MA Man Sentenced To 17.5 Years On Terror Charges

A convicted terrorist in Massachusetts learns his fate. Tarek Mehanna and his attorney had asked the judge for leniency ahead of his sentencing. He now heads to prison for 17.5 years.

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports:

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29-yr-old Tarek Mehanna is sentenced in U.S District Court in Boston to 17-and-a-half years in prison for conspiring to help al Qaeda.

He was found guilty in December of traveling to Yemen to seek training in a terrorist camp with the intention of fighting U.S. soldiers in Iraq, but when that plan failed prosecutors say Mehanna returned to the U.S. to help promote Holy War.

He pled not guilty, but even defense attorneys acknowleged that Mehanna expressed admiration for top terror leaders.

Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.

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