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Tue April 10, 2012
Prosecutors to Recommend Sentence in Terror Case
Prosecutors are set to make their sentencing recommendation for a Massachusetts man convicted of conspiring to help al-Qaida. WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...
Tarek Mehanna of Sudbury was convicted in December of traveling to Yemen to seek training in a terrorist camp with the intention of going on to Iraq to fight U.S. soldiers.
His lawyers say he should not be sentenced to more than 6 ½ years in prison. They say he never ended up receiving terrorist training, never provided any funds or weapons to al-Qaida and never actually threatened U.S. security interests.
Mehanna faces a possible life sentence on four terror-related charges and three counts of lying to authorities.
Prosecutors are expected to file their sentencing recommendation in court Tuesday. Mehanna will be sentenced Thursday.
Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.
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