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5:27 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Bowling Green Terrorists To Be Sentenced Together in December

A pair of Iraqi nationals who pleaded guilty to conspiring to send weapons, cash and explosives to Al-Qaida in Iraq will be sentended together in December. U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell has delayed the sentencing of 30-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan from October 2nd to December 5th in federal court in Bowling Green.

The new date puts sentencing at the same time as Alwan's co-defendant 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, who bypassed a trial and entered a guilty plea in August.

Alwan pleaded guilty in December 2011. 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.