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Appeals court says 17-year prison sentence for terror plotter Jose Padilla is too short – AP

On September 19, 2011, the Associated Press and New York Times reported that the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new sentencing hearing for Jose Padilla on the grounds that his sentence was too lenient. Padilla and two co-conspirators were convicted in 2007 on several terrorism-related charges.

In affirming Padilla's conviction and re-opening sentencing matters, the appellate court noted that the trial judge made a critical error by not considering Padilla's training in Afghanistan with al-Qaida and his extensive criminal history.

Padilla's attorney is expected to petition the 11th Circuit or the United States Supreme Court, according to the article.

You can read the entire Associated Press report on the New York Times website at: Sentence for Terrorist Is Too Short, Court Rules.

 

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