Regional
9:00 am
Thu February 16, 2012

Iraqi Man Facing Additional Charges in Kentucky

A superseding indictment has been filed against an Iraqi man facing trial on terrorism charges, alleging he lied to gain refugee status and enter the U.S.  Documents were filed Wednesday in federal court in Bowling Green against 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, who faces a July trial. 

The two perjury charges were added to ten previous charges in which prosecutors allege Hammadi tried to funnel weapons and cash to Al-Qaida operatives in Iraq. 

Hammadi and fellow Iraqi native Waad Ramadaan Alwan were arrested in Bowling Green in May.  Alwan pleaded guilty to 23 terrorism-related charges in December.  He will be sentenced April 3.