LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A November court date has been set in the appeal of an Iraqi national who pleaded guilty to terrorism charges in Louisville.
25-year-old Mohanad Hammadi was sentenced to life in prison in January. He pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to ship thousands in cash, machine guns, shoulder-fired missiles and other weapons to Al Qaida in Iraq.
He and 32-year-old Waad Alwan were arrested in 2011 in Bowling Green after a federal sting operation. Alwan was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Hammadi’s attorney is arguing that the life sentence should be reduced, something prosecutors are against.
Hammadi is currently being held at a maximum security prison in Colorado.