Motion denied to vacate sentence for a convicted terrorist

Published: Jul. 20, 2017 at 3:47 PM CDT
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A convicted terrorist, who was living in Bowling Green at the time of his arrest has a motion to vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence denied by a federal judge.

Mohanad Shareef Hammadi pleaded guilty in 2012 to conspiring to ship thousands in cash, machine guns, rifles, grenades and shoulder-fired missiles to al-Qaida in Iraq.

He was sentenced to life in prison, which was affirmed on appeal.

A Magistrate judge said none of Hammadi's arguments merited relief and his motion was denied. Hammadi objected to that opinion. The court agreed earlier this week to the Magistrate Judge's opinion, with the exception of what it calls a single and ultimately insignificant factual mistake.

The order filed on Wednesday, a certificate of appealability was also denied for each claim in the motion.

The full opinion is attached to this story.