Jose Padilla Gets 17 Years in Prison

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Jose Padilla once was accused of plotting with al-Qaeda to blow up a radioactive "dirty bomb" in the US. But his three-month-long trial for terrorism conspiracy never mentioned those charges. Today in Miami, he was sentenced to 17 years and four months, about half what the government requested. Jay Weaver covers federal courts for the Miami Herald.



  • Jay Weaver - Federal Courts Reporter, Miami Herald


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