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Justice Department Opts Not to Appeal 37-Year-Sentence of Al-Qaida-Trained Terrorist

Posted By allan On November 29, 2012 @ 8:25 am In News Story | No Comments

Steve Neavling

An al-Qaida-trained terrorist convicted of a plot to bomb Los Angeles International Airport at the millennium will retain his 37-year sentence after the Justice Department opted not to appeal the punishment, the Associated Press reports [2].

The Justice Department had called for the death penalty, but said it’s satisfied because Ahmed Ressam will be behind bars until he’s older than 60.

After serving his sentence, Ressam, who was caught driving into the U.S. from Canada with a trunk full of explosives, will be deported to Algeria, where he faces additional charges, the AP reported.

Ressam’s lawyers also chose not to appeal.



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