TOLEDO, Ohio – A judge has imposed a 27-year prison sentence for a man accused of supporting terrorism and trying to arrange the killing of the Ohio federal judge who originally oversaw his case.
Monday sanction of the Judge Edmund Sargus for the defendant Yahya Farooq Mohammad also requires the Indian citizen can be deported at the end of his sentence and to pay a $25,000 fine.
Mohammed is one of the four men with Ohio ties who were accused and in 2015 to work to send money to Anwar al-Awlaki, an Al-Qaida leader killed by a U.S. drone in 2011.
Mohammad’s lawyer has said that another prisoner tries to reduce his own sentence drew Mohammed in the plot to kill federal Judge Jack Zouhary.
Three others charged are awaiting trial.