terrorism trial http://wkyufm.org en One Iraqi Sentenced to Life in Prison, Second to 40 Years in Bowling Green Terrorism Case http://wkyufm.org/post/one-iraqi-sentenced-life-prison-second-40-years-bowling-green-terrorism-case <p></p><p>A federal judge sentenced one Iraqi man accused of entering into a terrorist plot in Bowling Green to a life sentence in prison, with a second man given a 40 year sentence.</p><p>Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi appeared at the William H. Natcher federal courthouse in Bowling Green Tuesday to receive sentencing for a serious of charges related to a plot to send weapons, explosives, and money to Al-Qaida in Iraq.</p><p>The 30-year-old Alwan was given 40 years in prison for his role in the plot. He could have received a life sentence, but Judge Thomas B. Russell went along with the recommendation of prosecutors to give a lesser sentence since Alwan cooperated in the case.</p><p>Hammadi received a life sentence. The two were arrested in Warren County in 2009.</p><p>Both men had previously pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization, and conspiracy to send Stinger surface-to-air missiles to Iraq. Alwan and Hammadi also pleaded to making false statements when they applied for admission to the United States as refugees.</p><p>The terrorist plot was actually a government sting operation. This led the Iraqis' lawyers to claim they were victims of entrapment.</p><p>Join WKU Public Radio Wednesday during Morning Edition for recaps of the sentencing handed down Tuesday in Bowling Green's federal court. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:55:51 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 25576 at http://wkyufm.org One Iraqi Sentenced to Life in Prison, Second to 40 Years in Bowling Green Terrorism Case