Indictment of FBI informant complicates West Palm terrorism case

WEST PALM BEACH — Attorney Donnie Murrell was driving to the federal courthouse in Fort Pierce in June when his cell phone rang and he was asked to head back to West Palm Beach to represent a Palm Beach County man charged with wire fraud.

He had no idea what he was about to get into.

This week, four months after he agreed to represent career con artist Mohammed Agbareia on what appeared to be routine charges in an alleged stranded travelers scam, the West Palm Beach lawyer will learn if he will have to get top security clearance from the U.S. government to stay on the case.