WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue June 25, 2013
Iraqis Guilty of Terror Plot Being Transferred to New Prisons
Two Iraqi men sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to terrorism charges in Kentucky are getting new federal homes.
The federal Bureau of Prisons lists 32-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan as "in transit." Alwan had been serving a 40-year sentence at United States Penitentiary-Terre Haute, in a facility 70 miles west of Indianapolis.
A co-defendant, 25-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, is serving life in prison. He is currently listed as an inmate in Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center. Hammadi had been held at the United States Penitentiary-Big Sandy in Inez, Ky.
Both are awaiting new federal prison assignments.
Alwan and Hammadi pleaded guilty in 2011 and 2012 to conspiring to ship thousands in cash, machine guns, rifles, grenades and shoulder-fired missiles to al-Qaida in Iraq.
Both were arrested in Bowling Green.