Sentencing Delayed for 2 Iraqis in Terror Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A pair of Iraqi nationals who pleaded guilty to conspiring to send weapons, cash and explosives to al-Qaida in Iraq will be sentenced together in January.

U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell has delayed the sentencing of 30-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan and co-defendant, 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi from Dec. 5 to Jan. 3 in federal court in Bowling Green.

Alwan pleaded guilty in December 2011. Hammadi bypassed a trial and entered a guilty plea in August.

The two men faced charges of trying to send a variety of weapons, including rifles, rocket propelled grenades and Stinger missile systems, along with other explosives and cash to the terrorist organization in Iraq.

Alwan's attorney, Scott Wendelsdorf requested the delay because of a scheduling conflict.


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