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Woman Pleads Guilty in Oregon Terror Case

A retirement home nursing assistant, one of seven Portland-area residents charged with conspiring to help al-Qaida and the Taliban fight U.S. forces in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty Friday to money laundering. October Lewis, 26, will serve three years in federal prison under a deal that spared her a possible life sentence if convicted on conspiracy charges. She agreed to testify against her former husband and another man. Lewis became the fourth defendant in the case to plead guilty, leaving only her husband, Jeffrey Leon Battle, and Patrice Lumumba Ford, who are expected to go to trial in January. The final defendant is a fugitive. Prosecutors said Lewis’ role in the conspiracy was to wire several hundred dollars to her husband while he traveled overseas, knowing the money would be used to support his effort to join the Taliban. Full Story

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