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Ex-Detainee Acquitted on Most Counts in ’98 Bombings

The New York Times reports tonight, Wednesday November 17, 2010, in an article entitled "Ex-Detainee Acquitted on Most Counts in '98 Bombings," that the first former Guantanamo detainee to be tried in a civilian court was acquitted today of all but one of more than 280 charges of conspiracy and murder in the 1998 terrorist bombings of the United States Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Ghailani was convicted of one count of conspiracy to destroy government buildings and property. He was acquitted of six counts of conspiracy, including conspiring to kill Americans and use weapons of mass destruction.

The surprise verdict came on the fifth day of deliberations following a four week trial. The jurors all served anonymously and were taken away from the courthouse under high security by federal marshals.

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Additionally, it should be noted that the conviction was for one count of violating  18 USC 844(f)(3) and (n), Importation, Manufacture, Distribution and Storage of Explosive Materials. 

Since death resulted, imprisonment must be for no less than 20 years (statutory minimum) and may be up to life.

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