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Somali Immigrant Sentenced on Terrorist Charges

12:00AM
November
27, 2007

A federal judge in Columbus has sentenced a Somali immigrant to 10 years in prison for plotting to blow up an Ohio shopping mall. It’s the sentence Nuradin Abdi had accepted as part of a plea deal made in July.<

Federal Case of Columbus Somali Immigrant Frames Civil Liberties Debate.

12:00AM
August
1, 2007

Federal prosecutors won a guilty plea to terrorism charges from a Somali immigrant in Columbus. The Justice Department accused Nuradin Abdi, 35, of suggesting a plan to attack an unidentified mall during an August 2002 meeting with now-convicted terrorist Iyman Faris and a third suspect, Christopher Paul. Abdi now faces prison time and deportation.