'Millennium Bomber' Sentence Overturned: Too Lenient
A federal appeals court overturned the 22-year sentence for convicted "millennium bomber" Ahmed Ressam, calling it unreasonably lenient.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal ruled 7-4 in favor of the government's appeal in a decision released Monday.
Ressam was placed in durance vile in Washington state in 1999 on his way to bomb Los Angeles International Airport. He was convicted of nine criminal counts.
|The Ninth Circus said it was too lenient? I feel faint, I'd best go lie down...|
The government argued that sentencing guidelines called for 65 years to life. The 22-year sentence was twice imposed by a federal judge.
Investigators have said Ressam attended three training camps for Islamic beturbanned goons in Afghanistan between March 1998 and February 1999.
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