Convictions upheld for 3 in Ohio terrorism case
by Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press
August 23, 2012 03:00 PM | 298 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CINCINNATI (AP) _ A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions and sentences of three men found guilty in Ohio of recruiting and training terrorists to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Thursday turned down 10 issues on appeal in the Toledo case involving Mohammad Amawi, Marwan El-Hindi and Wassim Mazloum.

The men were appealing a lower court’s decision that rejected their request for an acquittal and dismissal of their indictment.

Federal prosecutors were appealing the men’s sentences, arguing that they should have gotten life in prison.

Amawi was sentenced to 20 years in prison, El-Hindi got 12 years and Mazloum received an eight-year sentence.

Defense attorneys have said the men were set up by a paid undercover FBI informant.

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