The Uzbek refugees given 11 years for supporting terror group

DENVER – A refugee from Uzbekistan, was sentenced for conspiring to support a terrorist group has been sentenced to 11 years in prison by a federal judge.

A jury in June found Jamshid Muhtorov guilty of three charges: conspiring to $300, and the Islamic Jihad Union, the provision of or an attempt to have the $300 and providing or trying to provide themselves as support.

The decision comes more than six years after Muhtorov’s arrest of a Chicago airport.

Judge John Kane said Thursday that Muhtorov will receive a credit for the period of six years and seven months, he ended up in jail. Kane said Muhtorov will almost certainly face deportation proceedings after prison.

The case, the U.S. Justice Department of the first disclosure of the use of information obtained through a warrantless surveillance program in court.

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