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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A man convicted in South Florida of supporting terrorists in a case where an undercover FBI agent used Internet chats to pose as a financing middleman is expected to be sentenced Friday.

A Miami federal judge is scheduled to sentence 31-year-old Gufran Mohammed on Friday. He faces up to 15 years behind bars after pleading guilty. His lawyer says he should get only about eight years for conspiring to support the al-Shabbab terror group in Somalia and al-Qaida in Iraq.

Mohammed is a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from India. He was arrested last year in Saudi Arabia following numerous online contacts with the undercover FBI employee.

Co-defendant Mohamed Hussein Said of Kenya has pleaded not guilty. He’s accused of identifying recruits for a Syrian terrorist group and helping finance al-Shabaab.

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