MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Miami has thrown out the 17-year prison sentence to dirty bomb terror suspect Jose Padilla saying the sentence was too lenient.
Padilla and two co-conspirators were convicted in 2007 after a three-month trial in which prosecutors said the group sent money, recruits, and supplies to Islamic extremist groups including al-Qaida.READ MORE: South Dade NAACP President Dwight Bullard Says Derek Chauvin Being Found Guilty ‘A Glimmer Of Hope’ But Fight Isn’t Over
Padilla was arrested in 2002 at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on suspicion of plotting to set off a radioactive dirty bomb. He was held without trial for three and a half years as an enemy combatant before he was criminally charged.READ MORE: ‘I’m Speechless’: Rep. Frederica Wilson Among South Florida Leaders Who Believe Justice Was Served In Derek Chauvin Trial
The 11th Circuit did uphold all of the convictions, but sent the case back to the judge for a new sentencing hearing.MORE NEWS: Florida Senate Eyes Social Media Crackdown
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