WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon March 25, 2013
Alwan to Serve Sentence in Indiana
An Iraqi man sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to terrorism charges in Bowling Green has been assigned to a high-security facility in Indiana.
The federal Bureau of Prisons lists 32 year old Waad Ramadan Alwan as an inmate at United States Penitentiary-Terre Haute. The high security facility is about 70 miles west of Indianapolis. A co-defendant, 25 year old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, is serving life in prison at the United States Penitentiary-Big Sandy in Inez, KY.
Hammadi and Alwan pleaded guilty in 2011 and 2012 to conspiring to ship thousands of dollars in cash, machine guns, rifles, grenades and shoulder-fired missiles to al-Qaida in Iraq. Prosecutors said the two were working with an undercover informant.
Both were arrested in May 2011 in Bowling Green after a federal sting operation.