- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has sentenced Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law to life in prison for his conviction in a terrorism case.

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was sentenced by Judge Lewis Kaplan on Tuesday morning. Abu Ghaith was convicted in March on charges he conspired to kill Americans in his role as a spokesman for al Qaeda.

The Kuwaiti imam became the voice of al Qaeda recruitment videotapes after the Sept. 11 attacks. He warned in one that “the storm of planes” wouldn’t stop.

Abu Ghaith testified at trial that his role was strictly religious.

Defense attorney Stanley Cohen asked the judge to impose a 15-year sentence. A prosecutor called for life in prison.


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