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A D.C. cabdriver who admitted that he attended terrorism training camps in Pakistan in 2002 was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska said the sentence is “on the low side” of sentences for terrorism defendants but is the maximum available under the charge.
Brent, who was born in Akron, Ohio, and recently lived in Baltimore County, waved and smiled to family and friends in court but declined to speak before he was sentenced.
The judge said Brent went to Pakistan in 2002 to receive terrorist training from Lashkar-e-Taiba, which the U.S. designated a terrorist organization in 2001. His crime involved receiving the training and “then returning home to await his opportunity to put his training into action,” Judge Preska said.
Brent was arrested in August 2005 in a case that ensnared a Florida doctor, Rafiq Abdus Sabir; New York musician Tarik Shah and New York bookstore owner Abdulrahman Farhane. Sabir was convicted of supporting a terrorist organization; Shah and Farhane pleaded guilty.
Judge sets damages in attack on USS Cole
A federal judge yesterday ordered Sudan to pay nearly $8 million to the families of 17 sailors killed in the 2000 terrorist attack on the USS Cole.
The families had sought $105 million, but U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar, in Norfolk, ordered the African country to pay $7.96 million.
Judge Doumar applied the Death on the High Seas Act, which permits compensation for economic losses but not for pain and suffering.
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