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"Millennium Bomber" given harsher 37-year prison term in Seattle

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:53 GMT
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SEATTLE, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Convicted "Millennium Bomber" Ahmed Ressam, whose 22-year prison term was judged too lenient by a U.S. appeals court, was re-sentenced on Wednesday to a harsher term of 37 years for a foiled plot to set off explosives at Los Angeles International Airport.

Federal prosecutors who appealed the original punishment had asked the Seattle-based U.S. district judge presiding over the case for a longer sentence, complaining that Ressam had reneged on a deal to assist in the prosecution of other suspected militants. (Reporting by Laura L. Myers; Writing by Cynthia Johnston; Editing by Steve Gorman)

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