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Ohio Imam Gets Two Months in Prison

The leader of Ohio’s largest mosque was sentenced Monday to two months in federal prison and four months of house arrest for lying about his connections to terrorist groups when he applied for U.S. citizenship. Palestinian-born Fawaz Damra, imam of the Islamic Center of Cleveland, could have received up to five years in prison on the charge of obtaining U.S. citizenship in 1994 by providing false information. Sentencing guidelines for first-time offenders called for probation to six months in prison. Prosecutors had requested the maximum sentence. U.S. District Judge James S. Gwin did not comment on why he opted for the lesser sentence. Full Story

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