pakistani-American who had pleaded guilty to helping a Pakistani militant group scout sites for the attacks. Rana also is accused of helping plan an attack that never took place on a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
Rana wore a gray suit and a white shirt in Chicago's federal court on Monday. He sat with his attorneys inside the courtroom as they waited for potential jurors in the case to arrive. Rana has been in custody since his arrest in 2009.
Potential jurors also will be asked to answer a questionnaire on Monday.