April 12th, 2012
05:09 AM ET

Massachusetts man to be sentenced on terror conspiracy charges

By Kristina Sgueglia

A Massachusetts man will be sentenced Thursday after his conviction on multiple terrorism conspiracy charges in a case that raised questions about how terror suspects can be prosecuted.

Tarek Mehanna, 29, was found guilty in December of conspiring to help al Qaeda, conspiring to commit murder in a foreign country and making false statements.

He could face up to life in prison.

Prosecutors say Mehanna traveled to Yemen to receive training aimed at killing American soldiers and supporting terrorism at home.

After returning to the United States, they say, he provided material support by translating and posting on the Internet al Qaeda recruitment videos and other documents.

Read more of the CNN.com story here.

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  2. sham of shame

    wednesday two nato troops were killed in afghanistan and the news is being held back to friday so that people will be out and about doing other things and not paying attention to the news.

    the control of the media in other nations is frowned upon by the usa , and yet the obama camp is doing the very thing they say that should not happen , wow , election years sure bring the greece to the surface .
    as for this idiot that has been found guilty of planning a terrorist attack he should get life .

    April 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Reply
  3. rick

    life in prison, with a tv with one channel tuned to sesame street

    April 12, 2012 at 10:36 am | Reply
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    April 12, 2012 at 8:34 am | Reply

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