Iraqi man to appeal terrorism charges

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Posted on February 12, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 12 at 4:22 PM

(WHAS11) -- An Iraqi man who pleaded guilty to terrorism charges in Kentucky plans to appeal his life sentence.

Mohanad Shareef Hammadi intends to ask the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to review the sentence handed down last month in Bowling Green. The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to working to ship thousands in cash, machine guns and shoulder-fired missiles to Al-Qaida in Iraq in 2011.

Another man in the case, Waad Alwan, also avoided the death sentence. He received a 40-year sentence.

Prosecutors say the two men were caught in an FBI sting with an informant posing as a contact with the terrorists in Iraq.

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