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First of Lackawanna Six Gets Prison Time

A Yemeni-American man who attended an al-Qaida training camp and met with Osama bin Laden shortly before the Sept. 11 attacks was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday. Mukhtar al-Bakri, 23, was the first defendant to be sentenced in the Lackawanna Six case that has been held up by the Bush administration as a model in pursuing and prosecuting terrorism suspects. Al-Bakri, the youngest of the group, was the last to accept a plea bargain earlier this year. His sentence for providing material support to al-Qaida was expected to be among the harshest because he is one of only two who completed the camp’s training program. He could have gotten 15 years if convicted at trial. He was also fined $2,000 Wednesday. He declined the opportunity to speak at his sentencing. Full Story

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