Delay Sought In Re-Sentencing Of Jose Padilla

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Federal prosecutors in Miami and an attorney for Jose Padilla have asked the court to delay his re-sentencing hearing.

In a joint motion filed Monday, they have asked for a 60-day delay because they need more time to sort through classified evidence Padilla wants to use at the hearing. They are seeking a delay from Aug. 4 to Oct. 7.

Padilla was convicted in 2007 of terrorism support and conspiracy charges. He was originally sentenced to more than 17 years, but an appeals court ruled that was too lenient.

Padilla was arrested by the FBI in 2002 on what authorities said was an al-Qaida mission to detonate a radioactive “dirty bomb” inside the U.S. But he was never charged with that.

Before trial, Padilla was held without charge as an enemy combatant for over three years.

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