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Fed appeals court to hear case in November of Iraqi sentenced to life in prison
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, September 30, 2013 4:16 AM EDT
A federal appeals court is scheduled in November to hear the case of an Iraqi man sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to terrorism charges.
A co-defendant, 32-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan, received a 40-year sentence in January.
Hammadi and Alwan pleaded guilty in 2011 and 2012 to conspiring to ship thousands in cash, machine guns, rifles, grenades and shoulder-fired missiles to al-Qaida in Iraq in 2010 and 2011. Prosecutors said the two were working with a confidential informant.
Both were arrested in May 2011 in Bowling Green after a federal sting operation.
Hammadi is being held in a maximum-security prison in Colorado.